Introduction to English - beginners intensive course
(A1+ level)

Learn the basics you need to communicate effectively in English while you discover Scottish history and culture.

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1 to 2 weeks


£265 one week £450 two weeks

Entry level



AM and PM


In person

What you will learn

Course overview

Our Introduction to English beginners intensive course (A1+ level) in Edinburgh is the perfect course if you have a basic level of English but need to consolidate what you know. You’ll perfect the basics to communicate effectively in English, boost your confidence, and increase your core vocabulary knowledge. In the afternoon, you’ll put what you learn into practice with our especially designed afternoon cultural sessions. These take place in a wide variety of Edinburgh’s most fascinating places and each session has an integrated language task.

Course content

Our Introduction to English course covers core grammar and vocabulary needed to communicate effectively in English. During our morning sessions, you will learn how to apply this language practically, and get extensive training in your speaking, listening and pronunciation 

In the afternoons we work on developing your exposure to real English through our cultural sessions.

We curate an exciting programme of afternoon visits. These include:

  • Edinburgh’s New Town
  • Gladstone’s Land
  • The National Galleries of Scotland
  • The Georgian House
  • The Victorian Classroom 
  • Experiencing Scottish Cuisine

Flexible course dates

In order to offer our students as much flexibility as possible, you can choose to study with us for one or two weeks of the course.

What is included in our Introduction to English beginners intensive course?

The beginners intensive course includes:

  • ​20 hours per week of tuition
  • exclusive The Edinburgh Experience textbook and welcome pack​
  • All cultural visits
  • Access to our virtual classrooms for a month

When would you like to start?

Our Introduction to English beginners intensive course (A1+ level) in Edinburgh runs during our summer months. We offer it outside of summer to closed groups. Please contact us for more information.

COVID 19 UPDATE due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding international travel, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend our summer 2021 programme. We are now taking bookings for summer 2022.

Book for summer 2022

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who have a basic level of English but need to consolidate what they know. If you want to feel more confident in speaking English, increase your vocabulary and develop your communication, then this is the perfect course for you.

Course details

Course delivery

In person

Entry level



£265 one week/ $360 two weeks


1 or 2 weeks


Mon- Thu: 10am – 12pm, 1-3pm
Friday: 10am – 12pm

Hours per week

20 + self-study

Course start dates

2022 dates to be confirmed

Class size

Max 10 per class

Minimum age


Technical requirements

Laptop or mobile device recommended


If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.

Our Introduction to English beginners intensive course is designed as a 40 hour course. We recommend attending the full 2 week programme, however you can choose to study only one week.

You can pay a 50% deposit to secure your place, and full payment must be received 6 weeks before the start of the course.

If you cancel a course 6 weeks before the start date, you can receive 50% of your fees and accommodation, minus your deposit. If the course is cancelled at any point 6 weeks before the start date of the course, no refunds are available for either course or accommodation. Deposits are non-refundable.

Yes! We work with homestay hosts and Unite student residence to help our students find friendly and comfortable accommodation. The summer months are extremely busy in Edinburgh so make sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All of our summer programme students receive a certificate of attendance.

Why choose our Introduction to English Beginners Intensive course (A1+ level)?

Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and excellent English classes

Our cultural intensives are innovative, exciting and motivating language courses which will allow you to unlock the secrets to learning real English while discovering Scottish history and culture.


Of students who study with us recommend us.

5 Stars

We have a 5 star rating on Google and Facebook reviews.

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Our courses are -

Fun and dynamic

When you enjoy a lesson, you learn better. That’s why we make our classes practical and engaging so that you can progress faster.

Personalised to you

We create our own courses and course books. That means that the classes will deal with your direct language needs.


Our cultural sessions are the perfect way to combine learning English with your holiday! We carefully curate an exciting cultural programme and design exclusive language tasks which are integrated into your visit. This means you get to use your English in a real, practical and motivating way.

Have a look at what our students have to say

Since we opened our English school in Edinburgh in 2012, we have welcomed students from all over the world. Our goal is for you to have the best possible learning experience, and we are really proud of our 5 star Google rating.

Have a truly unique learning experience

Study with us to discover a new way to learn a language and connect with Scottish culture and history in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

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Meet your teachers

A school is only ever as good as its teachers and we have the best in the business. All of our teachers are highly qualified and have a minimum of 5 years experience.

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