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Academic English Courses

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 at a university.

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

This course is also suitable for students studying for the Academic IELTS exam.

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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.

  • 4-week course (17th August -11th September 2020)
  • 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
  • Join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice
  • From strong intermediate to advanced level (B1+ - C1)
  • Minimum age 18

Why study an Academic English course?

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 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

Academic English

Course Profile: Combination Course

Academic English courses are available throughout the year as a Combination Course. Join a General English group in the mornings to improve your spoken fluency and listening skills and have 1-to-1 classes focussing on Academic English in the afternoons.

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

  • 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age of group 25 – 55+
  • Maximum 5 students per group

You will be emailed a 'Needs Analysis' form to complete before the start of your course. During your first 1-to-1 lesson you and your teacher will put together a study plan for your course. We encourage you to be active in the preparation and design of your course.

Course Profile: Individual

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

Requests can include 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 C2

Course Summary

  • 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18

You will be emailed a 'Needs Analysis' form to complete before the start of your course. During your first 1-to-1 lesson you and your teacher will put together a study plan for your course. We encourage you to be active in the preparation and design of your course.

Prices: Summer course

Dates Academic English only
15 hours per week
Academic & General English
20 hours per week
17th August – 11th September 2020 £1450 £1600

17th August – 11th September 2020

Academic English only
15 hours per week: £1450

Academic & General English
20 hours per week: £1600

Prices: Combination Course

Total hours
per week
General English group
maximum 5 students
Professional 1-to-1 Price (GBP)
per week
25 20 hours 5 hours 1-3 weeks = £625
4-6 weeks = £610
7+ weeks = £595
25 15 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £800
4-6 weeks = £775
7+ weeks = £760
30 20 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £850
4-6 weeks = £830
7+ weeks = £815
30 15 hours 15 hours 1-3 weeks = £975
4-6 weeks = £955
7+ weeks = £940

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 5 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £625 / 4‑6 weeks = £610 / 7+ weeks = £595

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £800 / 4‑6 weeks = £775 / 7+ weeks = £760

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £850 / 4‑6 weeks = £830 / 7+ weeks = £815

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 15 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £975 / 4‑6 weeks = £955 / 7+ weeks = £940

if you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a personal quote

Prices: Individual

Total class hours per week Price (GBP)
15 £955
20 £1350
25 £1600
30 £1800

Total class hours per week: 15

Price (GBP): £955

Total class hours per week: 20

Price (GBP): £1350

Total class hours per week: 25

Price (GBP): £1600

Total class hours per week: 30

Price (GBP): £1800

If you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a quote

Price Includes

  • all teaching
  • all materials
  • one weekly afternoon excursion
  • tea and coffee at break time
  • guided self-study
  • use of library materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • end of course progress report
  • internet/WiFi

Course Timetables: Summer course

Academic English course timetable

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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

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: Combination Course

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours a week (5 hours 1-to-1) September - June

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class until 15.30
15:30 17:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion Free Free

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class until 15.30

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

1 hour = 60 minutes

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

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 16:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

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

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
22:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class
15:30 17:30 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

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

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (15 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 17:15 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

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

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (5 hours 1-to-1) July and August

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 10:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:30 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 12:15 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:15 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 14:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
15:00 17:30 Client A 1-to-1 class Client A 1-to-1 class Excursion Client B 1-to-1 class Client B 1-to-1 class

Monday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Tuesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Wednesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 14:45 : 

Excursion

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

Friday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

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

Course Timetables: Individual

15 to 30 hours Individual Tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 15:10 20 hour course 20 hour course Excursion 20 hour course Free
13:30 16:00 25 hour course 25 hour course Excursion 25 hour course 25 hour course
13:30 17:15 30 hour course 30 hour course Excursion 30 hour course 30 hour course

Monday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Free

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

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

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