Welcome to the Caledonian Language School!

Scotland is famous for the warmth of its welcome, and we aim to continue this fine tradition in how we work with students.

Edinburgh is a wonderful student city, with 4 universities and the biggest further education college in Scotland. It’s also very cosmopolitan, and open to visitors of all nationalities. There are opportunities for sport and the outdoors, culture & the arts, and of course, pubs, bars, restaurants and night clubs – something for everyone, at every time of the day or night!

The Caledonian is a small, friendly school. However, we have recently become affiliates of Shane Global/Saxoncourt, and ME Learning. Working with these larger organisations will help the Caledonian to develop new courses and work with a wider range of nationalities.


One of the main things that students comment on is how friendly the school is. We want to create a comfortable environment, so that students can relax and learn well. Teachers are friendly, and are interested in students’ progress. The office staff can deal with most problems not related to study, for example, finding a doctor or dentist, advice on accommodation or finding a job, or following your own sport while you’re in Edinburgh.

The school is open for students even when they don’t have classes, so that they can carry on studying in the self-access room, or using a classroom to practise listening. Computers are open access, so that everyone can keep in touch with friends and family at home. There’s also free wi-fi, if you want to Skype using your own lap-top or tablet.

The safety and security of our students is very important to us. Please read our Safeguarding Policy for more information.

Our mission:

  • To help students to learn to communicate with confidence
  • To create a positive and inspiring learning environment
  • To give all students a positive learning experience
  • To help students to progress to further study or work