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Reviews of TLI English School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Total number of reviews: 47
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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TLI English School, Edinburgh, Scotland
4.0/5.0 
(47 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.6/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
30. May. 2016
1. (31 years)  -  Brazil
1. Intensive General English Course - 3 weeks

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The school staff is flexible and always available to find the best solution for students.
16. May. 2016
2. (39 years)  - 
2. Private course (30 classes per week) - 1 week

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The friendly people
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All in your hands - the teacher only helps - we are studing and the result depends entirely on us
17. Nov. 2015
3. (19 years)  - 
3. Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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8. Nov. 2015
4. Irene (38 years)  - 
4. General English Course - 4 weeks

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Professors are changed continuously (you can see it in a positive or negative way)
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The people are friendly as almost all the Scottish people
7. Sep. 2015
5. (36 years)  -  Hungary
5. Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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Make a plan about the tourist attractions what you want to visit!
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Kind staff and very good teachers.
7. Sep. 2015
6. (26 years)  - 
6. CAE Preparation Course - 2 weeks

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The quality of teaching staff & the effectiveness of the school's administration.
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The whole town is great, however it is best to come middle of August to enjoy the Fringe Festival.
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This school offers the best prices in Edinburgh. However, the training provided (in my case a preparation of two weeks to Cambridge's exam) is of very good quality. An excellent choice for budget travellers who wish to practice English.
31. Aug. 2015
7. Tatiana (26 years)  -  Italy
7. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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21. Aug. 2015
8. (61 years)  -  Spain
8. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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Get accomodation on your own
4. May. 2015
9. (46 years)  - 
9. General English Course - 1 week

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The building, the cleanliness and the care that is perceived, the excellent welcoming organization, the teachers' quality, one of them in particular
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I will surely recommend TLI to everyone who wants to attend a course in Edinburgh
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It's a very well organized school from all points of view, from care spaces to teaching
4. May. 2015
10.  -  Brazil
10. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Punctuality is very important in Edinburgh.
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Everything Ok, I did'nt have any problems, they are very friendly.
18. Feb. 2015
11. (25 years)  - 
11. Intensive General English Course - 5 weeks

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very good school, very professional. all positive!
10. Nov. 2014
12. (26 years)  - 
12. General English Course - 1 week

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Lively and conversational classes.
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Very friendly staff.
21. Oct. 2014
13. (61 years)  - 
13. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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It was great that an extra class had been opened for only two students.
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Too bad that no school activities were offered in the afternoon.
10. Aug. 2014
14. (43 years)  - 
14. Intensive General English Course - 1 week

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Environment. School staff is polite.
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A dining room and a common room seem to be small.
7. Jul. 2014
15. (61 years)  - 
15. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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The activity was not worth it. Do no miss the free clases.
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The classes were enjoyable. Excellent teachers. Perfect number of students in June. Great staff. Totally recommended.
22. Apr. 2014
16. (38 years)  - 
16. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Ther's a friendly atmosphere.
25. Mar. 2014
17. Gloria (52 years)  - 
17. General English Course - 2 weeks

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17. Oct. 2013
18. (24 years)  - 
18. Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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school facilities are just enough
24. Sep. 2013
19. Carolina (32 years)  - 
19. General English Course - 2 weeks

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In my case, too many people of the same nationality.
8. Sep. 2013
20. (23 years)  - 
20. General English Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers and the peers.
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The activities in the class should be more interactive.
3. Sep. 2013
21. (43 years)  - 
21. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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The personal care. Everyone at the school was trying to respond to the needs of the students.
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The Fringe Festival is definately a highlight.
28. Aug. 2013
22. Gian Luigi (41 years)  -  Italy
22. General English Course - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2013
23. Virginie (43 years)  -  Belgium
23. Intensive General English Course - 1 week

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There weren't enough people to constitute an Advanced group, so with others in the same case I was put in the Superior Intermediate Level which was not enough to really improve in relation to my level. One teacher told us that they hadn't organized an advanced level for at least one year. So I think people should be aware of that when choosing the school. I am quite skeptical about the way of teaching of at least one teacher who chooses to focus the WHOLE WEEK on a very specialized issue (the week I was there it was animals - all kinds of insects and so on) about which we learn only vocabulary. I didn't find it very useful.
3. Jun. 2013
24. Gianni (18 years)  - 
24. General English Course - 4 weeks

