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.

Due to the rapidly evolving Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation, Edinburgh College has made the sad decision to cancel our Summer School for 2020. Affected students should email for more information. 

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 

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