General English improvers A2+ ADED12035

  • 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 expand your basic communication skills in order to interact with speakers of the language in daily situations and familiar matters. You will develop your range of vocabulary and grammar, becoming more independent and being able to talk about yourself, your experiences and your environment. You will also be able to use the language to deal with routine situations you may encounter when travelling to the areas where the language is spoken, making use of your increased cultural awareness.


During this course, you will be working towards level B1 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 basic knowledge of the language and/or have completed a Post-Beginner or A1+/A2 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 language necessary to deal with some common matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; 

■ Enable them to deal with some situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; 

■ Introduce language needed to produce simple connected text on familiar topics and current events that are of personal interest; 

■ Start to develop language skills to describe personal experiences and events with some detail.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Interact in structured situations and short conversations, exchange ideas and information on familiar topics and everyday situations 

■ Listen to and identify phrases and expressions in areas of personal relevance and the main point in messages and announcements; 

■ Read and find specific, predictable information in texts on familiar and job-related matters; 

■ Write and link sentences on everyday matters, descriptions and personal experiences.