Basil Paterson College

As one of the oldest language schools in the UK, Basil Paterson College has a long tradition of academic excellence and remains dedicated to empowering each student in their English language learning. We are passionate about teaching and student progression and development is our priority.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town, Basil Paterson provides a unique academic environment where students study alongside native speakers studying for UK examinations or taking the Cambridge CELTA course.

Our language programmes are carefully designed to ensure maximum output and improve knowledge of the English language. Experienced teaching staff work hard to ensure that students receive a high level of academic support and encourage your development.

As the largest open exam centre in Scotland, we are well placed to guide students through exam preparation with our IELTS and Cambridge preparation courses. Taking a course at Basil Paterson means you study and take your exam in the same building. We also offer a guaranteed place on the next available exam.