The Basil Paterson Festival Course
Our unique festival course
, which runs alongside the world famous International Edinburgh Festival and Fringe allows students to immerse themselves in the spirit of the world renowned arts festival whilst improving their English. With this specially designed course, you can study English with the world's largest arts festival right on your doorstep! August is one of the best times of year to be in Edinburgh as the city comes alive with music, street performers and theatre for all ages!
The course has been specially designed with our commitment to academic excellence at the forefront of the course plan. The festival will be incorporated into the classes with students reviewing shows, making their own festival guides and creating their own performances.
During August our Social & Cultural programme is festival orientated. There are activities every afternoon and evening of the week which include tickets different festival venues all across Edinburgh. Other activities include Scottish country dancing, ghost tours, sport, museum visits, pub evenings and Scottish whisky tasting!
Festival Course Timetable
(25 hours per week)
| 08.45 - 09.00|| Opening Plenary|
| 09.00 – 10.00|| Spoken Performance Workshop|
| 10.00 – 10.15|| MORNING BREAK|
| 10.15 – 11.15|| Language Focus|
| 11.15 – 11.30|| MORNING BREAK|
| 11.30 – 12.30|| Language Practice|
| 12.30 – 13.30|| LUNCH BREAK|
| 13.30 – 14.30|| Skills Focus|
| 14.30 – 14.45|| AFTERNOON BREAK|
| 14.45 – 15.45|
Festival Project Workshop
| 15.45 - 16.00|| Closing Plenary|