Our Story


ELA-Edinburgh is a dynamic, family-run English Language school and Business training centre situated in the very heart of Edinburgh, only a two-minute walk from Princes Street. The school boasts killer panoramic views of the city. Each classroom overlooks different iconic landscapes, from Edinburgh Castle to the Firth of Forth. Scotland’s capital, renowned for its marvellous sceneries, green spaces and wealth of arts and culture, offers life-changing experiences to tourists and students from all over the world.

The English Language Academy has been operating in the education field for over a decade, therefore is the ideal destination for bespoke English courses and group travel. At ELA, students have the chance to study on high-quality courses designed to their specific needs. To complement their learning we can provide exciting activity programmes visiting the wonderful attractions and heritage sites Edinburgh and wider Scotland have to offer.
Our experienced trainers use unique, engaging and interactive language activities to give you opportunities to practice your English in real-life contexts in all our General, Academic and Business English programmes.

Why Choose Us

  • Bespoke programmes/courses
    Our bespoke individual and group courses cover a wide range of skills, and can be tailored to suit whatever your language needs are.
  • Communicative approach to 21st Century Skills
    Our interactive lessons don’t focus on grammar only: we ensure that you learn and practice communicative skills to prepare you to use the language outside of the classroom.
  • Qualified teachers
    Our teachers come from different backgrounds, but they share the same passion, international certifications and qualified training experiences.
  • PON/POR & Model UN Training
    Our work placements and ASL programmes make us the ideal partner to work with.
  • Exam centre
    Our school is an authorized exam centre for TRINITY GESE, ISE & SEW.
  • Location
    Located in the heart of Edinburgh, our school offers you the chance to explore one of Europe’s most charming cities.

Teaching Approach


We provide language courses tailored to the needs of our learners.


English-only classes improve speed of learning.


Language you need to achieve goals in the real world.

Goal orientated

Helping to ensure that learners reach their objectives.


Qualified teachers ensure excellence in teaching standards.


Use of videos, social media, communicative activities and our state of the art smartboards to enhance your learning experience.

If you want to know more about our courses, contact us today.
We’re here to help you choose the right course and make your language dreams come true.