This course is for people wishing to learn or improve their
English Language skills. You can choose between our two core programmes:
- General English (15 hours per week)
- Intensive English (20 hours per week)
If you choose Intensive English, you can choose to focus on
your communication skills (English Plus) or academic English and exam
preparation (IELTS Preparation).
Students in all courses can also choose to join our Social
- All students will focus on improving the four skills of
speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also extend your knowledge
of grammar and vocabulary whilst improving your communication skills.
- Our English Plus course will prepare you to use English in
real-world contexts. You will explore interesting topics, learn to express
yourself in English, and improve your presentation skills and functional
- Our IELTS Preparation course will help you to prepare to
take the IELTS English language exam. It can also be used to prepare you for
other English language exams or to improve your academic English more
You will have an English language test on your first day of
Summer School and be placed in the appropriate class for your level.
How the course is assessed
The course is internally assessed. You will be provided with
an Edinburgh College certificate of study when you complete the course.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
General English classes take place every morning
Monday-Friday. Intensive English classes will take place every morning
Monday-Friday, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Information about funding can be found here