It is a warm school, situated in the heart of the New Town
The Edinburgh school opened at the beginning of 2010. A small, warm school, the treatment of students is friendly and welcoming. It has a perfect location in the heart of the New Town of Edinburgh, and occupies the third floor of a historic Victorian building situated about five minutes walk from the main train station, ten minutes from the bus station and just two minutes from "Royal Mile" in the old town.
All teachers are qualified and have many years of experience in teaching the English language, both in the UK and abroad. There is a computer room and free Wi-Fi. There are not many common computers, but you can bring your laptop if you want and connect to the school network.
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The capital of Scotland is spectacular and captivating. The mixture of natural beauty and romantic tradition make it a tourist destination for thousands of visitors per year. During your stay in Edinburgh, you will find that it is a magical city and all the streets are full of history. It has one of the most charming old towns in Europe and fantastic festivals are held throughout the year.
Although it has always had a more conservative image than other Scottish cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh is an exciting yet vibrant capital of art, culture, history and beauty. It has many galleries and museums, five theatres, performing arts and a full calendar of international festivals.
The main station is Edinburgh Waverley Edinburgh.
From there you can catch trains to most UK cities.
For more information visit the page www.thetrainline.com
Edinburgh is in full swing and its nightlife is excellent thanks to locals and the many tourists who visit the city every year. There is no exclusive party area, but several different ones: George Street in the New Town, High Street in the Old City, the university and the Grassmarket. Broughton Street tends to attract a "motley" clientele, while Leith is one of the most popular areas.
The bars in the city range from traditional taverns with hundreds of years of history to modern designer bars. Once the bars close, people often go to the clubs that offer a variety of music to suit all tastes. There are many places that offer live music, and big concerts are usually held at Murrayfield Stadium.
The season in which Edinburgh has the largest number of visitors is the summer (July-September) and particularly in August, during the famous Edinburgh International Festival, when the city stirs great cultural activity. At the same time, Edinburgh also hosts the Fringe Festival (alternative festival), the Military Tattoo (military parade), the Jazz Festival and the Film Festival.
In Edinburgh there are 4 large very prestigious universities, where thousands of students come each year worldwide. The oldest dates back to 1583.
class shedule for the morning : 09:00 am to 12:15 pm or 15:00 to 18:15 ( In July and August)
Ideal for those who want to have enough time for their studies and enjoy free time, to be able to visit the city and sightsee.
In the course, you will study 4 blocks of speaking, writing, listening and reading, focusing on practicing and daily communication.
22.5 hours per week
Class schedule: Morning 9:00 to 12:15
Afternoon 13:15 to 14:45 or 15:00 to 18:15 (July and August)
Ideal for those that want to make the most out of their stay studying in the academy in the mornings and afternoons.
In the course you will study in 4 blocks of speaking, writing, listening and reading, focusing on practicing and communicating daily. In the afternoons the students will have special workshops, focusing on a specific area.
The school organises regular social and cultural events that include travel, free attractions like the National Museum of Scotland visits Princess Street Gardens and the Scottish Parliament building.
From October to May the school organises an event every week. During the summer months two weekly events are organised: some activities are included, in other cases there is a fee to participate. The price is approx £ 5-10. During weekends full day trips are organised around Edinburgh: the price is £ 20-25 approx.
Living with a family is an excellent opportunity for many international students, practicing English in an informal context and getting to know the typical life and culture in Scotland.
The accommodation with a family includes a single bedroom and half board. The houses are situated in nice areas with good transport connections, and they are carefully chosen by the school.
Availability: All the year
Room Type: Single bedroom
School distance: 30 - 60 minutes by public transport
The Edinburgh International Airport is located about 13 km northwest of the city.
Companies that fly to Edinburgh from Spain are:
Bus: There is a bus service at the airport; with a frequency of about 10 minutes, in a journey that takes about 25 minutes to the city center (Weverley Bridge) and with a ticket price of £5. The bus schedule is 6:50 to 00:20 Monday to Saturday and 9:25 to 00:20 on Sundays.
Bus Service Website
Taxi: the stop is located east of the terminal, a journey of about 20 minutes long and with a price of about 18 pounds. You also have the option to request a taxi through Airport taxi phone number: (0131) 344 22 44.
If your flight lands at Glasgow Airport (Glasgow International), you must navigate to the station and take a train, with a duration of 45 minutes, or get a 1 hour bus to get to Edinburgh.
If you fly directly to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, it is located 130 km. Edinburgh. From there you must take a train to Glasgow and then switch to Edinburgh Rail Link.
Edinburgh es una ciudad muy acogedora tanto por su mediana extensión como por la cercanía de sus habitantes; ideal para aprender inglés en sus escuelas y conocer otro acento. La oferta cultural en verano es excelente, y además está muy bien comunicada para visitar Escocia en los días libres.
La mejor ciudad del Reino Unido para gente con inquietudes culturales y que les guste la música en directo. En cuanto a la escuela, ignorando las instalaciones y el hecho de poder no estar en el nivel adecuado, está bien. La ubicación está bien y organizan paseos y excursiones de fin de semana. Los profesores son jóvenes y simpáticos, amenizan las clases.
Que no se fíen del test de idioma porque no es demasiado fiable, sino que se testeen a sí mismo cuando lleguen acerca del idioma.
La familia ha sido maravillosa y la escuela es la mejor en la que he podido estar, no solo por la atencion y la hospitalidad, sino por la facilidad de hablar con ellos en lengua inglesa.
Mi viaje a Edimburgo fue impresionante y muy bonito. Realmente vale la pena. Además, en la escuela de inglés de Edimburgo organizan excursiones y también tours de varios días muy económicos con los que tienes la oportunidad de ver Escocia en su naturaleza (highlands, loch ness etc) por medio de un autónomo que organiza dichos tours, al menos durante la temporada de agosto, que es la mejor temporada para visitar Edimburgo por el buen tiempo y por ser la temporada de los espectáculos, military tattoos etc. También destaca el internet gratuito que te ofrecen en el alojamiento (residencia IQ) al ser estudiante de la escuela de inglés.