General English Courses

Evening Courses

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 cost only £130 per term!

Evening General Conversational English Course
Focus on conversational English skills

  • Hours per week 2 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date
  • Tuesday 2nd of April, Thursday 4th of April, 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.
  • Timetable Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 18.00 to 20.00h
  • Course length 5 to 8 weeks depending on the number of students
  • Levels From A1 CEFR (Beginner) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+

£130 per term
The Course length will depend on the number of students:

  • 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

Evening English Exam Preparation
Exam Strategy and Preparation for IELTS or CAE

  • Hours per week 2 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date
  • Tuesday 2nd of April, Thursday 4th of April, 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.
  • Timetable Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 18.00 to 20.00h
  • Course length 5 to 8 weeks depending on the number of students
  • Levels From A1 CEFR (Beginner) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+

£130 per term

The Course length will depend on the number of students:

  • 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

NB: We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

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.

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.

  • 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 11 am)
  • 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

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

2019 Prices

  • 1 to 6 weeks: £255 per week
  • 7 to 11 weeks: £235 per week
  • 12 to 19 weeks: £225 per week
  • 20 to 35 weeks: £210 per week
  • 36 weeks and more: £200 per week

 


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

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 lessons + Exam Preparation

We have a strong reputation for preparing students to sit academic English exams. You will benefit from the expertise of our experienced teachers who have an excellent track record of preparing students to succeed in a range of exams including:

IELTS, TOEIC, B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE) and BULATS

Each course will consist of General English group training in the morning from 09:30 to 12:45, followed by a specific Exam Preparation course in the afternoon from 13:45 to 15:15.

  • Hours per week 22.5 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date Any Monday
  • Timetable Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12.45pm (15 minutes coffee break at 11 am) and 13.45 – 15.15
  • Course length Flexible/minimum 1 week
  • Afternoon options available: IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE Exam Preparation
  • Levels From A2 (Pre-Intermediate) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+
  • Additional charges £50 Booking fee and from £30 for course material

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

  • Grammar and vocabulary development
  • Academic vocabulary and style
  • Critical thinking and reflective learning
  • Continuous practice with the use of past papers and other materials.
  • The format and procedures of the examination
  • Examination error correction

2019 prices 

  • 1 to 6 weeks: £315 per week
  • 7 to 11 weeks: £295  per week
  • 12 to 19 weeks: £280 per week
  • 20 to 35 weeks: £255 per week
  • 36 weeks and more: £245  per week
Morning lessons + Private Lessons

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.

  • Hours per week 22.5 or 30 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students (group sessions)
  • Start date Any Monday
  • 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

Package Details and Prices:

  • 15 hours (group lessons) + 7.5 hours (private lessons): £705 per week (£650 extra week/s)
  • 22.5 hours (group lessons) + 7.5 hours (private lessons): £765 per week (£700 extra week/s)
  • 15 hours (group lessons) + 15 hours (private lessons): £1155 per week (£1080 extra week/s)
Morning 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.

  • Hours per week 22.5 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date Any Monday
  • Timetable Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12.45pm (15 minutes coffee break at 11 am) and 13.45 – 15.15
  • Course length Flexible/minimum 1 week
  • Afternoon options available: Spoken Performance or IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE Exam Preparation
  • 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

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

2019 prices 

  • 1 to 6 weeks: £315 per week
  • 7 to 11 weeks: £295  per week
  • 12 to 19 weeks: £280 per week
  • 20 to 35 weeks: £255 per week
  • 36 weeks and more: £245  per week
Afternoon Classes

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

Afternoon Spoken Performance group courses. General and conversational English, focusing on speaking.

  • Hours per week 7.5 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date January, April and September 2019
  • Timetable Monday to Friday: 13.45 – 15.15h
  • Course length Flexible/minimum 1 week
  • Levels From A1 CEFR (Beginner) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+

2019 Prices:

  • 1 week: £130
  • 2 weeks: £260
  • 3 weeks: £360
  • 4 weeks: £480
  • 5 weeks and more: £110 per week

Afternoon English Exam Preparation. Exam Strategy and Preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS exams.

  • Hours per week 7.5 hours
  • Maximum class size 10 students
  • Start date January, April and September 2019
  • Timetable Monday to Friday: 13.45 – 15.15h
  • Course length Flexible/minimum 1 week
  • Levels From A1 CEFR (Beginner) to C1 CEFR (Advanced)
  • Nationality Mix Multinational (fluctuates with seasons)
  • Minimum Age 18+

2019 Prices:

  • 1 week: £130
  • 2 weeks: £260
  • 3 weeks: £360
  • 4 weeks: £480
  • 5 weeks and more: £110 per week
Private Lessons

Private tuition is ideal if you require or prefer individual attention throughout your stay. You will learn in an effective, dynamic, professional and interactive way. This English course is the most flexible and you are in total control of the structure, topics, and pace of the lessons.

  • Hours per week from 15 to 30 hours
  • Maximum class size one-to-one
  • Start date Any Monday
  • Timetable Flexible
  • 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

Private tuition is available all year round with one of our experienced teachers. You will benefit from individual attention and lessons tailored to your needs and requirements. One-to-one tuition is available in blocks of 15, 22.5, and 30 hours per week. This option is ideal if you want to see fast progress in a short period of time. It is the most effective and intensive way to learn English or to brush up on existing skills. These lessons are 100% flexible: the structure of the course is personally tailored to suit your individual expectations.

You will notice your confidence and skills improving quickly and dramatically due to the intense nature of this fully focused bespoke programme designed only for you. You will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary while staying focused on your individual needs.

  • 15 hours per week: £900 per week (£850 extra week/s)
  • 22.5 hours per week: £1350 per week (£1300 extra week/s)
  • 30 hours per week: £1750 per week (1700 extra week/s)

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

Interested in booking a course?