Glasgow

The English school in Glasgow

The Glasgow School of English is proud to be the first independent language school in Scotland, and is accredited by the British Council, in addition to the ISO9001 rules. It is also a member of English UK and Visit Scotland. 

The school is located in central Glasgow, and offers international students quality tutoring and a personalised service in an international environment which is available throughout the year. 

 School Facilities 

  • Six fully equipped classrooms 
  • Living room with vending machines, tea and coffee

Mix of nationalities 

The majority of the students at the school are from Spain, Araba, Libya, Italy, China, Turkey, Korea, Jordan, Japan, Poland, Iran, Brazil, Taiwan, France and Thailand.


Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL

Education Scotland Foghlam Alba

ENGLISH UK

IALC

TOEIC


Study English in Glagow 

Glasgow has experienced more changes in the past two decades than any other British city. It has gone from being an industrial center in decline to one of the most fashionable places and one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.
The Scottish cinema, theatre, literature, music, art design and architecture are overcoming borders and capturing worldwide attention.

Glasgow means "dear green place" and the name is appropriate; The city has more than seventy parks and more green space per capita than any other European city. Its large student population (there are four universities in the area and many schools) has changed the city into a youthful city with a progressive character.

Things to Do in Glasgow

Culture

  • Visit the Burrell Collection, an eclectic art collection
  • Visit the Gallery of Modern Art and the POP ART
  • Discover the Scottish Football Museum and Sports Legends

Leisure

  • Go shopping 7 days a week
  • Relax in one of the spectacular city parks

Useful Information

Moving around the city

METRO: Glasgow has a metro (Subway) connecting 15 stations known as the "Clockwork Orange". It is a six-mile loop around the city center and the West End every four to eight minutes, Monday to Saturday from 6:30 to 23:20 and Sundays from 11:00 to 17:50
Metro tickets can be purchased from the machines or at the ticket office at the station. Prices: 1 trip: £ 1.10; 1 Discovery ticket (1 day unlimited travel): £ 2.50

The nearest metro to the school is "Buchanan Street".

BUSES: Buses usually circulate from 06.00 to 23.00 Monday to Friday. At the weekends they start later.
However, some specific routes also run overnight. Bus tickets can be purchased on the bus. (With the exact amount).

The main bus station is "Buchanan Street Bus Station."


Remember that:

Buses only stop at the stop, and you must put your hand out to make it stop.
You need to have the exact money or coins to buy the ticket
Keep the ticket until you get off, you may be asked to show it again.
To get off the bus, you must ring the bell to request a stop.

TAXIS: Taxis are usually black in colour and can be hailed on the street. All are licensed and have meters. Tipping is welcome but not mandatory. The main company is Glasgow TOA Ltd Wide Web site: http://www.gwtoa.co.uk/

Interests

Glasgow is one of the 5 most visited cities in the UK.
Glasgow is the city of music, according to UNESCO.
It was recently voted best UK city and the best city for students.
It is one of the safest cities in the world
It is one of the 60 cities with the highest standard of quality of life

And at night?

Unlike England and Wales, legislation governing the sale of alcohol in Scotland is more permissive. The bars can stay open all day, until 24.00 while the clubs are usually open until 03:00, although the last admission is normally at 01.00.

There are over 700 pubs and bars in the city (proof that the Scots like to have a drink from time to time) as well as numerous nightclubs for everyone, from student areas in the West End to elegant premises in Merchant City.

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Standard course

15 hours per week 
Classes in the morning or afternoon 
Hours: 9:00 to 12:15 Morning 
Afternoon: 13:00 to 16:00

Perfect for

This English course mainly focuses on the necessities of the students. It is perfect for those that want to improve their language from a general point of view. Every week there will be 15 hours of classes.

Additional information

15 hours per week Timetable: Morning 09:00 to 12:15 Afternoon: from 13:00 to 16:00

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive course

22.5 hours per week 
Class schedule: Morning 9:00 to 12:15 
Afternoon 13:15 to 14:45

Perfect for

The English course is directed at practicing the most important parts of the language so that students see quicker results than in a normal course. 22.5 hours per week will be focused on the most profound aspects of the general course.

Additional information

Timetable: mornings from 09:00 to 12:15 Afternoons from 13:15 to 14:45

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  22
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for IELTS

15 hours per week 
Minimum Level Intermediate 
Course duration: 4 - 8 - 12 - 16 weeks 
Start dates: 06.01, 03.02, 3-31.03, 28.04, 26.05, 30.06, 28.07, 25.08, 22.09, 20.10, 17.11

Perfect for

This course focuses on all of the most important aspects of language for the IELTS exam. Every week there will be 5 classes in the morning from Monday to Sunday, which makes 15 hours in total. The classes focus on the 4 main aspects that you will need to pass the exam. You will receive homework and you need to study outside of class.

