The Young Octorial progamme

  • Teenagers
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

The Young Octorial progamme

Price from :
1 560 £
Academic Experience

Key points

An academically demanding and culturally rewarding programme for teenagers who want to become articulate speakers and thinkers in English.

The course focus is on developing students’ confidence using English by developing the real-world skills necessary for life in an increasingly globalised world.

Objectives of the study

Objectives of the stay

The programme channels the energy and creativity of young people into the real life achievements of academic results and personal growth. Students graduate from their summer programmes inspired for further study with new language skills, international friendships, wider horizons and lasting memories.


The Young Octorial progamme

There is a maximum of 8 students in each class. This allows the teachers to give each student more attention and allows the students to engage more fully with the language and make faster progress. Lessons are fast-paced and encourage the students to engage with authentic English language materials.

Challenging and creative homework encourages the development of autonomous learning skills, and takes learning out of the classroom and into everyday life.

  • Sample day

    60 mins

    Living Language

    Core language skills and vocabulary enhancement

    60 minutes

    Spoken Performance Workshop

    Confidence in the spoken language

    60 minutes

    Team Project

    Collaboration skills and team building

    13.30 - 16.30

    Sports and activities at school

    Outdoor sports, team games, arts and cultural activities

    16.00 - 18.00

    Break and early evening activities

    Clan activities

    60 minutes

    Expert-led workshops

    Learning a subject in English

Hébergement sur place

Homestay accommodation is provided. All meals included.


Leisure and excursions

Students take part in a wide range of sports and cultural activities where they put the English they have been learning in the classroom into practice. Typical activities include:

  • Outdoor sports, e.g. football and volleyball
  • Scottish activities such as ceilidh dancing and Scottish parties
  • Edinburgh city sightseeing trips, e.g. Edinburgh Castle, Dynamic Earth and Camera Obscura
  • Museum and gallery trips
  • Local walks to destinations such as Arthur’s Seat and the Botanic Gardens
  • Ensemble of activities such as Clan Highland Games.

There is a full-day excursion every Saturday. For example:

  • Glasgow and the Kelvingrove Museum
  • Loch Lomond — take a boat cruise along one of our most famous lochs
  • Stirling and the Wallace Monument — visit the real Braveheart country
Price includes
Useful information

Price includes

The price includes, tuition, homestay accommodation and the cultural programme.