Scotland Study Centre

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Scotland Study Centre are offering 6 week Japanese language and culture courses for parents and children (5-10yrs) and parents learn for free !
"Anne is excellent tutor with vast experience in teaching around the world. If you wish to get help in English either want to pass exams, guide you with your essay, improve your English. She is the best person who can resolve your problems. I got help from Anne when I was at University because my academic English was not good enough for 4th years studies. It was beyond my level. I had Anne for learning support tutor. It& #39;s excellent investment for those who want good grade and need help. Well worth every penny. "
"Anne is excellent tutor with vast experience in teaching around the world. If you wish to get help in English either want to pass exams, guide you with your essay, improve your English. She is the best person who can resolve your problems. I got help from Anne when I was at University because my academic English was not good enough for 4th years studies. It was beyond my level. I had Anne for learning support tutor. It& #39;s excellent investment for those who want good grade and need help. Well worth every penny. "
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ONLINE Language School. COURSES in: English for Academic Study; English for Employability; English

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You're just a man- a poyum by Len Pennie 19/01/2021

You're just a man- a poyum by Len Pennie

For centuries the Scottish have people have been told that the Scots language is an "inferior form of English" as one of the many strategies used to suppress it. However, although they share the same basic origin, Scots has and a separate development to English and is classified linguistically as a separate language. It's important to the identity of all of us who see ourselves as Scottish, and who have grown up speaking Scots, that the Scots language is kept alive and and flourishes - and in the video below, Lennie Pennie does just that with her poetry.

You're just a man- a poyum by Len Pennie Some loves won't leave us till we write them out of our stories. Intertextuality is something I haven't tackled before, so enjoy some cheeky wee references....

15/10/2020

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SSC has moved ONLINE! So now you can improve your English, and get help with essays, presentations, CVs, Personal Statements and Job Interviews without even having to get out of bed!

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20/09/2019

Academic English Essay Writing and Skills course at Scotland Study Centre (SSC). Registration for September/October now open.

Don't struggle with Academic Essay Writing. There are specific techniques that make writing your essays much, much easier... And an added bonus is that these simple techniques also help you get higher gardes! See below for details.

(Please note: SSC can't help you cheat on essays - we don't write them for you. However, we can show you how to write your essays so well that you'll never be tempted to cheat!)

Spies could already be operating in Scotland - claim 17/08/2019

Spies could already be operating in Scotland - claim

In the Scotsman article below, James Aitken, a former British civil servant claims that there are spies already 'sleeping' within the Scottish Government who are ready to scupper our negotiations with the EU post Independence. The spymaster Francis Walsingham was responsible for the framing and ex*****on of Mary Stuart in 1587. The British powers have had centuries of experience at connivery, so Aitken's claims seem perfectly plausible. The question is, why would they go to all that trouble? Could they be afraid of the competition - led by Wee Nicky - once we are independent?

NOTE: Thanks to Crisdean Mac Fhearghais for the original post.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/spies-could-already-be-operating-in-scotland-claim-1-2781455?fbclid=IwAR2IZTXPIBhUjW0icRa-F9LjP1LsaOXGv2MWOeSzUGZvMCDMx-YFhFjdKdw

Spies could already be operating in Scotland - claim WHITEHALL “spies” may already be embedded in the civil service in Scotland ready to leak intelligence in the event of independence, a former British civil servant has suggested.

Academic Writing Tasks: Draft 1 : Scotland Study Centre 17/08/2019

Academic Writing Tasks: Draft 1 : Scotland Study Centre

Would you like to improve your academic writing in a few easy steps? Then try the following 10 TASKS. TASKS 1 and 2 are presented below. The others will follow over the coming week. Each TASK helps you develop specific techniques that are easy to learn - and once learned, they help you structure your writing and help you connect your ideas in ways that make your writing easy for your readers to follow. These techniques also conform to principles of formal academic writing and help you get higher grades in your essays at school/college/uni!
Get in touch if you have questions or would like more help.

Anne

http://www.scotlandstudycentre.com/academic-writing-tasks-draft-1/

Academic Writing Tasks: Draft 1 : Scotland Study Centre These Academic Writing Tasks are the first in a series that will help you to understand and develop some of the basic techniques of academic writing.

