General English lower intermediate B1 ADED12036

  • 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 independent communication skills, allowing you to interact in daily situations with a degree of confidence, initiating, maintaining and closing simple conversations. You will be able to use vocabulary and grammar to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, and describe experiences on familiar personal, professional matters and current events. You will develop further cultural awareness, increasing your understanding of the areas where the language is spoken.


During this course, you will be working at 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 are already basic users of the language and want to develop independent skills, having completed an Improver course or reached 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:

■ Enable learners to identify the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc;

■ Familiarise them with language necessary to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst in an area where the language is spoken;

■ Provide practice opportunities for learners to produce simple connected text on topics and current events that are familiar or of personal interest;

■ Develop language skills to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Interact in conversations, express opinions and exchange information on topics of a familiar nature, personal interest or everyday life; 

■ Listen to and recognise the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters; 

■ Recognise significant points in most texts in personal and professional areas of interest; 

■ Write brief, straightforward, connected texts on a small range of familiar subjects.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits