Online Examination Preparation Courses at Glasgow School of English

To all our Students and Agents – Learning English in Scotland Goes Online!

Due to the ever-changing, unprecedented situation we face with Covid-19, I want to update you on the operation of Glasgow School of English.

We are all, of course, extremely worried about the spread of this virus and we know you are too.

The School has been following UK Government advice to remain open, but, following our Government’s most recent advice around “social isolation” and “working from home,” we have made the difficult decision to close Glasgow School of English building from the end of today.  However, the good news is that from Monday 23rd March we are offering students online, teacher-led, interactive group classes they can do at home, rather than face-to-face, teacher-led classes in the School. Current students will be offered these, and all new students can join from their homes, wherever they are in the world. 

All students will need is an internet connection, access to email and a phone, laptop or tablet

They will receive an email invitation from “GSOE online” to join a class.  
When they click on the link in this email, just before a normal 9.00am or 1.15pm class start time, it will take them to their online class.  Separate, detailed instructions will be given to all students, including new students who sign up for classes in the future, on how to do this.

Although the School building will be closed, all the School staff will be working normal hours, Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm, from home.  You can still send enquiries and bookings and speak to a member of staff by emailing, or telephoning the school number: +44 141 353 0033.  If you wish to contact the school outside these times, in an emergency please phone: +44 7763 887151.

Once it is safe to do so, the school will reopen for face-to-face classes.

The school website, and Facebook page,, will be updated weekly with information so please bookmark these pages and watch out for news.  

It is a very difficult time for all of us and we wish you and your families well over the difficult weeks ahead.

Keep safe and warmest regards,

Alison Orr

Director, Glasgow School of English

We have an online examination preparation course to suit your needs, whether you plan to study, train or work in an environment where English is the language used or need to prove your English speaking and listening skills for UK visa purposes once the coronavirus crisis is over.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) was established over 25 years ago and is the world’s proven English language test. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide and is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of your ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.


They teach you in a good way and make the lessons fun, not boring.  The people at Reception are really nice too and the classrooms and facilities are all quite new. 

Glasgow School of English is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.