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Basil Paterson, Edinburgh, Scotland

Basil Paterson

Students rated Basil Paterson, Edinburgh : 4.2/5.0   (68 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Largest examination centre in Scotland.
One of the oldest language schools in the UK.
Best rated school in Scotland
On campus accommodation offered

2. Edinburgh  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in Edinburgh:

Edinburgh Festival (01.Aug.2016 - 28.Aug.2016)

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3. Basil Paterson

General Information

The language school Basil Paterson was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1929. The school is located in a Georgian terrace, only a five-minutes walk from the main shopping area of Princes Street with great bus links.

The school address is: 66 Queen St., EH2 4NA - Edinburgh (Scotland).


Facilities

Drink vending machine, computer lab, library, daily press, movie rental, free after-class access to language learning software, lounge, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Facilities for disabled students

Disabled toilet


Classroom equipment

Heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV, electronic whiteboard in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




Education Scotland


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Edinburgh Airport (EDI).  It takes 25 minutes by taxi/bus to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 100
Adult courses throughout the year: 60
School Size
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Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 5
Adult courses throughout the year: 5
Number of classrooms: 26
Number of public workstations: 14
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 22 years
throughout the year: 28 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Top student nationalities: Brazil 1 %
China 2 %
Germany 2 %
England 5 %
France 14 %
Holland 3 %
Russia 1 %
Sweden 1 %
 
Italy 17 %
Japan 3 %
Korea 6 %
Switzerland 6 %
Spain 12 %
 

4. Courses

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General English Full Time Most Popular <English> course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
434 £ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Part time
Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 12
350 £ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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One-to-One English
Lessons per week: 5  | Max. group size: 1
434 £ per week
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You can choose to focus on specific language development as well as specialized requirements, such as language for career purposes. Offering a flexible tuition programme, our experienced teachers also adapt your classes to suit your individual learning style.
Starting dates Every Day .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Combination 5 (20 group+5 individual)
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
713 £ per week
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This course is an ideal way of combining your skills and learning how to develop through both group classes and on a one-to-one basis. Your teacher will design each lesson carefully to suit your requirements, and content can vary from fluency practice to legal English.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Combination 10 (20 group+10 individual)
Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 12
1063 £ per week
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This course is an ideal way of combining your skills and learning how to develop through both group classes and on a one-to-one basis. Your teacher will design each lesson carefully to suit your requirements, and content can vary from fluency practice to legal English.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Edinburgh Festival course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
434 £ per week
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With this specially designed course, you can study English with the world’s largest arts festival right on your doorstep!
Starting dates 2016: 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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One-to-One Business English
Lessons per week: 5  | Max. group size: 1
434 £ per week
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You can choose to focus on specific language development as well as specialized requirements, such as language for business purposes.
Starting dates Every Day .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Cambridge First Certificate Preparation Course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
350 £ per week (Based on the price of 6 weeks)
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Development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.
Starting dates 2016: 25.Jan.2016, 02.May.2016, 24.Oct.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 11.Mar.2016, 14.May.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 28.Jul.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 08.Oct.2016, 29.Nov.2016
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Summer FCE Preparation
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
361 £ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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This short course is designed for those with a limited amount of time to prepare with techniques and tips provided by experienced Cambridge exam teaching staff.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 28.Jul.2016, 18.Aug.2016
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Cambridge Advanced Preparation Course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
350 £ per week (Based on the price of 6 weeks)
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Development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.
Starting dates 2016: 25.Jan.2016, 02.May.2016, 24.Oct.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 02.Mar.2016, 12.May.2016, 08.Jun.2016, 21.Jul.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 15.Oct.2016, 30.Nov.2016
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Summer CAE Preparation
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
361 £ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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This short course is designed for those with a limited amount of time to prepare with techniques and tips provided by experienced Cambridge exam teaching staff.
Starting dates 2016: 27.Jun.2016, 25.Jul.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Advanced (C1)
Exam dates 21.Jul.2016, 19.Aug.2016
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Cambridge Proficiency Preparation Course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
350 £ per week (Based on the price of 6 weeks)
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Development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.
Starting dates 2016: 25.Jan.2016, 02.May.2016, 24.Oct.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Advanced (C1)
Exam dates 05.Mar.2016, 07.May.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 01.Dec.2016
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IELTS Examination Preparation Course
Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 12
329 £ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
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Development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 74.20 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Exams offered: IELTS ,  Cambridge Proficiency ,  Cambridge Advanced ,  Cambridge First ,  CELTA
Average examination results: 70%-80% at IELTS
98% at Cambridge Proficiency
85% at Cambridge Advanced
85% at Cambridge First
95% at CELTA
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 25.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 30.Nov.2016, 26.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Polish, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Spanish, English, Turkish, Portuguese
Comments about courses: If you require a special course or combination and cannot see it here, please contact us. The school can provide special courses to suit individual requirements.

5. Accommodation

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Executive Homestay
Single room, Half board
292 £ per week
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Executive Homestay is available at a higher cost, in a single room, either ensuite or with private access to a bathroom on a half board basis and has the same benefits as the above regular home stay. The accommodation is situated either a short bus journey away or even within walking distance subject to availability.
Price extra night: 49 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 26 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2016 - 02.Jan.2016
High season High season supplement per day: 5 £
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Homestay
Single room, Half board
187 £ per week
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Price extra night: 31 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 29 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.Jan.2016 - 02.Jan.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 35 £
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Student Residence
Single room, No meals
240 £ per week
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During summer months we can offer several different university type residential accommodation for you. These include a single room with ensuite bathroom on a self catering basis. Kitchen facilities are available for use. They are usually very centrally located and you can walk to school. Shared bathroom, bed and breakfast, and half board options are also available.
Price extra night: 40 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Fully booked on:28.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
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Comment Basil Paterson does not accommodate two students of the same mother tongue in the same home unless requested to do so.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Edinburgh Airport (EDI): for 52 £ (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 £ to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing      
Golf      
Music      
Skiing      
Squash      
Tennis      

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(68 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 4.4/5.0 
Other 4.1/5.0 
Students liked about Basil Paterson, Edinburgh
"The accommodation in the host family and the teachers" - (36 years)
"Internet connection. The teachers. The building." - (25 years)
"The teachers were very good." -
"Teachers were enthusiastic. " - (59 years)
"KINDNESS AND WILLINGNESS KINDNESS AND AVAILABILITY" - (61 years)
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  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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