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Evening and weekend English classes

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Evening and weekend English classes

Enjoy four hours of English lessons after work or university in the heart of Edinburgh - George Street. Experienced, qualified and dynamic teachers will help you achieve your aims. Our small class sizes, maximum ten, means you will get enough attention from your teacher. Each course lasts 12 weeks, however shorter courses are also availlable.

Group classes for:

  • General English (A1-C2)
  • Business English (B1+)
  • Cambridge ESOL exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE and CPE)
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • Our courses teach and practise new language in imaginative student centred lessons, where, structured classes focus on greater fluency and accuracy in English grammar, vocabulary and colloquial English. In our enjoyable multi-national school, students quickly develop practical communication skills which they can further practise in the wider English speaking environment.

    All classes feature:

  • Placement testing
  • Regular homework
  • Progress tests and feedback
  • Engaging, interactive material
  • Student centred lessons
  • Error correction
  • An end of course certificate
  • Practice tests (for exam classes)
  • Course dates:

    30 October - 15 December 2017 
    8 January - 30 March 2018 
    9 April - 29 June 2018 

    Course fees*: 

  • General English (A1-C2) - £36 per week
  • Business English (B1+) - £48 per week
  • Cambridge ESOL exam preparation (FCE, CAE and CPE), minimum level B1 - £42 per week
  • IELTS exam preparation minimum level B1 - £42 per week
  • *If the total fees paid for the 12-week course, a d 10% discount is applied. a Registration fee of £80 is discounted to £10 (payable only once at a time of 1st booking).

    • Minimum age: 18  
    • Minimum level: A1 
    • Maximum class size: 10
    • Class time: 6pm - 8pm Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday and 10am - 2:30pm (with a 30-minute break) on Saturday
    • Hours per week: 4
    • Course type: part-time

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    General English
    English course for any purpose
    from £95 to £350 per week

    At ELA we place great emphasis on the student feeling they are learning and learning fast. Therefore, our general English courses follow a systematic structure with every student taking a customized placement exam, continual assessment through speaking and writing tasks as well as formal weekly tests and monthly tutorials.


    Intensive English
    Improve your English faster by submerging into the culture and language
    from £211 to £350 per week

    Our intensive English courses follow the same systematic structure as our fifteen hour courses. Intensive English students study in the mornings with additional daily classes in the afternoons focusing of on the four language skills. Occasional excursions around Edinburgh are also possible to enhance the learning experience.


    Business English
    English course for professionals
    from £485 to £1100 per week

    Do you need to get the best results out of a business meeting with your international partners?

    Are you concerned that your lack of English skills may let you down during a deal negotiation?

    Are you short on time to attend a regular English course in your country?

    Industry Specific Business English Skills


    To understand how to make a considerable progress in your Business English, download our free guide "ELA Business: English for the Corporate Sector".

    To get your free copy simply fill in the free copy on the right hand side, now.

    ELA-Edinburgh has a Bildungsuralub recognition for all regions in Germany

    In our global age English language skills are essential for effective business communication. Whether in person or digital meetings, to written communication, English is at the centre of business and the workplace. 

    With ELA-Edinburgh you can feel confident in supporting your lifelong learning, through our business focused course assured with Bildungsurlaub Recognition, that combines specialised language skills with improving General English knowledge areas of writing, speaking, reading and listening. 


    Individual tuition
    Course built around student's needs
    from £80 to £1500 per week

    Choose One-to-one classes in the subject area of your choice! We provide excellent individual tuition in both English for Specialist Purposes (ESP) courses and General English.

    Students benefit from lessons designed to meet their specific learning aims! You control the syllabus.

    Combination course
    The best of both worlds: fun of class lessons & impressive results of private tuition
    from £458 to £1100 per week

    Our English combination courses integrate fun, well-paced group general English classes with an afternoon individual class that concentrates solely on your personal needs and objectives.

    Evening and weekend English classes
    English course for any purpose

    Invest in your future and study with experienced teachers, in a cultivated learning environment with first class materials.


    Skype lessons
    One to One or small groups
    from £75 to £900 per week
    Too busy to travel? You still want to learn English? You want a teacher who is a native speaker of English? Then your answer is ELA Skype Lessons.
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