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Youth Courses

Our language centre draws upon 70 years of experience in Scotland with its various products in teaching French as a foreign language available for all ages and levels. We provide our young people with a taste of France and a supportive environment to become fluent. Alongside our Youth Courses taking place on Saturdays, we also offer various fun activities and cultural experiences that consolidate French skills. Our premises include fantastic amenities for kids and a cinema, at the historic heart of Edinburgh, only a few steps from Princes Street Gardens and The Meadows.

KIDS (3-5yo) - Mini camps d’été ONSITE

Mini camps d’été 2022

This summer, we are delighted to offer gentle and fun immersion for the little ones! Your wee ones will get the opportunity to become familiar with the French language through songs and games with Catherine !

This mini-camps will be ONSITE.

From 18/07/2022 to 29/07/2022
3-5 y.o Kids - Monday to Friday - 09:15 > 15:15 (Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!)

KIDS (6-11yo) - "Bons Voyages" ONSITE

Bons Voyages

Your kids will discover different francophone areas around the world, from Paris to French Guinea during a whole week. They will be singing along the famous Compagnie Créole and dancing with Vanessa Paradis and M in Un Monstre a Paris. Become a time traveller and hold on to your seat as we will be making our way through the past with Asterix and Obelix, in an old part of France called… La Gaule…Embark for the future on a spaceship and fight off zombies to prevent the apocalypse! Movies, songs, videos games and play… Join us for the French summer camp!

This workshops will be ONSITE.

From 04/07 to 08/07
6-11 y.o Kids - 1 week (09h30-16h30)

KIDS (6-11yo) - Art et Mystère: Les petits artistesONSITE

Art et Mystère : "Les petits Artistes"

From 18 July to 22 July 2022, join us for a French holiday camp full of secrets to uncover and surprises!

Discover French Art, culture, and language through a series of fun and hands-on activities: arts & crafts, film, drama, outdoor games, cultural visits and more!
Kids will laugh, play, explore, and stay active during our week-long day camps. Each camp includes language lessons plus a variety of activities.Join us for the French summer camp!

This workshops will be ONSITE.

From 18/07 to 22/07
6-11 y.o Kids - 1 week (09h30-16h30)


TEENS (10-17yo) - Art social club ONSITE

Art Social Club

Discover French Culture, its artists, and discuss, exchange, share, while practicing art and French language.
Dive into French Art with The Art Social Club. An encounter about the practice of art using drawing, pastel and painting while blossoming in a French environment. Each class can be organised in a special room at the Institute.

Level: A2 to C2
Age: 10y.o to 17 y.o
Held by Art teacher Yannik RUAULT
Pack of 3 days per Session (Total of 4h30)
Each day: 1H30
Schedule: 15h30 until 17h00

Youth Session 1 / 18-19-20 July :

Youth Session 2 / 25-26-27 July :

Youth Session 3 / 1-2-3 August :

At the Institut français, we are offering weekly classes for the wee ones. These take place on Saturdays. "Plus" versions mean the child has already completed one module and is eligible to pursue with the second before passing to the next level. Click on the image above to browse our course offer.

  • Crocos & Crocos+ (3-5yo)
  • Hippos & Hippos+(5-7 yo)
  • Dinos & Dinos+ (7-9 yo)
  • Juniors & Juniors+ (9-11 yo)

Located at the heart of Edinburgh, l’Institut Français d’Ecosse offers gentle and fun immersion for children!
The children aged from 3 to 5 will have the opportunity to become familiar with French language through songs and games!
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When you think about the benefits of an immersive language camp - making friends, prospects of becoming fluent, and having fun - the French Institute comes to mind. Our expert courses are known around the world. Attending our camps is a fun experience that can boost your kid’s creativity and French skills.
Upcoming dates TBA

We got your back on your kid’s French 🇫🇷 exams! On-demand exam preparation available to 3 levels: Nat5, Higher, and Adv. Highers (and their English counterparts, as in GCSE, AS and A-Level).
Details and dates available here
Click here for more info on our private tuition.


If your child’s mother tongue is French or your kid is bilingual, you may want to take a look at La Petite École d’Édimbourg.

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For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or 0131 285 6030.

Institut Français Écosse 2022