Edinburgh has been ranked second in the world for quality of life!

Edinburgh has been ranked second in the world for quality of life!

A study of global prices across 47 cities published by Deutsche Bank examined everything from salaries and rents to cheap dates and weekend breaks. Edinburgh has been ranked second in a global quality of life survey – behind Wellington in New Zealand.

World cities with the best quality of life:

  1. Wellington, New Zealand
  2. Edinburgh, UK
  3. Vienna, Austria
  4. Melbourne, Australia
  5. Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. Ottawa, Canada
  8. Boston, United States
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Edinburgh was ranked 24th worldwide in terms of salary, with the typical net pay after taxes reaching $2,293 (£1,776) a month – just 53 per cent of that earned by an average New Yorker and almost a third of the amount paid to someone working in Zurich, Switzerland, which topped the list. However, Edinburgh’s low commuting time meant citizens spend the least amount of time travelling to work of any of the 47 cities analysed. In terms of healthcare satisfaction, Edinburgh ranks second and is third in terms of its pollution levels.

Deutsche Bank said Edinburgh also scored sixth on property prices against income and tenth in terms of safety – but scores lowest on climate and cost of living at 24th and 25th on the list. However, perhaps surprisingly, the Quality of Life index excluding a ranking relating to climate, saw Edinburgh fall one place to third – with the popularity of its weather boosting it to second.

Edinburgh is a consistent all rounder. Decent opportunities, average costs but less stressful living/working conditions assuming you agree with the climate score. The world’s “mega cities” like Tokyo New York, Paris, London, Shanghai and Mumbai rank very low mostly due to high living costs, crime, pollution and commuting time.

One person’s long commute may be another person’s chance to catch-up on Netflix. Megacity dwellers may also forsake short-term quality of life for aspirational reasons with these cities providing more upside rewards from the average for those most successful.

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World Languages Evening Course Schedule from 17th April 2017!

World Languages Evening Course Schedule from 17th April 2017!

Our new evening term will begin from 17th April 2017! If you cannot see your language or level on the list please get in touch with us.

Arabic Croatian French German Greek
Beginner Mondays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.0pm
Post-Beginner  Mondays &
Thursdays
6.30 – 8pm
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate  Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Hungarian Italian Japanese Polish
Beginner Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Mondays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Post-Beginner Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Pre-Intermediate Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Intermediate Mondays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Portuguese
(European)
Portuguese
(Brazilian)
Russian Spanish
Beginner Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Mondays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Tuesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Post-Beginner Mondays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate

Try a lesson for only £1 on Tuesday 11th April (Monday 10th for Gaelic) – book your place here!

Evening English Course Schedule from 17th April 2017!

Evening English Course Schedule from 17th April 2017!

Our new evening term will begin from 17th April 2017! If you cannot see your course level on the list please get in touch with us.

General
English
Business
English
IELTS
Preparation
CAE
Preparation
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate Tuesdays &
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Tuesdays &
Thursdays
6.30 – 8.00pm
Advanced Mondays &
Wednesdays
6.30 – 8.00pm


Try a lesson for only £1 on Monday 10th April – book your place here!

£1 Lessons in English, Arabic, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and more!

£1 Lessons in English, Arabic, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and more!

Thinking of learning a new language this spring? Come along to our Open Evenings on the 10th and 11th April and try a lesson for only £1!

Our new term for evening lessons will begin from 17th April 2017. Before the term begins, we invite you to come and try a 45-minute lesson at our language centre for only £1. If your language or level doesn’t appear on the list, feel free to come along to chat with our team and have a look around!

Monday 10th April 2017 (English & Gaelic lessons only)

18.00 – 18.45

  • General English (Upper Intermediate)
  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • FCE Exam Preparation
  • Gaelic (Beginner)

19.15 – 20.00

  • Business English
  • CAE Exam Preparation

Book your place on one of our English or Exam Preparation lessons here!

Book your place on our Gaelic lesson here!

Tuesday 10th January 6.00pm – 8.00pm (Other Languages Only)

18.00 – 18.45

  • Arabic (Beginner)
  • Brazilian (Beginner)
  • French (Beginner)
  • German (Beginner)
  • Spanish (Beginner)

19.15 – 20.00

  • Croatian (Beginner)
  • Italian (Beginner)
  • Polish (Beginner)
  • Portuguese (Beginner)
  • Spanish (Beginner)

Book your place on one of our language lessons here!

What will happen on my first day at inlingua?

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?

When you arrive at our language centre you will be greeted by our lovely team who will help you to navigate the students lounge, refreshments area and notice board. Here, you can also pick up a UK SIM card with £5 credit already on it! Then, if you have not had an assessment yet, one of our teachers will take you for a quick chat to determine your level and decide which group would be best for you.

After the assessment, you will be taken to your lesson to meet your fellow classmates and start improving your English! Next comes the break which gives you the chance to meet students from different classes while enjoying a coffee or your favourite flavour of tea.

Finally, once the lessons and lunch break have ended, one of our teachers will take you on a walking tour of Edinburgh to help you get your bearings and discover the city through a local’s eyes. It’s a great chance to get to know your surroundings and your fellow students. Here are a few snapshots from our walking tour this week:

Explore Edinburgh in Pictures: February

Explore Edinburgh in Pictures: February

Our resident photographer, Louison has been exploring Edinburgh since the beginning of February and has managed to capture the essence of its beauty in these breathtaking photographs. Even in the winter months, it’s easy to see why Edinburgh is frequently voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Here is a selection of some of our favourite photographs of Edinburgh in February: