St Andrew's College Summer Schools Ltd

The Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, - Glasgow

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With over 20 years of expertise in the provision of English language teaching and as an Accredited British Council provider of high quality English language courses, St Andrew's College Language Schools is a company that is quickly gaining the reputation as the premier English Language School in the UK.

We have a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in the organisation and administration of English language teaching to make learning English in the UK a very special experience for students.

What can St Andrew's College offer you?
Quality teaching delivered by experienced English teachers
Range of Full and Part-time English language courses for adults and young learners
All levels from Elementary to Advanced
Flexible enrolment - join General English any week
Flexible course length - from one week to 48 weeks
Support and guidance to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Scotland
Mission Statement
St Andrew's College Language Schools welcomes students to the UK from all cultures and backgrounds and we take pride in our efforts to create an educational and social atmosphere which is inclusive of everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. St Andrew's College Language Schools promote good race relations and support practices which ensure equal opportunities for students as they learn and improve their English. Our overall aim is to fully understand and meet the needs of all students. We hope that you will choose to study English in the United Kingdom and enjoy 'Living the Language' at St Andrew's College Language Schools.

Our School

St Andrew's College Language School is located in Glasgow City Centre. Our school is small and friendly and is located in the heart of Glasgow. We offer a range of year-round language courses and our aim is to ensure that you find learning a new language a stimulating, innovative and enjoyable experience. Our School is within walking distance of the halls of residence that we use and several excellent hotels. The school is in an excellent location to enjoy either the city centre or the vibrant and cosmopolitan West End.

The school has excellent transport links: it is a five minute walk from either Glasgow Central station or Glasgow Queen street station, it is also on the door step of Anderston train and underground station. Many buses also pass by our front door.

The school facilities include:

Five well-equipped classrooms
Free use of PCs, Internet access and language-learning software
FREE Wi-Fi access
Regular supply of newspapers and magazines
Communal area with vending machine and tea and coffee facilities
Cafe with hot snack and drinks served daily.

  • American football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • On campus
  • Student Residence
  • Dancing
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Fashion
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Basic, Intermediate
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Spanish Courses:

Introduction to Spanish (6 hours)
Spanish for Beginners (20 hours)
Next Steps in Spanish (20 hours)

This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

Why Learn Spanish?
Nearly 400m native speakers world-wide.
Spanish is a working language of a number of international organisations, e.g., the United Nations.
Spain and Latin America have a rich cultural life manifested in music, art, literature and cinema. Some of the most exciting developments in the arts in recent years come from Spanish-speaking countries.
In recent years Spain, despite the recession, has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the industrialised world. Spain is a major trading partner of the UK, and trade with Latin American countries is also vigorous and growing.
Learning a language should be an ACTIVE process and an ENJOYABLE experience. It does not only mean learning new words and grammatical structures; a new language is the key to discovering a new culture and meeting new people.

Learning a language is a slow process; it cannot be done overnight. The only way to improve is by slowly developing your own perception and organisation. Many people actually say that it is a life commitment because there is always something new to learn. In language learning as in many other apprenticeships: practice makes perfect.

Making mistakes is an integral part of the experience and you should not be afraid of experimenting, guessing, etc. This is what your classes are here for. Make the most of the opportunity given to you to practice your oral skills.

Spanish Courses: Beginners
Summary of Module

This module is for total beginners. This course will enable you to 'get by' in Spanish and develop your skills in social and tourist contexts. You will learn to:

use spoken language to deal effectively with simple, everyday conversations., such as:

Introduce yourself to someone and give information about yourself: where you live, where you come from, what you do, your age...
Introduce other people and give information about them.
Ask someone else about their habits, what they do, where they live, where they work...
Tell the time.
Talk about what you are going to do in the future.
Ask for what you want in a shop.
Describe people and places.
Express your likes and dislikes.
Give and understand directions.
Read and understand simple texts with a general content.
Write short simple texts in Spanish.

Understand the main points of simple spoken texts and dialogues with a general content.
Modes of delivery

The main emphasis of the course is on the development of listening and speaking skills, although, obviously, all skills overlap and you also spend some time reading and writing Spanish. You will listen to a lot of Spanish and take part in role play exercises and other various interactive activities.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
IELTS Preparation:

This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

This is a part-time course that covers the language skills and exam techniques to prepare students for the IELTS exam. Each week you will attend four afternoon (or 4 morning) lessons, totalling 8 hours per week. Each class focuses on a different exam skill (listening, speaking, reading & writing) and incorporates special examination techniques. You will also be expected to complete homework tasks and study outside the class.

Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent to you by email before you arrive
Levels available: Intermediate - Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 4 Classes
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 14.00 -16.00 (or) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00-10:00 * please check with the school for times.
Course start dates: Every Monday
Course length: Flexible (10 weeks recommended)
Total weekly course time: 8 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Availability
Please note this course is only open to students of an intermediate level or above. There is a minimum study period of 4 weeks. Students must be 18 years old or over.

