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English school in Edinburgh: Kaplan International

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Key points

  • Reputed and very well-equipped school
  • Quality teaching
  • Ideal location, in the very heart of the city centre

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, etc..
ratings
220 authentic opinions

Established in two adjacent historic buildings, our partner school, Kaplan International, is located in the centre of Edinburgh, only a stone's throw away from the fashionable shops of Princes Street and from the amazing view of the castle. Containing 20 spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a multimedia room with several computers, this school offers an optimal environment for studying English. You will be able to make use of the library/computer room and a large student lounge (with vending machines for snacks and drinks and a microwave) to meet up with other students. If you want to relax after your English classes, go out onto the school patio or take advantage of the numerous parks nearby, such as the Princes Street Gardens, where you can admire the uninterrupted view of the castle and the Old Town, Charlotte Square Gardens or even Calton Hill.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 375.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:30-17:45

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
375 GBP
595 GBP
640 GBP
2
630 GBP
1040 GBP
1130 GBP
3
885 GBP
1485 GBP
1620 GBP
4
1140 GBP
1930 GBP
2110 GBP
6
1590 GBP
2760 GBP
3030 GBP
8
2080 GBP
3630 GBP
3990 GBP
12
2940 GBP
5250 GBP
5790 GBP
16
3880 GBP
6950 GBP
7670 GBP
24
5520 GBP
10110 GBP
11190 GBP
Extra week (24+)
225 GBP
415 GBP
460 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 410.- GBP
Lessons
27 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 or 14:30-17:45

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
410 GBP
630 GBP
675 GBP
2
700 GBP
1110 GBP
1200 GBP
3
990 GBP
1590 GBP
1725 GBP
4
1280 GBP
2070 GBP
2250 GBP
6
1800 GBP
2970 GBP
3240 GBP
8
2360 GBP
3910 GBP
4270 GBP
12
3360 GBP
5670 GBP
6210 GBP
16
4440 GBP
7510 GBP
8230 GBP
24
6360 GBP
10950 GBP
12030 GBP
Extra week (24+)
260 GBP
450 GBP
495 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 450.- GBP
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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
450 GBP
670 GBP
715 GBP
2
780 GBP
1190 GBP
1280 GBP
3
1110 GBP
1710 GBP
1845 GBP
4
1440 GBP
2230 GBP
2410 GBP
6
2040 GBP
3210 GBP
3480 GBP
8
2680 GBP
4230 GBP
4590 GBP
12
3780 GBP
6090 GBP
6630 GBP
16
5000 GBP
8070 GBP
8790 GBP
24
7200 GBP
11790 GBP
12870 GBP
Extra week (24+)
295 GBP
485 GBP
530 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course "Edinburgh Festival"

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 3 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 440.- GBP
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options "Edinburgh Festival" + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 3 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Your festival classes will include discussions of performances with other international students, learning new arts-related vocabulary, writing reviews of shows you have seen and practising creative writing in English. These classes are a highly enjoyable way to improve your speaking and communication skills as you share ideas and interact with other members of the class.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
760 GBP
1170 GBP
1260 GBP
Extra week (2+)
320 GBP
510 GBP
555 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 1 wk
19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
05.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
05.08.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 450.- GBP
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 business + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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
450 GBP
670 GBP
715 GBP
2
780 GBP
1190 GBP
1280 GBP
3
1110 GBP
1710 GBP
1845 GBP
4
1440 GBP
2230 GBP
2410 GBP
6
2040 GBP
3210 GBP
3480 GBP
8
2680 GBP
4230 GBP
4590 GBP
12
3780 GBP
6090 GBP
6630 GBP
16
5000 GBP
8070 GBP
8790 GBP
24
7200 GBP
11790 GBP
12870 GBP
Extra week (24+)
295 GBP
485 GBP
530 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 450.- GBP
Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 IELTS + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-13:05 or 13:10-17:45

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
450 GBP
670 GBP
715 GBP
2
780 GBP
1190 GBP
1280 GBP
3
1110 GBP
1710 GBP
1845 GBP
4
1440 GBP
2230 GBP
2410 GBP
6
2040 GBP
3210 GBP
3480 GBP
8
2680 GBP
4230 GBP
4590 GBP
12
3780 GBP
6090 GBP
6630 GBP
16
5000 GBP
8070 GBP
8790 GBP
24
7200 GBP
11790 GBP
12870 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

IELTS exam fee 175 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) (host family) 20 GBP
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (22.06-24.08.2019) 15 GBP
Christmas with the host family (21.12 - 28.12.19) 60 GBP
Extra night with host family (Price on request)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 22.06-24.08.19) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence, 22.06-24.08.19) 30 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh) 70 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow) 190 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)

