English Courses for Business in Edinburgh

SIMON & SIMON offers English language courses in Edinburgh to both professionals and non-professionals alike. SIMON & SIMON’s team of English language trainers are made up of native speakers who on average have 15 years of experience teaching the language, as they are all fully qualified teachers.

Fully tailored to your specific needs.

We understand that you, as a language student, have specific needs, which is why we tailor our English courses in Edinburgh to your individual requirements. Based on your current level of English language proficiency, and your desired outcomes, we design your course precisely for you. And, to ensure that you have the best possible experience, we send you a profile of your tutor – containing his or her experience and background – before you begin your course.

The field of English language learning has taken great leaps forward in recent years, such that there are many new techniques which exist to expedite your learning and enhance your enjoyment of the language. With regards to the former, we employ the communicative approach, in which we will teach the majority of your lessons in English (its an English course after all!) so as to enhance your experience of the language. And, judging by the numerous positive appraisals we receive about our tutors, we are especially confident in this technique. You will find yourself making noticeable progress from the beginning, and soon have the confidence to speak English in either social or business environments, depending on your requirements.

In depth: Our English Courses in Edinburgh

1:1 and Group English Courses in Edinburgh

At SIMON & SIMON we offer courses either on a 1:1 or group basis. Most of our students benefit more from the 1:1 lessons as these allow us to tailor the course to them alone. However, there are definite financial and conversational benefits to be gained from group lessons. We do, however, limit groups to no more than 6 members.

English Course Management

We will assign one of our very capable, multi-lingual Account Managers to supervise your course. Your account Manager will be responsible for sending you the profile on your intended tutor, as well as sending you your course plan and course materials. Your progress reports, detailing your progress after every 30 to40 hours of training, will also be issued by your highly experienced Account Manager.

English Course Locations & Schedules

As far as location goes, we are able to accommodate language learners in most major cities throughout the UK and Europe, and many further afield. These lessons can be arranged at your office, to reduce travel time, or even from your own home. Please contact our UK office on 020 7821 0999 for more information on our course locations.

Edinburgh English Course Schedules

In order to make our service as convenient as possible, we run our courses over the entire year. We operate from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, though we do make special arrangements for weekend lessons if necessary. You are free to choose the times that suit you best, though most of our students take at least a single 90-minute lesson per week. Time allowing, you could take our intensive course which consists of 6-hour lessons from Monday to Friday, totalling 30 hours per week.

English Course Content

Prior to your course we will assess your current grasp of the English language. We will then work with you to determine your goals. These may include learning conversational English for leisure or travel, or enhancing your current English to include terminology pertaining to marketing or finance for business purposes. Whatever your needs, our highly experienced tutors will tailor your course to meet your specific needs.

English Language Examination Courses

If you have an upcoming language examination on any form of English, we can offer preparation assistance. With our capable tutors guiding our students to a 95% pass-rate, we are confident that we can offer the guidance you need. In addition, we offer exam registration, administration, and results issuing to help make your experience as simple as possible.

About English

English arose from the medieval kingdom of Northumbria, having roots in the West Germanic languages brought over with the 5th century Anglo-Saxon settlers. It underwent several changes throughout the years before becoming the language we speak today. Its popularity is largely owed to the spread of modern politics, culture, military practices, and science under the expanding British Empire in the 18th century, and the influence of the United States in the 20th century. Thanks to these English-speaking societies, English now only follows Mandarin Chinese and Spanish in terms of native global use.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council is one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30-square-mile (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Owing to its spectacular, rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, including numerous stone tenements, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.

Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, earning it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city. In May 2010, it had a total of 40 conservation areas covering 23% of the building stock and 23% of the population, the highest such ratios of any major city in the UK. In the 2009 mid-year population estimates, Edinburgh had a total resident population of 477,660. Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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