General English & IELTS Preparation Courses (25 hours) :

This is a full-time course that combines the general skills needed to live and study in the UK with special exam preparation classes. Each week you will attend for 23 hours: the morning classes (15 hours) focus on language skills; IELTS classes (8 hours) focus on exam skills.

Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent to you by email before you arrive
Levels available: Intermediate - Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 9 Classes
Time: GENERAL ENGLISH:10:30-13:30 Monday To Friday IELTS: Monday to Thursday 8.00-10.00 (OR) Afternoon: 14.00 -16.00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Course start dates: Every Monday
Course length: Flexible (but 10 weeks is recommended for IELTS preparation)
Total weekly course time: 23 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Availability
Please note this course is only open to students of an intermediate level or above. Students must be 18 years old or over.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
General English & Academic English (25 hours):

This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

There are 25 hours of classes each week: 15 hours of General English in the mornings and 10 hours of Academic English in the afternoons.

These courses are run in conjunction with the General English classes to provide an academic-focused extension. The academic lessons develop the necessary skills to study at a British College or University. You will develop your reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate or postgraduate study. You will also enhance your listening skills and speaking ability. You will practise essay writing and note-taking and how to prepare presentations.

The Academic English course is designed to help both potential postgraduate and undergraduate students. It focuses on transferable academic skills relevant to students studying at UK Universities. Learning objectives may include:

Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent to you by email before arrival.
Levels available: Intermediate - Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 9 Classes
Time:Monday to Friday 10:30-13:30 & 14.00 -16.30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Course start dates: Every month
Course length: Flexible
Total weekly course time: 25 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access
General English
The four skills of speaking, listening, reading & writing
The four systems of grammar, vocabulary, functions & pronunciation
Strong emphasis on practical, every day communication
Regular feedback sessions to discuss your needs with your teacher
Regular progress testing
Academic English
Critical reading and evaluation of academic texts
Understanding style and layout of research papers, essays, case studies, etc.
Building and supporting arguments
Identifying and evaluating sources of information
Listening to lectures and taking effective notes
Planning your own study and research
Availability
Start date: every Monday
Minimum study period: 1 week. Maximum study period: 48 weeks (Visa students)
Students attend General English courses in the morning and then attend the Academic English sessions in the afternoon. Students must be 18 years old. This is a full time course and students must attend all classes.

Academic English (10 hours):

This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

There are 10 hours of Academic English in the afternoons.

The academic lessons develop the necessary skills to study at a British College or University. You will develop your reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate or postgraduate study. You will also enhance your listening skills and speaking ability. You will practise essay writing, note-taking and how to prepare presentations.

The Academic English course is designed to help both potential postgraduate and undergraduate students. It focuses on transferable academic skills relevant to study at UK Universities.

Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent to you be email before your arrival.
Levels available: Intermediate- Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 4 Classes
Time: 14.00 -16.30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
Course start dates: Every Monday
Course length: Flexible
Total weekly course time: 10 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access

Learning objectives may include:
Academic English
Critical reading and evaluation of academic texts
Understanding style and layout of research papers, essays, case studies, etc.
Building and supporting arguments
Identifying and evaluating sources of information
Listening to lectures and taking effective notes
Planning your own study and research
Availability
Start date: every Monday
Minimum study period: 1 week. Maximum study period: 48 weeks (Visa Students)
Students attend the Academic English sessions in the afternoon. Students must be 18 years old or over. This is a part time course and students must attend all classes.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
General English & Business English (25 hours):
This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

What will I study?
There are 25 hours of classes each week: 15 hours of General English in the mornings and 10 hours of Business English in the afternoons.

These courses are run in conjunction with the General English classes to provide a business-focused extension. You will learn transferable skills, how to adapt to new working environments and work across language and cultural barriers. You will also enhance your listening skills and speaking ability. This full-time course offers students the language and communications skills required to achieve success in their current and future professional life.


Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent by email before arrival
Levels available: Intermediate- Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 9 Classes
Time: Monday to Friday 10.30-13.30 & 14.00 -16.30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
Course start dates: Every Monday
Course length: Flexible
Total weekly course time: 25 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access
General English
The four skills of speaking, listening, reading & writing
The four systems of grammar, vocabulary, functions & pronunciation
Strong emphasis on practical, every day communication
Regular feedback sessions to discuss your needs with your teacher
Regular progress testing
Business English
Core business communication skills: meetings, negotiations, presentations, telephoning, reports, email
Transferable skills relevant to a range of business backgrounds e.g. management, finance, sales and marketing, tourism and hospitality
Topics appropriate to international business e.g. cross-cultural relations, human resources, globalisation, developing markets, recession & growth
Availability
Start date: every Monday
Minimum study period: 1 week. Maximum study period: 48 weeks (Visa Students)
Students attend General English lessons in the morning and the business English sessions in the afternoon. Students must be 18 years old or over. This is a full time course and students must attend all classes.

Business English (10 hours):
This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

What will I study?
There are 10 hours of Business English in the afternoons.

You will learn transferable skills, how to adapt to new working environments and work across language and cultural barriers. You will also enhance your listening skills and speaking ability. This part-time course offers students the language and communication skills required to achieve success in their current and future professional life.

