Centre for Language & Culture

Welcome to Fettes Centre for Language & Culture (FCLC Edinburgh), a boutique English Language School at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland. We are a forward thinking, dynamic school with an open mind on development and we aim to provide an exciting and challenging programme which allows our students to learn English whilst developing lifetime friendships within a safe and nurturing environment.


FCLC Edinburgh

Established in 2006 and accredited by the British Council in our second year of operation, our programme is based at the beautiful and historic Fettes College and is specifically designed to give students the maximum opportunity to learn, develop and practise English in meaningful contexts. The combination of lessons, activities, arts and crafts, sports, projects, excursions and workshops means that our students are never left to their own devices. We believe constant stimulation means constant learning.


Who's it for

Our intensive summer programme is designed for students aged 10 to 17.  Our academic programme is further divided into lessons for Young Learners aged 10 to 13 and for Young Students aged 14 to 17. The programme keeps our students active, safe and motivated at all times while offering as many learning opportunities as possible. We are an independent, one-site centre offering tuition, accommodation, meals and activities within our secure and stunning campus.

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An amazing

place to learn a language

Fettes College is situated in 90 acres of private parkland just 15 minutes from Edinburgh’s world famous castle and city centre. There is so much to see and do in our amazing city that whenever possible, we share this with our students. We have it all, from museums to castles, shopping to palaces, botanical gardens to breathtaking views and that’s all before the world’s largest international arts and culture festival begins in Edinburgh, just in time for week 6 of our programme.

Whether you arrive at Edinburgh International Airport or one of its two major train stations, you don’t have far to come before you are welcomed to Fettes College by our friendly team. We are just 25 minutes by coach from the airport and 10 minutes from each train station.

Fettes College

& Edinburgh

What an amazing place to learn. Within the expansive school grounds there is a wide range of excellent facilities including a drama theatre, music suite, art rooms, tennis and basketball courts, a large indoor multi-purpose sports hall and extensive playing fields for outdoor sports and activities

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set within one city centre location with full use of Fettes College’s state-of-the-art and traditional facilities, lessons, meals, accommodation and activities are all in one stunning place.


with evolving weekly themes that fuse the academic and cultural strands of our programme to push the boundaries of traditional EFL teaching and learning.


with residential staff and managers providing a professional, caring and supportive atmosphere for all students to flourish whilst they are away from their home and family.


attracting students from an average of 18 different countries worldwide offering our students the opportunity to learn about Scotland and its history, other cultures and ways of life.


Edinburgh & Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital city, boasts a wealth of visitor attractions both traditional and modern, from castles to art galleries and museums to historic monuments.  At FCLC we take full advantage of everything Edinburgh and Scotland has to offer and use it creatively to help make up various elements of our programme. Scotland is a beautiful country with a wealth of history and culture. It has to be seen to be believed.

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No. 1 priority

Student welfare

Looking after the students in our care is our number one priority. By providing a carefully planned, well-organised and properly supervised programme, we do our utmost to promote our students’ safety and welfare at all times.

Our Student Welfare Managers and residential staff are responsible for supervising students throughout the day, during all activities, excursions and at night in the boarding houses. Additionally, the General Manager has a 24-hour emergency contact number during the six-week summer school.

Weekly themes

Unlock your language potential

Immersion is the key to learning a language and what better way to do this than to visit FCLC Edinburgh and experience our unique programme and level of service that are second to none. By linking the academic and cultural elements through our weekly themes, we ensure every part of our programme offers our students opportunities to communicate in English in meaningful ways at all times.

There is a theme for each week which the academic, cultural and activity programmes are centered around. For example, one week it will be Tales of Mystery and Imagination with activities such as a Fettes College Ghost Tour and a visit to Greyfriars Cemetary while another week it will be Around the World in Eighty Days which will feature our exciting international evening where students present their culture to the rest of the school.

Our summer

brochure has arrived

Our summer 2020 brochure is designed to give you a real feel for life at FCLC. Everything you see happens during the students’ stay and as you can see, our programme offers the perfect blend of excitement, fun, motivation, education and above all, the safety and welfare of our students.

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Summer video

Life at FCLC Edinburgh

Our brochure tells you everything about our programme, but now it’s time to see a little more. We have spent years taking images of our summer programmes to give you a true sense and feel for life at FCLC Edinburgh. Sit back, relax and enjoy our FCLC Edinburgh experience.

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You're in safe hands

accreditations & memberships

We are proud to hold an accreditation from the Brittish Council and work tirelessly to ensure our standards meet and excel that of our accreditation. We believe that this accreditation is very valuable to us a school and shows that we take every aspect of our programme seriously. It also gives clients, parents, group leaders and students peace of mind, knowing that we adhere to high standards.


tell you everything

At FCLC Edinburgh our core values are at the heart of everything we do. From the very first moment we speak with a client or parent we want to provide the best experience possible. Those values stand proud during the programme with our team of specifically chosen individuals on hand to ensure our students have an excellent, rewarding and fun stay.

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Home from home

It is our goal that each student in our programme feels valued, appreciated and included regardless of their gender, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or any disability. As part of this, we seek to promote respect and tolerance and to teach critical thinking skills as courses abroad can be instrumental in helping young people see the world in a different light.

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Individual & group bookings

How to enrol at FCLC Edinburgh

We welcome direct individual students via a parent or guardian and individual student and group enrolments via an agent. Our client relations team will be delighted to welcome you to FCLC Edinburgh and talk you through life at FCLC Edinburgh while guiding you through the enrolment process from start to finish. We like to keep the whole process simple, making sure that everyone is well informed at every stage.


We'd love to hear from you

Now that you have seen everything FCLC Edinburgh, we would love to hear from you. Wether you are an agent or a parent, our aim is to ensure that you are welcomed to FCLC Edinburgh with open arms. Our enrolment process, whilst thorough, has been refined over many years to ensure a seamless journey from start to finish. All there is for you to do now is click on the link below to say hello.

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