English school in Edinburgh: BSC Edinburgh

Key points

  • Lively capital with incredible culture
  • Refurbished historic building in the heart of the city with a view of the Royal Mile
  • Modern teaching facilities, with some interactive technology
  • Range of accommodation close to the school
  • Fantastic excursions to Scotland’s most beautiful areas

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
31 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Germany, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
441 authentic opinions

Study English in the beating heart of this lively capital! Our partner school is located on the prestigious George Street, where it occupies a Georgian building with a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle just minutes from Saint Andrew Square and Princes Street. There are 14 classrooms spread over 3 floors hosting exciting and fun classes taught by qualified teachers who love teaching English. Students wanting to study on their own can use the computer area (free Wi-Fi throughout the building) and teaching materials available in the study room/library (CDs, DVDs, books, newspapers, etc.). At break time, the international students can head to the large common room to watch the wide-screen TV and make plans for the weekend. The best shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs are just outside the school’s doors, so you can dive into Edinburgh’s bustling streets after your English classes!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Part-Time course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 265.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
265 GBP
506 GBP
570 GBP
2
480 GBP
917 GBP
1045 GBP
3
695 GBP
1328 GBP
1520 GBP
4
910 GBP
1739 GBP
1995 GBP
6
1340 GBP
2561 GBP
2945 GBP
8
1770 GBP
3383 GBP
3895 GBP
12
2390 GBP
4787 GBP
5555 GBP
16
3170 GBP
6351 GBP
7375 GBP
24
4490 GBP
9239 GBP
10775 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 315.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
315 GBP
556 GBP
620 GBP
2
580 GBP
1017 GBP
1145 GBP
3
845 GBP
1478 GBP
1670 GBP
4
1110 GBP
1939 GBP
2195 GBP
6
1640 GBP
2861 GBP
3245 GBP
8
2170 GBP
3783 GBP
4295 GBP
12
2990 GBP
5387 GBP
6155 GBP
16
3970 GBP
7151 GBP
8175 GBP
24
5450 GBP
10199 GBP
11735 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 355.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
355 GBP
596 GBP
660 GBP
2
660 GBP
1097 GBP
1225 GBP
3
965 GBP
1598 GBP
1790 GBP
4
1270 GBP
2099 GBP
2355 GBP
6
1880 GBP
3101 GBP
3485 GBP
8
2490 GBP
4103 GBP
4615 GBP
12
3470 GBP
5867 GBP
6635 GBP
16
4610 GBP
7791 GBP
8815 GBP
24
6290 GBP
11039 GBP
12575 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 395.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
395 GBP
636 GBP
700 GBP
2
740 GBP
1177 GBP
1305 GBP
3
1085 GBP
1718 GBP
1910 GBP
4
1430 GBP
2259 GBP
2515 GBP
6
2120 GBP
3341 GBP
3725 GBP
8
2810 GBP
4423 GBP
4935 GBP
12
3830 GBP
6227 GBP
6995 GBP
16
5090 GBP
8271 GBP
9295 GBP
24
7130 GBP
11879 GBP
13415 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 315.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
315 GBP
556 GBP
620 GBP
2
580 GBP
1017 GBP
1145 GBP
4
1110 GBP
1939 GBP
2195 GBP
6
1640 GBP
2861 GBP
3245 GBP
8
2170 GBP
3783 GBP
4295 GBP
12
2990 GBP
5387 GBP
6155 GBP
24
5450 GBP
10199 GBP
11735 GBP
Extra week (24+)
225 GBP
421 GBP
485 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 355.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 10 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
355 GBP
596 GBP
660 GBP
2
660 GBP
1097 GBP
1225 GBP
4
1270 GBP
2099 GBP
2355 GBP
6
1880 GBP
3101 GBP
3485 GBP
8
2490 GBP
4103 GBP
4615 GBP
12
3470 GBP
5867 GBP
6635 GBP
24
6290 GBP
11039 GBP
12575 GBP
Extra week (24+)
260 GBP
456 GBP
520 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 395.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 15 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
395 GBP
636 GBP
700 GBP
2
740 GBP
1177 GBP
1305 GBP
4
1430 GBP
2259 GBP
2515 GBP
6
2120 GBP
3341 GBP
3725 GBP
8
2810 GBP
4423 GBP
4935 GBP
12
3950 GBP
6347 GBP
7115 GBP
24
7130 GBP
11879 GBP
13415 GBP
Extra week (24+)
295 GBP
491 GBP
555 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1925.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1925 GBP
3146 GBP
3530 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
11.02 / 29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1925.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1925 GBP
3146 GBP
3530 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
11.02 / 07.05.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1925.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-14:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1925 GBP
3342 GBP
3790 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 445.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one lessons of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEFL one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:05 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
445 GBP
686 GBP
750 GBP
2
840 GBP
1277 GBP
1405 GBP
4
1630 GBP
2459 GBP
2715 GBP
6
2420 GBP
3641 GBP
4025 GBP
8
3210 GBP
4823 GBP
5335 GBP
12
4550 GBP
6947 GBP
7715 GBP
24
8570 GBP
13319 GBP
14855 GBP
Extra week (24+)
355 GBP
551 GBP
615 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 445.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one lessons of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEIC one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:05 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
445 GBP
686 GBP
750 GBP
2
840 GBP
1277 GBP
1405 GBP
4
1630 GBP
2459 GBP
2715 GBP
6
2420 GBP
3641 GBP
4025 GBP
8
3210 GBP
4823 GBP
5335 GBP
12
4550 GBP
6947 GBP
7715 GBP
24
8570 GBP
13319 GBP
14855 GBP
Extra week (24+)
355 GBP
551 GBP
615 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

