Learning Approach    

At Edinburgh School of English, we offer a studious environment in which we teach our students to use English more competently and become confident language users in a Globalised world.

An Academic Environment

Our courses are aimed at developing students' knowledge, skills and confidence through intensive programmes to ensure maximum progress and results. We offer our students a challenging and dynamic environment with the support of professional and experienced teachers.

Our Courses include:

Language skills lessons to develop language competency

Each lesson is designed to concentrate on developing one of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to practise and produce new language. These lessons enable students to speak and write more accurately and become more effective communicators. Students will also enhance their grammar and vocabulary knowledge and use through a wide variety of practice activities and input. These sessions will use a range of materials to stimulate and challenge students and prepare them for using English in the communication skills workshops and beyond.

Communication skills lessons to build confidence and fluency

  • Plenary sessions

Designed to bring the students together at the start and the end of the school day. The morning plenary acts as a warm-up session, with presentations on topical news items. The afternoon plenary gives students an opportunity to reflect on the learning experience from their day.

  • Spoken Performance Workshop

Under the teacher's guidance, students are set tasks which challenge them to develop their speaking skills across a range of different everyday situations and promote active expression in the language. There is a focus on pronunciation, presentations and debates.

  • Team Project

Each week, students work within small teams to produce and deliver a project that gives them real-life practice in presenting and formal writing. Students will also develop problem solving, collaboration, organisation and planning skills.

  • Mentored Dissertation

Each week the teacher will set individual goals for the students based on their specific language needs. With teacher guidance, students work independently to achieve their learning goals.

Coaching sessions

We offer a weekly coaching session for all our students.This consists of a 20-minute session each week where students’ goals are set or reappraised and progress is reviewed. By offering this complimentary session, the teacher provides weekly individual targets and monitors the students’ progress, helping them cultivate their aspirations and future directions.

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