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TLI English SchoolEdinburgh, Scotland

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

156 students - overall rating
104 Commercial Street - EH6 6NF Edinburgh - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • central location, in beautiful Georgian building
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: The Language Institute (TLI) English School Edinburgh is located in the historic and popular capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. Students can look forward to a thoroughly engaging experience that combines learning with culture. The school is housed in the Nautical House in Leith, a buzzing and popular port district to the north of Edinburgh city centre. The area is ripe with engaging and youthful shops and coffee shops, and several attractions such as the Ocean Terminal shopping centre, the Kitchen fine dining restaurant, Leith Theatre and more. Edinburgh city centre's Waverley Station is around a 30-minute journey via public transport or a 15-minute taxi from the school.

Course structure: Edinburgh’s Language Institute offers extensive education in the English language tailored for the goals students aim to achieve. The institute’s programmes are geared toward learning the language for academic excellence as well as professional objectives. The Language Institute also offers Business English and Exam Preparation programmes (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE).

Accommodation: When it comes to lodging, students have readily available homestay options with local families with various meal plans available.

Social activities: Being Scotland’s capital Edinburgh has a lot to offer, from art festivals to having the most restaurants per head. Students have tons of things to do and see including free walking tours along picturesque places and Scottish dance events. The Language School also organizes paid events and trips that encourage socializing and improving understanding of the language while combining entertainment and fun.

English Courses

General Language
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Photos

  • Reception
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  • General English class
    General English class3/14
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  • Reception
    Reception5/14
  • Business class
    Business class6/14
  • Happy students in front of the school building
    Happy students in front of the school building7/14
  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes8/14
  • The National Monument
    The National Monument9/14
  • General English class
    General English class10/14
  • Harry Potter Castle
    Harry Potter Castle11/14
  • Group of students
    Group of students12/14
  • World Food afternoon
    World Food afternoon13/14
  • Arabic coffee and Baklava
    Arabic coffee and Baklava14/14
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
TLI English School, Edinburgh
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
2.9 

Rating: 2.9/5.0

Organisation
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (19 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Students 18-30 years (56 ratings)
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Students 31-49 years (57 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 50+ years (23 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Student opinions about TLI English School, Edinburgh

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers and the other employees were super nice and taking the coures was a lot of fun. Since it was January, there was, unfortunately, no leisure program, but there was a good network among the students. The chairs with a foldable writing surface should be replaced; they are too small, grubby and the writing surfaces are no longer even. I missed a canteen, but the school size probably doesn't allow it. Overall, however, recommendable and if I manage, I'll be happy to become a repeat offender.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: General English Course - 2 weeks
24. Jan. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Great for learning new words and phrases and practising your English in a friendly atmosphere, interesting conversations and a quiet place. It was enough for my purposes, which was total immersion in the language.
Disliked
Lack of a systematic teaching programme and little grammar. The class I attended was not grouped by level of English and the flow of conversation was often interrupted by lower-level students who could not follow the lesson fluently.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Ok.
Other comments Very friendly.
Course: General English Course 20 - 4 weeks
17. Jun. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were really good ones. Both had the talent of teaching students with different levels and making us learn more than expected. They are dedicated people who love transmit their language.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I think that there should have had more classrooms with different levels. in the same course, we were students with B1, B2 and C1.
Course: CAE Preparation Course - Full Time - 1 week
13. Sep. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Informal and friendly atmosphere at school, good teachers, students from different countries. It was very easy to communicate and understand each other even though my English wasn't really good.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course [Английский] - 2 weeks
7. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The experience of learning English, enjoy a beautiful city and meet new people from different countries and speak English the more as you can
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try not going in the peak of the high season of summer. CAE, IELTS, FCE class are excellent to improve your english skills.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I spent 3 months there and I have to say the whole course was a great experience. During the high season (summer) the organization failed a little bit, and classrooms were so small for so many people, but it lasted just a couple of weeks, the rest of the time was perfect. A very friendly atmosphere, great teachers, and great people heading the school.
Course: Intensive General English Course - 11 weeks
10. Feb. 2020
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The school is located very central. Straightforward division of students into different groups. The spoken language is trained a lot.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The view of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General English Course - 1 week
26. Jul. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Classes provided by Teacher Mike are wonderful! I got a lot of vocabularies, idioms and interesting expressions from his classes.
Disliked
I was quite upset when I was provided with incorrect information from school about the my homestay just before my departure.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General English Course 20 - 1 week
23. Aug. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I think they have one really good teacher, who is VIX, but the rest that I had I felt that they didn't prepare their classes.
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments The director listened to me when I had any problems but just that.
Course: Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks
12. Sep. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
In general the staff is helpfully and friendly, the classes were fun everyday, for sure this is a place to come back
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Excellent decision
Other comments Without words, I felt at home
Course: General English Course 30 - 4 weeks
29. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Understanding, helpful staff and good, friendly teacher. Opportunity to make friends from all over the world.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: IELTS Preparartion Course - Full Time - 4 weeks
1. Sep. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were really energetic, enthusiastic, very friendly and willing to answer all the questions.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss For the first classes, bring a notebook and pen with you.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course - 1 week
28. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I like the methodology of the teachers in classes, it was full of information, the quality of classes.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English Course 30 - 4 weeks
29. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of teaching, the preparation of teachers, the wi-fi and the kindness of the staff.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Intensive General English course - 2 weeks
31. Jul. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The personal care. Everyone at the school was trying to respond to the needs of the students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The Fringe Festival is definately a highlight.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks
3. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The school is great to reach by bus and there are very nice teachers working at the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You should definitely climb the Arthurs Seat. Also a day trip to the Highlands is definitely recommended!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Unfortunately, our group was very large and partly with big differences in English skills. It's best to approach the teachers from the beginning and address it if something bothers you.
Course: Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks
10. Sep. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The school is not too big, the teachers are experienced and everybody is kind and helpful.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Social activities should be improved.
Course: CAE Preparation Course - Full Time - 4 weeks
2. Aug. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The cooperation with students from other nations and the gathering of new experiences.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The leisure activities.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English course (20 Lektionen pro Woche) - 1 week
28. Jul. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It’s a very nice school. I love to studying here. I learned a lot and very useful.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: General English - Full Time [English] - 4 weeks
28. Mar. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
People from different countries, so you can learn a lot about other cultures.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Be open-minded and enjoy!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Fantastic teachers. Lessons are very funny and the school is close to the city center.
Course: General English course - 3 weeks
28. Aug. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The best thing was my teacher with name Erin, she was perfect as teacher.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments It was really good experience but I think that the number of people (students) in the classroom and the communication between the teachers, are two things that needs more organisation.
Course: General English Course - 5 weeks
12. Aug. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers are very good and they give an almost personalized attention.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: General English Course [Inglés] - 4 weeks
10. Apr. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very competent teachers, good facilities and reduced number of students.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments A good place to learn English.
Course: Intensive General English Course - 5 weeks
19. Dec. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers, cultural exchanges between students from different countries.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course - 3 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of education, qualified teachers, attitude towards students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Take a long course
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Satisfied with the choice of school, it was a great time, we learned a lot
Course: Intensive General English Course - 1 week
12. Feb. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers are great, the atmosphere in the school is very pleasant.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: General English Course - 2 weeks
23. Oct. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Extremely friendly staff, homelike atmosphere, excellent location.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Business English Course 30 [English] - 1 week
28. Jan. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Friendly atmosphere, patient teachers, stress-free learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss One week is not enough.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Next time, I will book a minimum of 2 weeks.
Course: Intensive General English Course - 1 week
28. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers, the location and the accommodation was great.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks
1. Apr. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Margot is a beautiful teacher, nice efficient and friendly
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The location, the treatment and the classes were pleasant
Insider tips about what future students should not miss It is a very acceptable school, the number of students in the intermediate level and in May is fantastic, 4 students, and in the intensive 6-8 students - very good.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive General English Course - 2 weeks
25. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of TLI English School compared to ratings of all schools in Scotland

