English Courses for Study School Vacation groups in the UK


Play rehearsal and performance
English and Drama

ELA’s English and Drama course is designed for groups who would like to learn and rehearse a play while studying English with us. The play will then be performed in front of an audience, recorded on video and taken home for the students to remember their time in Edinburgh fondly.


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What is ELA’s English for Drama course?

At ELA we believe that learning English doesn’t always happen from a textbook. We have a student-centred approach that places the emphasis on the production of English through stimulating and engaging tasks.

Our tried and tested ‘English for Drama’ programme is a perfect example of this methodology put into practice and it is an approach that teenagers love! It’s the perfect way to introduce learners to the rich tradition of British stage performances. Our qualified tutors work with the students to perform a British play, chosen specially for them or a selection of sketches created by the students themselves. The programme works in four stages:

  • Vocabulary – learning the language of the play to unlock its meaning
  • Pronunciation – delivering lines with confidence
  • Body language and non-verbal communication – developing silent cues to complement the spoken script
  • Performance – record the play and take it home to show family and friends
Our syllabuses are bespoke and adaptive to suit whatever time-frame is required, whether it is for a week or a month. We have a range of plays that are popular with groups. Courses can be designed to supplement the preparation for the performance with English language workshops.

Maximum class size: 15

We hope to welcome you to ELA soon!

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Sofia Rubatto, Italy

I lived Edinburgh and the visit to Edinburgh Castle. It’s a beautiful gothic city and the ceilidh was great fun

Francesca Dotta, Italy

I really liked ELA. The teachers are amazing, they are always there if you need them.

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School Study Vacations
All-inclusive courses for school groups

ELA are experts in educational travel providing programmes packed with activities and high quality teaching. Students from all over the world have benefited from our friendly and professional team’s enthusiasm and passion to make ELA courses life-long memories for students. All courses are organised to suit the needs of individual schools and learner outcomes are integrated with exciting language and cultural trips. This ensures students learn while discovering the wonderful heritage sites, breathtaking landscapes, people and culture of Scotland.

PON Groups
Exam Preparation & Work Placement for High School students from Italy

In English

PON groups at ELA – Great learning experience, combining intensive English practice with fun-filled social activities!

The class is made up of 15 students. The schedule is divided as follows: General English 9-12:30, then Exam Practice 13:30-14:30. Exams taken are Trinity GESE OR Cambridge ESOL suite PET, FCE CAE, or IELTS Preparation. All the teachers are experienced and qualified, with experience in teaching the particular exam that has been chosen for the group. The students take a placement test before arrival, to allow the academic team to choose the best suited materials.

Model UN Training Programme
ELA-Edinburgh - Model United Nations Training Programme

This unique study course will provide a programme of English Language, confidence building in fluency and communication skills development through learning the skills required for participating in Model UN Conferences and other simulation conferences.


Work Placements for groups
Work placements and Internships for future workforce

At ELA, we have provided many English courses for middle and high school students with all inclusive packages. Our strength is in organising bespoke packages to suit the needs of individual groups. We are now offering a wide range of programmes which include not only English lessons but also work placements to help young generation prepare for future jobs or make decisions on choosing the most rewarding careers.

Film Production & Applied English
A Creative Quest by ELA

ELA’s Film Production & Applied English course takes you on a quest to discover the secret gems of Edinburgh city centre - with you as the presenter of your own video diary! Create a life-long memory of your unforgettable trip to Scotland’s historic capital.


English and Drama
Play rehearsal and performance

ELA’s English and Drama course is designed for groups who would like to learn and rehearse a play while studying English with us. The play will then be performed in front of an audience, recorded on video and taken home for the students to remember their time in Edinburgh fondly.


English for the Workplace
Preparing young people for future work or university studies

In the modern world, developing professional skills is something that all learners must consider. With this in mind, ELA-Edinburgh has used its extensive experience of teaching Business and Professional English to develop our ‘English for the Work Place’ course. The syllabus can work as a standalone course or as support to our Work Experience programme.

Science CLIL
Content and Language Integrated Learning in Science

At ELA-Edinburgh we are happy to offer the Science CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) programme which refers to learning English through the study of different subjects, such as Science.


English for IT
English for future IT professionals

When the internet first appeared, the world began to change.
Today we live in a digital society and the internet has changed everything. We work online, socialise online, and relax online.
Our entire lives have become digital and the primary language of the internet is undoubtedly English.


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