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Mackenzie Summer School – Edinburgh Ages 14 – 17

Mackenzie School specialise in the provision of English language and culture with activity programmes for young students. The school is open 50 weeks of the year and welcomes student groups and individuals from all corners of the globe.

The   school  is  situated  in  the  Leith  area  of  Edinburgh,  approximately 1.5 miles  from Princes   Street.   Leith   is one of Edinburgh’s  ‘towns  within a  larger town’  and   has  a  real   community   feel.  Students  can   feel  safe in  Leith  as most  people know Mackenzie School  and  give  them  a friendly Scottish welcome.

Our   rigorously-checked  hosts   are  located   mostly  on   the   north  side   of Edinburgh to  ensure   that  students are   placed  as  close   to  the   school as possible and within an easy bus journey or walk  to the school.

The school itself is located in a beautiful Victorian townhouse over-looking a large  city park  and boasts the following facilities:

Eight  well-equipped, spacious and modern classrooms
Large  front garden with picnic benches and parasols
Extensive common room with ample  seating
Computer room with high-speed broadband and free wi-fi throughout the school
Games zone with pool,  table  football, table  tennis, large  screen TV with playstation 3, board games  and musical instruments
Mackenzie Monoplex- a cinema  system with a 3.5m screen and surround sound

2 weeks Package

From 16th June to 30th June

And 29th July to 25th August

Package includes

  • 15 hours per week of General English in international classes
  • Homestay accommodation in shared rooms
  • Full Board meal plan with half board during the week and full board at week ends
  • Packed  lunches during the week prepared on school premises
  • Full culture and activity programme including 1 full day excursion and 1 half day excursion
  • Taxis home after all evening activities
  • Bus passes for the duration of the stay
  • Teaching material
  • Written report and certificate on completion of course
  • Use of all school facilities
  • 24 hour security on campus
school facade
  • Edinburgh castle
  • school garden
  • students at work
  • students outside the school
  • classroom
  • common room 2
  • common room
  • computer room
  • games 2
  • games
  • kids playing in their spare time
  • school Foyer
Edinburgh castle

Trips  include

  • Visit to Edinburgh Castle
  • Excursion to  Glasgow with Kelvingrove Museum
  • Witchery Tour
  • Excursion to Linlithgow Palace & South Queensferry

From: £1,120

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Communication is the key as well as the reason for learning languages. At Mackenzie students are taught to use language actively, as a tool for real-life communication. The school uses the most innovative methodologies and technology to create task-based, content-driven, motivational lessons. Students are engaged by keeping things close to their hearts and making sure the contexts appeal to them.

In General English lessons students will:
§ Focus on real-life English
§ Have the opportunity to activate the knowledge they already possess
§ Be given interesting and challenging tasks
§ Realise that they are better than they think
§ Practise all essential language skills
§ Extend their vocabulary and grammatical awareness

The school organises a wide variety of activities in or out of its premises. Activities run until 22.30 and include : Karaoke, Games nights, Quiz nights, Cinema nights, Talent shows, Disco nights, Cabaret nights, Ceilidh (traditional Scottish get together) an evening of traditional Scottish dancing and more .

Details of the School’s programmes are given in good faith. The School, however, reserves the right to make changes to programmes, courses timetables and accommodation as operational requirements dictate. In particular, the School will be entitled to alter the content, timing and location of courses in addition to the type of accommodation given. The School undertakes at all times to provide Services of a comparable quality to those advertised or to refund a fair proportion of the Fees when this does not happen. No further claim will lie against the School and/or TECLA Languages Ltd.

Students in residential accommodation need to pay a deposit of £35 on arrival to cover the cost of lost keys or damage. Such deposit will be reimbursed provided no damage has been done to teh property.

14. The School undertakes to arrange the transfer of Students to and from a local Airport. It is essential that the we are advised of arrival time, flight numbers, and airline and departure point and of any changes thereto at least 7 days prior to the Commencement Date. In the event of TECLA Languages Ltd not being provided with the correct arrival information in good time to arrange the uplift, TECLA Languages Ltd and the School cannot be held liable for any loss or damage thereby arising.
Students are expected to arrive at and to depart from their accommodation between the hours of 6.30am and 11.00pm. The School must be notified on confirmation of booking should flight arrivals or departures be outwith these hours. The School reserves the right to charge Clients for all arrivals or departures outwith these hours for the extra costs thereby incurred by the School, including (without limitation) additional expenditure in regard to staffing and transport. This supplement will be due and payable by the Client/student on receipt of the invoice.
. The School’s standard departure time is 3 hours prior to flight departure from the school. Any request to change this standard time will be charged at £25.
Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the School’s negligence, the School and TECLA Languages Ltd will not by reason of any representation, implied warranty, condition or other term, or any other duty at common law, or under any express terms of the Contract be liable to a Student for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims, whether caused by the School or its employees (or those for whom it is responsible in law) in connection with the performance of the Contract.
TECLA Languages Ltd and the School will not be responsible for any failure to comply with any of its obligations if the failure is occasioned by any cause beyond the School’s reasonable control nor shall TECLA Languages Ltd and the School be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of a Student as a result of any such cause. Such causes shall include but shall not be limited to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster and unusually adverse weather conditions.
TECLA Languages Ltd and the School will use all reasonable endeavours to provide the necessary care for a Student affected by causes beyond its control but the cost of extra accommodation, travel and other expenses thereby resulting will have to borne by the Student. In any such case, the Student might have to be housed in emergency accommodation which may not be of the same standard or located in the same geographical area as the accommodation that would otherwise be provided by the School. If, notwithstanding that it has no obligation to do so, the School covers any costs for which a Student is responsible, the Client shall be bound to refund the School in full.

