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Recent articles — Exams

IELTS exam preparation course

What is IELTS? The International English Language Testing System is a test of English which is recognised throughout the world.  The IELTS exam has now become one of the most commonly recognised English language tests in the world. Every year, more than 1 million people take the IELTS exam to…

IELTS exam preparation in a small group with a maximum of 5 students

Intensive IELTS exam course in a small group

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Cambridge English: Advanced examination

Cambridge English: Advanced examination (formally CAE) Do you feel confident enough when using English, but still make errors when speaking and writing? Or do you speak accurately using basic structures and vocabulary, but tend to play safe and only use the language you feel comfortable with?  If…

Prepare for the Cambridge English: Advanced exam in a small group with a maximum of 5 students

Prepare for the Advanced exam in Edinburgh

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Saturday morning IELTS course in Edinburgh

IELTS exam preparation on a Saturday morning. We can offer you 1-to-1 IELTS exam preparation or a private group for 2 or more students studying together on a Saturday morning. Perhaps you have already taken the IELTS exam once but you need a higher score, or you are studying…

Small group IELTS course

Learn skills for the IELTS exam

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Academic English summer course in Edinburgh

What is Academic English? Language is at the heart of learning and studying in every country and every university.  In order to understand and communicate ideas, whether simple or complex, we need to have good language skills.  This is especially true for anyone who wants to use English…

Learn Academic English skills in a small group

Take part in a summer Academic English course in Edinburgh

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5-day Legal English Course with TOLES exam

Improve your written Legal English skills and gain an internationally recognised TOLES* qualification in Legal English ECS Scotland is a registered TOLES examination centre in Edinburgh.  We will be holding an intensive 5-day Legal English skills and TOLES* exam prepartion course four times per year. The course will…

Improve your written Legal English skills

Intensive 5-day course and TOLES exam in Edinburgh

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FCE exam course in Edinburgh

Why should I take the Cambridge First Certificate Examination (FCE)? There are many different ways of learning English and one popular way is to study for an examination such as the Cambridge First Certificate.  There are several benefits in taking such an internationally recognised examination.  Firstly, you&rsquo…

Preparing for the FCE exam in a small group

All exam preparation courses at ECS Scotland have a maximum of 5 students per group

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TOLES exam and TOLES preparation course

What is TOLES? TOLES stands for Test of Legal English Skills and was developed to test the legal English skills of those working in the legal profession who do not speak English as a first language.  It is not a pass/fail examination: all candidates receive a certificate indicating…

The TOLES exam tests your accuracy in Legal English written skills.

Refine your drafting skills in English to do well in the TOLES exam.

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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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