Basil Paterson, Edinburgh, Scotland

Basil Paterson

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

1. Edinburgh  

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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

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP 453 736 1104 1372 1715 2058 2401 2544 3180 3516 293
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 365 560 840 1100 1375 1650 1925 2120 2650 3060 255
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 9 10 12
Price in GBP 453 736 1104 1372 1715 2058 2401 2744 3087 3430 4116
Starting dates Every Day .
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 747 1324 1986 2548 3185 3822 4459 4896 6120 7044 587
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 1115 2060 3090 4020 5025 6030 7035 7840 9800 11460 955
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP 453 736 1104 1372 1715 -- -- -- -- -- --
With this specially designed course, you can study English with the world’s largest arts festival right on your doorstep!
Starting dates 2015: 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015.
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 453 736 1104 1372 1715 2058 2401 2744 3430 4116 343
Starting dates Every Day .
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2544 -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 05.Jan.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 05.Oct.2015.
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 fee 125 GBP
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2544 -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 05.Jan.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 05.Oct.2015.
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 04.Mar.2015, 23.May.2015, 10.Jun.2015, 23.Jul.2015, 21.Aug.2015, 17.Oct.2015, 02.Dec.2015
Exam fee 130 GBP
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in GBP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2544 -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 05.Jan.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 05.Oct.2015.
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.2015, 09.May.2015, 11.Jun.2015, 03.Dec.2015
Exam fee 135 GBP
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in GBP -- 736 1104 1372 1715 2058 2401 2544 3180 3516 293
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 145 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 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
25.Dec.2015, 26.Dec.2015
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 290 580 870 1160 290
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 48 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 185 370 555 740 185
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 38 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 340 680 1020 1360 340
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.Jan.2015 - 29.Jun.2015, 01.Sep.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in GBP 415 830 1245 1660 415
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.Jan.2015 - 29.Jun.2015, 01.Sep.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
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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)
"The teachers were very good." -
"KINDNESS AND WILLINGNESS KINDNESS AND AVAILABILITY" - (61 years)
"The CAE preparatory course." - (19 years)
All 65 reviews of Basil Paterson

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  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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