Edinburgh is a center of culture; its extraordinary architectural heritage and historical magnificence will soon charm you. Built on seven hills like Rome, the city is divided into the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. The neo-classical architecture is in the New Town, but the best walks (including the spookiest alleys) are in the Old Town.
Edinburgh is well-known for its friendly people and its compact, green environment. It is one of the most student-friendly cities. It is also a city for walking; a lot of tiny lanes called wynds in the Old Town will give you a rare sight of medieval Scotland.

About the city

Population: 448,624 (2001 census)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP ).
Average temperature: Temperatures in Edinburgh range from 0.15C to 18.4C.

Edinburgh has a great social and cultural life, a busy sporting calendar and a rich history, all reflected in its stunning architecture. Besides the medieval sights and the grandeur of the New Town, you'll find modern architecture like the Parliament, Dynamic Earth and the New Museum of Scotland.

It is a safe and prosperous city with a prosperous economy, plenty of parks and open public spaces. Edinburgh's excellent architecture ranges from ancient churches to monumental Victorian masterpieces - all dominated by a castle on a precipitous crag in the city's heart.

Edinburgh Castle is the city's most famous monument. Built on the core of an extinct volcano, it is spectacularly sited on the edge of a craggy rock at the top of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh is also a city of fine gardens, and open spaces including Holyrood Park (with the twin peaks of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags) one of the largest city centre natural parks in Europe, and Princes Street Gardens, between the Old and New Towns.

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Edinburgh is well known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world, and for the Hogmanay street party. At the time of the art festivals the population of the city doubles. There is something for everyone; great pubs, clubs and restaurants, national museums and galleries, comedy, theatre, cinemas.

The climate in Edinburgh is best from May to September, but whenever you go, you're likely to see both sun and rain. In summer, daylight hours are long, and the evenings seem endless. In winter, it's cold and daylight hours are short, but with so much going on, Edinburgh is still worth visiting.

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English courses in Edinburgh

English Combination Course

This course consists of 25 general English hours per week and 5 extra individual lessons. This is a personalized course that enables you to focus on an area where you need specific help: on general English, on business English, on exam preparation English, etc. You will see that your progress is much faster.

Groups: 12, 1 students
Classes: 30
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IELTS Exam Preparation Course

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, a test that people who want to study where English is the principal language of communication, have to pass. This test is recognized by universities, colleges and companies all around the world. The test report shows you an overall score for your level of English ability from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert user). This course will help you to develop your English being more confident in all aspects: speaking, gaining vocabulary, effective use of grammar and syntax. You will face the exam without stress through an intensive exam practice.The course consists of 25 hours of English language skills - including 5 hours of exam preparation and 5 hours of exam skills per week) + 1 coaching session per week
Course dates: Start every Monday throughout the year with arrival on the Sunday. Minimum course duration is 2 weeks.

Groups: 12 students
Classes: 25 hours
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Intensive English Course

This intensive course enables you to develop your all-round skills, as well as allowing special focus on specific areas of interest. The course comprises 25 hours (one hour=60 minutes) of study per week.
Course starts every Monday throughout the year.

Groups: 12 students
Classes: 25 hours
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One to one 15 English Course

This individual course will help you develops your language skills as easy and fast as you want. In this way, you make the maximum possible progress because the teacher is able to focus on your needs and your personal learning style in every lesson.

Groups: 1 student
Classes: 15 hours
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One to one 20 English Course

This Individual tuition program is ideal for those who need to improve their English language skills for specific purposes. You will receive 20 hours of lesson per week, the time enough to handle English as your mother language.

Groups: 1 student
Classes: 20 hours
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One to one 25 English Course

This English course is designed to help students develop their language skills with personalize lesson. You will receive one-to-one lessons for accelerated progress.

Groups: 1 student
Classes: 25 hours
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Semi-Intensive English Course

This course offer 15 hours per week, leaving you with time in the day to relax, maybe learning in our Study Centre or exploring authentic local life and culture.
Courses start every Monday throughout the year.

Groups: 12 students
Classes: 15 hours
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