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Academic English Courses in Edinburgh

Intensive Academic English courses are held every summer at our Edinburgh training centre for students who would like to improve their English language skills for academic purposes before starting their studies on a degree or masters degree course at university.

Courses are also available throughout the year for lecturers, researchers and professionals working in academia.

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Course Profile: Summer course

The course in an excellent opportunity to develop English skills in an academic context before starting a degree or masters degree course at university.

What to expect:

  • Practise note taking and summarising text
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation
  • Develop reference and citation skills in English
  • Refine reading skills
  • Learn to pick out key points in lectures and talks
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Expand vocabulary in an academic context

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 4-week course (16th August -10th September 2021)
  • 15 hours per week of contact classes + approximately 7 hours per week of guided self-study in the form of readings, writings and presentation preparation
  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Minimum age 18

Academic English course

Course Profile: Academic English combination

Academic English courses combine 1-to-1 classes with working in a small group to develop speaking and listening communication. Reflecting real world and workplace multi-level communication scenarios, learn how to communicate effectively across different cultures and differing levels of English. Maximum 5 students per group.

Please note the Effective Communication group is a multi-level class for B1 to C1 participants. We believe this reflects real world multi-level communication scenarios our clients experience on a regular basis.

The one-to-one classes focus on specific, individual needs and will develop your Academic English vocabulary and skills for studying or working. This course is suitable for lecturers, researchers, students and others working in academia.

Lecturers and researchers can request specific topics in their field or choose more general academic skills such as:

  • Practise note taking and summarising text
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation
  • Develop reference and citation skills in English
  • Refine reading skills
  • Learn to pick out key points in lectures and talks
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Expand vocabulary in an academic context

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age 28 - 55+

Effective Communication group - 10 hours

  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Multi-level B1 to C1

Academic English Individual Tuition - 5, 10, 15 or 20 hours

  • Level specific 1-to-1 classes
  • Focus on your specific line of work, research or study

Academic English course

Course Profile: Individual or private group

Academic English courses are available throughout the year as an Individual Tuition or Private Group course. 1-to-1 classes mean you can focus 100% on your requests and specific topics during the whole course.

Private mini groups are available for 2 to 5 students with a similar level of English. You can study with your colleagues, friends or family.

Requests can include academic skills such as:

  • Practise note taking and summarising text
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation and accent reduction
  • Develop reference and citation skills in English
  • Refine reading skills
  • Learn to pick out key points in lectures and talks
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Expand vocabulary in an academic context

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C2

Course Summary

  • 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • all participants in a private mini group should have a similar level of English
  • private mini groups must book the course together at the same time

Academic English course

Prices: Summer course

Course dates Price (GBP)
16th August – 10th September 2021 £1450

16th August – 10th September 2021

Price (GBP): £1450

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • Materials
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Prices: Academic English combination

Total hours
per week
Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students
Specific English 1-to-1 Price GBP
per week
+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*
15 10 hours group 5 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £525
4 - 6 weeks = £510
+ £600
20 10 hours group 10 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £680
4 - 6 weeks = £665
+ £600
25 10 hours group 15 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £900
4 - 6 weeks = £885
+ £600
30 10 hours group 20 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £995
4 - 6 weeks = £980
+ £600

15

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 5 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £525 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £510

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

20

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 10 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £680 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £665

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

25

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 15 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £900 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £885

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

30

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 20 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £995 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £980

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

Please note Effective Communication groups are multi-level groups with B1 - C1 level students participating.

*Live Online 1-to-1 classes available before and/or after face-to-face classes in Edinburgh

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • Materials
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Prices: Individual or private group

Hours per week 1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) 2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP)
10 £695 £400 £275
15 £955 £550 £400
20 £1300 £725 £530
25 £1550 £850 £660
30 £1750 £950 £800

10

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £695

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £400

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £275

15

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £955

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £550

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £400

20

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1300

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £725

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £530

25

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1550

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £850

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £660

30

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1750

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £950

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £800

For 2-to-1 and private mini groups, clients should have a similar level of English and must book at the same time. Price includes; all teaching, materials, tea/coffee at break time, personal language report and attendance certificate

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • Materials
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Course Timetables: Summer course

Academic English course timetable

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 10:30 Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills -
10:30 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break -
10:45 12:15 Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills Academic skills -

Monday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

Academic skills

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

Academic skills

Tuesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

Academic skills

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

Academic skills

Wednesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

Academic skills

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

Academic skills

Thursday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

Academic skills

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

Academic skills

Friday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

Academic skills

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

Academic skills

Saturday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

10:30 - 10:45 : 

10:45 - 12:15 : 

It is possible to add General English group classes for 5 hours per week or 1-to-1 classes in the afternoons.

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Course Timetables: Academic English combination

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 15 or 20 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 12:30 Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) -
11:30 13:30 Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 12:30 : 

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 25 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 13:00 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -
13:00 14:00 Break Break Break Break Break -
14:00 15:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 13:00 : 

13:00 - 14:00 : 

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 30 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 13:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -
13:30 14:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
14:30 16:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 13:30 : 

13:30 - 14:30 : 

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Course Timetables: Individual or private group

10 to 30 hours Individual Tuition & private mini group

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:30 11:30 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course -
09:00 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course -
09:00 13:30 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course -
09:00 15:30 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course -
09:00 16:30 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course -

Monday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Thursday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Saturday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

09:00 - 12:30 : 

09:00 - 13:30 : 

09:00 - 15:30 : 

09:00 - 16:30 : 

These times are for information only, course times may need to be changed. Please check your Letter of Confirmation for your specific course times.

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