Summer course for ages 8-17 years, who want to learn English while exploring Scotland


New for 2019! This course is perfect for students who want to learn English but want an action-packed experience too.

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IH Edinburgh – Young Learner Centre 

We choose locations with excellent facilities for our summer schools, with all parts of our courses run by our own Young Learner staff. Minimum age for this course is 8, or 7 if in the same school year as 8 year olds.

Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their vocabulary
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Visit and learn about iconic destinations in Scotland
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment

Course content

Students follow a daily programme of English language lessons in the morning, while afternoons are devoted to pursuing cultural excursions with new friends.

All students receive 15 hours a week of English tuition however, even during the afternoon activities, students are encouraged to practise English.

Each afternoon, students can explore a new part of Edinburgh and the South of Scotland. The best thing about the course is that the class curriculum is integrated into the afternoon activities. There is also a lot to learn about Scotland’s famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and much more.

Each week there is one full day excursion further afield so students can make the most of their time in Scotland and see the highland mountains, castles and lochs. There is a full programme in the evenings too, from quizzes to fashion shows to talent competitions.

Lessons 15 hours every week
Excursions 25.5 hours every week
Other activities, including sports and arts and crafts. 8 hours 45 mins every week





The English language exam (provided by LanguageCert) can be offered at a £50 surcharge.


Download the Explore English sample timetable 

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Last year, we welcomed students from 42 countries on our young learner courses.

One price – all trips, accommodation and meals included.

Our Head of Young Learners has over 14 years’ experience.