English school in Glasgow: Glasgow School of English

From 130.- GBP
approx 145.- EUR
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Our partner school is located in the centre of Glasgow, just 5 minutes' walk from both the central train and bus stations. On the 2nd floor of a modern-style building, the course centre includes 10 very well-equipped classrooms. You'll also find a computer room with internet and multimedia programmes to reinforce the classes, free Wi-Fi and a variety of books, CDs and DVDs available to students. The school regularly provides newspapers and magazines that you can read while relaxing in the common room, which also has a vending machine for hot drinks and a cold water dispenser. The excellence of its courses and the quality of the teachers make this an excellent option for learning English in Glasgow.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 44 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 130.-
(about EUR 145.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 (15:15 – 18:30 in summer)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
130
315
320
2
285
620
630
3
415
900
915
4
545
1180
1200
6
805
1740
1770
8
1065
2300
2340
12
1465
3265
3325
16
1945
4345
4425
24
2905
6505
6625
Extra week (24+)
120
270
275
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 01.04 / 24.06 / 23.09.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 44 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 185.-
(about EUR 207.-)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-14:45 (in summer: 13:15-14:45 + 15:15-18:30)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
185
370
375
2
395
730
740
3
580
1065
1080
4
765
1400
1420
6
1135
2070
2100
8
1505
2740
2780
12
2125
3925
3985
16
2825
5225
5305
24
4225
7825
7945
Extra week (24+)
175
325
330
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 01.04 / 24.06 / 23.09.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 44 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 780.-
(about EUR 872.-)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(15 IELTS + 7.5 general)
Course duration
4 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
805
1440
1460
6
1195
2130
2160
8
1585
2820
2860
12
2245
4045
4105
16
2985
5385
5465
20
3725
6725
6825
Extra week (20+)
185
335
340
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 44 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 760.-
(about EUR 850.-)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 7.5 Business)
Course duration
4 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
785
1420
1440
8
1545
2780
2820
12
2185
3985
4045
16
2905
5305
5385
24
4345
7945
8065
Extra week (24+)
180
330
335
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (per level) 25 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 GBP
IELTS exam fee (Exam fees to be paid online)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow International Airport) 45 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Glasgow Prestwick Airport) 80 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Edinburgh Airport) 120 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (12+ weeks, Glasgow International Airport,included)

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (zone 1)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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420 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - France
/ 5
38 weeks, September 2018 – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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20 years old - France
/ 5
Je n'aurais pu rêver mieux comme famille d'accueil !
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui car j'ai enfin pu pratiquer mon anglais avec des étrangers »
School highlights
« La dynamique de la classe »
Top tips
« English conversationEdinburgh »
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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60 years old - France
/ 5
Les glaswégiens sont très accueillants, prêts à échanger et partager avec les nouveaux venus.À l'école et dans la famille qui me logeait, je me suis senti chez moi. L'enseignement est très vivant, avec beaucoup de changements de dispositifs (discussions, lecture et recherche d'indices pertinents, écoute, écriture).Le vocabulaire et la grammaire sont introduits de façon attrayante.La pédagogie est active, recherchant l'implication de tous. Il y avait deux groupes distincts, un le matin avec des apprentissages plus formels, l'autre l'après-midi avec une ouverture culturelle et des formes plus ludiques.Certain.e.s étudiant.e.s étaient plus réservés et éprouvaient plus de difficultés à communiquer, alors que les formes d'enseignement demandent de parler de soi et de son ressenti. Sarah et James Kealey adorent rencontrer de nouvelles personnes, échanger de façon très ouverte.Grands voyageurs, ils savent écouter sans jamais juger. Leurs conseils de visites et promenades sont précieuxSarah est passionnée de cuisine et aime faire découvrir à ses hôtes une multitude de recettes avec de bons produits.
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, par un retour à une plus grande fluidité d'expression et par une meilleure compréhension orale (même avec un accent local).Je n'avais jamais fait de grammaire jusqu'alors et cela m'a donné du recul sur la langue et une prise de conscience plus théorique de certains fonctionnements.Également, quelques champs de vocabulaire nouveau, des exercices d'écoute sélective ou de recherche d'indices en lecture ont contribué à élargir ma perception. »
School highlights
« L'accueil et la disponibilité de chacun des professeurs (et de tout le personnel). »
Top tips
« Kelvingrove Art GalleryL'universitéLa Cathédrale et la NecropolisLe LighthouseLes maisons de style McIntosh »
24 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
La gente del posto era veramente amichevole e cordiale, se si fermava qualcuno per strada e si chiedeva qualcosa ti rispondevano con il sorriso, facile ambiantazione. Classe stupenda, mi sono trovata veramente bene e ho conosciuto persone stupende La famiglia Bush è veramente stupenda, amichevole e ci ha accolto subito benissimo, mi sono trovata veramente bene e mi hanno insegnato tantissimo in solo una settimana Ho partecipato solo al conversation club, perché stando solo una settimana nel weekend non abbiamo fatto niente.
1 week, April – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Assolutamente sì, anche perché mettendomi in gioco ho scoperto di sapere più di quanto pensassi e, grazie anche all'aiuto della famiglia, sono riuscita a sbloccarmi e a superare i miei limiti. Inoltre penso di aver imparato più in questa settimana che in 12 anni di scuola, anche perché qui non c'era nessuno che mi sottovalutata. »
School highlights
« Gli insegnati capaci di fare imparare molto divertendosi, e in più il fatto che abbiano puntato molto sul dialogo cosa moolto importante. »
Top tips
« L'università di Glasgow, l'ho amata poi per una potterhead come me ahahah, inoltre c'è un negozio stupendo che si chiama "geek-aboo" e dentro c'è il mondo: Harry Potter, game of Thrones, star wars, IL signore degli anelli, Marvel, ecc. STUPENDO »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, wir haben viel gesprochen, so fällt es einfacher eine lockere Unterhaltung zu führen. »
School highlights
« Freundliche Stimmung, familiäre Atmosphäre »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, definitiv selbstsicherer geworden im Umgang mit Englisch »
School highlights
« Unterricht, verschiedene Menschen »
21 years old - France
/ 5
Il y avait beaucoup trop de français, que ce soit a l'école et surtout dans la résidence. Trop de français, je partageais ma cuisine (5 personnes au total) on était 3 françaises.
9 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui surtout a l'oral. J'ose plus parler même si je fais encore des erreurs. »

