English school in Edinburgh: Kaplan International

From 432.- GBP
approx 486.- EUR
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Key points

  • Magnificent region of the Highlands
  • Reputed and very well-equipped school
  • Quality teaching
  • Ideal location, in the very heart of the city centre

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, etc..
ratings
204 authentic opinions

Established in two adjacent Georgian buildings, our partner school, Kaplan International, is located in the centre of Edinburgh, only a stone's throw away from the fashionable shops of Princes Street and from the imposing stronghold of the castle. Containing 20 spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a multimedia room with several computers and a Wi-Fi Internet connection, this school offers an optimal environment for studying English. You will be able to make use out of the library/computer room and a large student lounge (with vending machines for snacks and drinks and a microwave) to meet up with other students. If you want to relax after your English classes, go out onto the school's patio or take advantage of the numerous parks nearby, such as the Princes Street Gardens, from where you can admire the uninterrupted view of the castle and the Old Town, Charlotte Square Gardens or even Calton Hill.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 620.-
(about EUR 702.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:30-17:45

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)
2
620
1030
1110
3
870
1470
1590
4
1120
1910
2070
6
1560
2730
2970
8
2040
3590
3910
12
2880
5190
5670
16
3800
6870
7510
24
5400
9990
10950
Extra week (24+)
220
410
450
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 690.-
(about EUR 781.-)
Lessons
27 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:30-17:45

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)
2
690
1100
1180
3
975
1575
1695
4
1260
2050
2210
6
1770
2940
3180
8
2320
3870
4190
12
3300
5610
6090
16
4360
7430
8070
24
6240
10830
11790
Extra week (24+)
255
445
485
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 770.-
(about EUR 872.-)
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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)
2
770
1180
1260
3
1095
1695
1815
4
1420
2210
2370
6
2010
3180
3420
8
2640
4190
4510
12
3720
6030
6510
16
4920
7990
8630
24
7080
11670
12630
Extra week (24+)
290
480
520
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course "Edinburgh Festival"

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 3 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 432.-
(about EUR 489.-)
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options "Edinburgh Festival" + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 3 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Your festival classes will include discussions of performances with other international students, learning new arts-related vocabulary, writing reviews of shows you have seen and practising creative writing in English. These classes are a highly enjoyable way to improve your speaking and communication skills as you share ideas and interact with other members of the class.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
745
1155
1235
Extra week (2+)
313
503
543
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
20.08.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
06.08 / 13.08.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
06.08.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 770.-
(about EUR 872.-)
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 business + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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)
2
770
1180
1260
3
1095
1695
1815
4
1420
2210
2370
6
2010
3180
3420
8
2640
4190
4510
12
3900
6210
6690
16
5160
8230
8870
24
7680
12270
13230
Extra week (24+)
315
505
545
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 24 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 770.-
(about EUR 872.-)
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 IELTS + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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)
2
770
1180
1260
3
1095
1695
1815
4
1420
2210
2370
6
2010
3180
3420
8
2640
4190
4510
12
3900
6210
6690
16
5160
8230
8870
24
7680
12270
13230
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 155 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 GBP
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (23.06-25.08.2018) 15 GBP
Christmas with the host family (23.12 - 30.12.18) 60 GBP
Extra night with host family (Price on request) 40 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 23.06-25.08.18) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence, 23.06-25.08.18) 30 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh) 70 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow) 190 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)

