Courses



Please note all courses are language-based and also contain cultural and social elements.

Certain professional courses include visits to companies, schools or organisations and informal meetings with staff members and other professionals.

Business English

General English

Cambridge exams

Cultural preparation programmes

For a short tailor made  course of 10-30 teaching hours per week,  General English, Business or Professional English, individual tuition or corporate visit, please write and we will make you an individual proposal.


We use most of the well-known modern course books and can prepare for Cambridge exams. Otherwise we draw from our large stock of carefully prepared and tested materials.

Courses can be arranged in holiday periods or at any time of year, for a long weekend or a week or as part of a longer visit to Scotland according to the requirements of the individual or group.

Maximum class size 10.

 

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Here are some examples of English language courses and study holidays in 2005:


LET'S LEARN ENGLISH! (For teachers of young learners)

If you teach English to young learners, informally or at primary school, and want to combine a Scottish holiday with the opportunity to refresh your English skills for the classroom, this is the course for you:

  • group activities to improve language competence and English pronunciation; children’s games and songs; classroom language
  • watch foreign language teaching in a Scottish Primary School; talk to the children, meet the teachers
  • settle down for a wee malt whisky in “The Headmaster’s Study”
  • explore the Old Town of Stirling
  • visit an 18th Century barefoot school
  • see castles, palaces and Lochs
  • learn some easy Scottish dances for you to teach your pupils and colleagues

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Our German friends turn into Scots for the final party

Our German friends turn into Scots for the final party!


FROM SOURCE TO SEA: THE RIVER FORTH

If you have been on Stirling Languages’ “Introduction to Scotland” or already know a bit about our country, come and...

  • trace the course of Scotland’s second largest river, the Forth, from its origins in the beautiful Trossachs area
  • through Historic Stirling with its rock castle, the Wallace Monument and ruined Cambuskenneth Abbey
  • into the lovingly preserved 16th century town of Culross
  • over the river to admire the majestic Forth Rail Bridge and the village of Queensferry
  • into Edinburgh, Scotland’s elegant Capital where the spacious and elegant 18th Century New Town contrasts with the smoky 16th Century Old Town “Auld Reekie”
  • past the new Scottish Parliament and Royal Palace of Holyrood
  • all the way down to the bright, breezy seaside town of North Berwick, where the Firth meets the North Sea. Here we’ll circle the Bass Rock in a boat and be within touching distance of puffins, plunging cormorants, noisy hatching gannets and seals.

Guided visits are all prepared in advance in group meetings (mainly over a cuppa or a pint).
One day is completely free for you to fill as you please.

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Bridge of Allan


LAZY DAYS

In need of a break?

  • you have a very busy year behind you or
  • you haven’t used your English for a long time or
  • you’re not quite as young as you were or
  • you want to have some company but also time to yourself
  • you’d like to get a Taste of Scotland?

Revive yourself and your English in an entirely stress-free environment. Only 4 hours led activity a day e.g.:

  • games, puzzles
  • making and eating Scottish delicacies
  • listening to Scottish music and learning some songs
  • visiting the village shops, admiring the local parks and gardens, taking a gentle woodland walk
  • looking at typical small Scottish towns...

The list is endless. You might like to go a bus tour with Derek of Claymore Travel one afternoon (www.claymore.btinternet.co.uk.).
Nature in Scotland is at its most beautiful at this time of year.

Come and have fun with Stirling Languages!


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INTRODUCTION TO SCOTLAND

Who are the Scots?

What makes them different?

What makes them the same?

Let us be your guide to:


  • their speech, history and high culture
  • their hospitality, food and drink
  • their customs, superstitions and religion
  • the breathtaking beauty of the landscape
  • visit Historic Stirling
  • revel in the exhilarating atmosphere of the Edinburgh International Festival or the stunning Military Tattoo
  • use your free day for an excursion of your choice
  • enjoy a specially arranged dinner with English speaking guests for you to talk to about the wonderful time you’ve had.


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Coffeetime in the garden



SPEAKING MATTERS

If you need to make presentations or speak English confidently and fluently at international level, this is for you.
You’ll get specific professional help in a relaxed friendly setting.
Feel free to bring a presentation, speech or any other materials you would like help with.

  • pronunciation and delivery; your voice and posture
  • the language of meetings: negotiating, arguing, interrupting politely, agreeing and disagreeing
  • the language of socializing
  • presenting a business, professional or entertaining topic to the group
  • discussion on intercultural topics
  • one full day off for a choice of excursion
  • special private dinner - always really popular with delegates - so that you can practice your socializing skills with English speaking guests from similar professions.
  • most evenings free for pub visits, films or socialising


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