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You can now book courses in all three terms when we launch our programme in August each year. Book early to secure your place!
Explore our Language Courses.
Whether you are an absolute beginner or have studied and used the language for several years there will be a language course for you. Courses are for all adult learners, from 16 to 99+ year old. Language tutors are expert language teachers passionate about teaching you how to communicate in your chosen language. All language courses focus on communication skills through task-based learning, with a particular emphasis on listening and speaking.
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336, VAT Registration Number GB 592 9507 00, and is acknowledged by the UK authorities as a “Recognised body” which has been granted degree awarding powers.
The Centre for Open Learning offers 10-week courses in a wide variety of languages starting in September, January and April. These courses are open to everyone and, as a matriculated student, you get 33% off!
With state-of-the-art digital language and interpreting laboratories, self-study facilities and dedicated media resources, we provide a first-class learning environment.
Our wide range of optional courses in professionally relevant subjects allows you to create a programme of study which meets your interests and professional needs.
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Edinburgh School of English
Edinburgh is an exciting, cosmopolitan city offering many attractions to visitors including a great many museums, galleries and buildings of historical and architectural interest. As a university city, it caters for students and offers a fantastic social life. Edinburgh is also the home of the August Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New Year street party which are both visited by thousands of people every year. Places of interest include Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament. The spectacular Highlands are within easy reach of the city.
The language school is located in a beautiful Georgian building in the city centre, a short walk from the famous Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Botanic Gardens. The facilities include bright spacious rooms, free internet and email access and wireless connections for laptops. We also have a student common room with books for free loan to help you continue learning outside class.
- Intercultural Communication
- Applied Linguistics
- Historical linguistics
- Theoretical linguistics
- Cognitive Linguistics
- English Language
- Language Acquisition
We’re always on the lookout for new book projects in these areas:
I normally focus on all the four language skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing. But I stick to the student’s needs and preferences (for example, if you are learning Spanish for a travel, we will focus in Speaking and Listening).
I try to make the course practical and dynamic. I will first learn you the lesson of the day and after that we will bring that to practice.
I will also provide you with content in Spanish that will allow you to include the language in your daily life (music, movies and even memes!) I really love sharing my love to Mexico with the students so you will also learn about our culture, food and some slang.
And you might get some light homework as well !
I come from Mexico, but I have been living in France and now in the UK for 3 years. I am Student in Foreign languages (French, English and Spanish) and I have given sporadic private Spanish lessons back in France. At university I do translation between English/Spanish, French/Spanish and English/French.
Taught by leading researchers from Linguistics & English Language, the Centre for Speech Technology Research and the School of Informatics, this programme combines elements of linguistics, computer science, engineering and psychology.
Linguistics Language Studies