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Your English course
We are here to make sure that your time at Basil Paterson College is as challenging and rewarding as possible. Here is some more information on what you can expect from your course.

Your first day

We ask all students to arrive by 8.15am and make their way to reception. Here you will receive your student handbook. You will then have your Speaking Test and be ready to begin class at 09.00

If you have not already done so, you will be asked to pay the remaining amount of your fees before you start the course. You can pay at reception by cash, cheque, or credit card. If you are not staying with a host family, you will also be asked for your address in Edinburgh.

Please remember to bring the following items with you on your first day:

  • Your passport - we will take a copy of this when you arrive
  • A passport photo - this is required for your student ID card

 Timetable (first day) 
 08.15 - 08.45
 08.45 - 09.00
 09.00 - 10.00
 10.00 - 10.15
 10.15 - 11.15
 11.15 - 11.30
 11.30 - 12.30
 12.30 - 13.00
 13.00 - 13.30
End of tuition for part-time
 13.30 - 14.30
 14.30 - 14.45
 14.45 - 15.45
 Arrive at school and register at Reception 
 Speaking placement tests and tour of school
 Spoken Performance Workshop
 Language Focus
 Language Practice 
 Welcome Meeting
 Skills Focus
 Project Workshop
 Orientation Tour of the City



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If you have a question you would like to ask about either your course or your first day at Basil Paterson College, please contact us:

Basil Paterson College

66 Queen Street

Edinburgh   EH2 4NA


T. +44 (0) 131 225 3802

F. +44 (0) 131 226 6701