Cultural Immersion Courses in Edinburgh
Stop learning English – start using it! Take your communication skills to the next level while you discover the real Edinburgh Experience!
What you will learn
While I was working in Madrid in 2012, I realised that many of my students had become demotivated and had stopped enjoying learning English. I decided to create a course to improve communication in English and raise self-confidence while interacting with Scotland’s history and culture. We use cultural spaces as our classroom, taking you to Edinburgh’s most interesting places and creating a real need to use the language. You will interact with locals and discover Scotland’s history and culture. The carefully curated programme is designed to inspire and motivate you. Before you arrive, a six-unit online course gives you all the language and skills you need to prepare you for your trip, and to take your English to the next level.
Welcome to your unique 3 step learning experience!
Your time is precious and I know you don’t want to waste it doing more grammar exercises! That’s why I have designed a course which shows you how to improve your communication in English quickly and effectively, and makes sure that you maximise your time in Scotland.
Step 1 – Preparation
A six-unit online course will prepare you with all the language you will need to participate in our discussion sessions and visits, and to take your English to the next level.
Step 2 – Cultural Immersion
All of your time in Edinburgh will be spent activating your English through an exciting and carefully curated programme designed to get you communicating.
Step 3 – Individual Tutorial
After your week in Scotland, we will have a one-to-one online tutorial to discuss your English and to design a study plan to develop your English moving forwards.
Taking your English to the next level
Completing the online preparation course means that when you are in Scotland, all of your time will be spent USING your English. I will be your local tourist and language guide, applying my 16 years experience to enable you to improve your communication. This exciting programme in Edinburgh will include daily discussions on a wide variety of fascinating and motivating topics which are integrated with our visits. We’ll also be interacting with Edinburgh locals and discovering the parts of the city tourists don’t normally get to see!
Our visits include
> Scottish food and drink tasting
> Exclusive Robert Louis Stevenson and Edinburgh tour
> Exclusive Witches of Scotland tour
> Scottish cookery class
> Ghost tour
> Glasgow tour
Amongst many others! Download the brochure to see the full programme
Meeting your individual needs
But your course doesn’t end when you leave Scotland! When you are back home, you will have a private online tutorial where I give you feedback on your English communication skills. You will receive a personalised future study plan based on your needs and interest so you can continue to make real progress in English
What is included in my cultural immerison course in Edinburgh?
- My cultural immersion courses include:
- All entrance fees
- Daily light lunches
- All activities
- Transport during activities
- 2-month access to the online course
- A one-hour individual online tutorial
- Exclusive tours
- Feedback and support on your English progress via your virtual classroom.
When would you like to start?
My cultural immersion course is running for one week only this year and is limited to 6 people so book your space quickly! The course takes place from the 3rd-8th July 2023, and you have access to the asynchronous course from 1st June.
Is this course for me?
- Do you enjoy fascinating discussions?
- Do you love history and culture?
- Are you looking for a course with older participants?
- Are you someone who loves travelling?
- Do you like to get off the normal tourist route?
- Do you love discovering new experiences?
- Are you feeling stuck in your English and want to take it to the next level?
- Do you want to communicate more effectively in English?
Then yes – this course is for you!
£775 (includes meals and visits)
6 days in Edinburgh + online course
Am and PM
Hours per week
20 hours + self-study
Homestay or student residence available
Laptop or mobile device required
Here's what people have to say about the cultural immersion course
“The approach to (language) teaching is unique. Claire really cares deeply about every single one of her learners, which is amazing.” – Elke, Graz
“This is the best language course I’ve ever done. The entire course is perfectly organized. In addition to improving listening and speaking skills, it offers a splendid opportunity to know Edinburgh. Absolutely recommend. I don’t think you can study English in a better way than with Claire.” – Manuel, Sevilla
“It was the most enriching experience I have ever had. My language skills improved considerably. The perfect combination between cultural immersion and practical challenges made me put into practice the English language without thinking about grammar, vocabulary or phonics.” – Ana, Barcelona
“I’ve never had such amazing English lessons. We were using the language in a real contexts and also we learnt about the history and culture of Edinburgh. I can only strongly recommend this course to have the best experience in this lovely city.” – Alejandro, Madrid
If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.
My cultural immersion courses are designed for adults only and I have students aged between 30-70! But you can be sure that there won’t be any teenagers on your course.
The 6 unit online preparation course is available a month before your visit to Edinburgh, and our time together in Edinburgh is 6 days. You will have a further one hour private class when you return home.
You can pay a 50% deposit to secure your place, and full payment must be received 6 weeks before the start of the course.
If you cancel a course 6 weeks before the start date, you can receive 50% of your fees and accommodation, minus your deposit. If you cancel at any point 6 weeks before the start date of the course, no refunds are available for either course or accommodation. Deposits are non-refundable
Yes! I work with homestay hosts and student residences to help my students find friendly and comfortable accommodation. The summer months are extremely busy in Edinburgh so make sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Yes, you will receive a certificate of participation as well as a personalised study plan.
Why should you choose my cultural immersion course?
Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and excellent English classes
My cultural immersion weeks are innovative, exciting and motivating courses which will allow you to unlock the secrets to learning real English while discovering Scottish history and culture.
100% of my students recommend me.
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Have a truly unique learning experience
I’ll show you a new way to learn and connect through Scottish culture and history in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Hi, I’m Claire!
With over 16 years experience (and counting!) in teaching English and Cambridge preparation courses, I can get you to your English goals.