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English course for any purpose
General English

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.


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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.

Every classroom is outfitted with computers, and teachers achieve lesson aims through a wide range of resources and activities. These include field trips to Edinburgh’s many historical and cultural sites. We are an authorised Cambridge Assessment centre and students can progress to take external qualifications such as the Cambridge English suite or IELTS exams.

All courses are taught by highly qualified teachers and:

  • have beginner* elementary*, pre-Intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate & advanced levels (*when numbers allow);
  • are course book based;
  • from B1 level contain relevant content & guidance for preparation for Cambridge English exams;
  • use cutting edge delivery methods;
  • regular written reports from tutors including entry placement test and needs analysis, individual learning plan and fortnightly tutorials;
  • have an end of module progress test;
  • have an average class size of 6 and a maximum size of 15;
  • the price displayed is for one week only. Studying for 2 or more weeks will give you an automatic discount;
  • if you are not already preparing for a Cambridge exam & intend to sit one, we recommend that you take at least 8 weeks of General English at the relevant level before sitting an exam.
Minimum age: 16 
Minimum level: A1 
Maximum class size: 15
Class time: 9am - 12:15pm
Hours per week: from 15
Course type: full-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.

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

The 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.


Immersion & Total Immersion courses
Improve your English faster by submerging into the culture and language
from £365 to £490 per week

ELA-Edinburgh’s Immersion and Total Immersion Courses are designed for busy professionals who have a limited time to study English. Our programmes, of up to 7 classroom based hours a day, allow you to utilise the time you have available. Your programme of General, Business and Professional English will be designed to suit your needs.


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

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

Are you concerned that your lack of English skills may let you down during negotiations?

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

Industry Specific Business English Skills

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Bildungsurlaub in Edinburgh
ELA-Edinburgh has Bildungsurlaub recognition for all regions in Germany
from £374 to £490 per week

Bildungsurlaub Recognition: Business English at ELA-Edinburgh


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.
Pronunciation course
Increasing pronunciation accuracy and improving pronunciation of connected speech

ELA-Edinburgh’s pronunciation course is designed for all levels of students who want to improve their spoken skills. The course is split into ten sessions that can be adapted to suit your individual needs.ELA-Edinburgh’s pronunciation course is designed for all levels of students who want to improve their spoken skills. The course is split into ten sessions that can be adapted to suit your individual needs.


 
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