‘Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand’
Chinese proverb

We want you to enjoy our lessons and have picked topics that will interest you.

Our methodology is about giving you the chance to communicate in English so you won’t be working by yourself and be faced with the same exercises that you get at home, you will be involved in projects and tasks which will involve you and make you use the language.

Our teachers are specially trained to activate the knowledge you already have as well as fixing the mistakes you may make. You will have the chance to improve your vocabulary and grammar during the lessons and the small class sizes mean you will have the individual attention you need to develop your English.


At the core of this methodology is the ‘task’. This is a communicative, collaborative activity, which has a clear outcome.
Examples of this are:
  • creative tasks
  • preparing and presenting a role
  • play
  • problem solving
  • ranking a series of options
  • storytelling
These tasks allow you to use your existing language skills, pushing you to recall previously learned grammar, lexis and functions. Task-based lessons give students the freedom to use the widest possible range of language to complete the task.


Topic: Cultural Differences

This lesson is an opportunity to openly discuss stereotypes, assumptions and reality in a safe, positive learning environment.

Pre-task: In pairs, students come up with different categories (e.g. food, manners, personality etc.) and discuss typical stereotypes of their countries, and others they know of. Students can compare this with authentic articles brought in by the teacher, looking at why some nations have views on others and why the reality can be quite different.

Task: In pairs, students design a survey to find out their classmates assumptions about Scotland prior to arrival, and whether, in reality, they turned out to be true. Students conduct their survey, gathering the data and recording any interesting comments. It is a great opportunity to find out more about their classmates and their personal experiences.

Error correction & language feedback:

During the task the teacher monitors the students as they work and then provides feedback on their language. This could be grammar, lexis or functional language; with this particular task anything from question formation to summarising findings.

Students have an opportunity to practise the language they’ve just learnt. They might ask their fellow classmates further questions or work on improving the vocabulary they’ve used, or they might look at further phrases for expressing opinions. They then collate their findings and present their results to the group. This could even open up into a debate. The teacher will end the class with a chance to reflect on what students have learned in the lesson and how they can take it away and use it in day to day life.

Choose your programme: