General English post beginners A2 ADED12034

  • 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 build on your basic communication skills by adding further vocabulary and grammar to your repertoire in order to give and request extended personal and family details, describe people and objects and use the language in a wider range of daily situations (request information, book train tickets, ask for directions, etc.) you may encounter when travelling to the areas where the language is spoken, as well as develop further cultural awareness.


During this course, you will be working at level A2 of the Common European Framework.


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

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

Requirements of Entry

This course is recommended for learners who have a very basic knowledge of the language and/or have completed a Beginner or A1 level.

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: 

■ Familiarise learners with sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance; 

■ Introduce learners to language necessary to communicate in expanded simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and daily matters; 

■ Provide practice opportunities for learners to describe, in simple terms, aspects of their background, close environment and matters in further areas of immediate need.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information in familiar and common matters; 

■ Listen to and recognise vocabulary and some expressions in areas of immediate personal relevance and some detail in simple messages and announcements; 

■ Read and find specific, predictable information in everyday materials and personal letters; 

■ Write and link a series of simple phrases on personal, everyday matters and brief descriptions