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Basil Paterson

Edinburgh, GB-SCT
66 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4NA, United Kingdom
4.60
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Accreditations

With over 50 years' experience in teaching, Basil Paterson has a long tradition of academic excellence and remains dedicated to empowering each student in their education.

The school is located in the city center, in Edinburgh's New Town area. Operated from a Georgian building with 4 floors, the school's is surrounded by shops and nearby parks.

Inside you will find: 26 classrooms • Free Wifi • Study center • Library • Computing Laboratory • interactive whiteboards in some classes • Wellness Service and a Relaxation room.

The school organizes a variety of social and cultural activities. At least 8 activities per week during the summer and at least 3 activities per week the rest of the year. These include:

• Folk Dance • Traditional Scottish Scotch Whisky Tasting • Ghost Tour of Old Edinburgh • Friday night is the Night of Pubs • Tour Edinburgh Castle There is also the opportunity of excursions to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Courses

Experienced and well qualified teaching staff offer a high level of academic support, maintaining an intensive and supportive atmosphere to increase your confidence. Learnng happens both inside and outside the classroom, with regular social activities and tutors available every afternoon in the study centre.

The school has small class sizes - with a maximum of 12 students - to ensure individual attention. Teachers help you set achievable goals and continually monitor your progress to ensure you stay motivated and focused.

At the beginning of the day a starter session brings students together before their class. Teacher-led discussion gives students the opportunity to discuss news and language-based topics as a warm-up before their first class.

In morning classes spoken performance is improved with role plays and presentations to boost your confidence in a variety of real-life situations.

Language and grammar points are introduced to form the foundation of your language ability. Core skills are developed through the use of controlled practice, exercises and feedback.

There is an intensive focus on extending reading and writing skills. You receive guided practice in different genres and styles of texts and in producing a variety of written pieces.

In the afternoons, group projects help you develop skills such as thinking and problem solving, collaboration, research, organisation and planning. Alternatively students focus on exam preparation for IELTS or Cambridge qualifications.

Type of courses

For students from beginner to advanced looking to improve the overall standard of their English for a range of different situations. The English Focus course offers help in areas such as Listening, Speaking, Grammar, and Vocabulary.

The course has 15 or 25 hours of classes a week. The day is separated into specific areas of language development, covering Grammar & Vocabulary in the Language Focus class, while in the Skills Focus classes you will focus on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Full-time students also benefit from our unique Project Workshop, which has been designed to build confidence and improve spoken English.

The courses include all course materials. Courses last 1-52 weeks.

Maximum class size is 12. Minimum age 17,

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught - Monday to Friday, 8.45-12.30, 1.30-15.45

Lessons duration – 60 minutes

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For students from Beginner to Advanced who want a personalised, intensive English language programme that allows you to make the maximum possible progress for your individual needs.

In individual lessons, you focus on the language, vocabulary and practice of business situations to improve your confidence and performance in meetings, presentations, telephoning and e-mailing.

Experienced teachers adapt your classes to suit your learning style.

Minimum age 16

1¬-40 hours tuition per week

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General Course - 15 Lessons per week (Standard) Starts from £283
Duration
55mins class
Duration
2 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General Course - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £371
Duration
55mins class
Duration
2 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - Exam Preparation - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £371
Duration
55mins class
Duration
2 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • Basil Paterson  Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • Basil Paterson  Self Study Room
    Self Study Room
  • Basil Paterson  Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • Basil Paterson  Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
Location
66 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4NA, United Kingdom

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and a historic city with many cultural attractions, events and green spaces. Major attractions include Edinburgh Castle in the centre of the city, Princes Gardens, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The famous Edinburgh Festival in August showcases national and international talent in music, theatre, the arts and dance The school is in the centre of the city, just opposite Queens Gardens and near the shops, cafes and gardens of Princes Street. It is surrounded by historic buildings and walking distance from theatres, museums and restaurants.

Accommodation

Student residence

£178/week

Price/week: £178

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 0

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