English Language Summer School

Edinburgh College has been running adult English Language Summer School courses at our Sighthill campus for more than 30 years, welcoming students aged 16 and over from all over the world to study English in July and August.

Summer School 2020 will run from 6 July – 14 August, with start dates available on 6 July, 13 July, 20 July, 27 July and 3 August. Students can study at the College from 2 weeks up to a maximum of 6 weeks.

The Summer School offers students:
  • Experienced and enthusiastic teachers
  • Excellent facilities and services
  • Small class sizes - Maximum 15 students per class
  • Library and computer room access
  • All English levels from elementary to advanced
  • Edinburgh cultural festivals every summer.
Our summer courses during July and August offer varied, interesting and challenging English programmes in a friendly environment. You can choose between our two core programmes.
  1. General English (15 hours per week)
  2. Intensive English (20 hours per week)
Students in all courses can also choose to join our Social Programme.

You can book a combination of courses to ensure that your time spent studying at Edinburgh College is as productive and enjoyable as you wish.

Care of Under-18s: Information for parents

During the summer, Edinburgh College offers English Language courses for adults, but we also accept students aged 16 and 17 years old. The College works to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students, but this is especially true for those under the age of 18. There is a range of support systems in place for our Summer School students. However, please note: 

  • Edinburgh College does not provide 24-hour supervision of students
  • Students under the age of 18 will study in classes with adults of all ages
  • Students will travel unsupervised between homestay and the College
  • Students will be unsupervised outside class time and homestay

Before arrival at Edinburgh College, parents/guardians of students must sign a Parental Agreement form to confirm that they understand the support systems and rules that Edinburgh College has in place for the welfare of under 18s, and the level of supervision that we provide. Students will also need to sign the agreement.

Full details of the support available to students aged under 18 on our English Language Summer School.

The safety and welfare of our students are of great importance to us. Please contact the Summer School staff if you have any questions about support or safety issues 

Brexit Guidance

Edinburgh College welcomes students from all EU and non-EU countries to study with us on Summer School 2020.

Following Brexit, EU and EEA nationals will be able to study, live and work in the UK as now, until 31 December 2020. Citizens of these countries will not require a visa to study on short courses such as our Summer School during 2020.

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, there will be no changes in how EU, EEA and Swiss citizens enter the UK until at least 2021. This also applies to non-EEA family members of these citizens.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, EEA national identity cards will be phased out for travel to the UK during 2020, and a valid passport may be required. The UK government will announce the date for this change in advance to allow travellers good time to plan their trips.

If you are from a non-EU country, find out if you need to apply for a visa to enter the UK

Information correct as of 6th November 2019. 

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