ELA Business & Professional English Skills courses provide stimulating language training for busy professionals. The tuition is highly intensive and offers the most effective means of learning or improving your English in the shortest period of time. We consult fully prior to your arrival regarding pre-testing English language level, and syllabus content, to ensure learner needs are met.
English courses for range of industries:
Individual Learning Plan
Having identified your needs and established your level, we plan your course and then monitor your progress and regularly review your learning outcomes through tutorials and testing. There are study rooms for small groups and individuals, and a comfortable room for relaxation during your breaks, which has computers and wireless internet access.
Intensive Study in a small Group - you work with a very small, select group of people with similar levels of English to your own.
Intensive Study in a small Group plus Individual Tuition, which combines group study with one-to-one lessons to meet your own particular needs.
Platinum Executive personal immersion course - you work with your personal tutor one-to-one, socialise with them and even read the newspapers over breakfast with them. Ideal for the busy executive who has only one or two weeks available to learn as much as possible, to prepare for upcoming meetings or conferences.
- Around the clock attention from your personal business English tutor
- Executive host family accommodation
- Lunch with your business trainer
- Evening activities/entertainment accompanied by your business tutor
- Individual coaching for presentations or meetings
- Presentations from local industry leaders in; Law, Energy, Finance, Retail and more.
Minimum age: 25-30
Minimum level: B1
Maximum class size: 4
Class time: 9am - 5pm*
Hours per week: from 20 to 30
Course type: full-time
*Courses finish at 1:30pm, 3:30pm or 5pm depending on the number of hours per week.
English courses for the Aviation industry:
What we offer:
Our Professional intensive English language course for the Aviation Industry is a practical language course designed to improve vocabulary, listening skills and industry-specific communication skills.
We assess all client needs in order to design bespoke courses to meet learner specific outcomes.
Tuition is highly intensive and offers the most effective means of learning or improving your English in the shortest period of time.
There are study rooms for small groups and individuals, and a comfortable room for relaxation during your breaks, which has computers and wireless internet access for laptops.
- Closed groups from 5 students
- 10 hours a week
- Highly-qualified, native speaker teachers
- Personalised tutorials at the end of each week
- 10 hours guided private study
- 2 x 1 hour assessment tests
- Portfolio assessment
- Registration fee
English for Aviation Industry classes include:
- Key terminology for the Aviation Industry
- Effective communication skills
- Development of vocabulary, fluency in presentations and meetings, producing reports
- Negotiating, risk management and cultural consideration
- Pronunciation work
- Provision of effective learning strategies for the future
Course topics can include:
- Introduction to air communications
- Ground movements
- Departure, climbing, and cruising
- En route events
- Contact and approach
- On the ground
- Runway incursion
English for Engineering
This course is suitable for engineers and engineering technicians from any field, as they focus on generic technical English – skills and vocabulary that are relevant across a wide range of technical contexts. For example, almost all engineers need to work with technical drawings, discuss dimensions and tolerances, talk about different materials and their properties, describe the shapes of components and how they fit together, describe causes and effects, explain technical problems etc. The language used in these common technical contexts is high-priority. As such, it forms the nuts and bolts of the syllabus of English for Engineering and there's another dimension to generic technical English; many of the key theories of engineering are relevant to more than one field. For instance, the principles of stress and strain apply to the structural elements holding up a skyscraper, and equally to the mechanical components of a car's suspension.
The concepts of energy, work and power are as relevant to electrical supplies and batteries as they are to diesel engines. Aerodynamic drag and turbulence are key issues for aircraft designers, and also for the structural engineers who design bridges and tall chimneys. Therefore, much of the language used to describe the core principles of engineering is generically relevant.
Militaries across the world are co-operating and working together more closely than ever before. Increasingly, the language of co-operation is English, particularly when militaries are co-operating with the United Nations and other international agencies. ELA-Edinburgh offers a military English course which develops the language skills of the participating soldiers and is measured against NATO's STANAG 6001 framework. The framework ranks students' language skills over 6 levels. Language proficiency is recorded with a profile of 4 digits indicating the specific skills in the following order: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For example, a soldier's abilities could be listed as 3222. In this case, the soldier's listening skill is stronger than his other skills.
We teach military English over levels 0 to 4 of the framework. The course covers the four skills and develops abilities in contexts commonly met by soldiers working in international situations. For example, a solider studying course level 1 will meet language encountered during military exercises, giving a situation report or participating in briefings. The course will include work in the classroom and excursions to local army reserve bases. ELA's military English courses last from three to twelve weeks based on your needs.
English for Police Personnel
ELA-Edinburgh offers English courses for law enforcement personnel who want to improve their English skills for professional purposes. You will learn 'can do' English skills to improve your professional English. You will use textbooks and materials for police officers. You can study in a closed police group or in one-to-one classes.
Our happy customers
I was already studying at ELA-Edinburgh before starting attended the Business English course. Then, as I was happy to study there, I decided to take this course in order to improve my knowledge in this area as it is my domain of studying in France.
What I found the most useful was that we were in a little group of study. Then, I found that my time there was really efficient.
My favorite teaching method was when I had to talk in front of everyone. It forced me to use the skills I got previously.
I enjoyed to be fully immersed in a British culture.
The best advice I could give is not to be afraid to be criticized.
Thanks to everyone from this school. It was really nice to meet all of you. I would like you to know that I spent 2 wonderful weeks at ELA and I hope to see you again.
Isabella, Suzanne and Steven,
before a new week starts please let me thank you all for the nice and useful last week I had in Edinburgh and at your school.
It was a great pleasure to meet and spend time with you all last week.
Not only I had interesting and relevant English lessons but also I had the chance to visit a great impressive city.
And that thanks to your kind recommendations! So I could really appreciate posh area, fashionable restaurants/cafés and very pleasant people.
….and despite I’m Italian and when it comes to food I’m fussy, I enjoyed wonderful food!!!
For sure, I will recommend your school and Edinburgh to all.
Bruno Walter, KPMG Milan, Italy
It's a great pleasure to be in touch with you again!
I'll surely recommend ELA to friends and colleagues interested in attending general or professional English courses as your Legal English course has given me useful skills for my job.
Hope to be soon in Edinburgh again!