English school in Edinburgh

Best for combining historical culture with outdoor activities and nature
98% Students recommended
English school in Edinburgh
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98% Students recommended

Why choose our Edinburgh school?

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and home to our Kaplan International English Edinburgh school. The city is home to a large international student population, as well as famous landmarks including Edinburgh Castle.

Our Kaplan school is in the very heart of Edinburgh, just minutes from the stylish shops of Princes Street and the historical Edinburgh Castle. We are housed in an elegant Georgian building with excellent modern facilities, giving you a taste of historical Britain but with the comfort of modern technology.

Edinburgh is an Exam Preparation Academy which means that they specialise in supporting students to achieve the highest possible IELTS result. IELTS preparation classes will be available in the morning and afternoon and you will have the option to take regular mock IELTS tests. You will be taught by teachers who have been trained to specialise in IELTS and will receive support throughout your course with tutorials and study plans focusing on maximising your IELTS score. 

  • Make the most of your stay whatever your tastes, from beautiful highland walks to nights out and bars and clubs
  • We offer a range of English courses including IELTS and Cambridge exams, and we are an official Trinity test centre
  • Enjoy the full Edinburgh experience, with friendly locals, natural beauty and rich history all on your doorstep
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the UK? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

**Can accept Young Learner students aged 14-18 in closed groups.

 

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Key facts

Public holidays
21 Dec 2015 – 3 Jan 2016: Christmas closure
01 Jan 2016 - New Year
25 March 2016 - Good Friday
28 March 2016 - Easter Monday
02 May 2016 - Early May Bank Holiday
30 May 2016 - Spring Bank Holiday
29 August 2016 - Summer Bank Holiday
26 Dec 2016 - Boxing Day
27 Dec 2016 - Christmas Bank Holiday
2016 Christmas and New Year closures: 26 Dec - 2 Jan
Minimum age
16 years old
Average age of students
25 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
53 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Edinburgh, 9 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Edinburgh EH2 4NG
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 26hrs Beginner
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from £560
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from £510
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from £450
for 2 weeks
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Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Preparation
Teachers who want to develop their teaching skills and prepare for the TKT modules 21hrs Intermediate
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CLIL Methodology
Learning how to teach English using the CLIL methodolgy 21hrs Intermediate
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Kaplan’s Teacher Training Course
Groups who want to improve their teaching methods and customize a course to suit their needs 21hrs Lower Intermediate
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Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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from £5,885
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from £4,750
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from £5,675
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from £6,865
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from £4,020
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from £4,845
for 24 weeks
Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
English For Business
learning English for business situations and the professional workplace 26hrs Intermediate
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from £560
for 2 weeks
Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Cambridge Intensive CAE
getting a good mark on a flexible and internationally renowned test 26hrs Intermediate
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from £560
for 2 weeks
IELTS Exam Preparation - Intensive
entry to university in the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand 26hrs Intermediate
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from £560
for 2 weeks
IELTS Exam Preparation - Supplementary
Best for entry to university in the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand 26hrs Intermediate
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from £560
for 2 weeks
Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation
getting a good mark on a flexible and internationally renowned test 21hrs Intermediate
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from £560
for 2 weeks

Facilities

Classrooms
20 large classrooms
Interactive white boards
Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, which can incorporate media forms like video and audio
Study Center
15 computers with language learning programmes, email, and internet
WiFi
Wireless internet available throughout the building
Student Lounge
Bright and spacious common room with a cold drinks vending machine and a microwave. There are also computers, and a TV with DVD player
Cafeteria
There is a cafeteria in the student lounge selling hot drinks, snacks and hot & cold lunches

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Join our homestay program and live with a British family during your time in Edinburgh. Share meals with your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK and Education Scotland. These are highly respected organizations that represent and help maintain the best English language schools in the country.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2015.