General English Courses

Morning Group Lessons

The Half Day General English course enables you to brush up your English knowledge whilst having the afternoon free for other activities, perhaps to explore Edinburgh’s history, architecture, culture or shops. You learn in small groups and benefit from 15 hours per week.

  • Hours per week 15 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date Any Monday
  • Timetable 9.30am-12.45pm – Monday to Friday (15 minutes coffee break at 11am)
  • Course length Flexible / minimum 1 week
  • Levels From A1 CEFR (Beginner) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+
  • Additional charges £50 Booking fee and from £30 for course material

The course aims to give you confidence in communicating in an English speaking environment. The course is taught in weekly modules focusing on speaking and listening covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common English phrases. General English is designed for students who wish to improve their ability to communicate in English while experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Edinburgh.

More detailed information on course and level descriptions can be found here

General English can also be combined with spoken performance, exam preparation (IELTS, CAE, CPE, FCE, TOIEC) or Business English to create an intensive programme.

2018 Prices

  • 1 to 6 weeks: £255 per week
  • 7 to 12 weeks: £235 per week
  • 13 weeks and more: £225 per week

Outside the summer season, our groups are smaller and we may have to reduce the timetable accordingly. Please refer to terms & conditions in our application form.

For information on requirements for deposits, payment of fees and the refund policy, including the arrangements and deadlines for cancellations you can find our Terms and Conditions here.

Morning Group Lessons + Spoken Performance

If you want to see fast progress and really gain confidence in your spoken English, then the General English Plus Spoken Performance option is for you. This option is for those students who wish to take steps towards obtaining fluency in English. The course will also include discussions on UK culture and current affairs.

In addition to the General English course in the morning, this course will also cover:

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Fluency development for social interaction
  • Grammar and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation – rhythm, intonation and stress
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language

This English course is available in Edinburgh all year round and students can start every Monday.

Monday to Friday : 9.30 – 12.45 and 13.45 – 15.15

Course Summary

Start Dates

Lessons /week

Number of weeks

Fees /week

Max 10 students

Lesson duration 45 min

+ option: Spoken Performance or IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE Exam Preparation

Every Monday


1 – 6


7 – 11


12 – 19


20 – 35


36 and more


Afternoon Classes

We offer a variety of afternoon English courses which focus on improving conversational English skills or academic exam preparation.


Afternoon Course Details:

  • Small classes with a maximum of 10 students
  • Beginner to advanced classes available
  • 10 lessons per week
  • Fully tailored through our online placement test
  • Regular starting dates

Afternoon Spoken Performance group courses.
Monday to Friday: 13.45 – 15.15h.

Course Summary Number of lessons Number of weeks Fee per week
General and conversational English, focusing on speaking. Max group size is 10 students. Courses start every Monday. 10 lessons per week 1-2






Afternoon English Exam Preparation.
Monday to Friday: 13.45 – 15.15h.

Course Summary Number of lessons Number of weeks Fee per week
Exam Strategy and Preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS exams. Max group size is 10 students. 10 lessons per week 1-2






Morning Group lessons + Private Tuition in the afternoon

Combining private English lessons with group sessions gives students the best of both worlds. Students can enjoy one-to-one learning and group participation in the same course. Combination Option English students can work with others in a relaxed atmosphere in the morning and receive intensive one-to-one English training in the afternoon whilst continuously benefiting from high quality inlingua learning methods.

Package Details:

  • Combine group lessons in the morning with one-to-one English lessons in the afternoon
  • Morning group options include Business English (max 4 students) or General English (max 10 students)
  • 10 to 20 private lessons per week
  • Available all  year-round
  • All English levels catered for (beginner and advanced subject to availability)


Course Summary

Start Dates

Combination p.w

Fees /week

Extra week/s

Group lessons + Private Tuition in the afternoon

Every Monday

20 group + 10 private



30 group + 10 private



20 group + 20 private




Private Tuition

One-to-one tuition is available all year round with one of our experienced teachers. Students will benefit from individual attention and lessons tailored to their unique needs and requirements. One-to-one tuition is available in blocks of 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week. This option is ideal for students who want to see fast progress in their English in a short period of time.


Advantages of One-to-One Lessons:

  • The most effective and intensive way to learn English, or to brush up on existing English language skills
  • 100% flexible: the structure of the lessons is personally tailored to suit the individual learning needs and requirements
  • Increased confidence  in English with a fully focused, bespoke programme designed for the individual

Timetable flexible, available all year

Course Summary

Number of lessons

Fees /week

Extra week/s

One-to-one tuition

20, 30 or 40 lessons per week

Lesson duration 45 min, minimum 2 lessons










Possibility to have lunch with the teacher: £300 per week
NB: cost of the meal for the client to be paid directly at the restaurant.

Evening Courses

General English Evening Course Details

  • Small classes with a maximum of 10 students
  • Focus on conversational English skills
  • Courses from 8 to 12 weeks
  • Lessons take place two evenings per week from 18.30 – 20.00
  • Beginner to advanced classes available
  • Regular starting dates

Evening General Conversational English
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 18.30 – 20.00h

Course Summary Number of Students Number of weeks Fee per term
General and conversational English. All levels. Group tuition / IELTS Exam Preparation. Max group size i 10 students. 5-10 12 £270
4 10
3 8

Evening English Exam Preparation
Mondays & Wednesdays: 18.30 – 20.00h

Course Summary Course dates Number of Weeks Fee per term
Exam Strategy and Preparation for IELTS or CAE Various start dates 12 weeks with a minimum of 5 students £270

NB: We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays. FCE preparation courses are available on Saturdays.

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