Our Story


ELA-Edinburgh is a dynamic, family-run English Language and Business company situated in the very heart of Edinburgh City Centre, only a two-minute walk from Princes Street. The school boasts killer panoramic views of the city, as each classroom overlooks different iconic landscapes, from the 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 individual English courses and group travel. At ELA, students have the chance to study on a high-quality course designed to their specific needs and to complement their learning with 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.
Of course, grammar is important but developing the language skills you need to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively, is key. This is exactly what ELA’s English language courses will help you to achieve.

Why Choose Us

  • Bespoke programmes/courses
    Our individual and group bespoke courses cover a wide range of skills, aimed at students’ complete satisfaction.
  • Guaranteed progress/success
    Our interactive lessons don’t focus on grammar only: workshops, activities and games bring out the fun side of learning.
  • 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 BULATS test, 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.


Confidence-building in class by interactive language practice.

Goal orientated

Helping to ensure that learners reach their objectives.


Helping to ensure that learners reach their objectives.


Use of videos, social media, communication activities and our state of the art smartboards.

If you are interested in booking, please contact us and we will happily discuss details with you.