Welcome to Alba English School

Our mission is to provide high-quality English classes to international people in Edinburgh and help them make the best of their time in Scotland.

Our dedicated team of friendly, qualified and dynamic teachers will help you learn English. We believe in useful lessons that students can really engage in,
learn in and enjoy with activities for interactive learning.

We are not just a school; we are proud to be a place to exchange stories, share cultures and make new friends. Many of our students have called Alba English a ‘home from home’

Right where you want to be!

We are based in the heart of the beautiful Scottish capital. We are only 2 minutes from The Meadows – Edinburgh’s largest park and the best spot to see the Cherry blossoms in Spring. 86-92 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PY

Dynamic and small group classes

We have 5 bright classrooms that can seat a maximum of 12 students each. We have a kitchen where students can enjoy their coffee break and lunch. It is also the perfect room to socialise with other students.

School Facilities

Maximum Class Size 12

8 classrooms

Student Lounge

Bus Stop

(2 min walk)

Ground Floor Access

Free WiFi

Free Biscuits

Student Microwave

Student Fridge

Coffee Machine

Why study with Alba English?

Flexibility: We think everyone should have the chance to study and improve their English. We keep our doors open from 09:00 to 20:00 and offer flexible courses – so everyone can come and study.

AffordabilityWe think English lessons should be accessible to everyone – so we keep our prices reasonable.

Quality: Our team of teachers are qualified, experienced and dynamic. We believe in useful lessons that students can really engage in, learn from and enjoy, with lots of activities for interactive learning. We are British Council Accredited.

Great Nationality Mix!

In 2022, 3% of our students came from Middle East, 7% from Poland, 7% from Korea, 7% from Czech Republic.

Spain was the top country for incoming students (25%) followed by Italy (14%), Brazil (10%) and France (10%).

Over 71% of our students came from Europe. We are pleased to receive a very international mix of students and the common language is always English, meaning even more practice during breaks and after lessons!

Take a Virtual Tour of Alba English

Watch our latest video 🎬. It provides an immersive look at our facilities and programmes, so you can get a feel for what it’s like to study with us.