EDINBURGH - QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

Our Edinburgh centre is based at Queen Margaret University, which is just a 10-minute train ride from the city centre with all its historical and cultural attractions and wonderful shopping.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and very popular with visitors from all over the world. QMU is a self-contained campus with modern facilities.

  • Single en-suite study bedrooms
  • Spacious dining hall
  • Students’ Union area
  • Gym and Sports Centre
  • AV-enabled classrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • 24/7 security
  • CCTV

Full-day excursions may include: Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews

Half-day excursions: Edinburgh including:

Royal Mile, Princes’s Street Shopping, Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Princes’s Street Gardens+Royal Botanical Gardens, Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Modern Gallery, National Museum of Scotland

Entrances:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Scottish Parliament TBC
  • Glamis Castle

ANGLO+ COURSE: 

  • 17.5 hours tuition per full week
  • Personal copy of QSE course book
  • Online placement test – Students assigned to their levels and groups before arrival

ANGLO+ LESSON TIMETABLE:

• 80 mins – QSE Course
• 80 mins – QSE Course
• 50 mins – Project Work

ANGLO+ out of class learning sessions: ( Sample):

Session 1 – Local visits – students interact with English speakers to learn about local life and culture
Session 2 – Public debate and speaking – students discuss current topics with guest speakers
Session 3 – University life – students interview university staff and produce a promotional video
Session 4 – British heritage workshops – students research and present one of local traditions

In total 4 Sessions of 3.5 hours each led by a team of 1 teacher and 1 activity leader

AIM:

To increase students knowledge of life and culture in the UK and Ireland, through use of English Language

Sample activity in Edinburgh centre:

HERITAGE WORKSHOP – Queen Margaret’s University – Photo Collage Workshop Challenge

Students tell the story of Edinburgh and Scotland.

ASL COURSE STRUCTURE

ASL LESSON TIMETABLE:

• 80 mins – English for work:  Language Study
• 80 mins – English for work : Topic of the Day
• 50 mins – Presentation Work

ASL INTERNSHIP:

Session 1 – Conferences and interactive workshops – Guests Speakers
Session 2 – Tour of local company
Session 3 – University and work experience – Volunteer projects
Session 4 – ASL Research and Blog: Interviews & Surveys

4 Sessions of 3.5 hours each led by a team of 1 teacher and 1 activity leader

ASL Course Aims:

Students will learn how to communicate confidently and effectively by using English in a variety of work situations
Students will learn how to successfully apply for jobs and make a work related phone calls
Students will learn the rules and regulations in the modern workplace
Students will practise to take Trinity SEW Examination

TRINITY SEW EXAMINATION ( not included in the standard package):

Trinity’s Spoken English for Work (SEW) exams provide a reliable and valid scheme of assessment that measures progress and development of English language use in a work context.
Exam Levels: B1, B2, B2+ and C1
The certificate states the level of pass as follows:
◗ Distinction
◗ Merit
◗ Pass

PHOTO GALLERY

SAMPLE TIMETABLE - EDINBURGH