English language school in Edinburgh
ELA-Edinburgh is an independent school

OUR MOTTO: "Our thirst for quality drives ELA to provide excellence and innovation in teaching for students and staff alike. We invite you to study with us in the centre of historic Edinburgh, in the country where the English language originated..."

ELA delivers quality language programmes in the centre of historic Edinburgh. ELA was established in 2006, and we have grown ever since to become one of the leading English language schools.

At ELA everybody matters - we find out exactly what students need and make sure we do everything to achieve that result. Students benefit from a personalised approach for every learner as well as close academic support from ELA’s team of progress-focused professionals. Whether studying IELTS to get on a post graduate degree or taking a few vacation weeks to improve general English, all students enjoy ELA’s excellent social programme. Students have many choices from lots of different tourist attractions. The school is located right in the city centre with many cafes, restaurants, shops, bars and the nightlife this exciting city has to offer but students can also explore Scotland’s wonderful heritage sites and simply breathtaking landscapes.  

Why choose ELA?

• ELA is an Education Scotland Accredited Centre
• ELA is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor for student visa and immigration
• ELA is a Trinity CertTESOL centre offering worldwide recognised certificate in EFL Teaching
• ELA can GUARANTEE a route into British universities through the ELA-NCC International Foundation Programme
• ELA is the authorised exam preparation centre for IELTS, Trinity SELT, Cambridge ESOL, Pearson PTE and TOEFL exams
• ELA is an authorised Cambridge computer-based assessment Centre
• ELA is a Trinity College London Exam Centre
• ELA manages student learning from day one, through placement testing, needs analysis, regular tutorials and weekly progress testing which is based on an individually tailored learning plan.

Our experienced trainers use engaging language activities to give you opportunities to practice using your English in real-life contexts in all our General, Academic and Business English programmes. Of course grammar is important but it is much more important to develop the language skills you need to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively. This is exactly what ELA’s English language courses will help you to achieve.



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Our happy customers

Our host Anna is very nice and funny. The house is comfortable and clean

Marta Biscegile

I’ll remember this place forever

Sun Yuntian

Everyone was really friendly. Scottish food is strange and interesting

Li Han
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