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ECS Scotland News

A collection of stories covering everything from English courses and accommodation to Edinburgh and beyond. If you’re looking for something specific use the category buttons to the right.

Recent articles — May 2013

Principal’s Post - eltons

Glorious sunshine Yesterday Edinburgh was basking in glorious sunshine with people strolling around the city and relaxing outside many of the pavement cafés that have suddenly popped up throughout the city.  Yes, despite having the coldest spring since 1979 (and with roads closed in the Highlands due to…

Relaxing outside in the sunshine. Princes Street Gardens.

Enjoying the sunshine below the castle. Only 2 minutes walk from the school.

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Principal’s Post - Edinburgh is the happiest city in the UK

Britain's happiest city - Edinburgh! A recent UK-wide study by Cadbury's has revealed that Edinburgh tops the table of Britain’s happiest cities. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as several other surveys in the past have named Edinburgh as one of the most desirable places…

Edinburgh has been named Britain's happiest city by a Cadbury's study.

The Dean Village, a beautifully hidden corner only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town.

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What is the difference between various international English exams?

How can I practise and prepare for an international English examination? First you must decide which examination is most appropriate for your present or future needs.   If you want to develop your general English skills overall then the Cambridge First Certificate Examination (FCE) or Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency Examinations (CAE…

Small group exam preparation class. Prepare for your FCE / CAE / IELTS exam in a small group.

Improve your general English speaking and listening skills as well as specific vocabulary and structures for your exam.

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A visit to Glenkinchie Distillery

Glenkinchie Distillery Glenkinchie Distillery is also know as the home of “The Edinburgh Malt” is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings.  Your visit begins with an exhibition which is situated on the Old Malting…

An impressive model of the Distillery which explains the process of making whisky.

Tools used to cut peat and explanation of whisky making process.

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Homestay accommodation in Edinburgh

Homestay accommodation Homestay accommodation is a good choice if you want to spend as much time as possible speaking English outside the classroom.  You can share breakfast and have your evening meals with your hosts, this is an excellent opportunity to practise your English communication skills.  ECS Scotland…

Hosts live in different parts of the city, all easily accessible to the centre of town and the school.

Hosts will welcome you in to their home and make you feel as comfortable as possible in your new surroundings.

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Principal’s Post - May 2013

“HAPPY MAY DAY TO YOU ALL”. Around the world people are saying goodbye to the cold, wintery months and welcoming the warm sunshine of spring and summer.   In Edinburgh, the ancient Celtic fire festival called BELTANE is celebrated on Carlton Hill.  Traditionally young girls also climb…

The Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry.

The old school room at New Lanark World Heritage Site.

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