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.


Course summary

Ages 8-11

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

Location Edinburgh
English level All levels welcome

(Your child will be in a class with students of the same level)

Course length Choose 1-8 weeks
Season Summer


Course content

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, Edinburgh Castle, Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth experience!

Each week there is also one full-day excursion to explore other areas of interest in Scotland, such as the full-day trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

There is also one afternoon per week on site for organised sports and arts activities led by IH staff. Your child can choose from a range of options such as rounders, IH Olympics, football, rounders, drama, yoga, woodland walks or arts and crafts. All the activities are with their own age group.

In the evenings, Explore English Junior students 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.


Learning summary (per week)

Lessons: 15 hours

Study trips: 1 full-day trip and 4 half-day trips

Other activities, including organised evening activities: 1 half-day and 7 evenings


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



Start dates

Location Season Start dates Arrival day Course length Price
Edinburgh Summer 26 June 2022

03 July 2022

10 July 2022

17 July 2022

24 July 2022

31 July 2022

07 August 2022

14 August 2022

Sunday Choose 1-8 weeks £1124 per week


What’s included?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations 
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance


Any questions?

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