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

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
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204 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (1.7 / 5)
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36 years old - France
/ 5
16 weeks, January – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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27 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, flussigeres sprechen »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, January – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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22 years old - Spain
/ 5
Edimburgo es un lugar mágico y la gente es muy amable. Estoy muy contenta por haber decidido ir allí En la escuela te tratan fenomenal desde que entras por la puerta hasta que sales.Estoy muy contenta por haber ido Los profesores son muy buenos y muy divertidos, desde el principio te sientes muy agusto en clase por lo que se crea un muy buen ambiente en clase...aprendes a que no te de miedo hablar y preguntar en otro idioma por lo que aprendes muy bien.Pienso volver seguro! Las habitaciones están muy bien y el baño es grande.Volvería seguro Antes de ir estaba muy nerviosa ya que era mi primer viaje, mi primera vez en avión y todo eso sabiendo que no soy buena en inglés pero una vez allí todo cambió...me di cuenta de que se más inglés del que creía, la gente es súper amable y hay muchos sitios con descuentos para estudiantes.Estoy deseando volver...Gracias por darme esa seguridad que me faltaba, gracias a eso ahora tengo más valor para viajar y para aprender.
4 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sólo estuve un mes pero ha merecido mucho la pena, me he dado cuenta de que se más ingles del que creía...he perdido el miedo a hablar y el miedo a pedir que lo repitan si no lo he entendido bien. Pienso volver para poder seguir mejorando. »
School highlights
« La amabilidad del personal y lo bien que estaban las instalaciones. »
22 years old - Spain
/ 5
Edimburgo es un lugar mágico y la gente es muy amable. Estoy muy contenta por haber decidido ir allí En la escuela te tratan fenomenal desde que entras por la puerta hasta que sales.Estoy muy contenta por haber ido Los profesores son muy buenos y muy divertidos, desde el principio te sientes muy agusto en clase por lo que se crea un muy buen ambiente en clase...aprendes a que no te de miedo hablar y preguntar en otro idioma por lo que aprendes muy bien.Pienso volver seguro! Las habitaciones están muy bien y el baño es grande.Volvería seguro Antes de ir estaba muy nerviosa ya que era mi primer viaje, mi primera vez en avión y todo eso sabiendo que no soy buena en inglés pero una vez allí todo cambió...me di cuenta de que se más inglés del que creía, la gente es súper amable y hay muchos sitios con descuentos para estudiantes.Estoy deseando volver...Gracias por darme esa seguridad que me faltaba, gracias a eso ahora tengo más valor para viajar y para aprender.
4 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sólo estuve un mes pero ha merecido mucho la pena, me he dado cuenta de que se más ingles del que creía...he perdido el miedo a hablar y el miedo a pedir que lo repitan si no lo he entendido bien. Pienso volver para poder seguir mejorando. »
School highlights
« La amabilidad del personal y lo bien que estaban las instalaciones. »
34 years old - Italy
/ 5
Inevitabilmente il soggiorno linguistico ti aiuta molto con la lingua! Il fatto di parlare in continuazione in inglese con gli altri studenti e con tutte le persone che incontri (pub, negozi, ecc) è stimolante e molto utile per migliorare la comprensione e la lingua.Inoltre Edimburgo è una piccola città (ma non troppo) e che offre qualunque cosa quindi secondo me è la città ideale per tutto (spostamenti, divertimento, ecc) La scuola propone delle escursioni (tour) e delle attività extra scolastiche (pub, feste, ecc) le quali risultano essere molto divertenti e molto utili per stringere nuove amicizie visto che poi nei locali proposti dalla scuola, trovi studenti della tua stessa scuola ma che magari non conosci di persona visto che non sono in classe con te
4 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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School highlights
« Personale cortese e disponibile. Buona organizzazione, buon materiale didattico e buone attrezzature (computer, lavagne elettroniche, ecc).Bella inoltre la sala comune per gli studenti....molto accogliente. »
Top tips
« Consiglio sicuramente il programma delle attività della scuola (pub, ecc). Servono per ritrovarsi con gli amici e con altri studenti quindi ci si diverte e contemporaneamente ci si continua ad esercitarsi con la lingua. »
35 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, November 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Jasmine Sbai
Jasmine Sbai

Edinburgh is a beautiful, bustling city where you never run out of things to do. The school is also great, with competent teachers and many activities organised. I could meet many people from different countries, my stay was simply great.

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Estelle Tesarik
Estelle Tesarik

I spent an excellent time in Edinburgh; it’s a beautiful city with many things to do, and the pub nights definitely live up to their reputation! I made some amazing friends and spent some very good time with them! However, one month was not enough for me to improve my English; eventually I managed, but it was tough! I think I will go back next year and stay longer. Oh, and I forgot to say that my favourite moment was the Scottish dance! Don’t miss it!

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Anne-Catherine Melnotte
Anne-Catherine Melnotte

After two months and a half at Kaplan International Colleges – Edinburgh, I can say that I am very satisfied with my choice. The atmosphere at school, at the residence and in the city is very nice. Edinburgh is a city where there is always something to do – you can visit the different tourist sites (museums, mountains, beaches, highlands) or spend some time at the pub!

Edinburgh is an active and dynamic city and I really think it is worth a visit. The school is well located, close to the city centre and to the old town – that’s very convenient. Apart from learning English in a very confortable setting, I am also meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, which is very interesting. Many people are living in the same residence, so you can always hangout with someone. For this reason, I decided to extend my Scottish experience by 2 months and then continue with an internship. I highly recommend this experience!

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Host family
If you wish to immerse yourself in the Scottish culture and put into practice what you will have learned in class, then staying with a host family is the ideal solution. You will stay in a single or double room with half board provided. Carefully selected by our partner school, the families live around 35 minutes away from the course centre. On request, you can also choose to have a private bathroom.

Canal Point residence
This newly built residence awaits you just 15 minutes’ walk away from the shops on Princes Street and at the heart of Edinburgh’s nightlife. Staying in an apartment with other international students, you will occupy a comfortable single bedroom complete with a private bathroom, double bed, desk and storage space. The fully fitted kitchen (with widescreen TV) and the living area are to be shared with your flatmates. Other amenities include a welcoming student lounge with a large flat-screen TV, communal laundry facilities and high-speed internet access via Wi-Fi. The residence provides 24-hour video surveillance. Beldinen are provided, but towels are not. It will only take you 20 minutes on foot, or a short bus ride, to get to your English language school.

From the Old Town to the mythical panorama of the Highlands, passing by the seaside and the Zoo, numerous exciting activities await you. Museums, sports, outings, excursions...discover, during your free time, the mysteries of Scotland!
Throughout the streets of Edinburgh or outside of the city, numerous attractions are to be discovered. In addition, our partner school will propose numerous activities and excursions to you in order that you may make the most possible out of your stay in Scotland.

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