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I came to Edinburgh expecting to have to pass an IELTS at 6.5 and that would be it. ELA taught me study skills & how to write a proper essay. I was shocked that British students on my university course didn’t have these skills and I finished number 7 of 120 students on my course this year

Abdullah Atif (Kuwait), Engineering Undergraduate at Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Language Academy







Edinburgh Language Academy has been welcoming students from all over the globe and delivering them to Partner Universities with the transferable study skills and English level needed to not only get on to the course but to also succeed and excel. The family run school sits in the heart of Edinburgh which has been a seat of learning and scientific innovation for hundreds of years. Edinburgh is the financial funds capital of Europe.

Proud to be a Cambridge, TOEFL, PTE and NCC Education exam centre ELA have their very own state of the art, biometrically secure, computer based test centre. Students can also take their IELTS exam at a local IELTS centre within 10 minutes walk of the main site.

Qualifications Offered

The following qualifications are currently available at Edinburgh Language Academy:


There is a full time activity and welfare co-ordinator who sits in the fully furnished student common area and is able to plan students' evening social activities, a trip to the Highlands or a weekend away in London. ELA sits in a part of town famous for its trendy coffee shops and cafes who serve international cuisine as well as excellent coffee.

Awards & Recognition

Education Scotland, The British Council, English UK, Business English UK, Cambridge Language Assessment Center, Peason Vue Select test centre, TOEFL IBT test centre, Trinity College London Exam centre.

Further Information

ELA travels globally to present itself to potential students. Webinars can be organised for any students who need to see exactly who ELA are and what they do.