Basil Paterson College

Basil Paterson College

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Basil Paterson College
Basil Paterson College
Basil Paterson College
Basil Paterson College
Basil Paterson College
Basil Paterson College

Graduate Ratings

9.0 / 10

(32 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

With over 50 years' experience in teaching, and the first established CELTA Teacher Training Centre in Scotland, Basil Paterson has a long tradition of academic excellence and remains dedicated to empowering each new teacher through their training and development.

Our experienced and well qualified team of Cambridge accredited CELTA Teacher Trainers work hard to ensure that you receive a high level of academic and vocational training, tuition, support, nurture and care.

We believe that learning happens by doing and so our face to face intensive courses have you teaching real language learners from day one of the course!

We know that choosing the right CELTA centre is an important decision for you so if you would like to train with us in in the heart of Edinburgh's historic New Town, we would be delighted to hear from you and to help guide you through our application process.

Help with Employment

The CELTA course contains a thorough professional development and job seeking advice input seminar in the latter weeks of the course.

As we are in the heart of Edinburgh we are very informed and up to date with local Scottish and UK markets. We also regularly have visiting trainers who extensively travel and work in foreign markets and who are happy to share their advice.

Accommodation

We at Basil Paterson College are passionate about making your stay in Edinburgh as enjoyable as possible. For this reason, the school has a dedicated Accommodation department, whose job it is to find you safe and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the city centre. Whether you decide to stay with a local host family, in an apartment, or in a hotel or guesthouse, we are happy to help you find the best option and to help deal with reservations.

You can select from a variety of options including half-board homestay with a family, summer university residency accommodation, private apartments for rent and hotels and guesthouses.

Please visit our accommodation page for further details, facilities, availability and prices:

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Contact Basil Paterson College

In order to provide you with the best service possible, Basil Paterson College needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

66 QUEEN STREET
EDINBURGH
EH2 1JX
UNITED KINGDOM

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
05 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
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28 Jan 2019 -
22 Feb 2019
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11 Mar 2019 -
05 Apr 2019
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22 Apr 2019 -
17 May 2019
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27 May 2019 -
21 Jun 2019
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01 Jul 2019 -
26 Jul 2019
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05 Aug 2019 -
30 Aug 2019
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02 Sep 2019 -
27 Sep 2019
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07 Oct 2019 -
01 Nov 2019
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11 Nov 2019 -
06 Dec 2019
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Student Reviews

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it has been an amazing experience. The teachers have been very supportive and definitely the quality of the course is amazing.

, CELTA student,

Doing the CELTA course was definitely a good decision! I gained a lot of knowledge on teaching English and improved my teaching skills. Our tutors were there for every step of the course and supported us. I can only recommend doing the CELTA at Basil Paterson!

, CELTA student,

I really had a great time doing celta at Basil paterson. The tutors and the staff made a very stressful and intensive course a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Thank you all.

, CELTA student,

It was a great experience and I learnt a lot

, CELTA student,

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was quite intense, as expected, but the curriculum was well-planned and the tutors made sure we had time to digest things. I thought both tutors were excellent and I really appreciated them sharing their hands-on teaching tips. Basil Paterson is a really friendly place to study in.

, CELTA student,

It was challenging and inspiring.

, CELTA student,

My experience of doing the CELTA at Basil Paterson was excellent. The tutors were fantastic and very helpful and supportive. It was a very friendly environment to be in and a place that I would recommend to anyone interested in doing the CELTA.

, CELTA student,

Well-organised course, tutors knowledgeable, friendly & supportive, great location

, CELTA student,

JUST EXCELLENT !

, CELTA student,

Really pleased with the course. Great tutors who were extremely suppportive, professional an knowledgeable. Students were also fantastic and helped us trainee teachers feel comfortable in the classroom while gaining some useful hands-on experience.

, CELTA student,

A fantastic and challenging experience which certainly gives you a firm foundation from which to start your teaching career.

, CELTA student,

The course was excellent, tutors were professional, enthusiastic and inspiring. The opportunity to teach students at different levels was invaluable.

, CELTA student,

Had a great time despite the stress and nervousness for teaching and I learnt so much and made new friends!

, CELTA student,

It was the toughest thing academically I've ever had to do but extremely rewarding when it was all finished. Plus the students were great and made it easier and more fun. And of course my fellow teachers made it fun too.

, CELTA student,

I found the course very rewarding.It helped that the students were very enthusiastic. Of course, it was intensive study with lots of homework but there was a lot of scope to inject your own personality into your lesson plan. I enjoyed watching my own and my colleagues' development throughout the course.

, CELTA student,

Completing the CELTA course was a challenging but incredibly worthwhile experience. I learnt far more than I thought that I would at the outset of the course and it has really encouraged me to think about teaching English in a whole new way.

, CELTA student,

Very satisfied.

, CELTA student,

Excellent teaching experience on this course preparing me and giving me the necessary tools and inspiration to successfully teach English in a foreign country.

, CELTA student,

i enjoyed the course a lot and learned quite a lot from the course. Besides, i was also aware of the different teaching styles between Britain and China.

, CELTA student,

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