Programe 1

English for Communication, Study and Career Development

Language Level:

Elementary to Advanced (no complete beginners)

Programme Description

Objectives: The focus of this programme is the development of listening and speaking skills through communicative activities. This does not mean that grammar is neglected however, and the timetable will include specific lessons focusing area of grammatical relevance. Other aspects to be covered are vocabulary development, as well as some reading and writing. More advanced classes will also focus on idiomatic usage, appropriacy and register. The course is suitable for students and professionals whose English is between elementary and advanced.

Every morning (except Wednesdays) there are two 90 minute lessons. One lesson will concentrate on grammar, vocabulary development and appropriate practice activities. The other will provide an opportunity to put new language to communicative use and to provide an integrated approach towards developing listening, speaking, reading, writing and pronunciation skills.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons there is a lesson of 2 hours designed to further skills development and increase fluency. The lessons are organised so that students are encouraged to put grammatical structures and vocabulary to practical use.

Lessons are dedicated to activities such as letter writing, communicating by telephone, the media and other aspects of everyday language use. These lessons are tailored, as far as possible, to meet the interests and needs of the class.

Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a full day excursion organised to different places of cultural and historical interest in Scotland. These trips are included in the price.

Dates of the programme:

1st August 2020 to 15th August 2020

Timetable for the English for Communication, Study and Career Development Programme (Week 1)

Timetable for the English for Communication, Study and Career Development Programme (Week 2)



  • Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded a certificate:

St Mary`s Academy Certificate in English for Communication, Study and Career Development endorsed by the University of St Andrews.

  • St Mary`s Academy Programmes are delivered and conducted at the premises of University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Cost of tuition and self-catering accommodation: 1400 GBP

Self-catered accommodation

Self-catering accommodation is in David Russell Apartments, a University of St Andrews residence. Students are housed in block of five individual rooms, each with its own bathroom and there is a fully furnished kitchen which is shared by all the occupants of the block. DRA (as it is known) is in the western part of the town and is about 30 minutes’ walk from the centre.

Accommodation: Self-catering accommodation is provided at the David Russell Apartments, University of St Andrews,