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.

Enhanced English Language Skills and Scottish Culture
The morning group courses plus Scottish culture are our most popular programme

This programme is open to anyone seeking to see fast progress and gain confidence in spoken English.
You will take greater steps towards obtaining fluency in English.

The course includes three components:

The Group lessons component gives the participants the chance to meet people from all over the world who are at various stages of their career. The course aims to give you confidence in communicating in an English speaking environment. The course is taught in weekly modules focusing on speaking and listening covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common English phrases. You will improve your ability to communicate in English while experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Edinburgh.

The course will include the following:

  • Grammar activities and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and stress
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language and phrasal verbs
  • Telling a story – describing and linking words and expressions
  • Discussions on UK culture and current affairs
  • Reading and Writing skills including letter & report writing, note-taking, register and expressing attitudes & ideas.

The Spoken Performance component concentrates on speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in the afternoon sessions. You will expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar for both professional and everyday purposes

The course will include the following:

  • Fluency development for social interaction
  • Grammar and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation, including stress and intonation
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language

The Scottish Culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and Scottish arts, history, politics and broader culture. Teachers will use the Spoken Performance sessions to introduce topics of interest which will be further explored through the Cultural Program.

Activities include visits to the National Museum which houses a seven-storey presentation of the Story of Scotland from the deep geological past to the present and culminates in a wonderful rooftop view of the city. Visits to the city’s three National Galleries of Art will allow participants to experience the works of Scottish artists from medieval icon painters, via John Singer Sergeant’s portraiture to the modernist sculptures of Eduardo Paollozzi.

We also have the chance to visit Rosslyn Chapel made famous by the novel The Da Vinci Code, which is a beautiful architectural example of a 15th century collegiate chapel and one of the few such buildings to survive the Reformation.

Who is the programme for?

This course is designed for advanced English speakers. Although the course is not limited to EU citizens, teachers and education professionals from within the EU and participating countries can apply for Erasmus+ funding to study this course.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance in the end of the programme. 

Prices and Dates 2024

It is recommended that participants study for a minimum of two weeks but one-week stays are also accepted.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Start dates 2024: 18th March, 5th August, 19th August, 14th October

Sample Programme

Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year. During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.

Week1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00–12.15 General English General English General English General English General English

Optional Tour

Scottish Highlands with a tour company (supplimentary charge applies)

12.15– 13.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.15–14.45 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Rosslyn Chapel Spoken Performance
14.45–17.00 Tour of Edinburgh Excursion to Georgian House Royal Botanic Gardens National Gallery of Scotland
20.00 Traditional Scottish Pub Night Whisky Tasting Traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing


Week-2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00– 12.15 General English General English General English General English General English
12.15–13.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.15–14.45 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance
15.00–17.00 Scottish Parliament

Holyrood Palace


National Gallery of Modern Art Excursion to Gladstone’s Land National Portrait Gallery
20.00 Traditional Scottish pub evening Live Music