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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 — November 2013

Special presents

Give the gift of language! Are you still looking for a special present for that important person?  ECS Scotland offers gift vouchers for all our English langauge courses for adults in Edinburgh.  It is a very special gift which can be used for many, many years! Not…

Electronic gift vouchers are available within 48 hours

Gift cards can be posted to you

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Principal’s Post - Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland This week (25th November – 1st December) is BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND.  This is a week when the whole of Scotland celebrates books and reading. A wide range of activities will take place throughout Scotland. You can vote for your favourite Scottish book, listen to authors talking…

Reindeer on Princes Street

Part of Edinburgh's Winter Ferstival

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International student insurance

Insurance for international students Do you have insurance which will cover the cost of cancelling your flights, accommodation and English course?  It is not necessary to hold insurace when you come to study in the United Kingdom. However, it can promote peace of mind if you know you…

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Principal’s Post - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  In celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson day, here is one of his short poems called ‘Happy Thought’ “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should be as happy as kings” A local boy, Robert…

Robert Louis Stevenson. Photo from www.robert-louis-stevenson.org

Poppies. Photo from www.ladyhaigspoppyfactory.org.uk

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How can I learn English easily?

Is there an easy way to learn English? Many people ask us ‘is there an easy way to learn English?’ The easiest way to learn English is to start learning as a child and through games and playing naturally.  If you missed that opportunity and you are…

Take an intensive English course in an English speaking country

Scotland is a small and friendly English speaking country. Learn English in Edinburgh.

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How can I learn to speak English?

How can I speak English? Firstly, think about why you need to speak English? Think about the times when you use English and what you usually talk about, can you express yourself in every situation? Where do you get stuck for words?  Make sure you have a…

Speak English outside the classroom.

Take part in activities with other students and speak English as much as possible.

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