 TLI English School EdinburghAverage of all other schools in Scotland
Overall school rating4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities2.9

Rating: 2.9/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Homestay4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared flat4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

TLI English School (TLI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
BACBritish councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEducation Scotland
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:30
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee if you already attended previously a course at TLI English School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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Year of school foundation
1992
Legal name/parent company
TLI Ltd | Tax registration ID: 8254135326549A
Abbreviated name of school
TLI Edinburgh

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 10
    Number of public PC workstations: 12
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 140
Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 22 years

Top student nationalities

Information for all courses offered by TLI English School

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 £. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Lessons needed per English language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Edinburgh Airport:
70 £ one way
140 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Edinburgh (EDI).
More details about airports near Edinburgh and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Edinburgh page. For flight comparisons to Edinburgh, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
150 £
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

- Walking tours
- Barbecues
- Scottish dance evenings.

Adults - Paid activities

Half and full-day excursions to other parts of Scotland
1,2 or 3-day tours to Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the Trossachs.
Video about leisure activities at TLI English School Edinburgh

Accommodation

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Questions and answers about TLI English School

  • The minimum required English level to book a course and study at TLI is A2. However, the student can combine group lessons with private lessons. Private lessons allow the student to focus on the missing links in their language acquisition or on a particular subject or vocabulary that they need.
    Ana Carolina, LanguageCourse.net - Dec 01, 2021
  • Students of 16 years old and up can start their English programmes on any Monday, year-round. Teachers have plenty of experience in having students of all ages and adapting the content and rhythm of the class to students regardless of their age.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 12, 2023
  • This school only offers homestay accommodation. The use of kitchen is not permitted as the meals are included. You can choose a full board or a half board option.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 14, 2023
  • The approximate times given on our website are average times reported by former students.
    This means that how far your accommodation will be from the school will depend on availability of families during your stay.
    The address is given around 1 week before the start date, after all fees have been paid so only then you will know exactly how far from the school you will be accommodated.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 17, 2023
  • This course runs from 13:30 to 15:00, Monday to Friday.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - May 09, 2024

FAQ about TLI English School, Edinburgh

  • I confirm both students can have the lessons. We can offer private lessons to the younger student and the student aged 16 can book group lessons.
    Hamish, School Manager from TLI English School - Jul 26, 2021
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Edinburgh Airport (70 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at TLI English School varies from 3 students (Business English Course 20) to 14 students (General English Course 30)
  • 100% of teachers at TLI English School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at TLI English School comes from Spain with a 35% representation, followed by students from Italy (20%) and Libya (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • TLI English School offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.

PDF brochure / price list of TLI English School

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TLI English School Brochure (PDF)
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