English school in Edinburgh: BSC Edinburgh

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Key points

  • Lively capital with incredible culture
  • Refurbished historic building in the heart of the city with a view of the Royal Mile
  • Modern teaching facilities, with some interactive technology
  • Range of accommodation close to the school
  • Fantastic excursions to Scotland’s most beautiful areas

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Germany, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
287 authentic opinions

Study English in the beating heart of this lively capital! Our partner school is located on the prestigious George Street, where it occupies a Georgian building with a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle just minutes from Saint Andrew Square and Princes Street. There are 14 classrooms spread over 3 floors hosting exciting and fun classes taught by qualified teachers who love teaching English. Students wanting to study on their own can use the computer area (free Wi-Fi throughout the building) and teaching materials available in the study room/library (CDs, DVDs, books, newspapers, etc.). At break time, the international students can head to the large common room to watch the wide-screen TV and make plans for the weekend. The best shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs are just outside the school’s doors, so you can dive into Edinburgh’s bustling streets after your English classes!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

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Part-Time course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
(about EUR 272.-)
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
240
467
540
2
430
839
985
3
620
1211
1430
4
810
1583
1875
6
1190
2327
2765
8
1570
3071
3655
12
2090
4319
5195
16
2770
5727
6895
24
3650
8063
9815
Extra week (24+)
150
332
405
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 290.-
(about EUR 329.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
290
517
590
2
530
939
1085
3
770
1361
1580
4
1010
1783
2075
6
1490
2627
3065
8
1970
3471
4055
12
2690
4919
5795
16
3570
6527
7695
24
4850
9263
11015
Extra week (24+)
200
382
455
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 320.-
(about EUR 363.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
320
547
620
2
590
999
1145
3
860
1451
1670
4
1130
1903
2195
6
1670
2807
3245
8
2210
3711
4295
12
3050
5279
6155
16
4050
7007
8175
24
5450
9863
11615
Extra week (24+)
225
407
480
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 350.-
(about EUR 397.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
350
577
650
2
650
1059
1205
3
950
1541
1760
4
1250
2023
2315
6
1850
2987
3425
8
2450
3951
4535
12
3410
5639
6515
16
4530
7487
8655
24
6050
10463
12215
Extra week (24+)
250
432
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course 20

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 290.-
(about EUR 329.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening”)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10
exam dates on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
290
517
590
2
530
939
1085
4
1010
1783
2075
6
1490
2627
3065
8
1970
3471
4055
12
2690
4919
5795
Extra week (12+)
220
402
475
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course 25

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 320.-
(about EUR 363.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening” + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)
exam dates on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
320
547
620
2
590
999
1145
4
1130
1903
2195
6
1670
2807
3245
8
2210
3711
4295
12
3350
5579
6455
Extra week (12+)
250
432
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course 30

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 350.-
(about EUR 397.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening” + 10 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)
exam dates on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
350
577
650
2
650
1059
1205
4
1250
2023
2315
6
1850
2987
3425
8
2450
3951
4535
12
3410
5639
6515
Extra week (12+)
280
462
535
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1710.-
(about EUR 1937.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1710
2847
3285
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
30.04 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1710.-
(about EUR 1937.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1710
2847
3285
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.05 / 29.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 420.-
(about EUR 476.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one lessons of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEFL one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:05 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420
647
720
2
790
1199
1345
4
1530
2303
2595
6
2270
3407
3845
8
3010
4511
5095
12
4250
6479
7355
Extra week (12+)
350
532
605
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 420.-
(about EUR 476.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one lessons of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEIC one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:05 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420
647
720
2
790
1199
1345
4
1530
2303
2595
6
2270
3407
3845
8
3010
4511
5095
12
4250
6479
7355
Extra week (12+)
350
532
605
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English course at the Edinburgh Festival

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 435.-
(about EUR 493.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6 accompanied festival shows per week
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
435
662
735
2
820
1229
1375
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
06.08 / 13.08.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
06.08.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

HOST FAMILY
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

McDONALD ROAD
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 65 GBP
Internship placement fee (4-24 weeks) 495 GBP
Placement fee (under 18 y.o.) (Supplement) 30 GBP
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (FCE, CAE) 170 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 170 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 160 GBP
Extra night with host family, half board 26 GBP
Extra night in a residence / single room/no meals (private bathroom) 36 GBP
Christmas with the host family (23.12-29.12.2018) 60 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 09.06, 01.12.2018 / CAE: 16.06.2018)
Holiday retention fee (accommodation)
50% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival / departure from 10pm to 8am. - Arrival possible until 11pm) 30 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 28 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (23.06-26.08.2018)
Host family
15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (23.06-26.08.2018)
Residence
30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh) 70 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow International) 130 GBP

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

287 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Classes de niveaux, petits effectifs, professeur à l'écoute, test de positionnement. »
26 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (2 / 5)
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Teaching (1 / 5)
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Leisure (1 / 5)
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
I professori sono fantistici, ti seguono e rispondono a qualunque tua curiosità. inoltre la scuola organizza attività tutti i giorni e durante il weekend, cosicché da non annoiarsi mai.
8 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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46 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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33 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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58 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, January – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Avec les étudiants de l'école, nous avons partagé de nombreux moments, autant dans les activités proposées par l'école que dans nos temps libre où nous organisions nous-même diverses activités Cela m'a permis d'améliorer énormément mon expression et ma compréhension orales, ce qui n'aurait probablement pas été possible en prenant des cours de langues ici en Suisse. »
School highlights
« Le programme social était vraiment très bien. Le fait aussi que les étudiants partagent des moments ensemble est très important et les activités proposées par l'école pemettent ces nombreux échanges. »
Top tips
« Parmi les activités proposée par l'école, ne pas manquer le club de conversation qui permet à la fois de rencontrer les autres étudiants, de toutes les classes et qui permet de pratiquer la langue. »

Testimonials

Karen Molina Pérez
Karen Molina Pérez
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 3 weeks

If I had to summarize my stay in Edinburgh in one word, that word would be: amazing! Not only I improved my English, but I also made progress on a personal and professional level. I met many people from around the world and we are still in touch!

