English Courses in Glasgow

Many students that come to the UK to study also want to gain experience of working within an English-speaking environment. Glasgow School of English offers you a two-stage programme to help you achieve this goal:

  • Stage 1: General English (22.5 hr) or a General & Business English language course (min 6 weeks)
  • Stage 2: Unpaid Internship at UK company (min 4 weeks)

This offers you the opportunity to develop essential skills for working in an English speaking country: communication skills, people skills, time management, cultural understanding, etc. This is an excellent way to develop your English ability and improve your future career prospects at home or abroad.

Candidates can do an internship in one of the following industries:

  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Advertising & PR
  • Administration & Clerical
  • Architecture
  • Catering
  • Computing & IT
  • Engineering
  • Fashion & Media
  • Financial & Insurance
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Import & Export
  • Marketing
  • Legal
  • Sales
  • Sport
  • Travel & Tourism

This programme is available to EU students only. All students must have upper intermediate level English (approximately IELTS 5.0, CEF level B2) before beginning a work placement. Depending on your initial level of English, you may need to extend your period of English language study before reaching the required English level. Please send a full CV (resume) and a letter detailing what type of company and position you are seeking, and why you would be a suitable candidate (min 200 words) to with 'Work Placement Application' in the subject line.


£480 fee to organise a placement for a minimum of 4-24 weeks, depending upon the business sector required.

A General English Intensive (22.5hr) or a General and Business English (22.5hr) course of a minimum 6 weeks must be taken with the school before the internship commences. The students must achieve a minimum level of IELTS 5.0 before a placement will be organised.

This programme is available upon request. Please contact the school with your requirements.

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.