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Learning German

We offer evening German courses, duo lessons and private tuition to suit all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner interested in learning a new language, or an experienced speaker looking to brush up on your existing skills, we offer a range of German classes to suit you.

If you are unsure of your level, we will happily schedule a free assessment with no obligations before the course begins. In the meantime, you can take our online placement test here.


The inlingua Method


Speak from the very first lesson! At inlingua you learn to communicate in your target language in the same way as you learned your mother tongue.  It’s an intensive, world-renowned method where trainers teach in the target language, using pictures and role-plays rather than direct translations. They encourage you to participate actively in the classroom, helping you to pick up your new language as quickly as possible. From day one, the trainer’s aim is to encourage you to speak as much as possible whilst integrating skills in reading, writing and listening into the lesson.


Why learn with us?


  • Our classes are run in small groups (max. 10), meaning you’ll have plenty of speaking practice!
  • Our qualified trainers are native-speakers and come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds
  • We care about your progress. Where other courses might leave you in pairs to practice with someone at the same level as you, our trainer pays attention to each individual student and is always on hand to correct errors along the way
  • There are no mixed-level groups
  • We provide all materials as required – including textbooks!
  • We offer excellent customer service in a friendly atmosphere. Each member of our team has a strong language learning and/or teaching background with a passion for the field
  • Our language centre is centrally located in the West End of Edinburgh on Shandwick Place
  • And finally… all of our students can enjoy free tea and coffee all the time!
Group lessons

Our evening lessons take place once per week from 18:30 to 20:00 for 1.5 hours.

Course Summary Number of Students Number of Weeks Fee per term
Group training w/max. 10 students. Lesson duration 90 minutes. Course material included. 5-10 12 £180*
4 10
3 8

*Prices include VAT

Our next term for group courses will begin from w/c 22nd January 2018. Free Open Evenings on Monday 15th and Tuesday  16th January 2018. Visit us and try a class for yourself!  Register here

We run courses throughout the year so please contact us if any of the dates/times are unsuitable and we will happily try to accommodate you.

Duo lessons

Flexible time + date, minimum 2 lessons at any time. 

Course Summary Start Dates Number of lessons Fee per block
Private tution for 2 students. Lesson duration 90 minutes. Course material included. All year round 5 £230 + VAT
Private lessons

Flexible time + date, minimum 2 lessons at any time. 

Course Summary Number of lessons Course Type Fee per block
One-to-one tuition, flexible time & date 5 x 90 minutes Business Private Lessons £400 + VAT
General Private Lessons £340 + VAT
Terms and conditions

Group tuition at inlingua Edinburgh

For less than 5 students we adjust the course length as follows:

5-10 Students 12 weeks
4 students 10 weeks
3 students 8 weeks

We accept payment by cheque, payable to inlingua Language Centre, or by transfer to Bank.

  1. Lessons are good for one year from date of enrolment.
  2. Lessons must be paid in advance, translations & interpreting on receipt of invoice.
  3. Each lesson is 45 minutes – we teach a minimum of 2 private lessons at any time.
  4. Student agrees to monitoring of lessons for pedagogical purposes by Supervisory Personnel.
  5. In order to postpone or reschedule private/duo lessons, we must be notified by 12.00h of the working day preceding the lessons. After that, late notices and/ or cancellations are subject to a 50% fee of the lesson amount in question. Cancellations on the same day are subject to 100% cancellation fee.
  6. There are no cancellation or rescheduling privileges for group lessons.
  7. Once the course has started, no refunds will be possible.
  8. The school reserves the right to reduce the timetable for groups of less than 5 students.