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Fettes 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.

About FCLC Edinburgh

Established in 2006 and accredited by the British Council in our second year of operation, our programme is specifically designed to give students the maximum opportunity to learn, develop and practice English whilst in a fun, motivating and safe environment. The combination of lessons, activities, arts and crafts, sports, projects, excursions and workshops means that our students are never left to their own devices. Constant stimulation means constant learning!

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a place to learn language

For many students this may be the first time that they have been away from home and the comfort of their family. Our friendly and caring team aim to provide a welcoming, supportive and fun environment for students to flourish.

For many students this may be the first time that they have been away from home and the comfort of their family. Our friendly and caring team aim to provide a welcoming, supportive and fun environment for students to flourish.

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 has to offer.  

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Why FCLC Edinburgh?

A boutique summer school

set within one city centre location with full use of Fettes College’s  state- of-the- art and traditional facilities

exceptional care of under 18’s

with full time residential staff and managers providing a professional, caring and supportive atmosphere for all students whilst away from home

A diverse nationality mix

attracting students from an average of 18 different countries throughout the world offers students the opportunity to learn not only about Scotland and its history but also other cultures and ways of life

highly integrated programme

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

Stunning Fettes College campus

including one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings, set within 90 acres of naturally beautiful parkland

continuous overall improvement 

through the analysis of feedback together with the development of innovative ideas leading to a fresh, exciting and challenging programme each year

1:1 personal approach for all clients

from our dedicated year-round team offering a friendly yet professional service from initial enquiry through to ensuring each student has a memorable experience on our programme 

clients who return year after year

as a result of relationships built over many years and their appreciation of our philosophy of continuous development and investment in facilities 

Let’s take a look at our new brochure

Our summer 2018 brochure is designed to give you a real feel for life at FCLC. Everything you see happens durinweg the students stay and as you can see our programme offers the perfect blend of excitinment, fun, motivation, education and above all, the safety and welfare of our students.

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Student welfare is our number one priority

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 students’ safety and welfare at all times.

Two dedicated 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.

Home from Home

Looking after the students in our care is our number one priority. As proof of this, in our most recent British Council inspection (2016), we were awarded points of strength on each of the nine criteria relating to Care of Under 18s.

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The Perfect location

Fettes College is situated in 90 acres of stunning private parkland just 10 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 breath taking views and thats all before the worlds largest international arts and cultural festival begins in Edinburgh, just in time for week 6 of our programme.

Whether you arrive at Edinburgh’s International airport or one of its two major train stations, you don’t have to come before you are welcomed to Fettes College by our friendly team. We are just 20 minutes by coach from the airport and 10 minutes from each train station.

You’ve seen the brochure, but there’s so much more.

Our brochure tells you lots about us and our programme, but now it’s time to see a little more. Sit back relax and enjoy our FCLC Edinburgh video. 

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You can tell a lot about a company by its values

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.