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Yolanda Deza Tascón
Yolanda Deza Tascón
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 10 weeks

At the heart of the New Town of Edinburgh, on the stately street of George Street, the school of English opened its doors more than a decade ago and has been teaching English to students from all over the world. On the outside, it’s a building with a remarkable architecture, like most of the buildings there. On the inside, there is a lively gathering of students and teachers and a diverse mix of accents, which make this not only a learning experience, but also an interesting life experience. With schedules almost à la carte (three hours in the morning, extra lessons in the afternoon) and a well-prepared and helpful teacher staff, it’s almost impossible not to find a personalized course. Each class is not a world, it’s several worlds, because there are students from every corner of the world map: Switzerland, Angola, Japan, Germany… and only a few Spanish, what a blessing! It’s a school, but also a meeting point because every afternoon they offer a different plan to the students. A visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through the amazing Botanical Garden, conversations around a coffee or a beer (or two or three…). These optional activities complement the academic aspect and allow students to get to know each other and practice "speaking" (which is the most difficult part!). Why don’t you join us?

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Gonzalo de la Torre Abaitua
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 1 week

I decided to go to Edinburgh because I really wanted to visit Scotland. It was a great choice. I liked the city from the very first minute and, once I got to know it a bit better, I saw that it was friendly and convenient, with a great atmosphere and lots to do. Before my trip I was slightly concerned about the accent but, at least in Edinburgh, it’s not that strong and the teachers at the school speak very clearly.

The school is centrally located and has excellent facilities. Furthermore, the teachers were great and managed to make lessons dynamic and fun. Time really seemed to fly during the lessons and I improved my language skills almost without noticing. I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school in the afternoons, which allowed us students to get to know each other during city visits or when we went to the pub listening to live music or having a chat.

I stayed at a student residence in which the staff was always willing to solve any type of problem that came up. The residence was for students in general, but had an area just for people attending BSC, with a common area for every 4 students. It was pretty nice and quiet.

I would recommend Edinburgh to anyone who is considering going there. My stay only lasted one week, but I definitely would have liked to stay longer.

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Host family
Choosing host family accommodation is a unique way to live like the locals and develop your language skills. Your host family will share their culture and traditions with you and will be happy to guide you through the city. Most of our host families live approximately 35-45 minutes from the school and may welcome up to 3 international students in single or double rooms. Students are typically provided with half-board during the week and at the weekend.

McDonald Road residence
This modern residence is located in the town centre. It hosts University of Edinburgh students as well as foreigners who come here to study English. The apartments are shared between 5-7 students and include single rooms with ensuite bathrooms and broadband Internet. The communal kitchen (cleaned once a week) is well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Each apartment has a large and comfortable lounge equipped with free Wi-Fi, TV and vending machines, giving you the opportunity to hang out with your flatmates and get to know your fellow international and British students. In the laundry room, coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available for residents’ use. Bed linen is provided but bath towels are not.

The McDonald Road Apartments will be refurbished this summer, from 24.06 to 26.08.18. During this period, students will be relocated in Gateway apartments, just across the street, offering similar rooms as McDonald’s.

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McDonald Road Residence

General information

Located 20 minutes walk from Princes Street. Built up area with a mix of tenement accommodation, attractions and retail.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
On foot
Average public transport cost:
GBP 4.- daily; GBP 20.- weekly
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes
Historical City center:
30 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building) 1
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
15 rooms
Additional 15 rooms in July.
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Rooms cleaned weekly.
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Edinburgh: the best of Scotland. The Royal Mile, in the heart of the old town, leads you up to the impressive Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city. Take a free guided tour of the castle with a guard in period dress and learn more about this building’s exciting history, which now hosts the annual parade of the Royal Military Tattoo. In August, don’t miss Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival: almost 4 weeks of intense celebration with parties and street shows in every part of Edinburgh’s city centre, with some events taking place directly outside the school building.
You will also get a chance to get to know your fellow students by taking part in the activities organised by the school, including Scottish dancing, art gallery visits, live concerts in city pubs, cheese and wine tasting, films, sport, etc. Weekend optional excursions will take you shopping in Glasgow, on a tour of the Highlands to explore the medieval Stirling Castle, Loch Ness and its monster or whisky tasting in the Glengoyne distillery.

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Special offers
Save on your language stay in the United Kingdom

Save on your language stay in the United Kingdom

Book a course of 3 weeks or more plus accommodation in residence at our BSC partner schools and take advantage of this offer:

- Get a GBP 100 discount. 

Offer valid for the following destinations: 
BSC Brighton
BSC Oxford
BSC London Central
BSC London Hampstead
BSC Manchester
BSC York
BSC Edinburgh

Conditions: 
- Offer valid for all new bookings received before 15.08.2018 for any combination of course plus residence.
- Minimum stay: 3 weeks.

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 23.05.2018

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