English Language Courses

Wallace College was established in 1972. It is located in the heart of the historic 'Old Town' of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, close to the Royal Mile. The Castle, the Royal Palace of Holyrood, the Royal Museum of Scotland and the National Gallery are all within a very few minutes’ walk. The College is open throughout the year and offers a varied programme of English Language Courses. For more information about English Language Courses click on the link at the top of the page.

Accommodation and Transport

Wallace College can arrange accommodation for students travelling to Edinburgh. Accommodation is usually arranged with a local family, selected for their welcoming approach to students.
(If you are interested in hosting overseas students, please click here.)

Accommodation is in either single or shared bedrooms with half-board (breakfast and evening meal) or just Bed & Breakfast.

If you are arriving in Edinburgh by plane we can arrange to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation address in Edinburgh. Likewise, we can arrange transport to take you to Edinburgh airport when you are leaving.

Academic Courses and Examinations

During the "Academic year" our students follow courses in academic subjects leading to University entrance exams. As a registered centre for all major UK Examination Boards we can arrange for students who are studying privately or through a distance learning centre to take their exams at Wallace College. For more information about Academic Courses (full-time study courses, flexi-study courses, revision courses, individual tuition) or Exam Entry click on one of the links from the menu at the top of the page.

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Taking place during Easter and half-term breaks

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Intensive one-day and one-week revision courses for Intermediate 2 & Higher.

Private tuition in all GCSE, GCE, National 4 & 5, Higher and Advanced Higher school subjects.

Information on Easter Revision Courses

Information on Private Tuition


An alternative to school

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Customised courses for GCSE, A-Level, National 4 & 5, Higher & Advanced Higher.

Flexi-study Programmes - ideal for those pursuing independent study or distance learning.

Information on Flexi-Study

Information on Full-Time Study


Taking place throughout the year

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General English, Business English and preparation courses for IELTS, FCE & CAE Exams.

Morning, early afternoon and late afternoon classes available, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Intensive one week courses for IELTS (morning only or morning + afternoon).

Information on General English Courses

Information on English for Business

Information on Exam Preparation


Taking place during July & August

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Summer Holiday programme - combining English lessons plus afternoon and full-day activities.

Comb the Fringe - a unique package combining accommodation, Festival events and excursions.

English for Politics - combining intensive English classes with a programme of activities and excursions.

Information on Summer Holiday Programmes

Information on Comb the Fringe

Information on English for Politics

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Last updated: Wednesday 30th July, 2014