English course at the Edinburgh Festival

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 470.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
+ 6 accompanied festival shows per week
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 + 14:00-14:50

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
470 GBP
711 GBP
775 GBP
2
890 GBP
1327 GBP
1455 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
05.08 / 12.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with us first.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 75 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (5 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
220 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (10 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
390 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (20 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
750 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (30 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
1100 GBP
Internship placement fee (4-24 weeks) 495 GBP
Placement fee (under 18 y.o.) (Supplement) 30 GBP
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (B2 First, C1 Advanced) 150 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 175 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 175 GBP
Extra night with host family, half board 28 GBP
Extra night in a residence / single room/no meals (private bathroom) 37 GBP
Christmas with the host family (22.12-28.12.2019) 60 GBP
Additional night compulsory (B2 First: 23.03, 08.06, 30.11.2019 / C1 Advanced: 15.06.2019)
Holiday retention fee (accommodation) (Host family)
50% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival after 22:00h) 30 GBP
Special diet (per week) 30 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019)
Host family
15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019)
Residence
30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh) 75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow International) 155 GBP

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

441 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
J'ai adoré la ville. L'architecture est magnifique tout est propre. J'ai appréciée que se soit une petite ville car tout peut se faire à pied et en même temps il y a pleins de choses à voir et à faire.J'ai été surprise par la gentillesse des locaux qui n'hésitent pas à aider si besoin. L'école est située tout près de Princes Street, avec des cafés, restaurants et magasins à proximités. La vieille ville est à 15 min à pied. Ce qui est très pratique pour les visites.La salle de classe était un peu petite pour le nombre d'élèves. Et les équipements pas très modernes mais en bon état. C'est un point qui pourrait être amméliorer mais en aucun cas cela a été un frein à mon apprentissage. Jennie (l'enseignante) est formidable et j'ai beaucoup aimé sa méthode d'apprentissage. Chaque semaine nous abordions un nouveau thème avec le vocabulaire de l'écoute audio. Nous étions par groupe de 2-3 ou 4 et discutions de ce thème. Les cours étaient donc très dynamiques. Grâce à ce système j'ai pu facilement créer des liens avec tous les élèves.Jennie nous faisait travailler notre prononciation et écrivait au tableau des phrases incorrectes qu'elle avait pu entendre et c'était à nous ensuite de les corriger.Dans la semaines nous abordions aussi 2 règles de grammaire avec des leçons et exercices en classe ou des exercices supplémentaires à faire à la maison si on le souhaitait que Jennie corrigeait pendant la pause.L'ambiance de la classe était super car on était tous là pour apprendre l'anglais mais aussi pour faire connaissance. J'ai été un peu déçue car malgré l'effort de l'école pour proposer une activité différente tous les jours, peu de personnes voir pas du tout se sont inscrites.Du coup je n'ai pas osée m'inscrire par peur de me retrouver toute seule. Par contre la soirée d'Halloween avec films, jeux était très bien.
3 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fait des progrès à l'oral car en classe Jennie nous faisait travailler en groupe. Et en ville, discuter avec la population locale. »
School highlights
« La méthode d'enseignement et connaitre des gens du monde entier. »
Top tips
« Il y a énormément d'activités gratuites à faire à Edimbourg. Il faut absolument les faire. Que se soit les musées, ou juste se promener dans la ville, aller à Dean village, Calton Hill, Arthur's seat. Il y a également de nombreux événements organisés par la ville d'Octobre à Janvier. »
48 years old - Italy
/ 5
Soggiorno perfetto: - residence studenti pulito, appena ristrutturato, confortevole e sicuro, a 20 minuti a piedi dalla scuola che è in centro-scuola centralissima con organizzazione perfetta e bravissimi docenti sempre molto accoglienti e disponibili-la città è sicura, le persone molto amichevoli e simpatiche, in 10 minuti a piedi si arrivi in tutti i punti interessanti e sule colline adiacenti (imperdibili); intorno alla scuola ci sono molti negozi e locali in cui poter pranzare senza spendere troppo Personale e docenti disponibilissimi sia per la didattica che per ogni altro consiglio sul soggiorno in generale.
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
22 years old - Spain
/ 5
Son una familia encantadora. No ponen horarios que es uno de los inconvenientes en Reino Unido, sobre todo con las comidas. El único problema es que a veces la dieta es poco variada porque ambos trabajan hasta tarde, me pase una semana y media cenando únicamente macarrones. Sin embargo, eres el único estudiante en la casa, la mayoría de las veces tenía el baño para mí sola ya que ellos se iban pronto a trabajar.
4 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sie war die perfekte Gastmutter für mich. Sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit, nett & wir haben sehr viel zusammen gesprochen.
8 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich kann nun besser sprechen und verstehen. »
46 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Residence)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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18 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense avoir fais des progrès surtout au niveau de l'expression grâce au fait d'avoir été encadré par la population en question. »
School highlights
« Il était facile de de prendre contact avec les professeurs ils étaient très coopératif et ça m'as beaucoup aidé »
Top tips
« Le stramash »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Schottland hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Die Schule liegt direkt im Herzen Edinburghs. Sie hat mir ebenfalls sehr gut gefallen. Besonders die angenehme Atmosphäre und das gute Umfeld an der Schule habe sehr geschätzt. Ich hatte eine ausgezeichnete Lehrperson als Klassenlehrer/in.
5 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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64 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Testimonials