Course details
Class size: 12 Students
Minimum age: 18 years +
A placement test will be sent to you by email before your arrival.
Levels available: Intermediate - Advanced (CEF B1-C1)
Number of classes per week: 4 Classes
Time: 14.00 -16.30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
Course start dates: Every Monday
Course length: Flexible
Total weekly course time: 10 hours
Certificate of achievement
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Business English
Core business communication skills: meetings, negotiations, presentations, telephoning, reports, email
Transferable skills relevant to a range of business backgrounds e.g. management, finance, sales and marketing, tourism and hospitality
Topics appropriate to international business e.g. cross-cultural relations, human resources, globalisation, developing markets, recession & growth
Availability
Start date: Every Monday
Minimum study period: 1 week. Maximum study period: 48 weeks (visa students)
Students attend the Business English sessions in the afternoon. Students must be 18 years old or older. This is a part time course and students must attend all classes.

One-to-one Business English:

This course enables you to use English at work confidently and effectively. These one-to-one lessons let you focus on your specific language needs and are designed to meet your requirements and will help you achieve your aims efficiently and quickly. Typical class topics include: presentations, meetings, describing processes, email, negotiation, and social English, depending on your specific requirements. You will take part in role-plays of business situations to learn and practise your English in a realistic setting. You will also study grammar, vocabulary and general English skills such as listening or writing, in a business context.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Private Language Tuition

This course is held in our Glasgow city centre school. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

One-to-one Business English:

This course enables you to use English at work confidently and effectively. These one-to-one lessons let you focus on your specific language needs and are designed to meet your requirements and will help you achieve your aims efficiently and quickly. Typical class topics include: presentations, meetings, describing processes, email, negotiation, and social English, depending on your specific requirements. You will take part in role-plays of business situations to learn and practise your English in a realistic setting. You will also study grammar, vocabulary and general English skills such as listening or writing, in a business context.

One-to-One Private lessons:

One-to-one lessons let you work on your language needs, and will help you to use English confidently and effectively from one to 30 hours each week. You can add one-to-one lessons to a group course, or take only private lessons. We will ask you about your individual language learning needs when you start the course. Previous private classes have covered very different subjects, such as job interview preparation, giving presentations, speaking and listening practice, and pronunciation. You tell us what you want to study and we will plan the lessons for you.

* students aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a family member


Two-to-One Private lessons:

A Two-to-One lesson allows two students of the same level to study together with one teacher. You get the advantages of learning with another person combined with the focus on your own individual learning needs.

* students aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a family member

Included in these courses:
. Comprehensive needs analysis
. A level test on your first day or before you start
. Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
. Advice on future study in the UK and English exams
. Certificate of Achievement and future study plan.

Corporate Language Training:

An important part of our service is providing professional, high quality language training to companies catering for all levels and needs.

Course design
We realise that for a course to be successful it is vitally important that we understand your reasons for learning a language. Whatever these reasons are, St Andrew's College Language Schools is confident that it can deliver a course that will benefit your employees and organisation. We can provide standard or bespoke tuition tailor-made for you, ensuring that the training is specific to your sector and the job functions of your employees.

Our corporate services:
Full needs analysis service
All levels catered for
Tuition in closed groups or personalised and flexible 1 to 1 tuition
Flexible timetables designed to fit in with employees' schedules
Standard or bespoke courses
In company training
Business English, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), General English or English for Beginners courses offered. * You're staff may have different levels of English language proficiency and therefore different learning needs. We can provide advice on how to best approach this so that all students put forward are catered for.
Frequency of classes: once a week, semi-intensive (twice a week) or intensive (10-20 hours per week)
How does it work?
St Andrew's College Language Schools will meet with you to discuss your training objectives and then produce a detailed needs assessment. This in turn will assist us in developing a course syllabus and in selecting appropriate resources and materials. A course proposal is then prepared which summarises all aspects of the training including the course outline, resources/materials to be used, start/finish dates and costs.
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Junior English Courses for Young Learners (11-17 years)

Many years' experience of providing Junior Vacation English language courses for young learners has enabled St Andrew's College Language Schools to develop an effective and enjoyable learning and cultural experience that allows students to develop their English skills in an enjoyable and stimulating way.

At St Andrew's College Summer School we deliver a structured English language programme designed especially for our Summer School students. Our course is designed to be;
Stimulating
Challenging
Relevant
Enjoyable

The course is taught by qualified English language teachers who are experienced, very friendly and want to help students learn.

How old do I need to be?
Our Junior Vacation courses are for young people aged between 9 and 17.
There are 5 levels of English, Elementary- Advanced (CEFR A2-C2)

How will my level be decided?
You will do a placement test when you arrive.

What and how will I learn?
Practice speaking, reading, listening and writing build vocabulary and practise use of English using games, guided worksheets and class projects.
Develop confidence in using functional language through group and pair work.
Learn in a modern environment through the use of images and video in multimedia ready classrooms.
Learn through current topics that relate to young people.
Learn about Scotland and the places you will visit.

5 lessons, Monday - Friday
3 hour lessons with a half-hour break
Maximum students per class :15


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