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Glasgow School of English

Glasgow, GB-SCT
2nd Floor, 180 Hope Street - Glasgow
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Accreditations

The Glasgow School of English is one of three family-run English language schools. The school offers an excellent reputation for providing quality English courses in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The Glasgow School of English opened its doors in 1997 and is one of three Scottish-owned schools.

The school is accredited by the British Council and delivers high quality teaching and courses. It is located in the heart of the exciting Scottish city of Glasgow, close to all hotels and both train stations.

There are 10 modern and bright classrooms, all equipped with Smart TVs and iPads. The school also has a computer room, student relaxation area and air-conditioning.

The Glasgow School of English offers a broad range of courses, including General English, Business English and Exam Preparation (IELTS, Cambridge). Lessons are taught in classes of an average 12 students and the school has a capacity to teach 135 students, who come from all over the world.

There is also a weekly social programme which includes trips to local places of interest and further afield to Edinburgh and Stirling.

Courses

The Glasgow School of English is a family operated school which prides itself on the quality of its teaching.

The school aims to improve language skills in a fun and communicative way, through conversation practice, role play, dialogues, presentations and other practical tasks.

Teachers at the school do not simply stand and lecture students but make sure all learners are fully interacting with their classmates in English. Students are regularly asked to give feedback and teachers at the school work hard to make sure lessons are relevant, interesting and fun.

The Glasgow School of English also organise a weekly Monday afternoon trip to places of interest in order to encourage students to speak English outside the school and there is also a weekly Conversation Club for all students.

This is a great opportunity to practice your speaking skills by taking part in conversations with teachers and other students, in a relaxed and informal environment.

Type of courses

The Glasgow School of English offer General English courses to suit every need and level. The courses have a strong emphasis on the practical use of English for everyday communication and students are encouraged to speak in English at all times through targeted activities and simulations.

You can study General English for as little as one week up to one year and courses focus on the four skills of writing, reading, listening and speaking. You will also focus on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and language functions. While following a General English course your teacher will give you practical feedback and assess your progress regularly.

Key Facts:

General English: 7.5 hours or 15 hours per week. All levels.
General English Intensive: 22.5 hours per week which includes afternoon workshops on listening, speaking, reading, writing, culture and communication. All levels.
One-to-One: The timetable is flexible to suit your availability: lessons could be intensive (full-time) short courses or a few hours per week to fit your schedule.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: 9am to 2.45pm, Monday to Friday

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Certificate on completion of the course

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The Glasgow School of English offers two Business English courses, one part-time (7.5 hours per week) and one combined Business and General English course (22.5 hours per week). Both courses focus on the language needed in the global workplace. During the course you will learn how to participate or lead meetings in English, write emails in English, deliver presentations and communicate clearly by phone.

Key Facts

- Part-time Business English: 7.5 hours per week. Intermediate language level and above.
- Combined Business and General English: 22.5 hours per week. Morning lessons of General English, Business lessons in the afternoon. Intermediate language level and above.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught:: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Set start dates throughout the year. Minimum 4 week duration.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Certificate on completion of the course.

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The Glasgow School of English offers two IELTS Preparation courses: a part-time course (15 hours per week) focusing solely on IELTS practice and an Intensive course (22.5) which combines IELTS preparation lessons with General English.

Both courses are designed to improve your performance in the IELTS test, which is an internationally-recognized qualification used to gain admission to universities, careers and government departments around the world. The school can also organise for you to take the test at the nearby Glasgow University.

Key Facts:

IELTS Part-time: 15 hours per week. Low Intermediate/Intermediate language level and above. Minimum duration 4 weeks.
IELTS Intensive: 22.5 hours per week (15 hours of IELTS preparation+7.5 hours of General English). Low Intermediate/Intermediate language level and above. Minimum duration 4 weeks.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught : 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Lessons duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Certificate on completion of the course.

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Choose a course

General Course - 8 Lessons per week (Part time) Starts from £70
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
General Course - 15 Lessons per week (Standard) Starts from £120
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General Course - 23 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £170
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business Course - 8 Lessons per week (Part time) Starts from £80
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Afternoon
Start Dates:
Monday
Business Course - 23 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £180
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS Preparation - 15 Lessons per week (Standard) Starts from £145
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS Preparation - 23 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £195
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 11 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • Glasgow School of English Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • Glasgow School of English Cafe
    Cafe
  • Glasgow School of English Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • Glasgow School of English IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
  • Glasgow School of English WIFI
    WIFI
  • Glasgow School of English TV
    TV
Location
2nd Floor, 180 Hope Street - Glasgow

The Glasgow School of English is located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Western Scotland. The city is famed for being a centre of culture and is home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre. Glasgow is packed with interesting museums, world class restaurants and stylish bars. It is also a shopper’s paradise - you can find everything from designer boutiques to bohemian vintage clothing shops all over the city. Further afield students can discover the stunning beauty of Scotland’s lochs and mountains which offer a dizzying range of outdoor pursuits, from hiking to mountain-biking and kayaking. Glasgow is well served by public transport, it has an efficient bus and rail network, with fast train connections to other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK. London can be reached by plane in one hour from Glasgow’s International Airport, which also has flight connections to the rest of the world.

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