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A qualification awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority
SQUA Higher ESOL

A qualification awarded by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Higher ESOL is a course focused on improvement in the four main skills of English: reading, writing, listening and speaking.


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What is SQA Higher ESOL?

A qualification awarded by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Higher ESOL is a course focused on improvement in the four main skills of English: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This is a flexible course consisting of course work followed by a final examination in June of each year. All assessments are graded according to the National Standards of the SQA, Scotland’s leading qualifications body. The modules of the course are:

  • ESOL for everyday life: This module is aimed at helping you improve your English for effective communication in personal, social and interactional contexts                                                                                                                                                          

  • ESOL in work-related contexts: You will practice the skills mentioned above in many different work contexts, ranging from job applications to holding meetings. The skills learned in this module can be used when you enter employment in future                                                                                                                                                                         

  • English in study-related contexts: You will be introduced to English in academia, learn study techniques, analyse texts, listen to and participate in academic discussions. There is a special focus on speaking and writing skills in this module


Who is it For?

The Higher ESOL is at a C1 level, which is an advanced level of English ability, therefore students who apply for the course must already have a solid foundation in English. It is suitable for a wide range of students currently in work or education, whether it is a school or college, community-based or work-based. The choice of modules gives students the opportunity to study within the context which is most relevant to their future plans. The course is popular with students who plan to stay in Scotland to live and work giving them the chance to learn and practice the important skills which enable them to do so. The modules, topics and exercises featured in the course are relevant to Scottish society and culture. If you are looking to apply to university in Scotland, Higher ESOL is recognised as one of the requirements for non-native English speakers.   

Some of the skills which you will learn on the course are:

  • Understanding and interpreting complex written and spoken texts on a range of topics related to the modules

  • Interacting with others, using complex grammatical forms and vocabulary

  • Expressing ideas and developing arguments on a range of topics, building your ability to debate and discuss in English

  • Producing writing texts which are appropriate in tone to the purpose of writing

  • Using different media to improve your strategies of learning

  • Applying knowledge of complex language in spoken and written English



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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?


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from £374 to £490 per week

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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

Why choose Skype lessons?


  • 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.

SQUA Higher ESOL
A qualification awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority

A qualification awarded by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Higher ESOL is a course focused on improvement in the four main skills of English: reading, writing, listening and speaking.


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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