Today is the beginning of the biggest sports tournament finals on the planet with the opening game of the FIFA World Cup.  The event takes place once every four years and this time round it is the turn of five –time winners Brazil to  host it. The action will take place in 12 stadiums across

Free International Student Guide Collins is one of the biggest publishers of English materials and they have written a guide to surviving as an international student in an English-speaking country.  It offers tips and advice on how to prepare for university and the best thing is ….. it’s  FREE!   Just click here, then register

Try this website:   You can search events by category.  For example, for shopping, there is a craft fayre in Merchant Square every weekend.   Or   You can search events by festival, the Southside Fringe Festival is on in May.   Or   You can search events by date, just put in

Free university education in Scotland

Thursday, 08 May 2014 by

This sounds too good to be true, but it is in fact free if you are a European Union student.  Unfortunately if you are from outwith the EU you will have to pay in full, but hopefully a government sponsorship or a nice scholarship can help with the cost. The strangest thing is that it

What to do in the Easter break

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by

It might be a challenge not to get bored during 4 days of holiday if you are new to a place. This handy guide gives you some ideas: Go on an egg hunt organised by the National Trust for Scotland Treat your self with an Easter mini-break Discover the beautiful Highlands ( Egg-stravaganza at Kelvingrove

Football in Scotland

Friday, 14 March 2014 by

Football is a very important part of cultural life in Scotland for many people and this Sunday, (16th March) sees the first major domestic final of the season, The Scottish League Cup.  This is a ‘knockout’ tournament, the format of which is similar throughout world football.  Teams are drawn against each other and play one

Why don’t you go on a FREE museum tour? Kelvingrove Art Gallery has tours at 11.00 and 2.30. The Burrell Collection has tours in the morning and afternoon, just go along and ask about them. The Riverside Museum also has free tours, again just go along and ask. There is a Police Museum in the

All you need is love?

Thursday, 13 February 2014 by

It is that time of year again when love is in the air. The 14th of February or by its more common name St Valentine’s day, is celebrated in many countries all over the world as a day to declare your undying love for someone. Restaurants are fully booked and supermarkets are full of red

Burns Night – 25th January

Thursday, 23 January 2014 by

Burns’ night is Scotland’s second national day. The first is St. Andrew’s Day on the 30th of November. Many more people celebrate Burns’ night than St. Andrew’s Day. Burn’s night is sometimes called Robert Burns’ Day or Rabbie Burns’ Day. It is a celebration of the birthday of Robert Burns on the 25th of January

Student Interview by English UK

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 by

Student interview – Ahmed Abuhatira from Libya Ahmed Abuhatira is 29 and comes from Zintan in Libya. He is studying for IELTS and preparing for a Masters at English UK member centre, Live Language in Glasgow. Hello Ahmed, what brought you to improve your English in Glasgow? I am on a preparation course because I