Additional information

Starting dates 2015: 06.01, 03.02, 3-31.03, 28.04, 26.05, 30.06, 28.07, 25.08, 22.09, 20.10, 17.11 Starting dates 2016: 04/01, 1/02, 29/02, 4/04, 2/05, 30/05, 4/07, 1/08, 29/08, 26/09, 24/10, 21,11

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4, 8, 12, 16 weeks
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  18

Standard course + Preparation course for IELTS

22.5 hours per week 
Preparation Course General English + 7.5h 
Course duration: 4 - 8 - 12 - 16 weeks 
Class schedule: 09:00-12:15 (IELTS preparation) + 13:15 to 14:45 General English 
Start dates: 06.01, 03.02, 3-31.03, 28.04, 26.05, 30.06, 28.07, 25.08, 22.09, 20.10, 17.11

Perfect for

This English course is designed to help students improve their results for the IELTS exam, as well as their understanding and production of spoken English. During this course, you will have 22.5 hours a week : 15 hours in the mornings where you will practice necessary exercises for the exam, especially grammar and vocabulary. There will be 7.5 hours of afternoon classes of General English, above all concentrating on spoken English, writing, reading and listening.

Additional information

Preparation course + 7.5 hours of General English Class timetable: 09.00 to 12.15 (IELTS preparation) + 13.15 to 14.45 general English Starting dates 2015: 06.01, 03.02, 3-31.03, 28.04, 26.05, 30.06, 28.07, 25.08, 22.09, 20.10, 17.11 Starting dates 2016: 04/01, 1/02, 29/02, 4/04, 2/05, 30/05, 4/07, 1/08, 29/08, 26/09, 24/10, 21,11

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4, 8, 12, 16 weeks
  • Horas per Week  22
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  18

Standard course + Business English

22.5 hours per week 

Standard English (15h) + 7.5h Business English 
Class schedule: 09:00-12:15 + 13:15 to 16:00

Additional information

Starting dates 2016: 04/01, 1/02, 29/02, 4/04, 2/05, 30/05, 4/07, 1/08, 29/08, 26/09, 24/10, 21,11

Characteristics

  • Course duration 
  • Horas per Week  22
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables Mañana y tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  18

Extra-curricular Activities

The school organises excursions to other cities, and visits to the main points of interest in the city. 

Many activities are free, some you will need to pay between 5 and 10 pounds for transport or tickets. Full day excursions are organised to the Whiskey distilleries or Stirling Castle. The price of these excursions is 20-25 pounds.

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Accommodation

Family

It is ideal for students who really want to live and integrate into a different culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you will have the opportunity to enjoy relaxed family situations in which you can practice and improve your language. Remember that families do not usually live in the center but in residential neighborhoods, so you should take public transport to get to school.

  • Distance of up to 40 minutes from the school
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Situated in safe residential areas in Glasgow

Room Type: single bedroom

School distance: 40 minute journey approx.

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Sunday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Victoria Hall residence

This residence is located in the center of Glasgow. The residence consists of small apartments shared between 5 students. Each apartment has a lounge. 

  • Number of students that share the kitchen: 5
  • Connection to Internet and TV
  • Includes kitchen utensils
  • Laundry (not included in the price)

Check In: Sunday from 15:00 
Check Out: Saturday before 11:00 
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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 20 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday from 15:00

Check-out: Sunday before 11:00

Deposit fee: £150

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Liberty House residence

The residence consists of apartments shared between students. The living room and kitchen are shared among students. The residence is ideally located in the city center near the central train station. Living in the center lets you enjoy all of the culture and entertainment in the city. The residence is new and fully equipped. 

 

  • Check In: Sunday from 15:00 
  • Check Out: Saturday before 11:00 
  • Number of people who share the kitchen 8 
  • Type of bedroom: single
  • Private bathroom
  • Distance from the school: 10-15 minute walk
  • Laundry included. Price: £3.20
  • Cleaning service for the common areas
  • Internet (need to pay). Works with a cable.
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Security service 24/7
  • Includes bedding 

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Availability: from 4th July - 5th September 2016

Room Type: Single room

School distance: 10-15 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: £150

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to Glasgow 

Glasgow Airport is located 13 km (8 miles) west of the city center. 

The companies that fly to Glasgow from Spain are: 

  •    EasyJet 
  •    Flyglobespan 


From the airport to the city 

From the airport there are a variety of different ways to get to the city center. 

  • Bus number 905, called Glasgow Airport Link will take you from the airport to the city center. It goes through the train and bus stations; journey time is 20 mins approx. An alternative is to take the number 60 and 300 buses to Paisley Gilmour Street Station. From there you can catch a train to Glasgow Central Station.
  • Trains: There are rail services that go to Central Station Glasgow from Paisley Gilmour Street station, which is 3 km from the airport. Trains run every day (journey time: 11-15 minutes).


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