English Club 50+ courses, Edinburgh

English Club 50+ course in Edinburgh

Full induction and tour on arrival
20 English classes per week
Course materials
Use of study centre
Free wireless internet access
End of course certificate
Social programme included

Experience an exceptional blend of natural wonders, a rich historical tapestry, and a world-class cultural immersion when you choose to learn English with our specialised Club 50+ language programme in Edinburgh. This enchanting Scottish capital, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and historical significance, provides the perfect backdrop for your language learning journey.

The unique character of the city is determined by two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress and the neoclassical New Town, where our school is located. The 18th century development of the impressive New Town in Edinburgh has made a long-lasting impact on urban planning throughout the rest of Europe! The combination of these two areas of Edinburgh, each filled with impressive and important buildings, creates a truly stunning urban landscape. Edinburgh is described by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Both the New and Old Town were together declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Discover the world-famous Edinburgh castle, situated on the top of a volcanic rock. Take in the outstanding, panoramic views from the summit of Arthur’s Seat (250m high), the tallest of Edinburgh’s seven hills and another impressive feature of the city’s skyline. Visit the historic Grassmarket, with its fine Victorian buildings, coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. Stroll down Princes Street, through Princes Gardens and soak up the atmosphere of the Old Town with its cobbled streets and the famous Royal Mile, dating from medieval times.

Our English school in Edinburgh is situated in New Town, right next to the West End. Here you can improve and expand on your English language skills in a Georgian townhouse just moments away from Dean Village and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

There are 12 well-equipped, bright, modern classrooms at the school. Other facilities include a self-study area, a student lounge and garden, and a fully dedicated and welcoming academic and social team.


Entrance to our English school
Inside the impressive Georgian townhouse
Bright and airy classrooms
Personal attention at our school

Club 50+ course in Edinburgh

The Club 50+ course at our school in Edinburgh is ideal for all mature students and the young of heart aged 50 or above, who have an elementary (A1) level of English or above. The course is offered twice per year for 2 weeks in duration. Please check our website or feel free to contact us for further details regarding the specific course start dates.

Students will receive 20 general English classes aimed at enhancing their day-to-day English language proficiency, with an emphasis on English life, history, culture, and cuisine. These classes encompass all aspects of the English language, covering linguistic knowledge, vocabulary, and communication through a range of fun and useful grammar exercises.

In the afternoons, participants can look forward to a captivating array of activities, cultural visits, events, and a weekly excursion. This meticulously crafted Club 50+ English course is designed to enhance language skills comprehensively, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, speaking (both fluency and accuracy), pronunciation, reading, listening, and writing. The overarching goal is to boost confidence in everyday English communication.

Beyond the classroom, participants can immerse themselves in Edinburgh's art and history through an engaging cultural program tailored for individuals aged 50 and over. The course includes a social program featuring various tours and cultural experiences, along with full-day tours on Saturdays mid-course, making it an opportunity not to be missed.


You can book the Club 50+ course on its own or fully immerse yourself in English language, life, and culture by living with a host family. You will have the opportunity to work on your language skills, to make meaningful and lasting relationships and to get to know this part of the world, through the eyes of the local people.

This type of accommodation allows students to expand their horizons! You will discover aspects and characteristics of Edinburgh city and its surroundings, which are not necessarily accessible to every tourist or other visitor to Scotland!

Our school in Edinburgh offers homestay accommodation in a single or shared room on a half-board basis, which includes breakfast and your evening meal. Shared bedrooms are available with host families for two students who are travelling together.

All host families are selected and monitored on a regular basis by the accommodations officer at the school. Please let us know at the time of your booking if you have any special requirements or any special dietary needs.

The accommodation is available from the Sunday before your course starts, until the Saturday after your course finishes. Please inform us as far in advance as possible of any extra nights required.


During your stay in Edinburgh, you will be able to explore the whole city at a laid-back pace. There are many sights not to be missed, such as Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, the Royal Mile, Gladstone’s Land and Princes Street Gardens.

The city is compact, and it is very easy to find your way around. One of the most enjoyable ways to discover the sights of Edinburgh is on foot. It takes only 20-30 minutes to reach attractions on the edge of the city, such as the King’s Theatre in the south, or the Royal Botanic Garden in the North, from Princes Street in the city centre. Also, the bus and tram routes in the city are extensive and easy to use.

Your Club 50+ English language programme at our Edinburgh school includes several scheduled historic or cultural activities each week. These activities are for our mature students only and may include guided visits to attractions such as the Royal Museum of Scotland, the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre, the Palace of Holyrood House, and a trip to Edinburgh Castle. There is also an unmissable full day tour on the Saturday mid-course.


The Club 50+ course is designed for mature students aged 50 and above who have a minimum A1 (elementary) level of English and are interested in socialising with peers of a similar age.

Choose this Club 50+ English programme in Edinburgh, which offers a superb location in the historic New Town, providing stunning vistas of the city characterised by hills, cathedrals, Georgian terraces, townhouses, and the medieval castle's stone towers.

Take a step back in time as you absorb the panoramic views of this attractive city whilst improving your English language skills at the same time.

How to get there

Edinburgh airport is located just 12 km from the city centre and the journey takes around 30 minutes by taxi.

Our school offers an airport transfer service on request. Please mention this at the time of your booking and we will ensure that a member of staff meets you at Edinburgh airport, to take you to your accommodation.

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