60 hours
2 weeks

Venture English is a Bildungsurlaub-accredited provider, which means you can enjoy tailored one-to-one private tuition with us for your professional training leave.





Bildungsurlaub logoThe Bildungsurlaub is a German government scheme that allows any Germany-based employees 10 days of paid leave every two years, which they may use to take a professional educational course with an acknowledged, high-quality provider, such as Venture English.

Venture English specialises in customising dynamic and interactive English programmes that combine classroom and immersion learning activities. We would be delighted to provide you with a personalised two week course of 30 hours per week!

Get in touch to discuss your needs, objectives and interests, and we will send you the necessary documentation for your employer to complete.

As a small, personalized school, this is a place for those who do not simply want to learn English, but have high standards and the expectation that fun is not neglected.

Susanne Marschner, Referentin für Aus- und Weiterbildung, Personalwesen, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics

* Please note: Venture English is accredited by the Hamburg Educational Leave Act.  If you are from a region other than Hamburg, please contact us at least 10 weeks before you wish to study so that we may organise the necessary paperwork.

Venture English can arrange homestays with independent hosts for students who want to study with us, typically for 1-8 weeks.

We have carefully chosen local hosts who are warm and friendly, close to school (5-30 minutes by bus or on foot) and have comfortable, pleasant homes where you can study, relax and socialise in English.

You can use the kitchen to prepare meals, chill out in the living room, have a hot shower day or night, access the internet via wifi, and practise your English with your host.

Prices for bed and breakfast with a local host start at £180 per week.  Our one-time fee for arranging your homestay is £35.

Arrange Your Own Accommodation
When we travel, we want accommodation that suits our budget and taste, so we always use Airbnb. With Airbnb, you can choose the kind of accommodation, place and price that suits you.

For more information about arranging your own short-term and long-term accommodation in Edinburgh, read our full accommodation guide.

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How to Book

To book your group course or private lesson(s), you need to make full payment.  Places are limited, so early booking is strongly recommended.

You can pay online via Paypal (including credit or debit card) or bank transfer (BACS or  If you prefer to pay in cash, simply arrange to visit Venture English to make payment.  Your booking is only confirmed when we receive your full payment.

At checkout, you can tell us which dates you want to book, and any other information.

If you have any questions before you book, just ask – we’re happy to help!

What Happens Next?

When we receive your payment, we will email you confirmation of your course booking.

We will then ask you to fill out a needs analysis so that we know more about your study aims and interests.  We may arrange a face-to-face or Skype chat to assess your English level and discuss your course.


Venture English reserves the right to cancel a course in circumstances outside of our control or, in the case of group courses, when fewer than three students have enrolled. Full payment will be refunded when a course cannot be provided.

If you cancel your course:

  • more than 28 days before its commencement, all payment will be refunded, minus any bank transfer or administration fees.
  • between 28 and 14 days before its commencement, 50% of your course fees will be refunded, minus any bank transfer or administration fees.
  • less than 14 days before its commencement, or if you withdraw from the course having started it, no payment will be returned.

For further information, see our Terms & Conditions.