Our School

What makes us different?

Live Language is a friendly language school offering student-centred English courses to help you progress. You can realise your dreams in a place where you can feel at home.

We accept students from beginner level and support their academic journey right through to university preparation courses and university entry. Our school is located in Charing Cross, a safe and quiet area of the city. We are close to the University of Glasgow and a 10-minute walk to the vibrant West End and the City Centre. Glasgow has the nickname ‘The Friendly City’ and is loved for its culture, museums, music, nightlife and shopping, but most of all for its people. If you travel for 45 minutes east you reach Edinburgh, if you travel 45 minutes west, you reach The Highlands. Glasgow is easy to get around by foot, bus, train or subway.

Live Language receives students from all over the world. We keep our class sizes small so teacher-student contact is maximised. Our lessons are designed to be communicative and interactive so your confidence in using the language in real situations grows. We don’t believe in lecture-style lessons.

We pride ourselves in having a professional and friendly team of teachers and support staff who offer a prompt and professional service – essential ingredients for building good relationships.

We hope that you choose to join us to see what you can achieve.


We are a British Council accredited and award-winning school with a strong commitment to continuous improvement. The British Council regularly inspect us and assess our school, our classes, our student care, our accommodation, our teaching techniques and facilities - every aspect which involves you and the quality of your learning experience in the UK. Live Language is an SQA accredited centre and is accredited by Investors in People (Gold Award).


Student support

What happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside the classroom, that is why we love when students join one of the many free learning opportunities we have available to students – Social and Activity Programme, Volunteering, Free Language Exchange, Free Culture Club to name but a few.

As a Live Language student, you will meet your teacher on a regular basis to discuss your progress and your learning goals.

Academic Support Tutor

Kenny Arnott
Kenny Arnott
Academic Support Tutor

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. To contact our Academic Support Tutor email [email protected].

University Applications

If you are thinking about studying in the UK at university or college, Kenny can help you with this too.

He can:

  • Help you complete application forms
  • Write personal statements
  • Provide academic references

If you need more information, speak to reception.

Our Reception staff is available to help you from 9am – 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 5pm on Friday. We have an emergency telephone number (07890728696) which you can call outside normal working hours if you have a problem which can’t wait.


This is a free service for students who would like to improve their social life, their local community, their English skills and the lives of others.

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.

Jose Ibanez
Jose Ibanez
Globaliveation coordinator

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.

Social Programme

One thing we recommend you do while studying with Live Language is take part in the social programme. We have at least one social event each week and it is the best way to practise your English and meet other students and make friends. It’s great for exploring Glasgow and Scotland and getting advice from other students about their time in Glasgow. Please see this link if you are interested, or speak to our reception staff.


  • Comfortable classrooms
  • Student Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Learning Resources
  • Self-Study Area
  • Use of iPads
  • Bike Rack
  • Vending machine
  • Café

This is our school