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6. May. 2013
25. (24 years)  - 
25. General English Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers are always kind and helpful both for the language study that for other activities
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Magnificent city but horrible weather that changes frquently
2. May. 2013
26. Arianna (19 years)  -  Italy
26. General English Course - 3 weeks

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29. Apr. 2013
27. Alvaro (35 years)  -  Spain
27. General English Course - 1 week

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1. Apr. 2013
28. (21 years)  - 
28. Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers, the location and the accommodation was great.
29. Oct. 2012
29. (25 years)  - 
29. General English course - 3 weeks

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Very good teachers, that managed to get the best out of every student.
22. Oct. 2012
30. (47 years)  - 
30. General English course - 1 week

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The atmosphere in the cafeteria during the coffee breaks. The Edinburgh map on the wall has been used pretty often!
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Again, thank you very much Caroline and Michael (my teachers).
1. Oct. 2012
31. (23 years)  - 
31. General English course - 3 weeks

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The atmosphere and the teaching method.
3. Sep. 2012
32. (24 years)  -  Spain
32. Intensive General English course - 3 weeks

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Enjoy also the social events that the school promotes!
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My afternoon classes were less useful.
31. Aug. 2012
33. (19 years)  -  Spain
33. Intensive General English course - 3 weeks

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Certain teachers, no need to buy a textbook.
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Awful social programme, even in August.
31. Aug. 2012
34. (19 years)  -  Spain
34. General English course - 3 weeks

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30. Aug. 2012
35. (25 years)  - 
35. Intensive General English course - 4 weeks

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Buoni insegnanti, buona posizione .. buona scuola! Il personale molto gentile e disponibile.
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Il tempo è davvero terribile, portate molti abiti e scarpe buone
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Molti studenti Italiani e Spagnoli, come nelle altre scuola.
29. Aug. 2012
36. (24 years)  -  Spain
36. General English course - 2 weeks

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The methodology used by the teachers when learning. The teachers and the other staff were also really helpful.
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I missed social activities organized by the school in the afternoons.
28. Aug. 2012
37. (19 years)  -  Spain
37. General English course - 3 weeks

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People from different countries, so you can learn a lot about other cultures.
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Be open-minded and enjoy!
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Fantastic teachers. Lessons are very funny and the school is close to the city center.
21. Aug. 2012
38. (30 years)  - 
38. Intensive General English course - 2 weeks

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The teachers: they were all very dynamic and ready to meet our needs
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There is a risk of being in classes with large numbers of people who speak the same language (mostly Italian and Spanish)
20. Aug. 2012
39. (19 years)  -  Spain
39. General English course - 2 weeks

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Teachers make the classes very dynamic, fun, and interesting.
20. Aug. 2012
40. (18 years)  - 
40. Intensive General English course - 2 weeks

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The lunch is not included and the school is not equipped with cooking and food.
20. Aug. 2012
41. Cristina (16 years)  -  Spain
41. General English course - 2 weeks

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20. Aug. 2012
42. (18 years)  - 
42. Intensive General English course - 2 weeks

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The quality of teaching
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Very well trained teachers
7. Aug. 2012
43. (34 years)  -  Spain
43. Intensive General English course - 1 week

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The teachers and the materials.
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To stay more than one week because only one week isn't enough.
31. Jul. 2012
44. (17 years)  - 
44. Intensive General English course - 2 weeks

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the quality of teaching, the preparation of teachers, the wi-fi and the kindness of the staff.
15. Jul. 2012
45. (16 years)  - 
45. Intensive General English course - 2 weeks

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the kind of didactic
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the cost of public transports
2. Jul. 2012
46. Sonia (19 years)  -  France
46. General English course - 1 week

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6. Feb. 2012
47. Ann-kathrin (24 years)  - 
47. General English course - 1 week

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