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N.B. You can study  courses either on-site at SSC, Edinburgh or Online


On-site and Online Group and & 1-1 Tuition in English, Japanese, Chinese,

Spanish and Italian

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English Language Summer School 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe course

English language courses in Edinburgh

See sub-menu for all SSC English and other language language courses or

Click on links below

English language

                              Academic English

                              English for Business

                              Engish for Employability

                              English Through Scottish History & Culture

                               IELTS (Levels 5-7)

                                REAL Communication: REAL Communication – 

                                                     REAL Communication II  (Intermediate)

                                         REAL Communication I     (Beginner)


Online English courses:

                                 Academic English

                                  English for Businesss

                                 English for EFL teachers

                                  REAL Communication I and II


Other langauges:  

                                 REAL, FAST, FUN, EASY Japanese

                                 REAL, FAST, FUN, EASY Chinese

Online courses and 1-1 Tuition:



CONTACT SSC now for more information and to book YOUR course

N.B. You can study  courses either on-site at SSC, Edinburgh or Online

See below for course descriptions

Courses in REAL English for:

REAL Communication (Learn to use English like a native-speaker – NOT like a textbook!  Use REAL English in everyday situations, for study, and for work.)

Academic Study  (Learn to  write academic essays, give presentations, and discuss academic topics to get higher grades!)

Academic English for Specific Subjects (Learn the specific English you need for your specific academic subject)

Academic Writing for Academics (This course is aimed at helping non-native speaking academics who need to write academic papers in English)

Business (Learn the REAL English used by native speakers in a business context)

Business in a Specific Context  (Learn the specific English you need for your specific area of business)

Employability  (This course helps you get the job you want. Learn how to write your C.V. and how to answer -and how NOT to answer – job interview questions.)

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Improve your English and also learn how to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Teaching Purposes (Improve your English while you also learn how to teach using English as the medium of instruction.  Suitable for students of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TELF)  and alo for practising TEFL teachers)

Scottish History and Culture (Improve your English while you also learn to understand better the culture and people of Scotland)

Film Studies (Use film as the basis of  discussion and language learning)


Japanese language course

Learn Japanese – It’s EASY, FAST and FUN at SSC!

Courses in REAL English for:

REAl everyday Communication


* with a REAL Japanese native speaker teacher

* using video, including Japanese animation

* in class and online with the integrated self-study program

  that maximises your leanring while minimising class time and cost

When?  Ongoing start dates

              1 X 1.5 hour session per week 

              7.00-8.30 p.m.

How much?   £90 for 6 week course

 CONTACT SSC now for more information and to bookYOUR REAL Japanese  course!

Online courses at SSC Edinburgh


You don’t need to be in Edinburgh to study with SSC.  You can even study from the comfort of your own home using SSC‘s online tutoring program, 

How it works is that students sign up to the course via a Google link, and we work online, either 1 to 1 or as as a group, to edit a text together or to discuss a topic. At the same time, your SSC online tutor provides explanations/feedback on why one language choice is better than another.  In this way, you experience first-hand the process of writing about and and discussing an academic or business topic with an expert native-speaker teacher, The course includes an integrated self-study program that maximises your learning, allowing you to study as much as you want when you want.  .


Courses can be tailored to suit your specific area of academic or business interest.  For example, engineering, law, psychology, marketing etc. 

There is also an integrated self-study program that ensures maximum learning for minimum class time and cost.

Summer School Edinburgh

At SSC you use the English language environment that surrounds you!

SSC believes that learning  a language takes place, not just by in-class study,  but by experiencing the language first-hand, and this is the reasoning behind the SSC’s project and activity-based approach.

When you are in an English-speaking country, it makes sense to make use of the English language environment that surrounds you, and on the

SSC Summer School you use in-class time as preparation for, and also feedback on, integrated project activities that take you on study tours to Edinburgh’s main historical and cultural sites.

On your  study tours, you can opt to have a native-speaker ‘study guide’ whose job it is to help you with your project work and make sure that use  English at all times.

You can also opt to go on integrated study tours to the Highlands, including to Loch Ness and to Glenfinnan, where you can ride on the famous “Harry Potter” steam train.

In August, the Edinburgh Festival makes Edinburgh THE place to be, and SSC runs a special ‘Edinburgh Festival’ course that allows you to experience all the fun and excitement of the Festival first-hand, as a participant!  Yes! – If you can dance, sing, act, play a musical instrument, or tell a joke, you can perform in street performances and at SSC to a live audience as part of the the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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See the videos below for what SSC students say about SSC courses


For the academic year 2016 - 2017