Summer course for ages 8-11 years, who want to learn English while exploring Scotland


Our younger learners can meet new friends, take supervised study trips around Scotland, and gain skills and confidence using English.

The course is suitable for all English levels. (Your child will be in a class with students of a similar level)

The minimum age is 8, or 7 if in the same school year as 8 year olds.

The location

IH Edinburgh Young Learner Centre
Your child will stay in a historical 16th century iconic building, learn English and explore Scotland. 

Course summary

English lessons take place every morning, and the afternoons are devoted to exploring Scotland. Students have plenty of opportunity to practise their English inside and outside the classroom with a timetable packed full of trips and activities around Scotland. Trips for our youngest learners, include Butterfly World, a trampoline park, and Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura to see the weird and wonderful illusions. Explore new topic themes every week. 

Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their vocabulary
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment

Course content

IH Edinburgh Young Learner Centre

Students follow a daily programme of 15 hours of English language lessons in the morning, while afternoons are devoted to exploring Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

During the afternoon, students will go on excursions
to places suited to their age such as butterfly world, a trampoline park or Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura to see the weird and wonderful illusions.

In the evenings, English Explorer Junior students at IH Edinburgh Young Learner Centre will have an activity programme with a mix of sports, arts and crafts, and other activities such as quizzes and treasure hunts.

Students practise their English inside and outside of the classroom, for the best learning experience.

Lessons 15 hours every week
Study trips 1 full-day and 4 half-day days
Other activities, including sports and arts and crafts. 8 hours 45 mins every week



Any questions?

For further enquiries and to book, please call +44 (0) 20 7611 2427 or email 

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Last year, we welcomed students from over 90 countries on our young learner courses.

One price – all trips, accommodation and meals included.

All senior staff have student safeguarding and student welfare training every year.

Our Young Learner Centres are accredited by The British Council.