Global School of English – Edinburgh

Global School of English – Edinburgh is one of three Scottish owned, family run schools. The other two are Glasgow School of English and Hamilton School of English – Edinburgh. The school was established in 2010 and has quickly established a reputation for providing  high quality English language courses in a relaxed and welcoming setting in the centre of Edinburgh.

We are located in the upper floors of an 18th century townhouse building in the historic New Town of Edinburgh which provides the ideal location to enjoy the culture, history, arts and music, great food, sports, and beautiful scenery that Edinburgh has to offer. We are ten minutes walk from Waverley train station and two minutes walk from the main Edinburgh bus station.

Quality is important to us. We are accredited by the British Council under the Accreditation UK scheme and are also a member of International Association of Language Centres (IALC). We are also one of the few English language schools to be approved by the British Standards Institution against the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 quality standard.

We are committed to improving your English language skills and making sure you get the most out of your experience in Edinburgh,whether you want to gain entry to a UK university, pass an examination such as IELTS or TOEIC, enhance your employment opportunities, or simply enjoy your time visiting Scotland.

Our professional teachers and staff are strongly committed to delivering quality teaching and personalised customer services in a welcoming, international environment all year round.

What can Global School of English offer you?

  • Quality teaching delivered by professional native speaking English teachers
  • Range of Full- and Part-time English language courses for adults and young learners
  • All levels from Beginner to Advanced
  • Flexible enrolment – join General English any week
  • Flexible course length – from one week to one year or more
  • Regular social programme
  • Support and guidance to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Edinburgh
Academic English / Uni Preparation
Business & Executive
General and Intensive English


We believe in making your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.

We provide a wide range of options for your stay in Edinburgh.

Homestay Accommodation- stay half board with an English speaking host

Small Hotel Accommodation- stay bed and breakfast in an ensuit bedroom.

Student Residential- stay self-catering in clean, comfortable, modern accommodation in fully furnished student cluster flats, containg 5 en-suite single bedrooms and a shared kitchen/lounge. Please check our web site for the full list of our accommodation options, prices and when available.


We can arrange transfers from/to Edinburgh International Airport, Glasgow Internationl Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Please see our website for details.


We run a regular weekly social programme of school trips and social events to help you to learn more about the city of Edinburgh and life in Scotland. Teachers join students to give everyone the chance to practise their English outside of the classroom.  These trips and social events are a good opportunity to meet and chat to students from other classes and countries.

Recent trips have included;

The Trossachs
Arthur's Seat (a well-known lookout over Edinburgh)
The oldest pub in Edinburgh
The Writers' Museum
The National Museum of Scotland
Carlton Hill