Did you know that for less than £9 per hour you can improve your English in the heart of Edinburgh and get ahead your career?
This new format has been designed for people with a busy schedule. Our exclusive Business English Evening Courses are designed for those who wish to improve their English language skills for use in a professional context and covers the following aspects:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Communicate confidently in English
Deliver clear and effective presentations
Participate in meetings and negotiations on equal terms and be able to influence, persuade, compromise and be assertive
Communicate with a high level of grammatical accuracy and vocabulary
Extract all relevant information from written text
Deal with telephone calls and video conferences effectively
Deal with intercultural and social situations
Discuss current affairs and business topics
The course will last from 5 to 8 weeks* in a small group of 3 to 10 students.
Length of the term:
5-week course with 3 people in the group
6-week course with 4 people in the group
8-week course with 5 to 10 people in the group
Lessons will take place once a week (Tuesdays or Thursdays) from 18.00 to 20.00.
Start date: Tuesday 4th of June, Thursday 6th of June, Tuesday 27th of August, Thursday 29th of August, Tuesday 29th of October or Thursday 31st of October.
taking place between the 5th November 2019 and 1st March 2020.
STUDY IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH
We think that the winter time is another great time to study English in Edinburgh. Don’t miss your chance to learn English for less this winter. You will be studying in the heart of the city on Edinburgh’s vibrant Shandwick Place which provides you with an amazing opportunity to study English in the capital whilst being part of the city’s world-famous culture.
Study more, pay less! Improve your English while enjoying the most magical time of the year. During the winter months in Edinburgh, you will have not only the possibility to experience seasonal events but also the opportunity to re-discover the city from a new point of view. From the Christmas market featuring a packed calendar of events, attractions, and festive markets to New Year’s Day. The celebrations continue as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay shows the world how to party over three days with spectacular entertainment, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.
WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?
Generally speaking, the weather in Edinburgh is at its coldest in January and February, with the minimum mean temperature averaging roughly 1.5°C. It can be gusty at times and we do occasionally get snow which makes the city look even more magical – so have your camera at the ready!
Dont’ miss your chance Learn English for less this Winter
We think that the winter time is the perfect time to study English in Edinburgh. You will be studying in the heart of the city on Edinburgh’s vibrant Shandwick Place which provides you with an amazing opportunity to study English in the capital whilst being part of the city’s world-famous culture.
Learning a new language isn’t just about learning grammar rules and vocabulary. Knowing how to get your message across is already a great start, don’t get me wrong! But there is a way to go one step further and help you sound like a native English-speaking person: idioms.
An idiom is a phrase, an expression or a group of words used together, the meaning of which is not directly understandable from the meaning of the individual words. For example, in the sentence ‘This car cost me an arm and a leg’, I don’t really mean that I exchanged an actual arm and leg for my new car. Here, the phrase ‘an arm and a leg’ means ‘a very high price’. Every language in the world has its own idioms, which often can’t be translated literally to another language. They can be tricky to master but they will definitely help you sound like a native speaker!
Here is a list of 5 frequent idioms of the English language you should start using right now!
In a nutshell
When you tell a story in a nutshell it means you only give the essential details in a concise way.
“I don’t have the time to tell you everything but to put it in a nutshell, I quit my job.”
To walk on eggshells
When you walk on eggshells you are being very careful and diplomatic with what you say or do, generally so you don’t upset anybody.
“I always have to walk on eggshells when I’m around him. He gets upset so easily.”
The tip of the iceberg
The tip of the iceberg is the small visible part of a much larger problem or situation.
“What you know about the company’s problems is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s even worse than you think.”
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
This saying is used when other people’s lives or situation always seems to be better than your own, but it often isn’t the case, rather the opposite.
Person A: “I am so jealous of Charlie’s house. It’s so much bigger than mine.”
Person B: “Well I am sure he thinks the same about the fact that you have a pool and he doesn’t. You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”
A needle in a haystack
When you are looking for a needle in a haystack, you are looking for something that is very difficult to find, often because the search area is very large.
“I will never find the perfect dress in time for my sister’s wedding. That’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.”
Did you know that Edinburgh is one of the best places around the globe to see cherry blossoms?
Japan is the biggest name in the cherry blossom game, but you can also see these beautiful pink (or white) flowers in Edinburgh. Blooming times vary year-to-year, usually between the beginning of April and mid-May.
Edinburgh’s already a magnificent city all year round, but spring brings with it the heavenly scent of cherry blossoms in The Meadows. In this massive public park, the walkways are lined with cherry trees, creating a whimsical floral tunnel.
Here are a few of the best places in Edinburgh to admire mother nature doing her show:
The Meadows is for everyone, a walk, a run, a sit down, play football, walk the dog, barbecue, play guitar etc
Nothing more fantastic than the lush green grass with the pink and purple cherry blossom, sunshine and 20++ degrees, must do, see and live in Edinburgh!
Spring is here and it is a fantastic time to see this city at its best. The sun is shining, trees and flowers are blooming … but … we think that it’s even better with a last minute offer. This May we’ll scrap the booking fee in an offer worth £50.
Book an English course taking place between the 1st and the end of May and get the booking fee away!*
Brush up your English skills before the summer by signing up to one of our intensive English courses. Enjoy the best Edinburgh has to offer in low season and practise your English in small groups of no more than 10 students!
*To take advantage of this offer please quote “InlinguaMay2019” when booking.
Terms & conditions:
Offer valid on English Half Day Group and English Half Day Group + afternoon courses only
Courses must start in May 2019
Discount cannot be applied in conjunction with any other offer
We are very excited to launch our new format for our evening English courses. This new format has been designed for people with a busy schedule. The class will take place once a week from 18:00 to 20:00 and costs only £130 per term!