Testimonials

Corinna Demme
Corinna Demme

I went to the Glasgow Schools of English for 4 weeks and I tried to refresh my English knowledge with an intensive course. As far as I’m concern, I succeeded! Despite the bad weather prejudices, Glasgow has many things to offer: museums, pubs or cafés. I was never bored! If the weather allows it, you can explore the surroundings for a cheap price. I went to the Highlands, to Loch Lomond and to Edinburgh for one day.
Scotland is a beautiful land and it was such a pleasure to explore it. I didn’t have any problem fitting in, even though the Scottish accent is quite difficult to understand at first. ESL organization was perfect; everything was ready before my departure.

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Stephanie Müller
Stephanie Müller
Glasgow School of EnglishGlasgow
Duration: 4 weeks

The landscapes, the cities and the people – just amazing! My decision to go to Scotland for a month was the best I could make, I would do it again anytime! This summer I was able to significantly improve my English and to take part in a cultural exchange. In Glasgow I met students from all over the world. Together we improved our English and learned plenty of things about other cultures and mentalities. I spent my afternoons and weekends exploring the cities and the countryside. By doing so, I discovered two of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life: St Andrew on the east coast and Millport, on a small island in the west of the country, I was impressed by this unspoilt nature and that’s why I want to come back one day. I would like to discover this breathtakingly beautiful nature even more. During my stay, ESL advised and helped me. They took care of the whole organisation and made my planning easier. Thus, my stay was a successful continuous training and an exciting holiday!

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Nathan Maire
Nathan Maire
Glasgow School of English, Glasgow
Duration: 12 weeks

My three-month language stay was a very good experience. I have greatly improved my English, even though I encountered very strong accents, the setting was very nice and the people very welcoming. There are a lot of very interesting activities to do in Glasgow (museums, historical monuments as well as pubs). For the stays that last several weeks, the best thing to do is renting a car and going to visit the country – its huge castles and its distilleries. Scotland has beautiful landscapes as well as an exceptional historical heritage (from the Middle Ages with William Wallace to Adam Smith in the Age of Enlightenment). I also discovered a great variety of beers and whiskeys with unknown flavours, so if you are into that kind of products, go ahead!

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Host family
By staying with a Scottish host family, you'll practise English every day and make fast progress. In addition, the daily contact with the people will teach you about the local customs and lifestyle. In pleasant, safe neighbourhoods, at a distance of about 30 minutes (Zone 1) to an hour (Zone 2) by public transport from the school, host families provide single rooms, shared bathrooms and half-board. The school maintains close relationships with host families who are visited on a regular basis in order to ensure the comfort of the international students.

Liberty Park residence (from 18 years)
In this student residence, you'll stay in either a single or double room. A private shower and satellite TV as well as free Wi-Fi are all included, and in the shared kitchen, you can prepare your meals in the company of the other international students. Bed linen is provided and laundry facilities for pay are at your disposal. A 20-minute walk is all it takes to get to the school!

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Liberty Park

General information

Liberty Park is situated just minutes from the bustling Buchanan Street shopping centres and nightlife of Glasgow city centre, and the beautiful Scottish countryside is just a short distance away. You will live in a flat with other Glasgow School of English students however there will be other students from other colleges and universities living within the residence.

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School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
on foot
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes
Buchanan Galleries shopping centre:
10 minutes
Night clubs:
20 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 3:00 pm
Sunday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
Fridge/freezer; Hob & oven/grill; kettle, microwave & toaster; Cutlery, crockery & cooking utensils; Vacuum cleaner, iron & ironing board
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
~ £2.60 per washing load / £1.20 per drying load Laundry cards £5 deposit and minimum £5 top up
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access
~ 5 GBP deposit
Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
20 rooms
~13 m2
~100 rooms available in July and August.
Yes
Double
1 rooms
~16 m2
only available for 2 students traveling together
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Communal areas cleaned once a week and the room/shower room students responsibility.
No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access
~ 5 GBP deposit
Yes
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

The school encourages linguistic exchange between the various participants by organising extra-curricular activities accompanied by the English teachers. Every Monday afternoon, students and teachers meet and chat over a cup of coffee at the "Coffee Club". Amongst the other possibilities on offer, you find a museum visit in order to view the fabulous Burrell collection or an excursion to Pollok Country Park, ice-skating in the city centre or a visit to The Lighthouse, the famous museum of design and architecture in Glasgow.
Full-day excursions will allow you to discover a whisky distillery or Millport, an island located off the turbulent west coast of Scotland. A boat trip on Loch Lomond or a bus outing to The Trossachs, a wooded valley which has inspired numerous poets and authors through the beauty of its natural setting, will also be included in the programme. And finally, there will be impromptu visits in the various districts of this fascinating city!

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