Project Description

Courses information

The Caledonian Language School offers the following courses:

  • Full-time General English (15 hours per week)
  • Intensive General English (20 hours per week)
  • Preparation for FCE, CAE and IELTS
  • Fluency practice
  • Part-time evening courses
  • Group courses
  • One-to-one courses.

These are available at four levels:

  • Pre-Intermediate (A2)
  • Intermediate (B1)
  • Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Advanced (C1)


Classes usually have 8 – 12 students, possibly slightly more at busy times like July and August. The maximum class size is 15.

From September to June, most students take the day-time courses in 8-week periods, or terms, taking advantage of the high value fee for an 8-week course. However, it is possible to take the full-time or intensive course for a shorter period, minimum one week. Please contact us, to find out if your dates are available.

For more information about courses, click on the pdf

Placement testing

It’s important to be on the right course, at the right level. Before you start an English course at the Caledonian Language School, you’ll take a placement test, to find out your language level. The test consists of a short, multiple choice grammar and vocabulary test, and an interview with a teacher to check your level of speaking and understanding.

Your placement in a level depends on how well you do in both parts of the test. We also take into account a student’s objectives: if you want to pass Cambridge First or IELTS, you will need to have good grammar and writing skills, and you may have to spend some time developing these, even if you already have a good level of spoken fluency. Or sometimes students are good at grammar exercises, but their speaking ability is at a much lower level. In that case, we will suggest that you study at a lower level until your active use of English reaches the same level as your mechanical grammar skills.

After the placement test, you‘ll join a class. In the first week in particular, the teacher will continue to assess your level, and will suggest that you should move up or down a level, depending on your performance. Even after a few days, students have made friends, and may not want to move; but the decision is made to help you improve your English as much as possible, so you should listen to your teacher.

Download the General English courses information

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