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Reviews of TLI English School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Total number of reviews: 62
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.

Average Rating

Based on 62 reviews of former students of TLI English School
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TLI English School, Edinburgh, Scotland
4.0/5.0 
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.7/5.0 
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Homestay 3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.8/5.0 
other 3.8/5.0 

Individual Reviews

TLI English School
13. Sep. 2017
1.  (47 years) - Spain
1. Course:  CAE Preparation Course - Full Time - 1 week

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13. Sep. 2017
2.  (44 years) - Spain
2. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 1 week

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4. Sep. 2017
3.  (39 years) - Spain
3. Course:  Intensive General English - 1 week

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1. Sep. 2017
4.  (21 years) - Russia
4. Course:  IELTS Preparartion Course - Full Time - 4 weeks

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5. Aug. 2017
5. Irene (17 years) - Spain
5. Course:  General English Course - 2 weeks

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2. Aug. 2017
6.  (22 years) - Italy
6. Course:  CAE Preparation Course - Full Time - 4 weeks

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31. Jul. 2017
7.  (16 years) - Spain
7. Course:  General English Course - 2 weeks

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24. Jul. 2017
8. Claudia (45 years) - Italy
8. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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11. Jul. 2017
9.  (37 years) - Italy
9. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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25. Apr. 2017
10.  (21 years) - 
10. Course:  General English Course - 4 weeks

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The accomodation was totally disastrous, which spoiled part of my trip. Very dirty, no effort of conversation, abuse of alcohol ... very unhappy !!
10. Apr. 2017
11. Salvatore (29 years) - 
11. Course:  FCE Preparation Course - Full Time - 3 weeks

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30. Aug. 2016
12.  (52 years) - 
12. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 1 week

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the preparation of most of the teachers
16. Aug. 2016
13. Minna (46 years) - Finland
13. Course:  General English Course - 2 weeks

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Next time I won't take family accommodation.
10. Aug. 2016
14.  (16 years) - 
14. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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Good combination between rules and practice of speaking
9. Aug. 2016
15.  (44 years) - 
15. Course:  Business English Courses - 2 weeks

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Do not expect that the family socialize with you at home. You will have the dinner and the breakfast on your own, without any of the family members.
30. May. 2016
16.  (31 years) - Brazil
16. Course:  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
17.  (39 years) - 
17. Course:  Private course (30 classes per week) - 1 week

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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
18.  (19 years) - 
18. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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8. Nov. 2015
19. Irene (38 years) - 
19. Course:  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
20.  (36 years) - Hungary
20. Course:  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
21.  (26 years) - 
21. Course:  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
22. Tatiana (26 years) - Italy
22. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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21. Aug. 2015
23.  (61 years) - Spain
23. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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Get accomodation on your own
4. May. 2015
24.  (46 years) - 
24. Course:  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
25.   - Brazil
25. Course:  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
26.  (25 years) - 
26. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 5 weeks

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very good school, very professional. all positive!
10. Nov. 2014
27.  (26 years) - 
27. Course:  General English Course - 1 week

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Lively and conversational classes.
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Very friendly staff.
21. Oct. 2014
28.  (61 years) - 
28. Course:  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
29.  (43 years) - 
29. Course:  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
30.  (61 years) - 
30. Course:  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
31.  (38 years) - 
31. Course:  General English Course - 2 weeks

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

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17. Oct. 2013
33.  (24 years) - 
33. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 4 weeks

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

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In my case, too many people of the same nationality.
8. Sep. 2013
35.  (23 years) - 
35. Course:  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
36.  (43 years) - 
36. Course:  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
37. Gian Luigi (41 years) - Italy
37. Course:  General English Course - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2013
38. Virginie (43 years) - Belgium
38. Course:  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
39. Gianni  (18 years) - 
39. Course:  General English Course - 4 weeks

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6. May. 2013
40.  (24 years) - 
40. Course:  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
41. Arianna (19 years) - Italy
41. Course:  General English Course - 3 weeks

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

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1. Apr. 2013
43.  (21 years) - 
43. Course:  Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers, the location and the accommodation was great.
29. Oct. 2012
44.  (25 years) - 
44. Course:  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
45.  (47 years) - 
45. Course:  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
46.  (23 years) - 
46. Course:  General English course - 3 weeks

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3. Sep. 2012
47.  (24 years) - Spain
47. Course:  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
48.  (19 years) - Spain
48. Course:  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
49.  (19 years) - Spain
49. Course:  General English course - 3 weeks

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30. Aug. 2012
50.  (25 years) - 
50. Course:  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.

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