General English beginners A1 ADED12033

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

In this course you will develop basic communication skills in the language, learning how to greet people, exchange personal details, talk about yourself and your daily life, as well as interact in common everyday situations (shops, restaurants, hotels, etc.). You will also develop basic cultural awareness of the areas where the language is spoken.


During this course, you will be working at level A1 of the Common European Framework.


4 hours per week (2 x 2 hour sessions) for 10 weeks

For timetable details, please see our web pages University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses

Requirements of Entry

This course is recommended for absolute beginners who have had very little or no contact with the language before.

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ Introduce learners to basic, familiar everyday expressions and very simple phrases to satisfy very specific needs; 

■ Familiarise learners with the language required to be able to give and request personal information of themselves and others; 

■ Provide learners with opportunities to interact in a simple way with other speakers of the language.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ Speak using very simple phrases and sentences to ask and answer questions in areas of specific need or very familiar topics; 

■ Listen to and recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning personal information and immediate needs; 

■ Read and identify familiar names, words and very simple sentences; 

■ Write simple phrases of a personal nature.