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English in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is a hub of tourist and cultural activity. Known as “the Athens of the North”, Edinburgh is a city of art and intellectual pursuits. With a lower cost of living than London, Edinburgh is a wonderful destination to study English for the first time or to brush up on your existing skills. As a world-class city full of festivals, history and scenic beauty, Edinburgh will provide a host of engaging opportunities to meet new people with whom you can practise your English. Check out the Edinburgh Film Festival, have lunch at the Elephant House where J.K. Rowling wrote parts of her iconic “Harry Potter” series, or explore the winding, cobblestone streets of this picturesque hilly capital as you study English in Edinburgh. Contact us today and let’s make it happen!

Why Study English in Edinburgh

Learn English for Culture: The beauty of Edinburgh Castle and the adjacent Prince Street Gardens await you as a perfect location to enjoy tea or a picnic in spring or summer with friends! Plus, you can do some luxury shopping (or just window shopping) at Jenner’s, the “Harrods of the North” and the city’s most famous department store, which has occupied the same location since it first opened back in 1838. Learn some English with us to make these experiences as enjoyable and relaxed as possible! Or take in the beauty of impressionist and Renaissance masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art on The Mound, a museum that is free to visitors. There is also the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, with treasures on display from around the world. Most of the tours of these museums are in English, so make sure you study in advance to make the most out of these cultural experiences.

Learn English for Work: Edinburgh is a thriving city with no shortage of job opportunities, from tech start-ups to major companies. The city is second only to London for average gross annual earnings per resident and is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom, after the City of London, and the fourth in Europe by equity assets, according to a report published by Edinburgh’s Financial Services Sector in 2020. If you are looking for a new job then, there are hundreds of big companies to whom you can apply, such as Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco, Skyscanner and the Royal Mail, and all of them ask that their prospective employees have a good command of the English language. Sign up for a language course with us and broaden your professional horizons today!

Learn English for Social: If you truly want to feel like a local in this city, socialising and making new friends is essential, and there is no better chance for doing so than by joining the Edinburgh International English Meetup. This group provides members with a fun place to meet new people and speak English, completely free of charge. Practise your English outside of the classroom while socialising in a relaxed environment! All language levels are welcome, so don’t be shy and join them even if you are just starting your lessons.


Where to Learn English in and around Edinburgh

Sign up for an English course with us at Language Trainers. Our instructors are native English speakers with a lot of professional experience, so they will help you become fluent in no time! And if your family needs a personalised course, we can prepare that, too! Just contact us today and we will arrange for an instructor to meet you at your home, office or a public place. Some options where you might consider taking your lessons include the Central Library on George IV Bridge, Levels Cafe and Lounge on Holyrood Rd or Lowdon Coffee on George St.

If you are based in Edinburgh’s surrounding area, don’t let it stop you from taking an English course with us. Reach out to us today because we have amazing teachers ready to start in places like Dundee, Glasgow, Dunfermline and Aberdeen.

Get started with English today, let’s go! And if you are not an absolute beginner, please take our free English Level Test so we can gauge your current skills and then send us a quick enquiry to learn more about our personalised courses!

Sign up for our English lessons in Edinburgh today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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Interesting Language Facts

There are approximately 6,1912 living languages in the world today.

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Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.

1-on-1 General English Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business English Course in Edinburgh

Our English courses in Edinburgh are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Edinburgh (closed group)

Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in English-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

Client testimonials

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