Based on a level test and needs analysis, completed before you arrive, we will design a course that meets your needs. During your stay, you will be able to discuss your course with your tutor and adapt your syllabus.
Mornings, language input
In the morning, you will focus on studying new language. Depending on your needs, the focus may be on grammar or vocabulary. There will also be a chance to practise reading, listening, speaking or writing as necessary.
Afternoon, business skills
Following lunch, the emphasis is on business skills. Our experienced tutors will provide you with authentic materials to practise:
You will receive detailed feedback on your performance in each of these areas and advice on how to improve.
Outside the classroom
At ELA, learning is not limited to the classroom. We believe you should have a chance to practise language in real-life situations. With the guidance of your tutor you can practise your skills in shops, restaurants, markets and on company visits.
All courses are taught by qualified teachers.
Minimum age: 18
Minimum level: B2
Maximum class size: 12
Class time: 9am - 5:15pm
Hours per week: 30 - 35
Course type: immersion
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.
I studied in ELA just for three months and it's a pity that time flew so fast. It was a great experience and unforgettable time. The school provides an intensive program for students who have willing to improve English skills. There are professional high-qualified teachers with individual approaching to students. I feel that my English level has boosted. Thanks for my progress in English to Steven, Hedvig and Duncan! My group was really international, so I met new friends around the world, from Monaco, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, China. ELA is located in the centre of Edinburgh where you are surrounded by the history of Scotland, every day you can see the Edinburgh Castle through a school window. If I have a chance to return Edinburgh, I will certainly be at ELA again.
Alexander Zarzhitski, Belarus
Great teachers, great organization. I strongly recommend ELA if you want to learn or improve your English. I will always be grateful to the whole staff. Stefania Lorio
Just perfect. Class time doesn't feel like class time, but just as a chat between friends. Still, you get to learn a lot. The staff is very friendly and prepared.