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Queen Margaret University

1, 2 or 3 weeks / August / residential / homestay
Start dates 16/8, 23/8

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh is one of the newest universities in the country. The university is just six minutes by train from the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful  cities in the world and one of the top tourist destinations. It’s a friendly compact city which offers incredible  entertainment and cultural opportunities. Students will love all of the city’s festivals, especially the Edinburgh  International Festival and the Fringe Festival which take place in the summer and attract visitors from all over  the world.


• Full board en-suite accommodation in single or twin rooms
• Full board homestay accommodation in twin/triple rooms

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  • High-tech buildings, an innovative learning resource centre and attractive landscaped spaces
  • Excellent sports facilities, both indoor and outdoor
  • Train station on campus, Edinburgh city centre only 6 minutes away
  • 20 English lessons: 15 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content  developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Activity Leaders throughout the period
  • Sport and Leisure: One Disco Night, one Karaoke Night, one Treasure Hunt, one Fashion Night, one Quiz Night, one Movie Night, sports sessions
  1. Full-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • St Andrews
    • Glasgow
    • Stirling
  2. Half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Rosslyn Chapel
    • The Kelpies
  3. Admission to local attractions and other nearby destinations:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Holyrood Palace
    • Royal Yacht Britannia


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