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English Language School

Key facts

Entry level - Elementary to advanced English

Minimum age - 16

Max class size - 15

Course dates:

High School Programme: Monday 21 March 2022 - Wednesday 30 March 2022

University Programme: Monday 7 February 2022 - Friday 25 March 2022


High School Programme: £2,095

University programme: £4,195

We’re delighted to welcome students from around the world to our International English Language School. Our experienced TEFL-qualified teachers are here to support you and give you the confidence you need to learn and improve your English. We'll develop and improve your fluency in English, across writing, reading, listening and speaking.

View of the Wallace Monument and Stirling

Ideal location

Stirling offers you the ideal place to explore Scotland's rich scenery, architecture and culture. Located in central Scotland, we have excellent public transport links and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are both less than an hour away. Stirling is also only 30 minutes away from one of Scotland’s finest National Parks, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

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Scenic campus

Our 330-acre estate is home to one of the most scenic campuses in the UK. With our own loch and 18th-century castle, you can enjoy a picturesque environment on campus. We’re 1st in the UK and 5th in the world for our campus environment (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018) and we'll welcome you to join our caring, welcoming community. Also, our student accommodation is just a short walk or bus ride away from the lecture theatres, library and all the academic facilities you would expect.

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Course structure

  • 20 hours per week of General English: focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing
    (Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm)   
  • 4 hours per week of planned cultural activities including conversation club
    (Afternoons 2pm-4pm)
  • Weekend excursions 
  • Self-study time with access to our state-of-the-art library facilities

Course content

We’ll give you practice in all four key language skills: listening and speaking (with integrated pronunciation), plus reading and writing (with integrated grammar).

Placement test: At the start of our course, students will take a placement test and are assigned to an appropriate level.

Materials: A leading textbook at the relevant level constitutes the syllabus for each class. Your course book and all materials are provided.

Tutors: All tutors are fully qualified and experienced TEFL professionals.

Certification: At the end of a course, and subject to adequate attendance, you'll receive a University of Stirling English Language Certificate indicating the language level you've attained.

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The cultural programme

  • Conversation club
  • Visits to local historical sites
  • Fish and chips experience
  • Quizzes
  • Walks and opportunities to enjoy local attractions
  • Farewell Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dance)
  • Farewell Dinner and Graduation Ceremony

Weekend trips

lso included in your course are planned visits to Edinburgh, St Andrews, and the V&A Dundee. Students participating on the University Summer Programme will also enjoy a fantastic overnight trip to Loch Ness and the Highlands.

Is anything else included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • University accommodation: single room with self-catering facilities within an apartment; fully equipped kitchens and 24-hour reception.
  • Welcome pack and orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome reception
  • Stirling City orientation tour

Personalised programme

If you feel you need a personalised programme to suit your needs, we would be delighted to assist. Please get in touch and we’ll create an individual teaching programme to meet your requirements.

Hear from our students

What our students said

Hinako Shibaoka
Hinako Shibaoka
International English Language School
I've made a lot of friends here and the teaching staff allowed us to really practice our spoken English.
Read Hinako's story

Contact us

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