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Experience Edinburgh General English - group course

This course takes place both inside and outside the traditional classroom setting.

This is a mini-group (maximum 5 students) General English speaking and listening course for people who want to improve their spoken fluency and active listening skills in English and visit Edinburgh at the same time. Walk and talk, look and listen!

It is a suitable course if you want to improve your general English fluency, English for travel or socialising with international clients or friends. Come with us to experience English and enjoy Edinburgh's culture and history at the same time.

Course Profile: Group

The first part of the day will take place in the school. You will study in a mini group with a maximum of 5 students, the focus of the class with be improving speaking and listening skills through a variety of general topics.

After coffee break we will leave the school to visit a neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Each day we will focus on a different part of the city.

The English language vocabulary we meet will reflect the places we visit and what we naturally see around us. We will have language review and feedback session over lunch at the end of each class.

You will visit a variety of places in Edinburgh, these may include historic houses, landmarks, museums, galleries, walking routes and places of cultural interest.

Reflecting real world and workplace multi-level communication scenarios, learn how to communicate effectively across differing levels of English.

Please note this is a multi-level course for B1 to C1 participants.

What to expect:

  • Practise your conversation and small talk skills both inside and outside the classroom
  • Review vocabulary and language use over lunch with your teacher and course colleagues
  • Discuss a wide range of general topics such as history, culture, cityscape, politics, local traditions and local amenities
  • Fine tune your listening skills both in the classroom and in the local area
  • Receive corrective feedback throughout the course to help improve your fluency and accuracy

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • Multi-level B1 - C1
  • Maximum 5 students per class
  • Average age range of group 30 - 55+
  • 25 hours per week (10 hours inside the classroom + 15 hours outside the traditional classroom)
  • Course available for 1 to 4 weeks
  • We will be outdoors some of the time: wear suitable shoes for walking on uneven surfaces. Warm and waterproof coat is recommended whatever the season!
  • Use of public transport (bus/train/taxi) as necessary

Please note that a certain level of physical fitness is required to take part in this course. We will walk to visit various locations of cultural interest in Edinburgh. Although the distances are not particularly long, our city streets do go up and down hills and include uneven or cobbled roads and pavements.

Prices: Group

Start any Monday Price per week GBP
Course available for 1 to 4 weeks £575 per week 10 hours speaking & listening group in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh
Course available for 1 to 4 weeks £800 per week 10 hours 1-to-1 in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh
Bildungsurlaub 30 hours £875 per week 10 hours speaking & listening group in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh + 5 hours 1-to-1 on Friday afternoon

Start any Monday: Course available for 1 to 4 weeks

Price per week GBP: £575 per week 

: 10 hours speaking & listening group in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh

Start any Monday: Course available for 1 to 4 weeks

Price per week GBP: £800 per week

: 10 hours 1‑to‑1 in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh

Start any Monday: Bildungsurlaub 30 hours

Price per week GBP: £875 per week

: 10 hours speaking & listening group in school + 15 hours group in Edinburgh + 5 hours 1‑to‑1 on Friday afternoon

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • materials
  • tea/coffee during break time at school
  • entrance fees
  • transport
  • attendance certificate

Not included:

  • Food and drink during lunch and snack stops

Course Timetables: Group

Experience Edinburgh group course 25 hours

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Speaking & listening group in school Speaking & listening group in school Speaking & listening group in school Speaking & listening group in school Speaking & listening group in school -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 14:15 English out & about in Edinburgh English out & about in Edinburgh English out & about in Edinburgh English out & about in Edinburgh Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub) -
14:15 15:15 Lunch & language review Lunch & language review Lunch & language review Lunch & language review Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub) -
15:45 17:00 - - - - Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub) -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Speaking & listening group in school

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 14:15 : 

English out & about in Edinburgh

14:15 - 15:15 : 

Lunch & language review

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Speaking & listening group in school

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 14:15 : 

English out & about in Edinburgh

14:15 - 15:15 : 

Lunch & language review

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Speaking & listening group in school

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 14:15 : 

English out & about in Edinburgh

14:15 - 15:15 : 

Lunch & language review

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Speaking & listening group in school

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 14:15 : 

English out & about in Edinburgh

14:15 - 15:15 : 

Lunch & language review

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Speaking & listening group in school

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 14:15 : 

Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub)

14:15 - 15:15 : 

Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub)

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Free (or 1-to-1 for 30 hours Bildungsurlaub)

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 14:15 : 

14:15 - 15:15 : 

15:45 - 17:00 : 

Times may vary slightly depending on locations visited and transport times.

Improve your English whilst visiting beautiful locations in and around Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is built around interesting geographical features. Both historical and modern buildings take into account the surrounding landscape.

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