Fettes Centre for Language and Culture
Contact Greg Burrell
Address Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 1QX
Region Scotland
Telephone +44 131 2975251
Website www.fclcedinburgh.com
Email fclc@fettes.com
Facebook facebook.com/fclcedinburgh/
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Description of centre


Fettes Centre for Language & Culture (FCLC Edinburgh) is a boutique English Language School at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland. Established in 2006 and accredited by the British Council in our second year of operation, we aim to provide an exceptional programme for 10-17-year-olds.

Lessons take place in the morning from Monday to Friday. Students do an online placement test prior to arrival, the results of which are confirmed by a speaking test done at the school. In this way, we aim to have everyone in an appropriate class by the second day of their course. We offer tuition from A1 to C1 level in a positive learning environment where English is the medium of communication.

Teachers follow a student-centred approach to teaching and learning English. In addition to the four skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar, the last lesson of each day introduces the students to the places they will be visiting on excursions during the week and at weekends and includes a thought-provoking activity linking the excursion to the weekly theme.

All necessary materials are provided for use throughout the course and students will build up a portfolio of work in their folders to take away with them at the end of their course. All our classrooms have interactive whiteboards and there is Wifi access throughout the campus.

At FCLC opportunities to learn and use English do not end at the classroom door but continue in the cultural programme. A great variety of whole-school and house activities are organised in the afternoons and evenings and students go on excursions to the city centre on two afternoons each week every class will visit Edinburgh city centre with their teacher to experience attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Scotland.

Students stay in traditional or modern boarding houses located within the grounds of Fettes College. Each house is comfortable and homely, accommodating around 50 students plus staff who provide 24 hour supervision and care. Students stay in a mixture of single, twin and multi-bedded rooms with shared shower and toilet facilities.

  • Course information
  • Summer Intensive Junior Academic

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group Under 12, 12-16, 16-18
    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 14
    Beginners accepted? No