English school in Edinburgh: BSC Edinburgh

From 265.- GBP
approx 297.- EUR
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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
357 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 265.-
(about EUR 297.-)
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

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
265
506
570
2
480
917
1045
3
695
1328
1520
4
910
1739
1995
6
1340
2561
2945
8
1770
3383
3895
12
2390
4787
5555
16
3170
6351
7375
24
4490
9239
10775
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 315.-
(about EUR 353.-)
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

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
315
556
620
2
580
1017
1145
3
845
1478
1670
4
1110
1939
2195
6
1640
2861
3245
8
2170
3783
4295
12
2990
5387
6155
16
3970
7151
8175
24
5450
10199
11735
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 355.-
(about EUR 398.-)
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)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
355
596
660
2
660
1097
1225
3
965
1598
1790
4
1270
2099
2355
6
1880
3101
3485
8
2490
4103
4615
12
3470
5867
6635
16
4610
7791
8815
24
6290
11039
12575
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 442.-)
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)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
395
636
700
2
740
1177
1305
3
1085
1718
1910
4
1430
2259
2515
6
2120
3341
3725
8
2810
4423
4935
12
3830
6227
6995
16
5090
8271
9295
24
7130
11879
13415
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 315.-
(about EUR 353.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
315
556
620
2
580
1017
1145
4
1110
1939
2195
6
1640
2861
3245
8
2170
3783
4295
12
2990
5387
6155
24
5450
10199
11735
Extra week (24+)
225
421
485
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 355.-
(about EUR 398.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 10 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
355
596
660
2
660
1097
1225
4
1270
2099
2355
6
1880
3101
3485
8
2490
4103
4615
12
3470
5867
6635
24
6290
11039
12575
Extra week (24+)
260
456
520
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 442.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 15 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
395
636
700
2
740
1177
1305
4
1430
2259
2515
6
2120
3341
3725
8
2810
4423
4935
12
3950
6347
7115
24
7130
11879
13415
Extra week (24+)
295
491
555
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (FCE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1925.-
(about EUR 2156.-)
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)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1925
3146
3530
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
11.02 / 29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1925.-
(about EUR 2156.-)
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)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1925
3146
3530
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
11.02 / 07.05.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1925.-
(about EUR 2156.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1925
3342
3790
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 445.-
(about EUR 498.-)
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

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
445
686
750
2
840
1277
1405
4
1630
2459
2715
6
2420
3641
4025
8
3210
4823
5335
12
4550
6947
7715
24
8570
13319
14855
Extra week (24+)
355
551
615
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 445.-
(about EUR 498.-)
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

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
445
686
750
2
840
1277
1405
4
1630
2459
2715
6
2420
3641
4025
8
3210
4823
5335
12
4550
6947
7715
24
8570
13319
14855
Extra week (24+)
355
551
615
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

English course at the Edinburgh Festival

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 470.-
(about EUR 526.-)
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

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
470
711
775
2
890
1327
1455
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.16   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
05.08 / 12.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

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

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 75 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (5 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
220 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (10 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
390 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (20 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
750 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (30 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
1100 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) 150 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 175 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 175 GBP
Extra night with host family, half board 28 GBP
Extra night in a residence / single room/no meals (private bathroom) 37 GBP
Christmas with the host family (22.12-28.12.2019) 60 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 23.03, 08.06, 30.11.2019 / CAE: 15.06.2019)
Holiday retention fee (accommodation) (Host family)
50% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival after 22:00h) 30 GBP
Special diet (per week) 30 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019)
Host family
15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019)
Residence
30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh) 75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow International) 155 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
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

357 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Austria
/ 5
Schottland war einfach unglaublich toll! Wunderschöne Landschaft, nette und gastfreundliche Menschen... ich werde meinen Aufenthalt dort nie vergessen! Die Frau und Herr Kerr waren unglaublich nett und gastfreundlich. Sie haben für alle meine Wünsche ein offenes Ohr gehabt und haben mich fast wie eigene Enkelin in ihrem Haus willkommen. Ich würde diese Gastfamilie auf JEDEN FALL weiterempfehlen!
1 week, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
31 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
41 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, October – November 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Edinburgh ist eine wundervolle Stadt. Die Nachmittag-Aktivitäten könnten an unterschiedlichen Tagen stattfinden, damit man alle besuchen kann auch wenn man zwei mal pro Woche einen Nachmittag Kurs besucht. Eine super liebe Familie, die mich liebevoll in ihren Familienalltag aufgenommen hat. Da ich mich vegetarisch ernähre, hoffte ich sehr auf eine verständnisvolle Familie. Die Familie Nicholl hat sich sehr gut darauf vorbereitet und mir immer leckeres Abendessen gegeben. Ich kann es nur nochmals wiederholen, eine total liebe Familie, bei der man merkt, dass sie gerne Studenten bei sich aufnehmen. :) Leider wurden die Aktivitäten jede Woche an den gleichen Tagen wiederholt. Da ich Dienstags und Donnerstags Afternoon-Class hatte, war es mir nie möglich die Aktivitäten an diesen Tagen zu besuchen. Wenn sie die Aktivitäten jede Woche an anderen Tagen durchführen würden, wäre dies dann kein Problem mehr!
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
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« Ich habe auf dem B2 Niveau gestartet und werde diesen Dezember die Advanced Prüfung absolvieren. Somit konnte ich in sechs Wochen von B2 auf C1 wechseln. »
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« Mir hat besonders meine Gastfamilie gefallen sowie der Austausch mit Studenten anderer Nationen. »
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« Eine Tour durch die Highlands von Schottland. »
46 years old - France
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1 week, October – November 2018
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24 years old - Italy
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3 weeks, October 2018
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58 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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37 years old - Spain
/ 5
Ciudad fantástica, muy bonita y con muchas cosas que ver, en la ciudad y los alrededores. La gente es agradable y simpática. La Ciudad transmite seguridad
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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23 years old - Italy
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3 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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21 years old - Italy
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2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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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
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 45-60 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.

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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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