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TLI English School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Scotland in the last 12 months
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • central location, in beautiful Georgian building
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults

TLI English School (TLI)

The language school TLI English School was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1992. The Language Institute is located on the west end on Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland. Students can look forward to a thoroughly engaging experience that combines learning with culture. Edinburgh’s Language Institute offers extensive education of the English language tailored for the goals students aim to achieve. The institute’s programs are geared towards learning language for academic excellence as well as professional objectives. The Language Institute in Edinburgh’s also offers an International Foundation Year program to prepare students aiming to study in the UK. In addition, general and intensive English and preparation for IELTS and other certifications are some other programs the school conducts. When it comes to lodging, students are spoiled for choice with boarding and lodging options that also cover meals.



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.


The school address is: 48 Palmerston Place, EH12 5DE - Edinburgh, Scotland (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by TLI English School

- Class sizes will be reduced to a maximum of 10 with 1.5 metre separation between each classroom chair.
- Face coverings will be necessary until further notice.
- Hand sanitisers will be available in each room of the school and students will be required to wash or sanitise hands upon entering school and after bathroom / rest breaks.
- All students and staff will be required to declare an COVID 19 related symptoms and will not be allowed into the school for 14 days after the onset on any related symptoms.

Accreditations and Quality seals

BACBritish councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEducation Scotland

School Size:

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

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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 140
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 60

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

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):

2
2
2
5
5
20
1
1
35

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Edinburgh (EDI).

Edinburgh Airport:
60 £ pick up
120 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 02 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 05 Aug. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in US$ 291 533 799 920 1149 1379 1609 1839 2298 2758 9192
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 212 388 581 678 847 1016 1186 1355 1694 2032 5322
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 273 545 817 1089 1361 1633 1905 2177 2722 3266 10885
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 85 81 160 152 240 228 280 266 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 103 194 291 339 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 533 1065 1597 2129 2661 3193 3726 4258 4790 5322 6386
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 799 1597 2395 3193 3992 4790 5588 6386 7185 7983 9579
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 880 836 1760 1672 2640 2508 3520 3344 4400 4180 5280 5016 6160 5852 7040 6688 7920 7524 8800 8360 10560 10032
Price in US$ 1065 2129 3193 4258 5322 6386 7451 8515 9579 10643 12772
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in £ -- -- -- 990 941 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Price in £ -- -- -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 968 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 10 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in £ -- -- -- 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 436 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 10 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 968 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 436 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 968 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 10 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 436 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 10 Feb. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:25  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 968 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 436 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by TLI English School, Edinburgh can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170
Price in US$ 217 433 650 866 1083 1299 1515 1732 2165 2598 217
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Subject to availability. Students may have to SHARE a room during busy periods (e.g. May - October).
Price extra night:
35 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport (average reported by 58 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170
Price in US$ 217 433 650 866 1083 1299 1515 1732 2165 2598 217
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by 9 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis2 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about TLI English School, Edinburgh
The personal care. Everyone at the school was trying to respond to the needs of the students.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The Fringe Festival is definately a highlight.
The teachers, the location and the accommodation was great.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
People from different countries, so you can learn a lot about other cultures.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
School organization
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Be open-minded and enjoy!
Other comments: Fantastic teachers. Lessons are very funny and the school is close to the city center.
The experience of learning English, enjoy a beautiful city and meet new people from different countries and speak English the more as you can
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0
School organization
3.0
Social activities
2.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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.
Teachers: Oli and Kate
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
School organization
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Study room without a possibility to air it (impossible to open the windows and there is no air-con). In the summer, even when it's cloudy, it's unbearable. On top of that there was always a large group of students just on the other side of the door by the wall who talked very loudly. It does not help to think or to focus on studying. Apart from that, it would be much better if there weren't such big age differences in the same student group (between 12 and 49 y.o.) it would be better for adults to have a separate group. But the latter is not so important.

Brochures

TLI English School Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)

Photos

  • Building
    Building 1/5
  • Residence
    Residence2/5
  • Edinburgh scernery
    Edinburgh scernery3/5
  • Learning
    Learning4/5
  • Learning together
    Learning together 5/5

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    FAQ about TLI English School, Edinburgh

  • English courses at TLI English School start at 81 £ for General English - Part Time course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of TLI English School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Edinburgh Airport (60 £)
  • 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 (Intensive General English Course)
  • 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.
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