The Erasmus+ Enhanced English Skills course gives participants the opportunity to improve their English skills in small groups with a maximum of 10 participants. Courses focus on spoken English and fluency through speaking the language as much as possible. Skills in reading, writing and listening are also integrated into each lesson.
Participants will study General English in the morning from 09:30 to 12:45 before moving onto the Spoken Performance part of the course from 13:45 to 15.15 every afternoon. The course will include the following:
- Grammar activities and vocabulary development
- Common error correction
- Pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and stress
- Idiomatic and colloquial language and phrasal verbs
- Telling a story – describing and linking words and expressions
- Discussions on UK culture and current affairs
- Reading and Writing skills including letter & report writing, note-taking, register and expressing attitudes & ideas.
The course will include discussions on UK culture and current affairs as well as a cultural component. Students are given an introduction to Edinburgh and Scotland through the social programme of activities included in the course.
Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year.
During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.
Programme Overview :
|9.30 – 12.45||General English||General English||General English||General English||General English||Optional one/two day tour of the Scottish Highlands with a tour company (supplimentary charge applies)|
|13.45 –15.15||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Rosslyn Chapel||Spoken Performance|
|15.15 –17.00||Tour of Edinburgh||Excursion to Georgian House||Excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens||Visit to National Gallery of Scotland|
|20.00||Traditional Scottish pub evening||Whisky tasting with an expert from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society||Traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing|
|9.30 – 12.45||General English||General English||General English||General English||General English|
|13.45 –15.15||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance|
|15.15 –17.00||Excursion to the Scottish Parliament||Excursion to Holyrood Palace
|Excursion to the National Gallery of Modern Art||Excursion to Gladstone’s Land||Excursion to the National Portrait Gallery|
|20.00||Traditional Scottish folk music concert||Traditional Scottish pub evening|
Why choose inlingua Edinburgh?
Our courses are led by qualified and experienced English trainers who work for inlingua Edinburgh, Edinburgh University and other educational establishments in the UK.
We believe in offering continuous professional development and try to design a suitable course around your individual needs and requirements. We hope to make your stay in Edinburgh both educational and enjoyable, and to give you the opportunity of meeting other professionals and educators from all over the world. For more reasons to undertake your training in this beautiful city, check out these 20 reasons to come to Edinburgh!
Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course online inlingua language test at http://www.i-e-learn.com/ to evaluate their language proficiency. On the first day, all participants will be assessed in person before beginning their lessons.
Courses Dates and Prices
Courses start every Monday all year round: The price for one week course is 530.00€ and 1,060.00€ for 2 weeks. This includes full-day group course and social programme It is recommended that participants study for a minimum of two weeks but one-week stays are also accepted.
We can offer you accommodation with one of our host families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast. Accommodation subject to availability.
- Room with shared bathroom €230 per week
- Room with private bathroom €290 per week
- Executive standard: room with private bathroom €345 per week
You can also choose our self-catering option:
- Room with shared bathroom €170 per week
- Room with private bathroom €230 per week
Summer supplement: €23 per week (from 29th June to 31st August).
Accommodation booking fee: 60€
How can I apply for Erasmus + funding?
Check your institution’s eligibility for Erasmus + funding and the relevant deadlines for your project. Please note that applications must be made by the institution and not by individuals.
Your institution must decide on a project by choosing an appropriate course for its employees and giving reasons why you are choosing this kind of training for them. Your application for funding will be judged by your National Agency. inlingua Edinburgh can offer tailor-made courses for closed groups (min. 5 participants)
To apply for funding, you must register your institution on ECAS and obtain a Personal Identification Code (PIC) here.
This can normally be obtained through your National Agency. They will also be able to give you advice on your application as well as information on deadlines, eligibility, etc. You can find details of your National Agency here.
We would be delighted to welcome you to inlingua Edinburgh. Please contact us with details of your request and the number of teachers you would like to enrol. We are always happy to help. Our PIC number is 946680425