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

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

220 students gave their opinion about this school

45 years old - France
/ 5
C'est une super école !Les professeurs sont impliqués et sympathiques.
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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« Ecole professionnelle »
Top tips
« The Fringe FestivalThe Ceildih dance »
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, perchè siccome erano presenti molte persone, appartenenti a diverse nazionalità, ho avuto l'opportunità di parlare sempre inglese »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui je pense, même si le niveau dans lequel j’etais Ne me permettais pas de faire un grand bon en avant »
School highlights
« Personel compétent et dynamique »
Top tips
« Visite de Mary king’s Close dans la vieille ville »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Edinburgh ist wunderschön. Eine bezaubernde alte Stadt mit vielen schönen Geschäften und im Dezember einem schönen Weihnachtsmarkt. Die Schotten sind sehr freundlich. Für den ein oder anderen aber vielleicht ein bisschen schwer zu verstehen wegen dem Akzent, aber nach einer kurzen Zeit hat man sich daran gewöhnt. Die Kaplan Schule war klasse. Wenn man in einer Residenz wohnt (Canal Point) benötigt man nur 15 Minuten per Fuß zur Schule. Die Schule ist nah an der Innenstadt gelegen, sodass man in fünf Minuten in der Shopping-Meile ist. Das Schulgebäude besteht aus zwei verbundenen Gebäuden. Man sollte sich darauf einstellen, dass man möglicherweise viele Treppenstufen läuft, da die Häuser noch sehr alt, bzw typisch Englisch sind. Ansonsten ein schönes Gebäude und eine tolle Schule. Die Lehrer sind super freundlich und helfen einem bei jeder Sache. Sie helfen sogar einem ein Bankkonto oder eine britische SIM-Karte zu bekommen und füllen alle wichtigen Dokumente mit dir zusammen aus, falls jemand damit Hilfe benötigt. Der Unterricht macht Spaß und der Nationalitäten-Mix ist wirklich bunt gemischt. Unterkunft ist super für ein Student. Kleine aber schöne Zimmer. Bett und Sauberkeit war bei mir top. Die nächsten Supermärkte sind gleich um die Ecke (insgesamt 4 Stück : 2 mal Tesco, Coop, Sainsbury). Küche hat alles was man benötigt.
2 weeks, December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
J'ai adoré l’Écosse, un pays qui me fascinait depuis déjà plusieurs années. Les paysages, la mentalité des habitants, tout était merveilleux ! Dommage que les micro-ondes soient si sales que nous n'osons même pas réchauffer nos plats.. La cuisine était très sale et j'ai eu à plusieurs reprises des problèmes avec la douche. Mais dans l'ensemble, c'est un bon logement. Les activités sont presque identiques chaque semaine, dommage. Merci ESL !
6 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, énormément en listening et en reading, mais également en speaking. Un bon moyen pour se refresh ! »
School highlights
« Excellente ambiance et diversité des professeurs ainsi que des manières d'enseigner »
Top tips
« Aller sur l'île d'Arran, la mini-Ecosse est tout simplement fabuleuse, et plus proche que Skye ! »
24 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Jasmine Sbai
Jasmine Sbai

Edinburgh is a beautiful, bustling city where you never run out of things to do. The school is also great, with competent teachers and many activities organised. I could meet many people from different countries, my stay was simply great.

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Estelle Tesarik
Estelle Tesarik

I spent an excellent time in Edinburgh; it’s a beautiful city with many things to do, and the pub nights definitely live up to their reputation! I made some amazing friends and spent some very good time with them! However, one month was not enough for me to improve my English; eventually I managed, but it was tough! I think I will go back next year and stay longer. Oh, and I forgot to say that my favourite moment was the Scottish dance! Don’t miss it!

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Anne-Catherine Melnotte
Anne-Catherine Melnotte

After two months and a half at Kaplan International Colleges – Edinburgh, I can say that I am very satisfied with my choice. The atmosphere at school, at the residence and in the city is very nice. Edinburgh is a city where there is always something to do – you can visit the different tourist sites (museums, mountains, beaches, highlands) or spend some time at the pub!
Edinburgh is an active and dynamic city and I really think it is worth a visit. The school is well located, close to the city centre and to the old town – that’s very convenient. Apart from learning English in a very confortable setting, I am also meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, which is very interesting. Many people are living in the same residence, so you can always hangout with someone. For this reason, I decided to extend my Scottish experience by 2 months and then continue with an internship. I highly recommend this experience!

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Host family
If you wish to immerse yourself in Scottish culture and put into practice what you will have learned in class, then staying with a host family is the ideal solution. You will stay in a single or double room (double rooms only available for students travelling together) with half board provided. Carefully selected by our partner school, the families live around 35 minutes away from the course centre. On request, you can also choose to have a private bathroom.

Canal Point residence
This newly built residence awaits you just 15 minutes’ walk away from the shops on Princes Street and at the heart of Edinburgh’s nightlife. Staying in an apartment with other international students, you will occupy a comfortable single bedroom complete with a private bathroom, double bed, desk and storage space. The fully fitted kitchen (with widescreen TV) and the living area are to be shared with your flatmates. Other amenities include a welcoming student lounge with a large flat-screen TV, communal laundry facilities and high-speed internet access via Wi-Fi. The residence provides 24-hour video surveillance. Beldinen are provided, but towels are not. It will only take you 20 minutes on foot, or a short bus ride, to get to your English language school.

From the Old Town to the mythical panorama of the Highlands, passing by the seaside and the Zoo, numerous exciting activities await you. Museums, sports, outings, excursions...discover, during your free time, the mysteries of Scotland!
Throughout the streets of Edinburgh or outside of the city, numerous attractions are to be discovered. In addition, our partner school will propose numerous activities and excursions to you in order that you may make the most possible out of your stay in Scotland.

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