"Wild English" course: Prices, what's included, what's not, travel, visas
Summary of Wild English summer school
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)
13:45-14:45 Field walk, observation, discussion.
16:00-17:00 Writing group blog.
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").|
|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).
By train to Glasgow:
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.
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.
3) Ferry from Oban to Craignure (Isle of Mull)
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.
We meet these ferries at
Craignure on Saturdays
|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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