96% of our students recommend us!

If you are spending your money to come to the UK to improve your English then you want to have a good time here and know that your language skills will improve.  We can tell you how good our School is, how friendly everyone in Edinburgh is, and how our lessons will help improve your English, but how do you know if what we say is actually true?  It’s quite simple really: you don’t have to take our word for it, just read what our students say about us.

Every term we ask our students (that’s some of them over there, in the picture) what they think about us. They can say what they like – whether we’re good or bad – because the surveys are anonymous (that means the students can’t be identified from their responses).

Fortunately, the vast majority think we’re very good.  Our last survey asked a number of questions about the School and the answers show that in every area our students are getting great value for money and enjoying themselves in Scotland.

Agree strongly Agree Disagree
I liked the teaching style. 59% 40% 1%
I liked the class materials. 45% 52% 3%
I liked the friendliness of the school. 57% 14% 0%
The lessons met my needs. 54% 43% 3%
My English has improved. 47% 52% 1%
I liked the school trips. 51% 47% 2%
 
Yes No
Would you recommend the school to a friend? 96% 4%

 

For us, the most important statistic is probably the last one.  The fact that 96% of our students would recommend us (and do recommend us!) is what makes all our hard work worthwhile.  Our students also take time to write comments about our teachers, including the following:

“All my teachers are outstanding.”

“Really good teachers.”

“Thank you, your school is fantastic!”

That last comment makes us feel good.  Thank you (whoever you are!).

Some more amazing facts about Edinburgh

We like trees! There are more trees per head of population in Edinburgh than in any other city in the United Kingdom.

The city has two nicknames. One is “Auld Reekie,” which came about due to the smog and smells of the old city. Please don’t worry though – the city is not like that nowadays! The other is “The Athens of the North,” which started to be used to describe Edinburgh in the 1800s and was considered to reflect the city’s architecture and cultural achievements.

The number of people in the city can quadruple (increase four times) during the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival. In 2014, it is estimated that 2 million people attended the Festival and Fringe!

Glasgow and Global Schools’ of English – our first sister school arrangement in Russia

Following our recent establishment of a sister school arrangement for France, Glasgow School of English and Global School of English Edinburgh are pleased to announce we have now established another bilateral agreement, with Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Russia to work together to give students and staff of the Faculty the opportunity of studying English in Scotland.

The Scottish schools are offering a sister school relationship to be developed with the Faculty. Our new sister school arrangement will provide the following to each of the institutions:

  • The Faculty will send to Glasgow /Edinburgh a group of students each year.
  • The Scottish schools will provide a prize each year to be offered to senior students of the Faculty.
  • The prize will be a two-week course of English, including accommodation, transfers, teaching materials and sight seeing.
  • The Faculty will provide an award ceremony each year where the prize(s) will be awarded to its students by a Scottish school representative.
  • The Faculty will provide opportunities to promote the Scottish schools and what they offer, to students and staff of the Faculty..
  • As the relationship matures, teacher exchange will be considered and developed for the mutual benefit of both parties to the agreement.

Andrew Lennox, President of the Scottish Schools stated “ I have for many years tried to establish this type of arrangement with overseas schools and I am delighted that Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, has recognised the mutual benefits of such a cooperation.  We look forward to welcoming their students.

Glasgow and Global Schools’ first Sister School arrangement

We are delighted to announce that Glasgow School of English and Global School of English Edinburgh have established a Bilateral Agreement with Ecole Diagonale School in Paris to work together to give students and staff of the French school the opportunity of studying English in Scotland.  Pictured here are Filip Zafirovski from Ecole Diagonale and Andrew Lennox, President of Glasgow and Global Schools.

The Scottish schools are offering a sister school relationship to be developed with Ecole Diagonale.

  • The sister school arrangement will provide the following to each of the institutions:
  • Ecole Diagonale will send to Glasgow /Edinburgh a group of students each year.
  • The Scottish schools will provide a prize each year to be offered to senior students of Ecole Diagonale.
  • The prize will be a two week course of English including accommodation, transfers, teaching materials and sightseeing.
  • Ecole Diagonale will provide an award ceremony each year where the prize(s) will be awarded to its students by a Scottish schools’ representative.
  • Ecole Diagonale will provide opportunities to promote the Scottish schools and what they offer, to students and staff of the French school.

As the relationship matures, teacher exchange will be considered and developed for mutual benefit to both parties of the agreement.

Andrew Lennox, President of the Scottish Schools stated “ I have for many years tried to establish this type of arrangement with overseas schools and I am delighted that Ecole Diagonale has recognised the mutual benefits of such a co-operation. We look forward to welcoming their students.