Basil Paterson, Edinburgh, Scotland

Basil Paterson

Students rated Basil Paterson, Edinburgh : 4.1/5.0   (65 reviews)

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2. 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 where all the buses pass.

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 no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 140
Adult courses throughout the year: 80
Average no. 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: 27 years
Minimum age of students: 17 years
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 %
 

3. Courses

All prices in GBP (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 443 716 1074 1332 1665 1998 2331 2464 3080 3396 283
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 350 530 795 1060 1325 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 443 716 1074 1332 1665 1998 2331 2664 3330 3996 333
Starting dates Every Day .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 729 1288 1932 2476 3095 3714 4333 4752 5940 6828 569
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  - 14:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 1087 2004 3006 3908 4885 5982 6839 7616 9520 11124 927
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP 443 716 1074 1332 1665 -- -- -- -- -- --
With this specially designed course, you can study English with the world’s largest arts festival right on your doorstep!
Starting dates 2014: 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014.
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 443 716 1074 1332 1665 1998 2331 2664 3330 3996 333
Starting dates Every Day .
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2464 -- -- --
Starting dates 2014: 06.Jan.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
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 min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 07.Mar.2014, 16.May.2014, 10.Jun.2014, 24.Jul.2014, 21.Aug.2014, 10.Oct.2014, 02.Dec.2014
Exam fee 120 GBP
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2464 -- -- --
Starting dates 2014: 06.Jan.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 05.Mar.2014, 23.May.2014, 10.Jun.2014, 23.Jul.2014, 21.Aug.2014, 17.Oct.2014, 03.Dec.2014
Exam fee 125 GBP
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2464 -- -- --
Starting dates 2014: 06.Jan.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
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 min. language level Advanced (C1)
Exam dates 07.Mar.2014, 09.May.2014, 11.Jun.2014, 03.Dec.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP -- 716 1074 1332 1665 1998 2331 2464 3080 3396 283
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam fee 140 GBP
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Lesson duration (minutes): 60 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 69.00 GBP. 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 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 25.Dec.2014, 26.Dec.2014
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Polish, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Spanish, English, 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.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 162 324 486 648 162
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 26 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 25 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 182 364 546 728 182
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 37 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 25 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 282 564 846 1128 282
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 47 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 25 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 325 650 975 1300 325
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 55 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Sep.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 398 796 1194 1592 398
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 70 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Sep.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 200 437 674 911 237
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Full payment should be received 30 days prior to arrival.
Price extra night: 37 GBP (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Sep.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
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Comment Basil Paterson does not accommodate two students of the same mother tongue in the same home.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Edinburgh Airport (EDI): for 52 GBP (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 GBP to the city center

5. Leisure activities

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

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.1/5.0 
(65 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.2/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.4/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
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)
"KINDNESS AND WILLINGNESS KINDNESS AND AVAILABILITY" - (61 years)
"The CAE preparatory course." - (19 years)
"Bonne relation avec les enseignants _très disponibles " - (69 years)
All 65 reviews of Basil Paterson

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Prices include:
  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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