Venture English provides private and mini group English language courses in Edinburgh for international adults to develop professionally and personally. Our classes are dynamic and engaging, and we tailor the lesson content and approach to the needs and interests of each individual learner.
We are more than qualified and experienced English teachers… We also have careers in business, science, academia, outdoor adventure, the arts, and more. We’ve lived all over the world and speak other languages. We’re truly interesting people with real life experience to bring to your classes!
We have welcomed company managers and teams from across Europe, international employees and university students resident in Edinburgh, and travellers here to ‘brush up’ their English skills or enjoy an English language holiday while experiencing Scotland’s culture, character and landscape.
Venture English is based at Summerhall, Edinburgh’s most adventurous multi-media and education centre. Between classes, you can enjoy this buzzing, creative hub of art, music, culture and innovation! We are near Edinburgh University, the beautiful Meadows and the historic Old Town, Castle and Royal Mile.
About Venture English
At Venture English, Edinburgh, we use a holistic teaching approach that takes into account the broader ways in which we learn and grow.
We combine classroom learning with experiential ‘real-life’ contexts, meaning you learn English through a blend of projects, simulations, discussions, activities, excursions and language training.
Our classes are effective and enjoyable, with clients reporting again and again that they improved English, developed language skills, felt more confident and found the topics and activities interesting!
All of our English courses are personalised to meet your needs, goals and interests. With 6 students maximum per class, you receive tailored support from your talented English teacher.
Join us, and experience a language adventure!
Activities and Posts
People all over the world, EVERYBODY, join hands, join a love train! Channel your inner Le Freak and win prizes with your best Soul Train moves and grooves. Be a Knight in White Satin with prizes for glitziest retro costume – and we have our free retro photobooth to snap you in all your sequined glory.
Pickering’s Gin are delighted to host guided tours and tastings available at 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 6pm. Tours meet at the Royal Dick Bar in the central courtyard of Summerhall.
“Locked In” is Edinburgh’s only escape game based in real rooms and not purpose built sets. It lets you explore the secrets of Summerhall, Edinburgh’s old Vet School.
Have you always wanted to learn to dance like it’s 1939? Edinbop is a non-profit swing dancing organisation which offers classes, workshops and social dancing opportunities in Edinburgh. Wednesday Nights at Summerhall.
The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club bring you Edinburgh’s best regular ceilidhs. Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands at Summerhall. The bands have a caller who will teach the dances, so the event is great for everyone from complete beginners to experienced ceilidhers.
We have lots of classes everyday; Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Core, Meditation, Pilates and a Yoga Book Club. A nurturing and relaxed atmosphere where you are the focus.
Join Theatre Sans Accents for a unique and playful way to learn and improve English linguistic skills through theatre in Edinburgh!
After reading about the theory of altruism underlying Ayn Rand’s remarkable novels, our advanced general English class students found this video useful in considering whether altruism really exists or not:
Marlène Pioteyry from France is 5,000 km and 116 days through her epic solo biking adventure! She stopped in Edinburgh for a couple of nights, connecting with new people and sharing ideas. What a rockstar! Check out Marlène’s blog for great photos and the brilliant highs and lows of lone travel in a saddle. Venture Read more about Marlène bikes 10,000 km across Europe![…]
What expressions can I use to chair (lead) a business meeting in English? It’s great that your English is superb in many contexts, but do you know the key expressions for chairing a business meeting in English? Here are some tips from Venture English*: Opening Good morning/afternoon, everyone. If we are all here, let’s get Read more about Chairing a business meeting in English[…]