The school is located in the city center near the Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen Art Gallery. The school program has a wide variety of courses depending on the interest level of the student.
The teaching team are highly qualified and experienced in teaching English as a foreign language and are very popular with students.
The school environment is stimulating and multicultural, here you will find other students from around the world, as there are an extraordinary mix of nationalities.
The school has excellent facilities such as:
The school doesn´t have catering, but being in the city centre, there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby.
The school is accredited by:
Located in the north of Scotland, in the Highlands, Aberdeen is the third most important city after Edinburgh and Glasgow.
This charming town has beautiful granite buildings and gardens in bloom silver that make it look like a fairytale village. Aberdeen's beauty is in the contrasts and diversity of its landscapes, composed of two miles of golden sandy beaches, cliffs, harbours, rivers and forests.
Aberdeen, also known as "The Granite City" owes its distinctive appearance to the famous and widely exported building material. The old buildings of the city stand high and deep, creating one of the most beautiful sections of Scotland. The mix of culture, historical tradition and beauty makes it one of the most popular UK destinations.
Aberdeen is a city that is easily explored on foot (a quiet walk), weather permitting. Most of the sites are located in the center and in Old Aberdeen. The distances are very short, so even if this is your first time visiting, you will not have problems finding your bearings.
There is a good transport infrastructure within the city of Aberdeen. The best means of transport are the bus services which run regularly and quickly. There are two bus companies that operate daily and connect all areas of the city.
"First bus company" is the leader with 22 services. It also connects the city center with Aberdeen Airport. There is a bus stop right in front of the school.
You can view or download timetables www.firstgroup.com
It is home to two major universities.
Students make up about 10% of the population
It's the Oil Capital of Europe
Aberdeen is a university town and has a good atmosphere and lively scene at night. There are plenty of clubs and bars that you can go to.
Blue Lamp in Gallowgate offers live traditional Scottish music while the Prince of Wales pub in the city center, is perfect for having a leisurely pint or a malt whiskey.
Most bars close at 11pm, and the clubs at 2am.
To find out more about what to do in Aberdeen, you can browse the local newspapers and newspaper for students of Aberdeen called 'Gaudie'. This newspaper has all the information you need.
Class timetable: 09:30 to 12:45
Ideal for those who want to have enough time for studying and enjoying their free time visiting the city and sightseeing.
The general English course has a minimum duration of 2 weeks and 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The rest of the time is for you to do other activites like sightseeing or being with your new friends
Class timetable: morning from 09:00 to 12:45
Afternoon from 13:45 to 15:45 - 3 afternoons a week
Ideal for those who want to get the most out of their stay, studying in the academy in the mornings and afternoons.
IELTS is a recognised qualification around the world. It is essential to study in a UK Univeristy.
The course starts every Monday.
The course consists of 15 hours of English + 6 hours of IELTS preparation per week.
Ideal for students who need to improve their level to pass IELTS
The objective of the course is to practice the 4 competencies required to pass IELTS: listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as learning specific strategies of practicing exam questions and doing simulation tasks.
Cambridge exams are accepted by more than 13,500 Universities, businesses and institutions around the world.
This course combines 15 hours of standard English + 6 hours of Cambridge exam preparation per week.
Starting dates for the FCE courses:
- 29/06 for 8 weeks
- 27/07 for 4 weeks
Our school is the official examinating centre of the University of Cambridge ESOL
Ideal for those who want to obtain a certifying Cambridge level certificate.
The objective of the course is to practice the 4 competencies required to pass the Cambridge exams: listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as learning specific strategies to practice exam questions and doing sumilation tasks.
Extra Academic Activities
The school organises a varied plan weekly activities. Some are free and some aren´t. You can see prices and the programme on the school board every week.
We encourage you to participate in the activities, since it is a perfect way to make new friends and practice your English in a relaxed atmosphere.
This list is just an example:
Visit to Balmoral Castle, residence of the Royal Family since 1848.
Aboyne Highland, a visit to the traditional Scottish customs.
Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle, visit the spectacular coastline just 15 miles south of Aberdeen.
Old Aberdeen, must visit the old University and historic area.
Living with a family is a great opportunity to practice English in an informal setting and learn about the life and the typical culture in Scotland.
To get to the school, you will have to take public transport, all families live in residential neighborhoods but usually they are very well connected to the center by public transport. There is the option of booking a room with a private bathroom.
Room Type: single bedroom
The Liberty residence is located in the old town of Aberdeen. It is a perfect choice for those who want to live in a friendly environment and enjoy more independence. The bathrooms, kitchen and living room are shared among roommates.
The residence is located 10-15 minutes by public transport from the city center.
Check In: Sunday from 15:00
Check Out: Saturday before 10:00
Number of people who share the kitchen: 4-6
Availability: Only in Summer from 1st July to 16th August
Room Type: Single bedroom
School distance: 10-15 minutes using transport
Check-in: Sunday from 15:00
Check-out: Saturday before 10:00
This residence, 10 minutes from the beach, is surrounded by shops, supermarkets, bars, clubs and restaurants, rooms are equipped with tables, bed-side tables, wardrobes, beds, there is a mirror and all doors are locked with a key. The bathroom is private.
The bedrooms are in shared apartments with other students, with a living room, kitchen and cooking appliances.
Availability: From September to August
Room Type: Single bedroom
School distance: 10 minute walk to the school
Getting to Aberdeen
Aberdeen Airport is 11 km from the city of Aberdeen.
Companies that fly to Aberdeen from Spain are:
From the airport to the city:
BUS: A regular bus service operates from the airport to the center of Aberdeen and from the bus station to the airport Guild Street. The service is more common on weekdays than weekends. It is the best and most effective way to travel to and from the airport. A single ticket costs £ 1.30. Journey time is approximately one hour.
TAXI: Taxis are available at the stop is right outside the terminal building. Journey to the center of Aberdeen is about 20 minutes (when no traffic). Taxi may be the best means of transportation to and from the airport, but it is also more expensive than the train or bus. The trip will cost £ 20-30 depending on traffic.
In Edinburgh Airport there is a bus service to Aberdeen railway station. Journey time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Estuve en Aberdeen (Escocia). La escuela me encantó tanto por su organización como por su localización. El ambiente de la ciudad es tranquilo pero te permite actividades interesantes. Lo mejor de todo para mi fué la gente que conocí alli y la familia en la que estuve. ¡Gracias Esther,fuiste encantadora y sigues siendolo!