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Youth Courses

🟥 COVID-19 update: In line with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 regulations, our youth courses are back on-site from Spring 2021 onwards!

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.

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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  • Our concession rate is not available on our online payment platform. Keep in mind that you need to inform us by email before enrolling if you think you may be eligible for our discounted rates. We will not be able to issue a refund of the difference if you pay before sending us the proof of your status.

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

Institut Français Écosse 2022