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Youth Courses


🟥 COVID-19 update: While our Autumn Term 2020 is starting online on Sept. 22nd, we will be holding our Youth Courses and Activities in-house.

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 devoted to their development to become bilingual, confident, and creative individuals. This allows many of our students to take dramatic leaps in their French language proficiency.

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.

Youth Courses for 3 to 11 yo

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 2+ (7-9 yo)
  • Juniors & Juniors+ (9-11 yo)

Afterschool Club (TBA)

Exam Preparation for Teens

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

Immersive Youth Camps

When you think about the benefits of an immersive language camp - making friends, prospects of becoming bilingual, and having fun - the French Institute comes to mind. Our expert courses are known around the world. Attending our camps is a truly transformative experience that can impact your kid’s creativity, self-confidence, and social skills positively for many years to come. Autumn 2020: Come join us at the next Autumn Camp for 6-11 yo to experience the Halloween excitement with an emphasis on French immersion through arts & crafts, French cinema and more.

Le Petit Jardin d’Enfants

In partnership with Le Petit Jardin d’Enfants, we offer French immersion for preschool children aged from 3 to 5.

La Petite Ecole pour enfants francophones

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.


How to enrol?

  • LOGIN to your account and BOOK ONLINE. If this is your first time using our online enrollment platform Extranet, before subscribing you may want to take a look at this page first.

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

Institut Français Écosse 2020