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English school in Glasgow: Glasgow School of English

From 156.- EUR
130.- GBP
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Key points

  • Exceptional city and a great cultural presence
  • High performing school and quality academic programmes
  • Accommodation options with a good quality/price ratio
  • Varied visits and excursions in and outside of Glasgow

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, etc..
ratings
457 authentic opinions

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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Included in the price

  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 44 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 152.- EUR
(130.- GBP)
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 GBP
315 GBP
320 GBP
2
285 GBP
620 GBP
630 GBP
3
415 GBP
900 GBP
915 GBP
4
545 GBP
1180 GBP
1200 GBP
6
805 GBP
1740 GBP
1770 GBP
8
1065 GBP
2300 GBP
2340 GBP
12
1465 GBP
3265 GBP
3325 GBP
16
1945 GBP
4345 GBP
4425 GBP
24
2905 GBP
6505 GBP
6625 GBP
Extra week (24+)
120 GBP
270 GBP
275 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.2   (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 216.- EUR
(185.- GBP)
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 GBP
370 GBP
375 GBP
2
395 GBP
730 GBP
740 GBP
3
580 GBP
1065 GBP
1080 GBP
4
765 GBP
1400 GBP
1420 GBP
6
1135 GBP
2070 GBP
2100 GBP
8
1505 GBP
2740 GBP
2780 GBP
12
2125 GBP
3925 GBP
3985 GBP
16
2825 GBP
5225 GBP
5305 GBP
24
4225 GBP
7825 GBP
7945 GBP
Extra week (24+)
175 GBP
325 GBP
330 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.2   (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 913.- EUR
(780.- GBP)
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 GBP
1440 GBP
1460 GBP
6
1195 GBP
2130 GBP
2160 GBP
8
1585 GBP
2820 GBP
2860 GBP
12
2245 GBP
4045 GBP
4105 GBP
16
2985 GBP
5385 GBP
5465 GBP
20
3725 GBP
6725 GBP
6825 GBP
Extra week (20+)
185 GBP
335 GBP
340 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.2   (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 889.- EUR
(760.- GBP)
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 GBP
1420 GBP
1440 GBP
8
1545 GBP
2780 GBP
2820 GBP
12
2185 GBP
3985 GBP
4045 GBP
16
2905 GBP
5305 GBP
5385 GBP
24
4345 GBP
7945 GBP
8065 GBP
Extra week (24+)
180 GBP
330 GBP
335 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.2   (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

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

457 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - Spain
/ 5
7 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - France
/ 5
Les Écossais sont des personnes très chaleureuses. Ils n'hésitent pas à nous aider dans la rue quand ils nous voient perdu. C'est très appréciable ! Ce pays est magique... Cette proximité avec la nature, l'architecture, les habitants et ces paysages... Je le recommande ! Les professeurs sont très à l'écoute. J'en garde un très bon souvenir ! Glasgow est une ville partenaire avec les Universités d'Arabie Saoudite. On peut vite se sentir seule quand ils se parlent entre eux et que l'on se retrouve seule entouré d'espagnols et Saoudiens. Mais, on apprend à dire "In English please!" et se créer de jolis souvenirs. J'ai passé un merveilleux moment dans cette famille d’accueil! Caryn cuisine comme un chef ! J'ai pu repartir avec le même livre de cuisine et ça , ça n'a pas de prix ! Ça a été un plaisir de partager des moments avec Ross et Caryn. Je recommande ESL, j'ai vécu une magnifique expérience. L'immersion dans un pays est l'un des meilleurs remèdes pour améliorer son niveau en langue !
3 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai fait beaucoup de progrès en anglais grâce aux nombreux échanges en classe et dans ma famille d’accueil. »
School highlights
« L'ambiance chaleureuse grâce aux professeurs ! »
22 years old - Hungary
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes, my communication skills improved a lot and my vocabulary also. Mostly by conversations with the teachers and students. »
School highlights
« The teachers and the afternoon activities »
28 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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21 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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20 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si credo di avere fatto dei progressi perché avendo tante nazionalità diverse sei “costretto” a parlare in inglese e questa è una cosa molto positiva per lo speaking. »
School highlights
« L’abbondante conversazione che fanno all’interno delle classi »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, July – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
23 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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37 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.8 / 5)
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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.

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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