Learning English Online

If you want to learn English, travel for an English programme overseas after the Covid-19 pandemic, why not start your journey with an online English course?

Basil Paterson

Basil Paterson

Basil Paterson

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About the school

Edinburgh, the capital of beautiful Scotland and is the perfect place for your English course.

Full of history, surrounded by beautiful nature and guarded by the breath-taking Edinburgh Castle this city provides a stimulating, yet relaxed learning environment.

Established in 1929, Basil Paterson Edinburgh have been helping students achieve their English language goals for 90 years!

The school’s located in the beautiful historic New Town area in the centre of Edinburgh, surrounded by a number of cafes, restaurants and shops.  Lessons are held in small classes (maximum 12 students) giving you a great opportunity to interact with other students and make friends quickly.

You can choose from 3 types of accommodation – host family, student residence or private apartments.

Engaging daily social activities is also organised by the school and all students like to take part. It’s the best way to explore everything Edinburgh has to offer.

Want to experience Edinburgh at its best? Join Basil Paterson’s Christmas or Festival course. These courses have been designed around the two major events – Christmas (23 December – 3 January) and International and Fringe festivals (5 – 23 August).

Courses Available

Adults (Usually +16 years)
General English
Business English
Academic English
Exam Preparation
Teacher Training

Accommodation Available

Private apartment

Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson
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Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson

Wide range of English courses

Including IELTS and Cambridge exam prep. courses

Unique location

in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic centre

Basil Paterson Tutorial College

offers academic, year-round courses for students aged 16+


maximum class size


years’ experience in English language training


minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle

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