Summer School Courses

Summer School Courses Summer School Courses

We welcome students from all over the world to study English for 2 – 6 weeks in July and August. Your level of English will be tested on your first day.

General English (15 hours per week)​
Our engaging syllabus focuses on all the skills you need to improve your English. Our communicative lessons work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as activating and extending your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. You will improve your communication skills, functional language and pronunciation. Our aim is to help you feel more confident when using English and to motivate you to continue your progress after Summer School.

Our team of teachers are experienced in getting the best out of our students and will help you make the improvements in your English you are looking for. Our teaching team receives consistently excellent feedback and are dedicated to their subject. All of our teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and teach in a friendly and interesting way.

You will take a placement test on your first day, so we can find the best level to meet your needs. You will have opportunities during your course to give feedback and input on what you would like to do with your teacher and our Summer School Director.

This course is open to students from Elementary to Advanced level.

Intensive English (20 hours per week)
Combine our General English course with either English Plus or IELTS Preparation.

English Plus (5 hours per week)

These lessons are perfect if you are looking to improve your communication skills in English. You will focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing and your activities will be based on real-life topics to motivate and engage you. You will have the chance to express yourself in English and fix some of the errors you make. You will explore various interesting topics and you will also improve presentation skills and functional language. 

This course is open to students from Elementary to Advanced level.

IELTS Preparation (5 hours per week)
This is the ideal course if you are interested in taking the IELTS English language exam. You will learn about the structure of the exam, techniques to improve your score and tips on what the examiners are looking for. Your teacher will be experienced in IELTS and will give you advice on your weaknesses and how you can improve.

This course is open to students from Intermediate to Advanced level.

IELTS exams must be booked separately at a local exam centre (estimated cost between £160 and £200) – contact us for more information.

Social Programme
  • Visit places of historical and cultural importance in and around the city
  • Experience Edinburgh’s great entertainment scene
  • 2-afternoon activities, 1 evening activity and 1 full-day Saturday excursion per week
  • More information about the Social Programme
For more information about the Summer School, please get in touch by emailing or download our Summer School Brochure.

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