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Student life questions

Q. Do schools have a multi-faith room?

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If you need a room to pray, we can accommodate you in a suitable area and we are more than happy to help you find the closest public temple for your faith.
 

If you need a room to pray, we can accommodate you in a suitable area and we are more than happy to help you find the closest public temple for your faith.
 

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Q. I have accessibility requirements

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We are happy to welcome any student. Our facilities are accessible for people with special needs, but you still must notify us in advance when you book your course, so that we can have everything you need ready on your arrival. You can also do so by filling in the form below.
 

We are happy to welcome any student. Our facilities are accessible for people with special needs, but you still must notify us in advance when you book your course, so that we can have everything you need ready on your arrival. You can also do so by filling in the form below.
 

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Q. I have medical requirements

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We are happy to welcome any student. If you have medical or special dietary requirements you must notify us in advance and/or when you book your course, so that we can have everything you need ready on your arrival. 
 

We are happy to welcome any student. If you have medical or special dietary requirements you must notify us in advance and/or when you book your course, so that we can have everything you need ready on your arrival. 
 

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Q. What are your public holidays?

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  2016 Public Holidays
  • 1 January: New Year’s Day (all schools closed)
  • 4 January: Edinburgh school closed; all other schools open
  • 25 March: Good Friday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)...
  2016 Public Holidays
  • 1 January: New Year’s Day (all schools closed)
  • 4 January: Edinburgh school closed; all other schools open
  • 25 March: Good Friday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)
  • 28 March: Easter Monday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)
  • 2 May: Early May bank holiday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)
  • 30 May: Spring bank holiday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)
  • 29 August: Summer bank holiday (all schools closed except Edinburgh)
  • 26 December: Boxing Day (all schools closed)
  • 27 December: Christmas Day (substitute day as Christmas Day falls on Sunday)

Edinburgh Language Centre is open on all public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2nd January. Edinburgh Language Centre may pro-rata tuition costs to account for reduction in tuition hours during the Christmas and New Year public holidays. Any reduction will be reflected in your quote at the time of booking. 

There are no reductions or discounts in tuition fees for courses that include a public holiday. If any public holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday day will apply in the following working week (a 'substitute day').

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Q. What do I need to pack?

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This is a brief checklist to give you some ideas of what you need to pack:

  • A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months or valid throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Your flight tickets.
  • Your visa details. You can find more information about your visa in the...

This is a brief checklist to give you some ideas of what you need to pack:

  • A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months or valid throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Your flight tickets.
  • Your visa details. You can find more information about your visa in the UKBA's website.
  • UK weather is very unpredictable and it can be cold at any time of the year, so come prepared with a jacket and layered clothes.
  • Rainwear is essential all year long – don’t forget your umbrella or a waterproof jacket.
  • Carry copies of your medical insurance.
  • Carry photocopies of passport and tickets, and keep them in your hand baggage as well as in your checked-in baggage.
  • Carry extra passport colour photos with you.
  • Carry basic medicines and first-aid items, although you can buy anything you need in the UK.
  • Take sufficient stock of the medicines required specifically by you along with your doctor’s prescription.
  • Keep one/two extra pairs of glasses if you wear them.
  • Slippers to wear in the house especially in winter and all your toiletries.
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Q. What facilities are available at the school?

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Facilities vary per school; all of our schools are fitted with modern classrooms, free Wi-Fi, common areas and study areas. You can see detailed descriptions on our schools page.
 

Facilities vary per school; all of our schools are fitted with modern classrooms, free Wi-Fi, common areas and study areas. You can see detailed descriptions on our schools page.
 

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Q. What happens on arrival?

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On arrival at school, you will be welcomed into the school by our friendly staff at reception. On your first day you will be given an induction and a tour of the facilities to help you get your bearings, as well as a language test so we can assess your level and allocate you to a suitable class. ...

On arrival at school, you will be welcomed into the school by our friendly staff at reception. On your first day you will be given an induction and a tour of the facilities to help you get your bearings, as well as a language test so we can assess your level and allocate you to a suitable class. 

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Q. What is a typical day like?

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A typical day varies depending on which school you attend. In general, there will be lessons in the morning and/or afternoon and social activities during the evening. To have more details, you can visit our schools page.
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A typical day varies depending on which school you attend. In general, there will be lessons in the morning and/or afternoon and social activities during the evening. To have more details, you can visit our schools page.
 

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Q. What is your social programme?

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We offer a wide social programme at each school which includes including social meet-ups, sports, activities, visits to iconic places and educational workshops. Activities and prices vary depending on your location; please visit our schools...

We offer a wide social programme at each school which includes including social meet-ups, sports, activities, visits to iconic places and educational workshops. Activities and prices vary depending on your location; please visit our schools page for further details.
 

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