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At Home With The Principal

Enjoy a language tourism holiday in the home of ECS Scotland's Principal, Jane McKinlay.

Located in central Edinburgh, Jane's home is a great base from which to visit the city after your classes. You can choose to explore Edinburgh on your own or we can arrange visits with local guides or another English teacher.

Course Profile: Individual Tuition (1-to-1)

Daily English masterclasses taught by ECS Scotland's Principal will give you the opportunity to make a lot of progress in a short amount of time. One-to-one classes focus entirely on your specific requests and needs.

Enjoy your meals together and keep speaking English throughout the day. You will also have free time to visit Edinburgh on your own or with a guide or another English teacher.

What to expect:

  • Intensive 1-to-1 Specific English classes for Work & Business, Medicine, Law, Finance, Tourism & Hospitality, Academia, Exam Preparation, presentation practice or pronunciation and accent reduction
  • Daily general English speaking & listening practice over meals. Breakfast, coffee breaks, light lunch and dinner included
  • Visit Edinburgh on foot. The Old Town, New Town, Stockbridge, Dean Village and Botanical Gardens are all within easy walking distance

Course Level

Suitable for:

Beginner A1Advanced C2

Course Summary


  • 15, 20, 25 hours per week 1-to-1 English tuition
  • Needs Analysis and Zoom / Skype interview before arrival
  • Arrival Sunday, departure Saturday. English classes Monday to Friday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Accommodation with private bathroom and meals included
  • Airport transfers to and from Edinburgh Airport included

Optional Extras

  • Guided walks or visits in Edinburgh accompanied by a local guide or another English teacher (cost varies according to location and time)
  • Evening meal or lunch in a Scottish restaurant with the Principal
  • Specific visits can be arranged on request

Prices: Individual Tuition (1-to-1)

One week intensive course with The Principal Price per week (GBP)
15 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition £1700
20 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition £2100
25 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition £2500

One week intensive course with The Principal: 15 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition

Price per week (GBP): £1700

One week intensive course with The Principal: 20 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition

Price per week (GBP): £2100

One week intensive course with The Principal: 25 hours 1-to-1 Specific English tuition

Price per week (GBP): £2500

Price Includes

  • All English tuition (1 hour = 60 minutes)
  • All learning materials
  • 20 minute Zoom or Skype needs analysis interview before arrival
  • Accommodation with private bathroom from Sunday to Saturday
  • All meals; continental breakfast, coffee breaks, light lunch, dinner
  • Airport transfers to and from Edinburgh Airport

Course Timetables: Individual Tuition (1-to-1)

15 hours 1-to-1 tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
08:00 08:30 Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast
09:00 12:15 English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break Departure day
12:30 13:30 Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Departure day
13:30 19:00 Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Departure day
19:00 20:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Departure day

Monday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Tuesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Wednesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Thursday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Friday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Saturday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

Departure day

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Departure day

13:30 - 19:00 : 

Departure day

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Departure day

Exact timetable may vary. Please check your letter of confirmation for your specific timetable

20 hours 1-to-1 tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
08:00 08:30 Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast
09:00 12:15 English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break Departure day
12:30 13:30 Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Departure day
14:00 15:15 English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass Departure day
15:15 19:00 Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Departure day
19:00 20:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Departure day

Monday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 15:15 : 

English masterclass

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Tuesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 15:15 : 

English masterclass

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Wednesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 15:15 : 

English masterclass

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Thursday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 15:15 : 

English masterclass

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Friday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 15:15 : 

English masterclass

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Saturday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

Departure day

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Departure day

14:00 - 15:15 : 

Departure day

15:15 - 19:00 : 

Departure day

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Departure day

Exact timetable may vary. Please check your letter of confirmation for your specific timetable

25 hours 1-to-1 tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
08:00 08:30 Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Continental breakfast
09:00 12:15 English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break English masterclass including coffee break Departure day
12:30 13:30 Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Light lunch Departure day
14:00 16:00 English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass English masterclass Departure day
16:00 19:00 Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker Departure day
19:00 20:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Departure day

Monday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 16:00 : 

English masterclass

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Tuesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 16:00 : 

English masterclass

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Wednesday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 16:00 : 

English masterclass

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Thursday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 16:00 : 

English masterclass

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Friday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

English masterclass including coffee break

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Light lunch

14:00 - 16:00 : 

English masterclass

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Free time. Visit Edinburgh on your own, or with a native speaker

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Dinner

Saturday

08:00 - 08:30 : 

Continental breakfast

09:00 - 12:15 : 

Departure day

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Departure day

14:00 - 16:00 : 

Departure day

16:00 - 19:00 : 

Departure day

19:00 - 20:30 : 

Departure day

Exact timetable may vary. Please check your letter of confirmation for your specific timetable

Keep speaking English throughout the day. Excellent opportunity to practise general English conversation and informal small talk over meals.

Live in a central Edinburgh traditional home. A perfect base for exploring the city on foot after your English classes.

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