General English Courses

General English Courses in Glasgow

Our General English classes are ideal for anyone who wants to improve their all-round communication skills. Classes focus on the practical needs of both short-term and long-term visitors to the UK. General English can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

We offer General English classes at 6 levels, from beginner to advanced.

You can study from a minimum of one week to one year or more, giving you choice and flexibility.



You will take a placement test before you start at the school to determine which level you will be placed in. We run classes from beginner-level to advanced-level.

Please note that our beginner-level classes assume knowledge of the alphabet, basic reading and writing skills, and basic vocabulary. If your placement test shows that you are a low beginner, you will be asked to wait until the start of our next term before you can join our class. For beginner course start dates, please contact the school.

You will study a balanced mix of skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and systems (grammar, vocabulary, functions and pronunciation), with an emphasis on practical, everyday communication.

We carry out weekly tests to make sure that you are progressing and we do regular checks to see if you are meeting your goals. Our teachers work hard to make sure that you are being challenged and are that you are improving your own weak areas.

We make our lessons fun, interesting and useful. We give all students the chance to suggest lesson topics, classroom activities and areas of language to study. Your ideas and opinions are important to us!

General English 7.5

This is a 7.5 hour per week course which runs Monday to Friday from 1.15pm  - 2.45pm. This course runs all year round. 

  • Course length, between 1 and 11 weeks = £75 per week
  • Course length, 12 weeks or more = £65 per week 

General English 15

This is a 15-hour per week course which runs Monday to Friday from 9am - 12.15pm including a 15-minute break.

This course is also run on a Monday to Friday from 3pm - 6.15pm, including a 15-minute break, during our busy summer period. You may be required to attend lessons at this time in July and August, as our 9am classes are often fully booked.

  •   Course length, between 1 and 11 weeks = £135 per week
  •   Course length, 12 weeks or more = £125 per week 

General English Intensive

This is a 22.5 hour per week course which combines the General English 15 and General English 7.5 options listed above.

  • Course length, between 1 and 11 weeks = £190 per week
  • Course length, 12 weeks or more = £180 per week



Our General English courses run all year round and you can begin the course most Mondays as we operate a system of continuous enrolment. The school is open for 50 weeks each year and we only close for 2 weeks during the winter break. This year we close 19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021.

The only other day the school is closed is Easter Monday which is 13th April 2020.

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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.