Edinburgh School of English

Edinburgh School of English stands proudly on the historic Royal Mile. The school is housed in a magnificent 1820s building, which has been transformed into a bright, well-equipped and modern English language school.

Edinburgh School of English is a well established language school with over 40 years of experience in helping students achieve their goals. We offer a studious environment in which we teach our students to use English more competently and become confident language users in a Globalised world.

Our courses are aimed at developing students’ knowledge, skills and confidence through intensive programmes to ensure maximum progress and results.

Our students enjoy learning in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with all the excitement that surrounds the area. We organise a programme of social activities to further help students to use their English as they enjoy all that Edinburgh and Scotland’s rich culture has to offer.

Academic English / Uni Preparation
General and Intensive English
Teacher Training
Young Learners


We arrange homestay accommodation throughout the year. Our host families are friendly and enjoy welcoming students into their homes and talking with them as they enjoy meals together.We are able to offer either standard or executive homestay as below:

Standard – single room, half board (breakfast and evening meal), shared bathroom facilities with the family.
Executive – single room, half board (breakfast and evening meal), private bathroom facilities.

In July and August, we have an allocation for residential accommodation in Pollock Halls of Residence and in self-catered apartments, within the city centre.

Residence – single room with wash basin, half board (breakfast and evening meal), shared bathroom facilities between 4-5 people per floor.
Apartments – standard and ensuite rooms within a 5 person apartment, sharing with other students from our school. Shared kitchen and living area.

We are able to advise students with private accommodation at all times.


We can arrange executive transfers from Edinburgh airport.

Alternative modes of transport from the airport or train station to students’ accommodation are highlighted on our website or can be provided on enquiry.


Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland and an exciting place to visit at any time of the year. The city offers a vibrant cultural life with superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, galleries and museums to intrigue you and a vast array of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes to suit a wide range of tastes.

Every summer, the city hosts the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and the Festival Fringe. Edinburgh is also a perfect base to explore Scotland’s highlands and islands.

Our social program is designed with a variety of social and cultural activities for students to get to know Edinburgh and Scotland. Examples of our activities are as follows: ceilidh dancing, whisky tasting, pub night, coffee and conversation, visits to Edinburgh Castle, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Our Social Programme Co-ordinator can also help students to organise weekend trips upon request.