Learning another language can be a very challenging experience so we have a variety of resources and support services to help you achieve your goals and give you the maximum opportunity to practise English outside of class. Our library is stocked with books and reference materials for you to borrow. In addition, our support services also give you advice and help for whatever you need to improve your language.
Although your teacher will be your primary support, you may feel that you need extra help to fully benefit from your time with us. The following are free services aimed to support your language learning from a number of different perspectives.
We have a dedicated tutor who can provide additional learning support. The tutor is available to help you with any problems you may be experiencing with the class activities or can provide additional practice materials and opportunities. For example, many students visit the tutor to do an IELTS speaking test or to do extra practice writing tasks. Appointments can be made on the signup sheet in Reception.
We realise that it is not always easy when living abroad to integrate with native English speakers. In order to help you have access to opportunities to speak outside of class, we have developed our Globaliveation programme. Our co-ordinator can arrange a language exchange or voluntary work to allow you to practise your English with Scottish people.
We can arrange for you to meet someone who is learning your language. Typically, you would go out for coffee or similar social situation with your exchange partner. You would teach them your language and they would help you with your English. It’s the ideal opportunity to learn more about British culture and make new friends.
Our volunteer programme allows you to work with various charities and shops. You devote a few hours per week to the charity by helping them in their shops. Again, it gives you the perfect opportunity to integrate into your community and practise your English in a real world situation.