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Meet ups, courses, study tours

Hi Everyone

Below are details of upcoming Meet ups and  SSC courses.  

1.  Free Meet up sessions +
 Tour to Stirling

1.1.  This Saturday (12th November)[masked]

Develop your English for Finance and learn how to make money

by playing the 'Cashflow'boardgame.

1.2. Every 2nd Thursday, starting Nov. 10 from 7.30 - 9.00 PM:                          

  - International film night - Come to the SSC 'SSCREENROOM' and watch a movie

    Thursday Nov. 10:  The Japanese animation 'Spirited Away'

1.3.  Every 2nd Thursday, starting 17th Nov. from 7.30- 9.00 PM

   - English through Film & Discussion - watch some film and discuss issues relating to Scottish history and culture, human rights, world issues...

These sessions are guided and are ideal if you want to improve your higher level discussion skills in English.

Meet up topics for November- December – on Scottish History/Culture:

17th November – William Wallace

1st December  - Robert the Bruce

1.4.  Saturday Dec. 10th – All day study tour to Stirling, taking in Bannockburn, Stirling Castle, and the Wallace Monument.

Cost £10 contribution for transport in SSC Minibus + Entrance fees to Castle, Bannockburn + Wallace Monument (Entry is optional)


See Meet up reviews below:

·  “ Great meetup, excellent discussion topics! Highly recommended for everyone who would like to practise English and have a great time. Thank you Anne! ”

— Rita Szentivanszki on Oct 22, 2016.

“ The most interesting meetup I've attended so far because of the themes discussed and awesome to improve spoken English as the conversation is being moderated by an excellent English teacher, Anne McDonald. ”

— Bruno on Jun 22, 2016.

“ It was a great evening. We watched several episodes of the movie and discussed not only the movie, but many many more interesting question. I was really happy to meet so many wonderful and interesting people. I truly enjoyed the event! many thanks to Anne for organizing it, I'm looking forward to seeing other movies with you! ”

— Veronika Afonina on Jun 8, 2016.

“ Very interesting group that helps to learn English via meaningfully discussions, highly recommended to learners and native speakers. ”

— Marcin on May 2, 2016.

“ Very relaxed and friendly.... ”

— graeme on Apr 8, 2016.

2.  SSC courses

You can either start SSC courses now, or you can sign up for the term starting Week beginning January 9,  2017.

Note that there have been changes to the scheduling of some of the courses.  Also, there is some flexibility in the scheduling, so if the timing doesn't suit you, please let me know alternative days/times that do.

I hope some of this will be of interest!

For more information, please contact me on[masked], or email [masked],

OR Drop by SSC for a coffee and a chat!

Course fees: discounts on courses for English/Languages Through Film & Discussion Meet up members.

6 Week course:

£90 for courses at 1 X 1.5 hour session per week (£75)

£180 for courses at 2 X 1.5 hour sessions per week  (£130 for English/Languages 

            Through Film & Discussion Meet up members)

Sign up for 12 weeks:

£160 for courses at 1 X 1.5 hour session per week.  (£120  for English/Languages Through Film & Discussion Meet up members)

£340 for courses at 2 X 1.5 hour sessions per week (£230 for English/Languages 

            Through Film & Discussion Meet up members)


Depending on the scheduling of classes,  it is possible to mix different courses.

For example, you could take:

            1 X 1.5 hour session on English for Employability and Business

             1 X 1.5 hour session on English for Academic Study

Fees for mixed courses, including Meet up discount + mixed course surcharge: 

6 Weeks at 2 X 1.5 hour sessions per week:

£130 + £20 surcharge = £150

12 Weeks at 2 X 1.5 hour sessions per week:  

 £230 + £20 surcharge = £250


English for REAL Communication - suitable for Lower-intermediate to Intermediate levels

All other courses - suitable for Upper-intermediate to Advanced levels

Course schedule for  November - January 2016 term +

January - April 2017 term

2.1  NOV 9

English for Academic Study. 

Mondays and Wednesdays from  6.00 - 7.30 PM

Scotland Study Centre

2.2  NOV 9

English & Digital Promotion course + Free app for business

Wednesdays,starting  November 9 from  7:30 PM - 9.00 PM.

2.3  NOV 10

English for REAL Communication

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 - 6.00 PM

Scotland Study Centre

2.4  NOV 10

English for Employability & Business course.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from  [masked] PM

Scotland Study Centre

2.5  NOV14

Scots language SQA course 

Monday, November 14 at 7:30 PM

Scotland Study Centre

2.6.  NOV. 15

Engish Language Through Journalism

Tuesday Nov.15th,[masked] PM

Develop your English and also prepare 

for a career in journalism

Scotland Study Centre

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