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Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

A cultural exchange with four English teachers from Morocco

Last Tuesday, I was privileged to spend an hour chatting to the latest ‘students’ at Hamilton School (part of Global School of English in Edinburgh).  They are in fact English teachers from Morocco who came to develop their already exceptional English: four lovely ladies, full of fun, enthusiasm and motivation. Our discussion was wide-ranging, stimulating and fascinating.

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Scottie is the Mascot of Glasgow School of English

Scottie, Mascot of Glasgow School of English

From Saudi Arabia to Scotland – and now an Aberdeen FC supporter!

Ahmed Nouh is from Saudi Arabia. He has been studying at Glasgow School of English since October 2014 and recently won a competition at the School to identify locations across the world that had been ‘visited’ by Scottie, the School’s mascot. Read more

Scottie is the Mascot of Glasgow School of English

Scottie, Mascot of Glasgow School of English

“The most beautiful country in the world to study English,” Scottie says

It’s summer in Scotland.  This means we’ve had some very nice weather, with warm, sunny days – ideal for a BBQ.  It really is one of the most beautiful countries in the world*, as you can see from the photograph of Loch Lomond below.  Read more

Key advice to students taking an exam course

There are a variety of formal English language exams on offer, all with a different focus or different areas of the language being tested. IELTS, for example, has two different versions. The General Training version is often taken for employment or immigration purposes, while the Academic version is usually used to assist with entry to a further or higher education course. There are some exams, such as TOEIC and BEC, that have a Business English focus, and some exams, such as the Cambridge Suite, that are graded to particular proficiencies of English. Once you have determined which exam is suitable for you and your objectives, as well as your current level of English, it’s time to start preparing. Read more

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

What have the Scots done for us

– or why should you come to Scotland to learn English..

It is argued, and not just by the Scots, that Scotland has made a greater contribution to the modern world than almost any other country. Yet many study travel agents tell us, that, for example, the vast majority of people in China don’t know much about Scotland. Read more

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

What would an independent Scotland mean for Scottish Schools of English? (Part 2)

If you read our last blog, then you’ll know that, in the short-term at least, a ‘Yes’ vote for independence in the Scottish referendum in September this year, will probably have little or no effect on any student coming to the country to study English.

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Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

What would an independent Scotland mean for Scottish Schools of English? (Part 1)

You will probably be aware that in Scotland we will have a referendum this September to decide if we should become an independent country.   What would that mean for study travel agents?  This, and a further article, will offer some answers, without, we trust, making any overtly political points.

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