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My friends told me the course was great … and they were right.  I hope I’ll come back next year. We really had a good time. Fanny, from France

I liked the course very much.  I take many ideas home to use in my English lessons.  It was great fun to try all these activities and did not feel like work at all! Katrin, from Denmark

Thank you once more for the most impressive week of my summer. Christine, from Germany

Absolutely perfect organisation! Eleni, from Greece

Everything was brilliant: the teachers, the trips, the activities … Thank you so much! Thank you for your practical ideas. Maja, from Croatia

I have got a lot of new ideas about methodology in language teaching and raised my awareness of Scottish culture. Daiva, from Lithuania

The course did more than meet my expectations.  In fact it overcame what I was expecting.  I leave Scotland with better ideas, and more encouraged to prepare my lessons. Roberto, from Portugal

A very high level of organisation. The programme provides a great combination of studying activies and cultural events. Alla, from Latvia

It was a wonderful experience! Everything!; I like so much group activities because with them we improve our English; This experience has been very fun. I enjoyed my time during the lesson, especially the dancing lesson; The teachers Alasdair & Julie are so friendly and nice with us - they teach very well and they are very fun; It was fantastic lessons: you are perfect teachers!; It was fun! High school students from Ercolano, Italy

In May 2010 Confluence Scotland organized a 5-day-programme for a group of 6th class pupils from Finland. Our programme consisted of language lessons, educational visits and visits to local schools. From the very first enquiries to the last good byes our wishes and needs were taken into consideration. The programme was planned with utmost care and it was well suited to the age and language skill level of 11-12 year old non-native speakers.  All aspects of our programme were planned to serve the Finnish School Curriculum.  The hands-on language lessons were versatile and supported rest of the programme extremely well. The pupils were able to put what they learned into practise immediately – and they did this with a great enthusiasm! We were also able to use the material from the classes in our follow-up studies after returning back to school. Our teachers were true professionals; they were very attentive to the children’s needs and able to “read” the situations and group dynamics in class.

The feedback from the pupils and the supervising parents was unanimous; the week in Edinburgh was an excellent language course that encouraged all participants to develop their language skills and provided the children with an assurance of their ability to manage in a foreign language. Merja Leppänen, Head teacher of Kellarpelto Primary School, Finland


International exchange is all-important to us and we welcome visiting groups of all ages and sizes.  Past clients have received funding to visit Scotland from a variety of regional sources, above all the education & training programmes of the European Commission (Erasmus+ for 2014-2020).

Apply | Erasmus+ Funding

Since 2005 we have delivered popular and successful week-long training courses for teachers of English, held in the historic centre of Edinburgh and jointly organised with our colleagues at LFEE Europe. All teachers working within the EU may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding to attend these courses, which are held in April, July & October. Confluence can organise a customised course for you and your colleagues if you cannot attend on the above dates.

Read our guide to the Erasmus+ application process by following the link below:

LFEE_Conf Immersion Course Flyer_2019-20.pdf
Apply | Immersion Courses for Teachers of English in Primary, Secondary & Adult Education