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English in Edinburgh

Why learn English in Edinburgh? – Scotland’s capital city is a hub of tourist and cultural destinations. 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 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. 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.


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. 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 was founded back in 1838! Or, take in the beauty of Impressionist and Renaissance masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art, a museum that is free to visitors. There’s also the National Museum of Scotland, which offers treasures from around the world. There’s plenty of history and culture to be enjoyed while learning English in Edinburgh.

Nature lovers will find plenty to their liking while taking English classes in Edinburgh. Take in new sights and scents throughout the year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, or visit the Edinburgh Zoo, just a short bus ride from the city centre, for a peek at the UK’s only giant pandas! The Royal Yacht Britannia, once the sea-bound home to the Queen and Royal Family, is now a tourist attraction as well. Savour natural beauty and the outdoors as you take English courses in Edinburgh.

You’ll never be out of things to do in Auld Reekie, or Old Smoky, as the city is nicknamed, whether you are taking in the scenery of Old Town from a cafe or pub, or learning something new at a world-class museum. Edinburgh is known as “the Athens of the North,” not just because of its hilltop location, but also because it is a city of arts and intellectual pursuits. Enjoy the city’s temperate weather, with temperatures that rarely reach above 22 degrees Celsius, even in the summer! Ready to jump in, start seeing the sights and learn English in the process? Take our free English level test or send us a quick enquiry to learn more.

Interesting Language Facts

Bilinguals have more grey matter, the part of the brain responsible for muscle control and sensory perception, than their monolingual counterparts.

Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.
WHY people learn ENGLISH?
Work in home country and abroad
Personal reasons
Travel to English-speaking nations

"What happens to a frog's car when it breaks down? It gets toad away."
No. of Immigrants
of population

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.

NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in English
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people have taken our
English level test.
language teachers in Edinburgh
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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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.

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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The trainer Kath is well prepared with an iPad and different materials. Next week I will do a presentation every day about one of our products and practice writing an email.”

Bernfried Meerbecker English course in Milton Keynes, Planning Consultant, interlübke

”The course covers many everyday cases which is very useful and gives many opportunities for discussions and practice”

Anastasios Kampaktsis English course in Birmingham, Hyder Consulting

Can you guess where my accent is from?