English school in Glasgow: Glasgow School of English

From 135.- 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
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, etc..

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
  • Airport transfer (pick-up) (From 12 weeks)

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 44 week(s)
1 week From 135.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (Zone 2)
Liberty Park residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
135 GBP
330 GBP
330 GBP
2
300 GBP
655 GBP
655 GBP
3
435 GBP
950 GBP
950 GBP
4
570 GBP
1245 GBP
1245 GBP
6
840 GBP
1835 GBP
1835 GBP
8
1110 GBP
2425 GBP
2425 GBP
12
1530 GBP
3450 GBP
3450 GBP
16
2030 GBP
4590 GBP
4590 GBP
24
3030 GBP
6870 GBP
6870 GBP
Extra week (24+)
125 GBP
285 GBP
285 GBP

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
The cost associated with changing levels must be paid on-site
30 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow International Airport (pick-up)
Included in bookings of over 12 weeks
45 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow Prestwick Airport (pick-up) 80 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport (pick-up) 120 GBP
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 30.03 / 22.06 / 21.09.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 44 week(s)
1 week From 190.- GBP
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (Zone 2)
Liberty Park residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
190 GBP
385 GBP
385 GBP
2
410 GBP
765 GBP
765 GBP
3
600 GBP
1115 GBP
1115 GBP
4
790 GBP
1465 GBP
1465 GBP
6
1170 GBP
2165 GBP
2165 GBP
8
1550 GBP
2865 GBP
2865 GBP
12
2190 GBP
4110 GBP
4110 GBP
16
2910 GBP
5470 GBP
5470 GBP
24
4350 GBP
8190 GBP
8190 GBP
Extra week (24+)
180 GBP
340 GBP
340 GBP

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
The cost associated with changing levels must be paid on-site
30 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow International Airport (pick-up)
Included in bookings of over 12 weeks
45 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow Prestwick Airport (pick-up) 80 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport (pick-up) 120 GBP
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 30.03 / 22.06 / 21.09.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
13.04.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

IELTS combined exam preparation course, 15+7.5 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 - 44 week(s)
4 weeks From 830.- GBP
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ General (group): 7.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
4 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
General (group): 13:15-14:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (Zone 2)
Liberty Park residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
830 GBP
1505 GBP
1505 GBP
6
1230 GBP
2225 GBP
2225 GBP
8
1630 GBP
2945 GBP
2945 GBP
12
2310 GBP
4230 GBP
4230 GBP
16
3070 GBP
5630 GBP
5630 GBP
24
4590 GBP
8430 GBP
8430 GBP
Extra week (24+)
190 GBP
350 GBP
350 GBP

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
The cost associated with changing levels must be paid on-site
30 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow International Airport (pick-up)
Included in bookings of over 12 weeks
45 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow Prestwick Airport (pick-up) 80 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport (pick-up) 120 GBP
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
13.04.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Combined business course, 15+7.5 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 - 44 week(s)
4 weeks From 890.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Business (group): 7.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
4 - 44 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Business (group): 13:15-14:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (Zone 2)
Liberty Park residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
890 GBP
1565 GBP
1565 GBP
6
1320 GBP
2315 GBP
2315 GBP
8
1750 GBP
3065 GBP
3065 GBP
12
2370 GBP
4290 GBP
4290 GBP
16
3150 GBP
5710 GBP
5710 GBP
24
4710 GBP
8550 GBP
8550 GBP
Extra week (24+)
195 GBP
355 GBP
355 GBP

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
The cost associated with changing levels must be paid on-site
30 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow International Airport (pick-up)
Included in bookings of over 12 weeks
45 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow Prestwick Airport (pick-up) 80 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport (pick-up) 120 GBP
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 24.08 / 21.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Bank holidays
13.04.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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

464 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Un peu »
School highlights
« Classe avec petit effectif »
23 years old - Spain
/ 5
Al y Kate han sido una familia estupenda en todos los aspectos. Las instalaciones en casa están perfectamente adaptadas y muy limpias. Son una familia muy cercana, tanto a mi como a mis compañeros nos han tratado como si formáramos parte de su familia y nos han ayudado y aconsejado en todo lo que necesitábamos. Y además Al es un estupendo cocinero. Sin duda recomendaría esta familia siempre.
3 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« He estado solo 3 semanas pero he notado mucho progreso, sobre todo en la parte oral y a la hora de escuchar. Estar rodeado todo el día de personas de diferentes nacionalidades ayuda mucho a abrirte y practicar el idioma »
School highlights
« Las clases son muy interactivas y divertidas. Los profesores son geniales, aprendes a la vez que te diviertes y están disponibles para hablar con ellos de lo que necesites. »
Top tips
« Las clases de conversación son muy productivas. »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 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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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
71 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
17 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
37 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
35 years old - Spain
/ 5
7 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
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 »

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 15:00
Sunday until 11:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Fridge/freezer; Hob & oven/grill; kettle, microwave & toaster; Cutlery, crockery & cooking utensils; Vacuum cleaner, iron & ironing board
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
~ £2.60 per washing load / £1.20 per drying load Laundry cards £5 deposit and minimum £5 top up
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Cable internet access
~ 5 GBP deposit
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
20
~13 m2
~100 rooms available in July and August.
Double
1
~16 m2
only available for 2 students traveling together
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Communal areas cleaned once a week and the room/shower room students responsibility.
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
~ 5 GBP deposit
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

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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