Celebrate with us – our first year of being IH Edinburgh on 1st September 2024.

We offer a 10% discount on all our English courses starting in September.

This offer is valid for the whole course duration (except the winter offer period 4th November ’24 to 28th February ’25).

Book your space for the New Autumn Term.
Classes begin the week of 16th September and run for 10 weeks.

Early Bird:
Enrolment and payment by:
16th July 24 – £200
16th August 24 – £210

Terms and Conditions apply.

Brazilian Portuguese Courses

We offer Brazilan Portuguese courses, duo lessons and private tuition to suit all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner interested in learning a new language, or an experienced speaker looking to brush up on your existing skills, we offer a range of Portuguese classes to suit you.

If you are unsure of your level, we will happily schedule a free assessment with no obligations before the course begins.

2024 terms: January, April and September

Once per week from 15:00 to 16:30, 17:00 to 18:30 or 18:45 to 20:15 for 90 minutes depending on the level.

The course fee per term is £185 (January only, 10 weeks)

April and September course fees are £220 per term (10 weeks)

January term (starting 15/01/24):

April (starting 15/04/24) and September (starting 16/09/24) term:

  • 10 weeks with 3 to 10 students in the group

Private lessons

One-to-one tuition is available all year round with one of our experienced teachers. You will benefit from individual attention and lessons tailored to your unique needs and requirements. This option is ideal for students who want to see fast progress in a short period of time.

  • The most effective and intensive way to learn a language, or to brush up on existing language skills
  • 100% flexible: the structure of the lessons is personally tailored to suit the individual learning needs and requirements
  • Increased confidence with a fully focused, bespoke programme designed for the individual

New course prices from January 2024:

  • General Private Lessons: £50 per 60 mins lesson or £75 per 90 mins lesson
  • If you book and pay for a block 10 lessons at the same time, you get the 11th for free

 Hit the 'Apply Now' button below to join us.

Duo lessons

Flexible time and date, minimum 2 lessons at any time. 

This option includes private tuition for 2 students. Each lesson is 90 minutes.

Fee per block (5 x 90 minute): £270 per student.

You can start anytime all year round.

Why learn with us?

  • Our classes are run in small groups (max. 10), meaning you’ll have plenty of speaking practice!
  • Our qualified trainers are native-speakers and come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds
  • We care about your progress. Where other courses might leave you in pairs to practice with someone at the same level as you, our trainer pays attention to each individual student and is always on hand to correct errors along the way
  • There are no mixed-level groups
  • We offer excellent customer service in a friendly atmosphere. Each member of our team has a strong language learning and/or teaching background with a passion for the field
  • Our language centre is centrally located in the West End of Edinburgh on Shandwick Place
  • And finally… all of our students can enjoy free tea and coffee all the time!

The International House Edinburgh Method

Speak from the very first lesson!

At International House you learn to communicate in your target language in the same way as you learned your mother tongue. It’s an intensive, world-renowned method where trainers teach in the target language, using pictures and role-plays rather than direct translations. They encourage you to participate actively in the classroom, helping you to pick up your new language as quickly as possible.

From day one, the trainer’s aim is to encourage you to speak as much as possible whilst integrating skills in reading, writing and listening into the lesson.

Terms and conditions

Group tuition at International House Edinburgh

  • 3 - 10 students : 10 weeks

Lessons are good for one year from date of enrolment.

We accept payment by cheque, payable to International House Edinburgh, by Debit and Credit card (no Amex), or by Bank transfer.

  1. Lessons must be paid in advance, translations & interpreting on receipt of invoice.
  2. Each lesson is 45 minutes – we teach a minimum of 2 private lessons at any time.
  3. Student agrees to monitoring of lessons for pedagogical purposes by Supervisory Personnel.
  4. In order to postpone or reschedule private/duo lessons, we must be notified by 12.00h of the working day preceding the lessons. After that, late notices and/ or cancellations are subject to a 50% fee of the lesson amount in question. Cancellations on the same day are subject to 100% cancellation fee.
  5. There are no cancellation or rescheduling privileges for group lessons.
  6. Once the course has started, no refunds will be possible.
  7. The school reserves the right to reduce the timetable for groups of less than 5 students.
  8. Remote access may be available for group lessons. Access is restricted to one student per group per lesson with a school total of four students per timetable period. We operate on a first come first served basis. Requests for remote access must be made before 12.00 noon on the day of the lesson.