Students are highly recommended to have an insurance before leaving home. TECLA Languages can provide a fully comprehensive insurance package. Please ask for details.

TECLA Languages Ltd accept no liability for the loss of, or damage to any person’s property while on the summer school premises, or while engaged in leisure activities outside the campus.

It is essential that we are notified of any medical condition from which a student suffers at the time that a booking is made so that we can assess whether the school is equipped to deal with that condition. If not we will decline the booking for that particular student/students.

Any student arriving with a serious medical condition not previously disclosed may be asked to leave if the school feels that it is not equipped to deal with the student in that condition. In this case TECLA Languages Ltd and the school itself will be under no obligation to refund any part of the fees and the student will be solely responsible for meeting the costs of the journey back home.

It is also essential that we and the school are notified of any special dietary requirement of a student prior to the commencement date.

The School will not accept antisocial behaviour of any kind including, but not limited to, under age drinking of alcohol, possession
or use of illegal drugs, smoking in restricted areas, and malicious damage to property, threatening or aggressive behaviour, law breaking and breach of curfews. The School will be the sole judge of what constitutes antisocial behaviour and the School
reserves the right to expel and send home any Student found guilty of such behaviour. In these circumstances TECLA Languages
Ltd and the School will be under no obligation to refund any part of the Fees and the Client will be solely responsible for
supervising and meeting the cost of the Student’s journey home. The cost of making good any malicious damage to property will also be charged to the Student.
The School’s programme does not include 24 hour supervision of a Student. A Student will be given an emergency telephone number which he will be able to use 24 hours a day.

The School from time to time may take photographs and videos of the Students for promotional purposes, however the School
will at all times respect the wishes of any Student who does not wish to participate in such promotions. If a Student does not indicate that he is unwilling to participate in such photographs and videos it will be deemed that he has given his consent to appear
Any complaints about the Contract should be addressed in writing to a Company Director and submitted within 1 month of the termination of the course. In the event of such a complaint being found to be valid, the School will make a refund of such amount as it in its sole discretion determines.
To avoid having too many students of any one nationality at the school at any one time there are a limited number of places on every course for each nationality. Reservation should therefore be made as early as possible.

The balance of the total invoice must be credited to our bank account no later than 30 days before the arrival date.

On receipt of payment we will send a Pro-forma invoice together with a Student Details Form which must be completed and returned to us with the full and final de tails of the student no less than 30 days before the arrival date.

We cannot guarantee acceptance of anyone until a reservation has been properly made as detailed below. We reserve the right to refuse the enrolment of any student for any reason including inappropriate level of English. If in doubt, please contact us before buying your course.

Complete the Enrolment Form and either fax or post it to us as soon as possible. Fax number: +44 203 014 8949

TECLA Languages Ltd
31 Southampton Row
United Kingdom

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Cancellation Received Cancellation Charges

§ Not less than 14 days before the course begins
We will re fund a share of the fee due , less an admin fee GBP

§ 14 to 7 days before the course be gins
§ We will re fund a share of the fee due , less a fee GBP £180.00

§ Less than 7 days before the course begins
§ No re fund given

We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £80 each time course details are changed after documentation has been issued and sent with confirmation. This charge will not apply to course extensions, however in the event of a student deciding at any stage not to continue his course, the school and TECLA Languages Ltd will not be bound to refund any part of the fee.


If a Student requires a Visa, the School will provide all necessary assistance, subject to the Fees due in respect of that Student having been paid in full. The School will use all reasonable endeavours to support a Student in connection with a Visa application but the School cannot be held responsible for decisions taken by Government departments or agencies. No Student requiring a Visa will be allowed to start his course without obtaining that Visa. If the Student’s arrival is delayed because a Visa application is still being considered, the School and the Client will seek to agree a new Commencement Date but in these circumstances the original accommodation cannot be guaranteed. In the event of the School being notified that a Visa application has been refused, the School will be entitled to treat that as notice of cancellation and the above clause will apply. All Visa letters which are required to be sent by courier will be subject to a charge of £55.
In certain cases these terms may be varied by mutual agreement.

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