What is the typical day like at Berlitz Edinburgh?
Well, that will depend on the number of hours you would like to do. This would be a typical day on a Compact Total Immersion course:
08.00-09.00: Breakfast with the Homestay family, bus to Berlitz, get coffee and say hi to everyone
09.00-12.45: Classroom time: learn / practice / work hard / speak with the instructor – improve!
12.45-14.15: Lunch at a local restaurant with one of the instructors discussing football, the weather and the student’s upcoming medical conference.
14.15-16.30: Classroom time: learn / practice / work hard / speak with the instructor – improve!
16.30-18.00: Walk around Edinburgh – do some shopping, visit Edinburgh Castle, walk the Royal Mile
18.00-19.00: Drink in the historic pub around Berlitz with a student from Paris and another from Moscow and two of the instructors
19.00-23.00: Bus back to the Homestay, dinner and chat with the hosts, watch English-language TV programmes, bed
Why should I choose Berlitz Edinburgh?
It’s an important question to ask. We take the quality of our service very seriously and are both British Council accredited for the teaching of English and pass regular Berlitz Quality audits. We also:
- have qualified and well-trained instructors
- have weekly instructor meetings in order to discuss students and their programmes
- give students several opportunities to give feedback (by completing questionnaires and also by having regular meetings with the Centre Director)
- have administrative staff always available to offer support and advice on your stay in Edinburgh
- have tried and tested Berlitz materials which meet students’ needs
- have a wide reference library of other materials ready for use in the classroom in order to give students as much practise as possible
- give students advice on how to continue their learning once their course with us is finished, including giving them a detailed progress report
Can I choose my own timetable?
Yes you can. You can either choose one of our popular fixed schedules or you can choose your start and end times, number of days etc, to suit your time and budget. You let us know what you would like and we will organise everything for you.
How do I organise accommodation?
If you would like a Homestay then just let us know and we will organise it for you and send you the information. If you prefer to stay in a hotel or self-catering apartment we can give you advice but recommend that you book directly with the hotel or through a hotel booking website.
How much do your intensive English courses cost?
How do I apply for a course?
How do I know what level I am?
You can take the online placement test which tests your reading, listening grammar and vocabulary. When you arrive at Berlitz Edinburgh we will have a meeting with you to check your level and confirm your needs and objectives for the course.
Do you do other language courses?
Yes we do. Our ‘Other Language Courses‘ page has all the details.
Do you do English group courses?
We can do English group courses, although most of our courses are individual. We do what are called ‘semi-private’ courses where you and another student have lessons together in the morning. All the details are on ‘Our English Courses‘ page.
How do I pay for a course?
Payment must be made before the course can be confirmed. The simplest way is for us to email you an invoice with bank transfer instructions. It is also possible to pay by credit card if you prefer.
What travel document do I need?
If you hold a passport from a country which is a member of the EU, you do not need a visa. If you are from any other country please visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa for more information.
What is your Course Cancellation Policy?
If you need to cancel your course we will not charge you if you give us three working days’ notice (ie on the Tuesday before a Monday start). If you cannot give us three working days we will charge 50% of the first week’s course fees.