Immersion Courses in Scotland

LFEE Europe has been a Comenius course provider since 2002.  Our partnership with Confluence Scotland has produced a successful team of experienced and fully qualified native-speaker teachers, committed to promoting English language and English-speaking culture in Europe. This is our 12th year under this European Union programme and our expertise in delivering In-Service training courses is now recognised by many National Agencies.

Over the years, teachers from all over Europe have attended our courses to develop their discursive skills, update their methodology and exchange ideas for good practice in the classroom. The courses, which take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, aim to boost the teachers’ confidence in teaching English as a foreign language.

All participants receive support from the new European Union ERASMUS+ (KA1) Programme available through their own National Agency. The grant fully covers the course fee, subsistence and accommodation, and should cover all travel expenses.
For more information, contact immersions@lfee.net

About the courses

The venue is the heart of historic Edinburgh, with accommodation provided. Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Please note that these courses are not suitable for beginners. The training sessions are delivered in English. Participants will be encouraged to speak English as much as possible in social situations and on the cultural excursions.

Aims of primary school teachers’ courses

  • To improve methodological expertise in the teaching of English to young learners
  • To provide participants with materials and ideas suitable for English at primary level
  • To develop cultural awareness and understanding of contemporary Britain
  • To improve participants’ competence and performance in English
  • To use Internet and other ICT resources in the classroom

Aims of Secondary school teachers’ courses

  • To develop cultural awareness and understanding of contemporary Britain and focusing on Scotland
  • To enhance methodological expertise in the teaching of English to teenagers
  • To enhance participants’ discursive skills, update their vocabulary and gain new ideas and materials for use in the classroom
  • To use Internet and other ICT resources in the classroom
  • To use novels, short stories, songs and varied media in the classroom
  • To debate current issues and to (re)discover contemporary British personalities

Aims of Courses for Teachers of English to Young Adults/Adults

  • To develop cultural awareness and understanding of contemporary Britain
  • To enhance methodological expertise in the teaching of English to young adults / adults
  • To enhance participants’ discursive skills, revisit and update lexical and grammatical skills and boost confidence
  • To use Internet and other ICT resources in class
  • To use published, authentic and audio-visual material in class
  • To debate current issues and to (re)discover contemporary British personalities
  • To share experience and ideas with colleagues from other European regions

Aims of Immersion Courses with school visits

  • To offer participants the opportunity to spend some time in a Primary or Secondary school, interact with staff and share good practice
  • To analyse successful case studies and innovative educational projects illustrating cooperative language teaching / learning between schools
  • To discover interactive ICT tools to facilitate communication and creativity in language learning
  • To improve participants’ competence and performance in English
  • To further develop their cultural awareness and understanding of contemporary Britain
  • To enhance participants’ understanding of the country’s school system and language policies
Please download our brochures at the top of this page for further details on our courses, and the latest course dates and fees. Or alternatively contact:
Ros Main
LFEE Europe
The Green House
41 St Bernard’s Crescent
Edinburgh, EH4 1NR, UK.
Tel 00 44 (0)131 343 2222
immersions@lfee.net
Please contact LFEE Europe as soon as possible and at least 2 weeks before the deadline date should you wish to register for one of our courses, so we can send you further information on how to apply for Erasmus+ (KA1) funding
We recommend that you book a place with us on a course FIRST before you apply for Erasmus+ (KA1) funding as places are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Downloads

▼ Immersion Courses in Scotland at a glance

▼ Sample Day to Day Programmes (subject to changes)

What they said

220 participants from 10 different countries took part in our immersion courses this year. This is what they had to say.

To leave a comment or to read what past participants have said about our immersion courses, please visit our page on the European School Education Gateway website.