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Live Language English School, Glasgow, Scotland

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Live Language English School

The language school Live Language English School was founded in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. Live Language is a friendly language school in Glasgow's West End offering quality English courses to help you progress. You can realise your dreams in a place where you feel at home.

The school address is: 10 Somerset Place, G3 7NB - Glasgow (Scotland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Cambridge English test centre, CELTA Centre, Skills Development Scotland, SQA, Investors in People, FIDESCU

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

16

Number of public workstations:

6

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80

Average age of students

  • in summer: 24 years
  • throughout the year: 26 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
5.5
2
3
1
1.5
1
7
1
1.5
10
1.5
1
15
1.5
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Glasgow International (GLA). It takes 25 minutes by taxi/bus to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 21.Dec.2016 - 03.Jan.2016

Courses

All prices in £ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 240228 480456 720684 960912 995946 10741021 14321361 17901701 21482041 51034848 199190
Combination of a 25-hour course with English and Job clubs.

Your 25-hour course can be IELTS Preparation 25, Summer Intensive, or Academic English 25. This ends at 14:30. After that you’ll join English Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Job Club on Wednesday and Friday. These Clubs are led by the students and the teacher is only there to help.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 129123 258246 387368 516491 595566 714679 952905 11901131 14281357 29432796 119114
This course also includes course materials if you book 2+ weeks
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 288281 576562 864843 11521124 14401404 17281685 20161966 23042247 -- 34563370 288281
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - private, Single room, No meals Price includes:
- First day placement test & Registration Fee
- En-suite accommodation in residence just 15 minutes away from the school
- Text Book and Materials
- Internet & email access plus Free Wi-Fi
- Fun and varied social programme (entry fees to activities are extra)
- Student feedback sessions & Advice on future study in the UK and English exams.

Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 220209 440418 660627 880836 895851 10741021 12531191 14321361 -- 45634335 179171
The course combines General English with a skills class each week which focus on Listening/Speaking, FCE/CAE Preparation, English for work or the IELTS exam. A self-study module encourages learner training and independent study skills to benefit the students for future development.
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 338330 676660 1014989 13521319 16901648 20281978 23662307 27042637 30422966 -- 338330
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - private, Single room, No meals Price includes:
- First day placement test & Registration Fee
-En-suite accommodation (single room, shared living room) just 15 minutes away from the school
- Text Book and Materials
- Internet & email access plus Free Wi-Fi
- Fun and varied social programme (entry fees to activities are extra)
- Student feedback sessions & Advice on future study in the UK and English exams.

Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 320304 640608 960912 12801216 16001520 19201824 22402128 25602432 32003040 38403648 320304
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 4543 9086 135129 180171 225214 270257 315300 336320 -- -- 4240
The price above is the group price, so it's for 2-3 students. It's a flexible course, so you can take it whenever it suits you (Monday-Friday, 9.00-20.00)
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 10:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 220209 440418 660627 880836 895851 10741021 14321361 17901701 21482041 45634335 179171
While this course is aimed at students wishing to start college or university it will also benefit General English students who want to learn at a quicker pace, up to and including Intermediate Level. Students above this level are recommended to take General English 15 hours since the additional 7.5 hours per week here focus on Exam Writing skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 369351 738702 11071052 14761403 17951706 21542047 28722729 35903411 43084093 94238952 359342
Ideal for any student between B1 and B2 level who wishes to build on their existing skills whilst working 1-to-1 with a teacher on their personal priorities and language requirements.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 320304 640608 960912 12801216 16001520 19201824 22402128 25602432 32003040 38403648 320304
Typical topics: presentations, meetings, describing processes, email, negotiation, and social English, depending on your specific requirements.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 899855 15181443 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 759722
The course will be a combination of productive skills focus, such as speaking in a variety of different business contexts, meetings, negotiations and especially presentations. You will take part in role-plays of business situations to learn and practise your English in a realistic setting. You will also undertake several written tasks, writing letters and business reports so you can get feedback on your written work, identify and eliminate problems.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 899855 15181443 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 759722
For employees in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 899855 15181443 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 759722
Designed for experienced engineers and other technical staff.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 140133 280266 420399 560532 650618 780741 910865 1040988 11701112 -- --
The course fee includes materials if you book 2+ weeks.
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 220209 440418 660627 880836 895851 10741021 12531191 14321361 16111531 -- --
This course is most suitable for students who need the strategies and techniques for the Cambridge exam but who also require additional practice with their General English skills. The course fee includes materials.
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 7572 150143 225214 300285 350333 420399 560532 700665 840798 17551668 7067
Some students only need a short course, while others need more time to achieve their required test score.
This course can be taken on its own or, as recommended for Intermediate level students and above, as part of our Academic English Class.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 7572 150143 225214 300285 350333 420399 560532 700665 840798 17551668 7067
Some students only need a short course, while others need more time to achieve their required test score.
This course can be taken on its own or, as recommended for Intermediate level students and above, as part of our Academic English Class.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 140133 280266 420399 560532 650618 780741 1040988 13001235 15601482 33753207 130124
You will be able to see your improvement as you take a full practice test each week. The course also includes materials if you book 2+ weeks
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 27 Additional Week
Price in £ 220209 440418 660627 880836 895851 10741021 14321361 17901701 21482041 45634335 179171
You will be able to see your improvement as you take a full practice test each week. The course fee includes materials.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Note: All courses offered by Live Language English School, Glasgow can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00  £
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 35 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: The registration fee is £30 for EU citizens, £45 for non-EU citizens.
Price for individual tuition for 7 lessons and more: £32 per lesson.
Textbooks are included in the price of 25 h courses or 15 h courses for the minimum length of 2 weeks.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 180 360 540 720 180 180 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 260 520 780 1040 260 260 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Lunch will be a packed lunch prepared daily by your host.
Price extra night:
60 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 115 230 345 460 115 115 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 135 135 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
For more independent students or those with special diets who wish to cook their own meals.
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 150 -- -- -- --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- -- -- 556 139 200 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
En-suite student house where only the kithcen and the living area is shared with one more Live Language student.
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 159 318 477 636 159 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
En-suite residence accommoddation No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on:28.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
  • The school has an agreement with the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University who provide accommodation throughout the summer months.
    Note: Part of the British Council Accreditation Scheme is to only allow 1 student per mother tongue in a homestay at a time. However, the school cannot guarantee this for non-homestay options.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: cannot be guaranteed
  • Optional airport transfer
    Glasgow Airport: for 40 £ (one way); for 80 £ (return trip)
    Edinburgh Airport: for 100 £ (one way); for 200 £ (return trip)
    Prestwick Airport: for 75 £ (one way); for 150 £ (return trip)

Leisure activities

Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Ballet  
Baseball  
Basketball  
Dancing 1 km
Diving 50 km
Football (soccer) 0.5 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 8 km
Mountainbiking 60 km
Music 0.5 km
Rugby  
Sailing 50 km
Skiing 5 km
Squash 2 km
Swimming 1.5 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 1 km
Volleyball 0.5 km
Windsurfing 100 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.1/5.0 
Organisation
4.0/5.0 
Facilities
3.4/5.0 
Social activities
3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Live Language English School, Glasgow
The quality of teaching
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay Zone 2
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: A trip you shouldn't miss is the village of Luss, next to Loch Lomond. In one day it's possible to visit it and it's the most beautiful village I've seen.
Other comments: The weather isn't very good, but... don't worry!!
I enjoyed speaking with my classmates and the teacher are magnificent.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
The staff was really friendly and helpful.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: In my opinion you should book your accomodation on your own to save some money. There are plenty of university residences around the school.
Friendly, international atmosphere
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The coffee and tea service was good but the quality of tea could be better :)
The afternoon skills' class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Choose your teacher, or if you don't like it change it immediately (Daniella is the best)
Other comments: They are good and you will not study only the language, in a sterile manner.

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