20 Reasons to Study in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s four world-class universities offer programmes from undergraduate to PhD level, in disciplines ranging from Classics to Particle Physics. Students come from more than 150 countries across the globe to study with world-leading academics in a city that has a...

Relive Our 4th inlingua Unplugged!

Last week, we hosted our 4th inlingua unplugged to celebrate Edinburgh’s diverse cultures. We had an eclectic mix of live music/ Featuring acoustic sets from some of our favourite local artists. [gallery size="large" link="none"...

Breathtaking Isle of Skye

Skye is a truly magical place. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, it's home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes. Whether you are visiting for a few days whilst on a tour of Scotland or staying for a longer spell,...

What will happen on my first day at inlingua?

You've arrived in Edinburgh, settled into your accommodation and had a little time left over to look around the city. So what happens next? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk9Nd0_npRw When you arrive at our language centre you will be greeted by our lovely team who...

Outlander cast spotted in Edinburgh!

Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel novels by Diana Gabaldon. The majority of this fantastic TV Show, developed by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television is set in Scotland. It stars Caitriona...

Our Top Picks for January in Edinburgh

Image credit: Flickr, Katherine It's the end of the festive season in Edinburgh but there is still plenty to do in the city this month! Here are our top three picks for January: Say It Ain’t Sew Is picking up a new skill your New Year's Resolution? Cabaret Voltaire...

Edinburgh’s French Film Festival 2016

The French Film Festival is an annual event which takes place in cities around the UK. In Edinburgh, from the 3rd November, you can practice your French and enjoy some fantastic, hilarious and classic films: La Grande Vadrouille, Cezanne et Moi or La Bataille Du Rail...

Halloween in Edinburgh 2016

Halloween is a western tradition that takes place each year on the 31st October to celebrate the dead. It is common to celebrate this day by dressing up in scary costumes, going to Halloween parties and, for children, knocking on neighbours doors to receive sweets...

4 Weeks for the Price of 3!

Don’t let the autumn blues get you down… take advantage of our special offer until the end of December 2016! Book 3 weeks of our General English Half Day Group course taking place in November and/or December 2016 and receive an extra week free of charge! See our...

Podcasts for Everyday English

There are many ways to learn English, but certainly one the best and most effective is listening to native speakers. As much as you think you already know, there will always be some peculiar phrases that only native English speakers really use and understand. Here is...

Our new Google street view

Inlingua Edinburgh is on Google street view! Take a look inside our classrooms, reception and our student lounge (maybe you will recognise some of our team). All pictures are taken at 360 degrees, allowing you to take a virtual tour of our office. To see it, you can...

This Month: Edinburgh’s Botanic Lights

Photo credit: kjbax (Flickr) The Botanic Lights is a special show that highlights the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. It’s a kind of journey where the spectators will see the different the plants from all over the world. The aim of the botanic lights is “to...

Scottish Vegan Festival

Image credit: Stephanie (Flickr) The Scottish Vegan Festival is a series of festivals which take place around Scotland. The first event will take place in Edinburgh, on 1st October at the Corn Exchange, around a 20-minute bus journey from the city centre. There will...

Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest is originally a German festival that comes from the city of Munich. It was created in 1810 to honour the wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen Edinburgh decided then to organise a similar party, (because Scottish people...

Edinburgh Doors Open Day is This Weekend!

The Edinburgh Doors Open Day is a weekend where you have the possibility to visit buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entry fee. It also gives you the chance to visit some cultural and architectural buildings and hear some interesting talks...

Linlithgow

The main reason people come to Linlithgow is to see the striking ruins of its royal residence. The birthplace of both James V and his daughter Mary, Queen of Scots, Linlithgow Palace echoes with the history of the Stewart dynasty that ruled Scotland from 1371. It sits...

The Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies

The Falkirk Wheel is a huge, rotating boat lift, operational since 2002. It forms a crucial part of the Millennium Link project that reconnected Edinburgh and Glasgow by canal, a means of transformation that had been allowed to slowly decay since the 1930s. The Union...

Trips from Edinburgh: North Berwick

A small and attractive seaside town, North Berwick has beaches stretching east and west of its harbour, a decent selection of bars, cafés and restaurants, small islands immediately offshore and the imposing presence of the Bass Rock, with its gannet colony, around 5km...

The Pentlands

It may a bit cheeky to describe this range of hills as outside Edinburgh given that a chunk of it sits well within the city boundary. All the same, the Pentlands stretch over 30km away to the south west of the Scottish capital with a number of peaks over 500 metres –...

Trip from Edinburgh: East Lothian

Edinburgh has one beach in Portobello, a suburb with a jolly, seaside resort feel. Beyond the city however, in East Lothian, there are much more expansive and attractive beaches. If you have a car they are easy to reach but if you are happy to spend an hour or so on a...