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English Courses for Environmental Science

English for Environmental Science courses are suitable for professionals working in a wide range of environmental contexts.

These professional contexts include as landscape, geological or ecosystem surveying, renewable energy, meteorology, ecology, hydrology, as well as park rangers, tourist guides and research students. The courses are held at our Edinburgh training centre.

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Course Profile: Combination

English for Environmental Science combination courses combine working in a small group of a maximum of 5 students in the mornings to develop general English speaking and listening skills with 1-to-1 Environmental English classes in the afternoons.

The 1-to-1 classes will focus on your individual needs and will develop your English vocabulary and communication skills in an environmental context, taking into account your specific line of work.

What to expect:

  • develop your general English and specific vocabulary to describe geographical features, topography and land use
  • discuss environmental issues: global warming, resource management, invasive species, marine conservation
  • practise giving presentations and guided walks
  • receive help with producing visitor information: brochures, leaflets, signs, panels
  • enhance your communication skills with English speaking clients and colleagues
  • raise your awareness of intercultural issues and ‘global English’
  • work on your specific requests
  • have some lessons outdoors, if required
  • join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2 - 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

Course Level

Suitable for:

Elementary A2Advanced C1

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.

Course Profile: Individual

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) means you can focus on your specific requests for the whole duration of your course.

You could also spend time outside the classroom on visits to sites of environmental interest (extra transport and entrance fees may be charged).

What to expect:

  • develop specific vocabulary and describe geographical features, topography and land use
  • discuss environmental issues: global warming, resource management, invasive species, marine conservation
  • practise giving presentations and guided walks
  • receive help with producing visitor information: brochures, leaflets, signs, panels
  • enhance your communication skills with English speaking clients and colleagues
  • raise your awareness of intercultural issues and ‘global English’
  • work on your specific requests
  • have some lessons outdoors, if required
  • join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2 - 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

Course Level

Suitable for:

Beginner A1Advanced 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: Combination

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: Combination

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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