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General English Courses in Edinburgh

General English courses are for adults who want to work in a small group for a few hours to improve speaking and listening in English for work, travel or fun.

The course includes some hours of 1-to-1 classes which will focus on improving your specific weaknesses and give you more time to speak with your teacher and build your confidence.

The course takes place at our training centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Course Profile: General English Combination

In our General English for Effective Communication course you will work in a small group to develop speaking and listening communication skills. 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.

The one-to-one classes focus on specific, individual needs and will develop your general vocabulary, grammatical accuracy and communication skills.

What to expect in the Effective Communication speaking & listening group:

  • Practise your conversation and communication skills, including; turn-taking, interaction patterns, listening habits and small talk
  • Carry out discussion, problem-solving, and presentation tasks
  • Learn about cross-cultural theory and how your cultural characteristics are different from those of other nationalities and how this might affect your communication with others

What to expect in the General English 1-to-1 class:

  • discuss a wide range of topics relevant to contemporary life and society
  • develop your general English vocabulary so you can express yourself precisely and confidently in a variety of situations
  • listen to and watch different types of media
  • read various articles so you can extend your knowledge of Scottish and British culture
  • review common grammar problems and extend grammar knowledge
  • improve your pronunciation and spoken fluency
  • work on your specific requests

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

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

  • Level specific 1-to-1 classes
  • Focus on topics of your choice

Course Profile: Individual or private group

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) classes focus on specific, individual needs and develop your general vocabulary and communication skills. You can choose exactly what areas of English you want to focus on 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.


What to expect:

  • flexible tailor-made programme discussed with your teacher(s)
  • intensive speaking and listening practice
  • work on pronunciation and accent reduction
  • extensive vocabulary building
  • grammar review, as necessary
  • choose to have some of your lessons out of the classroom. You can visit museums, galleries, sights with your teacher

Course Level

Suitable for:

Beginner A1Advanced 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

Prices: General English Combination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP)
10 £590 £400 £275
15 £810 £600 £400
20 £1040 £800 £530
25 £1250 £1000 £660
30 £1440 £1200 £800

10

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £590

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

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

15

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £810

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £600

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

20

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1040

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £800

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

25

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1250

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1000

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

30

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1440

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1200

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

All students should have a similar level of English. 2-to-1 and mini group 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
  • 20 minute pre-course assessment and needs analysis
  • guided self-study throughout the course
  • end of course language report
  • certificate of attendance

Course Timetables: General 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
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)

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
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

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
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

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
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

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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