Why should you take our course?

Why should you take our course?

I have successfully completed my MSc degree in Economics, Banking and Finance with Distinction [and] I have been awarded the first prize for the Centre for Development Studies. ... I wanted to share this information because you are part of this success... (read more)

Our Summer Pre-sessional course is accredited by BALEAP, the professional association for academic English teaching (see the Links below); this is your guarantee that you will be joining a high quality course. According to the BALEAP website: 

"A BALEAP accreditation visit looks at the whole EAP [= 'English for Academic Purposes'] student experience, from pre-arrival information and support at induction, through the classroom experience and assessment, to welfare provision, accommodation and the transition into university life. If you are BALEAP accredited, it is a sign to students that your EAP course is of the highest quality."
(http://www.baleap.org)


Advantages of our course

  • continuous assessment of progress that removes the need to take IELTS
  • experienced tutors trained in academic English teaching
  • real lectures from subject lecturers
  • practical research projects in your subject area
  • interactive classroom teaching with a personal tutor to guide you through the course
  • virtual learning environment supporting the course

You also benefit from...

  • our own welfare support advisers and social programme to help you live and study at Glasgow
  • supported independent study
  • access to University facilities: Library, Sports & other student services
  • continuing support on our in-sessional classes during your degree study to help you improve your own language & skills

What other students have said

"Just to let you know that I have successfully completed my MSc in Economics, Banking and Finance with Distinction [and] I have been awarded the first prize for the Centre for Development Studies. ... I wanted to share this information because you you are part of this success. Being the first academic people that I interacted with at the University, you shaped my perception on how things should be done and what makes difference in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English. I wish the students that you teach everyday are aware of the opportunities..."
(Jose Pinho Ribeiro, Pre-sessional Summer 2010, email message to Pre-sessional tutors)

"So far, I have been in Glasgow over 4 months and I have really liked this amazing city and enjoyable life here. Studying in EFL the last 16 weeks, I found that I have made a great improvement in English especially writing academic essays and speaking, which gives me confidence to solve any problems. …  I will keep working hard and fulfill my dreams in Glasgow."
(Rachel, Pre-sessional 2008)