Learn English a different way…

Hi, I’m Lorna, the Founder and Director of Venture English – welcome!  Having taught English all over the world since 2001, I started Venture English in Edinburgh to give international adults the best opportunity to learn and improve English language skills for professional and personal development.

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.

At Venture English, we use a holistic teaching approach that combines formal classroom learning with experiential ‘real-life’ learning.  That means you study English through a blend of projects, simulations, discussions, activities and language training.  We believe in adventurous learning – learning English through doing – and so your classes are always dynamic and interactive!

One of the best things about Venture English is that we are small.  We believe in quality, not quantity, and so we only ever have one or two classes at the same time, and a maximum of 6 students per class.  That way, we can be sure to give you the personalised teaching that you need, and an authentic local Edinburgh experience!

We believe in quality, not quantity, and so we have only 6 students per class, giving you the personalised teaching that you need!

Central location, near Edinburgh Old Town!

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Venture English is based at Summerhall, Edinburgh’s most adventurous multi-media and educational 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.

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With a maximum of 6 people per class, Venture English makes much more participatory classes than in other schools, and you’re always speaking English.  Definitely, if you’re looking for a fun and friendly atmosphere with professionalism, Venture English is your best choice.

Studying with Venture English is a combination of learning, discovery and entertainment at the highest level.

It was the best decision to study Business English course with Lorna. The best teacher that I’ve ever had! For her enthusiasm, passion for teaching, her joy and her new and different techniques to teach it makes you learn more, faster and be aware of it. Don’t hesitate! Promise! You won’t regret! 😉

Ivette (Spain)

It was perfect. What an experience! Lorna is a great teacher with a special approach. I learned so much in a week and I could use it directly in practice. It was a beautiful tailored course. I say “just do it”.

Ellen (Holland)

My favorite teacher in Edinburgh! It was an Interesting and funny course!! 🙂

Emanuela (Italy)

I was so happy to have you Lorna as my teacher, you was really interesting and your class was never boring ! To compare I learned more in 3 months with you as 3 years in my school in France !
You are really competent and I hope to see you again !

Dohan (France)

Lorna is truly a wonderful teacher. She is so energetic and her lessons are rich in variety. But what really makes her a special teacher is that she concentrates on every single person in her class and knows exactly what everyone needs to improve. I enjoyed studying English with her and can only recommend it!

It was interesting, lovely, funny, never boring and enjoyable…. in one word: fantastic! 🙂 I could learn so much….I recommend it to everyone!

I had the chance to do an executive course with Lorna some months ago, and really enjoyed every single lesson: she teaches with passion and encourages you all the time. For my course, not only she asked what I’d like to focus on, but she also paid special attention to my nature and interests, coming up with great ideas. She even recommended places to visit and things to do in Edinburgh!
I keep a wonderful memory of this experience 🙂

Corali (Italy/France/Switzerland)
Phone: +44 (0)7584 639036
Address: Summerhall Edinburgh