What level am I?
We will email you a level test before you come, so that we can put you into the best class.
What does my level mean?
Beginner Level (A0) :
I don’t know any English:
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Elementary Level (A1):
I know some English words and some basic English grammar.
Pre-Intermediate Level (A2):
I know a lot of words and some grammar but can only use English in some familiar situations.
Intermediate Level (B1):
I have a good command of the English language and can usually communicate successfully in familiar situations.
Upper-Intermediate Level (B2): I have a strong command of the English Language.
Advanced Level (C1+):
I have full command of the English language, can handle complex language structures and only make occasional inaccuracies.
What will I do in class?
Study through the course book.
Take part in class discussions.
Work in groups and pairs with other students.
Work from the internet.
What will I learn?
You will learn English through speaking, reading, listening and writing. We will support you with ideas for study skills.
Learning outside the classroom!
Once a week, your teacher will organise a lesson to support what you are learning at a local location, e.g.at a museum. This way you can use your new English skills, with the support of your teacher, in a real life situation.
Maximum class size: 15 Students/ Minimum class size: 3* Students.
When class size is less than 3*, students will be offered one-to-one lessons to the value of the paid class lessons.
You will have a qualified and experienced teacher of English.
Many of our teachers have taught in different countries and speak different languages.
Will I be assessed (do tests)? Yes
You will do short tests during your study period to check you are learning well.
Your teacher will write you an academic report. This can be used as a reference for your ability in the English language and for your learning time here in Scotland.
You will also get a St Andrew’s College Language School Certificate. The certificate will contain the level, dates and hours of your study.
We will provide you with ideas for good study skills both in the classroom and for when you go home.
We will provide you with links to self-study websites for different levels of English.
You will have weekly self-assessments (Time to think about what you are learning).
Your teacher will talk to you about your language learning.
Need to sit an English exam?
We can give you advice on the application process and advice on a learning plan to succeed.