Course details

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"Wild English" course: Prices, what's included, what's not, travel, visas

Wild English summer school: 27 March - 1 October 2022.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus) and Brexit: Summer school now cancelled for 2022.
We'll be back in 2023! To receive updates, email us.

Summary of Wild English summer school

  • Intensive English course.
  • Theme: Nature, wildlife, citizen science.
  • Minimum age: 18. (Typical ages 25 to 50.)
  • £600 per week for lessons (accommodation not included).
  • 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 (Sunday to Saturday).
  • Time of year: 2022 dates are 27 March - 1 October.

    Cost of Wild English summer school

    Lessons and lunch: £600 per person per week.
    Accommodation: From £200 per person per week if you stay with a host family to normal bed-and-breakfast or hotel prices. See Accommodation on the Island.

    5 days of English lessons, teaching materials, administration and lunch.
    Lunch is usually a picnic near the beach (sandwiches, soup, fruit, etc).
    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.
    Accommodation. You can stay in all kinds of accommodation, from a Youth Hostel to a three-star hotel. Click here for more about accommodation.
    Local tourism services such as whale-watching, visit to Treshnish Isles, bicycle hire.
    These are independent businesses, not connected with Linguetic.


    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 (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, by air or by train

    By air to Glasgow:

    There are direct flights to Glasgow Airport (GLA) from nearly 100 European airports, plus İzmir, Antalya and دبي (Dubai).
    Alternatively, you can fly to GLA via any London airport.
    Glasgow Airport (sometimes called Glasgow International Airport) is 13km west of the city centre.
    Note: Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is 52km from Glasgow.

    By train to Glasgow:
    There are frequent direct trains from Paris and Brussels to London, and from London to Glasgow.
    • Paris / Brussels > London in 2 hours by Eurostar train: Paris (Gare du Nord) or Brussels (Midi/Zuid) to London (St Pancras International). Book with a travel agent or on the Eurostar website.
    • Transfer from London St Pancras International > London (Euston station): 5 minutes on the Victoria Underground line.
    • London > Glasgow in 4½ to 6 hours by train. London (Euston station) to Glasgow Central Station.
    Find UK train times and prices at National Rail Enquiries.

    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, £8.50 or £9.00, 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 the travel time is about the same at 3 hours 15 minutes.
    The Citylink coach goes from Buchanan Street bus station.
    The direct train to Oban goes from Glasgow Queen Street railway station. You can also take the train from Glasgow Central Station and change at Queen Street or at Dalmuir. The train is more frequent and more scenic than the bus. 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 in the direction of Dumbarton. Then follow signs for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It takes 2 hours to drive to Oban, where you can take the ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull.
    Note: For a more adventurous trip, go towards Fort William instead of Oban, take the Corran Narrows ferry, and explore either the Morvern peninsula (Lochaline-Fishnish ferry to Mull) or the Ardnamurchan peninsula (Kilchoan-Tobermory ferry to Mull).

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

    Almost all ferries in Scotland are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. There are ten CalMac vehicle/passenger ferries per day from Oban to Craignure in summer.

    Oban is a nice small town with good shops. 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 for the Oban-Craignure ferry. It's about £35.00 for a car and driver.
    You can buy a ticket on 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:
    Oban to Craignure: Craignure to Oban:
    [or 18:55 if no 20:00 sailing]
    20:00 > 20:55
    [18:10 > 19:00 if no 20:00 sailing]
    06.50 am --------- 07:15 > 08:10


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