Course details

"Wild English" course: Prices, what's included, travel, visas

Summary of Wild English summer school

  • Intensive English course.
  • Theme: Nature, wildlife, citizen science.
  • Minimum age: 18. (Typical ages 25 to 50.)
  • £650 per week for lessons; £150 per week for host family accommodation.
  • Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland.
  • School size: Micro-school.
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
  • Maximum class size: 8 students to 1 teacher.
  • Minimum class size: 1 student to 1 teacher.
  • Lessons per week: 25 hours, Monday-Friday, plus group and pair work.
  • Lesson timetable:
    09:00-10:00 Grammar and pronunciation
    10:30-11:30 Field lesson. Vocabulary and SPW (spoken performance workshop)
    11:45-12:45 Field lesson. Group and pair work (citizen science project)
    12:45-13:45 Lunch
    13:45-14:45 Field walk, observation, discussion.
    16:00-17:00 Writing group blog.
  • Students do a one-hour homework assignment before each teaching day.
  • Non-teaching days: Saturday, Sunday.
  • Length of course: One, two or three weeks (Saturday to Saturday).
  • Time of year: 2019 dates are 6 April to 28 September.

    Cost of Wild English summer school

    Lessons and lunch: £650 per person per week.
    Accommodation: £150 per person per week if you stay with a host family.

    5 days of English lessons, teaching materials, administration and lunch.
    Lunch is usually a picnic near the beach (sandwiches, soup, fruit, etc).
    7 nights' accommodation with a local host or host family, including breakfast (toast, preserves, fruit juice, porridge, coffee), 5 evening meals (Sunday-Thursday), and Internet access.
    Transport on the Isle of Mull (ferry transfers as below, visits to outdoor lesson sites, the pub and other places of interest.)
    Tall waterproof boots ("wellington boots").
    Not included:
    Travel from your home to Isle of Mull. See below.
    Guest house, commercial bed-and-breakfast, luxury self-catering or hotel (instead of host family accommodation). If you prefer to make your own arrangements, we can give you a tourist accommodation list, and refund any money you paid for host family accommodation.
    Friday and Saturday evening meals at local pubs.
    Local tourism services such as whale-watching, visit to Treshnish Isles, bicycle hire.
    These are independent businesses, not connected with Linguetic.
    UK visa if you are not from the European Union. See FAQ page.


    Travel to Wild English summer school

    You travel independently to the Isle of Mull.
    We meet you at Mull's southern ferry port (Craignure) on Saturday evening, and we take you back to Craignure on the morning of your final Saturday.

    Mull is an island 200km and 4 hours from Glasgow Airport. The journey is magnificent; it goes past lochs and mountains, forests and castles, and there's a 20-km ferry trip to the island. You may see dolphins, seals, deer or eagles on the way.

    1) Travel from your home to Glasgow

    Glasgow Airport (GLA, sometimes called Glasgow International Airport) is 13km west of the city centre.

    There are direct flights to GLA from nearly 100 European airports, plus İzmir, Antalya and دبي (Dubai).

    Alternatively, you can fly to GLA via any London airport.

    2) Travel from Glasgow to Oban (ferry port)

    By public transport: Take a bus from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city centre. You can take the 500 Glasgow Airport Express (21 minutes, £8.00, book in advance or pay on the bus). Then take either a Scottish Citylink coach or a ScotRail train to Oban. The coach and the train both cost £35-£40 return, and most services take about 3 hours 15 minutes.
    The Citylink coach goes from Buchanan Street bus station.
    The train goes from Glasgow Queen Street railway station. The train is more frequent and has been voted "Most Scenic Railway Journey in the World". Find train times and prices at National Rail Enquiries.

    Or with a hire car: You may want to rent a vehicle at Glasgow Airport, so that you have a hire car for the whole of your stay in Scotland. At the airport, there are Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget or Thrifty. Near the airport are Sixt and Europcar. You don't need to go into the city of Glasgow. From Glasgow Airport, take the M8 and M898 / A898 to the Erskine Bridge, and continue along the A82 west towards Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It should take you about 2 hours to drive to Oban.

    3) Ferry from Oban to Craignure (Isle of Mull)
    CalMac ferry in Oban

    There are ten CalMac vehicle/passenger ferries per day from Oban to Craignure in summer.

    Oban is a nice small town, and the ferry terminal is at the town centre.

    If you are a foot passenger, you probably don't need to book in advance. A return ticket is about £8.
    If you have a vehicle, you should buy a ticket in advance. It's about £35.00 for a car and driver.
    Click here to go to the CalMac website, where you will find the Oban-Craignure ferry in the "Inner Hebrides" group of services.

    We meet these ferries at
    Craignure on Saturdays
    Linguetic minibus
    at Craignure:
    Ferry left Oban at: Ferry arrives at Oban:
    06.50 for the 07:15 service. --------- 08.10
    20:55 (or 19:00 when there
    is no 20:55 ferry arrival).
    20:00 (or 18:10) ---------


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