Alba English is a friendly school near Edinburgh’s beautiful and exciting city centre. The school welcomes over 400 students every year and is accredited by the British Council. For more information check the school website.
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  • 725 - 1170 GBP
    Living Costs per Month
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Alba English is a welcoming school which gets to know each individual student. The school aims for:

  • Flexibility: Alba thinks everyone should have the chance to study and improve their English. They keep the doors open from 09:00 to 20:00 and offer flexible courses – so everyone can come and study.
  • Affordability: Alba thinks English lessons should be accessible to everyone – so they keep the prices reasonable.
  • Quality: The team of teachers are qualified, experienced and dynamic. Alba believes in useful lessons that students can really engage in, learn in and enjoy with lots of activities for interactive learning.

About Location

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is home to around 500 000 people. It combines fascinating history and beautiful scenery with cosmopolitan lifestyles and lively, international festivals.

The city is full of things to see and do – here are some of the reasons for coming to this historical, exciting, safe and beautiful city...

Whatever you want from your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland, you won’t be disappointed....

Teaching Method

In General English, classes focus on students speaking and listening – helping them learn to communicate better in English. Exam and Business classes focus on what students need to know!

Teachers are all native-speaking, experience and committed to student learning. They believe in useful lessons that students can really engage in, learn in and enjoy with lots of activities for interactive learning.

The mission of Alba English School is to provide brilliant English classes to international people in Edinburgh and help them make the best of their time in Scotland.

The fantastic team of friendly and committed teachers and office staff will help you learn English, find accommodation and have fun.


  • Homestay with a local family, couple or individual
  • Hostel

Social Programme

Edinburgh is a historical, exciting, safe and beautiful city and is full of things to see and do! Some typical things you can do on the Alba English School Social Programme:


  • Ghost tours of the historical old town
  • Going to a local pub
  • Climbing Arthur’s seat (a small hill in the city
  • Playing pool (billiards) or going bowling
  • Film night
  • Visiting the parliament


More popular places to visit in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, over 15 museums and galleries (mostly free), Edinburgh Dungeons, Camera Obscura Illusions, the Scottish Whisky Centre and the birthplace of Harry Potter. 15 million people visited Scotland last year, many coming for the summer festivals or to visit the beautiful Scottish Highlands, Stirling Castle and Loch Ness.