Karen Molina Pérez
Karen Molina Pérez
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 3 weeks

If I had to summarize my stay in Edinburgh in one word, that word would be: amazing! Not only I improved my English, but I also made progress on a personal and professional level. I met many people from around the world and we are still in touch!

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Yolanda Deza Tascón
Yolanda Deza Tascón
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 10 weeks

At the heart of the New Town of Edinburgh, on the stately street of George Street, the school of English opened its doors more than a decade ago and has been teaching English to students from all over the world. On the outside, it’s a building with a remarkable architecture, like most of the buildings there. On the inside, there is a lively gathering of students and teachers and a diverse mix of accents, which make this not only a learning experience, but also an interesting life experience. With schedules almost à la carte (three hours in the morning, extra lessons in the afternoon) and a well-prepared and helpful teacher staff, it’s almost impossible not to find a personalized course. Each class is not a world, it’s several worlds, because there are students from every corner of the world map: Switzerland, Angola, Japan, Germany… and only a few Spanish, what a blessing! It’s a school, but also a meeting point because every afternoon they offer a different plan to the students. A visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through the amazing Botanical Garden, conversations around a coffee or a beer (or two or three…). These optional activities complement the academic aspect and allow students to get to know each other and practice "speaking" (which is the most difficult part!). Why don’t you join us?

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Gonzalo de la Torre Abaitua
Gonzalo de la Torre Abaitua
BSC, Edinburgh
Duration: 1 week

I decided to go to Edinburgh because I really wanted to visit Scotland. It was a great choice. I liked the city from the very first minute and, once I got to know it a bit better, I saw that it was friendly and convenient, with a great atmosphere and lots to do. Before my trip I was slightly concerned about the accent but, at least in Edinburgh, it’s not that strong and the teachers at the school speak very clearly.

The school is centrally located and has excellent facilities. Furthermore, the teachers were great and managed to make lessons dynamic and fun. Time really seemed to fly during the lessons and I improved my language skills almost without noticing. I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school in the afternoons, which allowed us students to get to know each other during city visits or when we went to the pub listening to live music or having a chat.

I stayed at a student residence in which the staff was always willing to solve any type of problem that came up. The residence was for students in general, but had an area just for people attending BSC, with a common area for every 4 students. It was pretty nice and quiet.

I would recommend Edinburgh to anyone who is considering going there. My stay only lasted one week, but I definitely would have liked to stay longer.

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Host family
Choosing host family accommodation is a unique way to live like the locals and develop your language skills. Your host family will share their culture and traditions with you and will be happy to guide you through the city. Most of our host families live approximately 45-60 minutes from the school and may welcome up to 3 international students in single or double rooms. Students are typically provided with half-board during the week and at the weekend.

McDonald Road residence
This modern residence, located in the town centre, hosts University of Edinburgh students as well as foreigners. Each apartment is shared between 5-7 students and features en suite single bedrooms with bed linen (but not towels), broadband internet, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with TV, free Wi-Fi and vending machines, where you’ll have the opportunity to hang out with your flatmates. The residence also features a coin-operated laundry room with washing machines and dryers.

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McDonald Road Residence

General information

Located 20 minutes walk from Princes Street. Built up area with a mix of tenement accommodation, attractions and retail.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
A pie
Average public transport cost:
GBP 4.- daily; GBP 20.- weekly
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes
Historical City center:
30 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room No
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
15 rooms
Additional 15 rooms in July.
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Rooms cleaned weekly.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe No
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Edinburgh: the best of Scotland. The Royal Mile, in the heart of the old town, leads you up to the impressive Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city. Take a free guided tour of the castle with a guard in period dress and learn more about this building’s exciting history, which now hosts the annual parade of the Royal Military Tattoo. In August, don’t miss Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival: almost 4 weeks of intense celebration with parties and street shows in every part of Edinburgh’s city centre, with some events taking place directly outside the school building.
You will also get a chance to get to know your fellow students by taking part in the activities organised by the school, including Scottish dancing, art gallery visits, live concerts in city pubs, cheese and wine tasting, films, sport, etc. Weekend optional excursions will take you shopping in Glasgow, on a tour of the Highlands to explore the medieval Stirling Castle, Loch Ness and its monster or whisky tasting in the Glengoyne distillery.

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