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Aberdeen's leading English Language School

50 + Courses

Pre-Intermediate - Advanced
Course Length
1-2 Weeks
Start Date
Any week
Minimum Age
Course Book Included in Price
Class Size
Closed Groups - Minimum 4 students of similar language level


  Price for 1 week Price for 2 weeks

English Language & Scottish Culture:

50+ Programme 

£370 £660
2017 Dates Any date, provided there are minimum 4 students of similar level

 Price includes:

  • Registration Fee; 
  • Course Materials; 
  • 18 hours Tuition per week;
  • Minimum 2 half day activities & 1 full day excursion per week.

I loved the excursions, lessons, the friendly staff and even the weather! Everything was just perfect! Thanks a lot!

Karin Buchsteiner, Germany

IH Aberdeen is a small, friendly school, with a family atmosphere. It is the perfect place for students of all ages to relax and learn English. As an IH Aberdeen student, you’ll benefit from the personal touch and individual attention.

Students of any age feel welcome at IH Aberdeen. The average student age is 30 years old and 20% of students are aged 40+.

Why Aberdeen?

Aberdeen has a lot to offer the mature student aged 50+. It’s a small, historical and very beautiful city, yet also calm and compact. You can explore the city on foot and enjoy a range of excellent eating and shopping options. Aberdeen is also the gateway to the Scottish Highlands! Stunning castles, whisky distilleries, beautiful landscapes and coastline are all easy to reach.

Programme options

English Language & Scottish Culture, 18 hours per week + Excursions

The course includes (per week):

  • 15 hours per week General English (Mornings) 
  • 3 hours per week English for Scottish Culture (Afternoons)
  • 3 x Afternoon activities and 1 full day excursion 

Study in our General English classes, 5 mornings per week. You'll study in a group for your English level and meet other students from all over the world.

Our English for Scottish Culture is a special closed class for 50+ students only. This class is not just an English class - no grammar, no coursebooks - but fun interactive lessons.  You will explore Scottish history, culture and customs and get a real insight into local Scottish life.

The 50+ programme also includes an excellent Social Programme: 2-3 half-day excursions per week, 1 evening activity and a full-day excursion at the weekend.

Social Programme

Our social programme is designed to help you see all that Scotland's North East has to offer. The package of excursions can include:

Sample Social Programme



Week 1 

14:00 - 16:00 Aberdeen Orientation Tour
14:00 - 15.30 English for Scottish Culture
14:00 - 17:00 Dunnottar Castle & Stonehaven
14:00 - 15.30 English for Scottish Culture
Optional activity: Aberdeen Maritime Museum or Evening Activity: visit a traditional Scottish pub
Free day to explore Aberdeen
9:00 - 18:00 Full Day Excursion: Highland Mystery Tour

Week 2

14:00 - 17:00 Whisky Tour
14:00 - 15.30 English for Scottish Culture
14:00 - 17:00 Crathes Castle
14:00 - 15:30 English for Scottish Culture 
Evening Activity: Scottish Music & Dance


You can choose from a variety of accommodation options for your stay in Aberdeen:

Homestay Half Board - enjoy the hospitality of a local Scottish family. Breakfast and dinner are included. Price: £160 per week

Guest House - stay in a friendly, city-centre guest house in Aberdeen. All rooms are en suite and breakfast is included. Price from: £350 per week

You can read more about Accommodation options here

Please get in touch for more information on the 50+ programme. Contacts us on info@ihaberdeen.com or call us on +44 (0)1224 634006

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