16/08/2019

Logic: X doesn't like little kids from P being blown to bits for throwing stones at tanks from I ploughing their (the I-tanks') way through their (the kids') home and maiming and killiong their (the kids') families therefore X is anti-semitic. Aye right! We need to make a stand against this deliberate mis-defining (mystifying) of terms if we are to have any real freedom of speech. Of course, we'll still be able to comment on Meaghan Markle's fashion sense and the latest reality TV scandals,,,so perhaps it doesn't matter? But if you think it DOES matter, then come along to SSC on every/any Monday until September 16 from 7-9.30pm to discuss this very important issue. For native speakers and learners of English, it's an ideal opportunity to learn about the Palestine-Israeli situation and to improve your discussion skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Hope some of you can make it!

UK Oil to Run Dry in 100 Days - According to BBC 2014 Report - Oil and Gas News 16/08/2019

UK Oil to Run Dry in 100 Days - According to BBC 2014 Report - Oil and Gas News

Regardless of the potential environmental impact, does Scotland have oil? YES! Has the 'No' campaign (and its mouthpiece the British Bias Corporation, told porky pies about this? YES!!! Has the British Bias Corporation had to admit to its porky pies? YES!!!! YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!! (Ooops - a bit of the Meg Ryan there - But it IS exciting!!!!!!)
https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/18248/uk-oil-to-run-dry-in-100-days-according-to-bbc-2014-report/

UK Oil to Run Dry in 100 Days - According to BBC 2014 Report - Oil and Gas News It's May 2014, Scotland goes to the polls in 4 months to vote in a historic referendum for independence. The Yes camp are creeping ahead in some opinion polls and the UK government in Westminster are starting to panic. Enter the BBC who are 100% impa...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 17/07/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Want tae learn some Scots language? Ye kin dae it! It's eaSSCy!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Learn Scots wi' Oor Wullie! (Photo of Scottish cartoon character 'Oor Wullie' ('Our William') with SSC student 'Oor Irene' outside Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh) Are you a non-native of Edinburgh/Scotland? Do you get frustrated that you don't always understand the natives here? That's because, although....

Ceilidh at Linlithgow Palace 12/07/2019

Ceilidh at Linlithgow Palace

Ceilidh at Linlithgow Palace Wed, Jul 17, 2019, 6:00 PM: The description of the event, Ceilidh at Linlithgow Palace, is available only to members.

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 10/07/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

IELTS for university entry courses starting at SSC. Bookyour course now.

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google New IELTS courses Levels 6.5 - 8.00 starting at SSC. First 6 week block starts Week beginning July 16. FEE: £180 for 6 weeks/ £340 for 12 weeks. Integrated online self-study component ensures that you maximise your learning while minimising class time and cost. For more information and to book you...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 10/07/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Join us for our Japanese Language and Culture event! Learn some Japanese language and experience aspects of Japanese culture.
Learning languages is eaSSCy at SSC!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Come along to Scotland Study Centre (SSC) to learn some Japanese (mini-lessons at different levels) and experience aspects of Japanese culture, such as calligraphy, origami, songs, dance, anime... FEE: £6 - Limited places available. Children (accompanied by adult) FREE CONTACT SSC at scotlandstudyc...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 28/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Exciting summer ahead with new Japanese and Chiese courses!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Learn Japanese and/or Chinese on SSC's Summer Intensive and part-time courses.- It's eaSSCy!!! New Japanese and also Chinese courses for children and adults starting at Scotland Study Centre in July. The 'Parent and Child' courses allow you to learn with your child. You study in class together by pl...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 25/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Have fun learning Japanese this summer!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Learn Japanese Through Anime & Manga Summer Course: July 8 - August 9, 2019, Monday-Friday, 9.00-12.00, Ages 10-16. Come to SSC and learn Japanese by watching Anime, reading Manga and making your own short Japanese Anime videos and Manga stories. Your native Japanese teacher will teach you the REAL....

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 25/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Have fun learning Japanese on the SSC 'Learn Japanese Through Anime and Manga' course! It's eaSSCy!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Learn Japanese Through Anime & Manga Summer Course: July 8 - August 9, 2019, Monday-Friday, 9.00-12.00, Ages 10-16. Come to SSC and learn Japanese by watching Anime, reading Manga and making your own short Japanese Anime videos and Manga stories. Your native Japanese teacher will teach you the REAL....

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 25/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Are you at Intermediate Level or above in the Japanese and would like to get an internationally recognised qualification in the language? Then the SSC JLPT course is for you!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) 日本語能力試験 (Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken) Training Courses at Level 3 (Intermediate) and Level 2 (Pre-Advanced) starting now at SSC. If you want to work towards an internationally recognised qualification in Japanese, then this is the course for you! H...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 11/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Want some excitement? Why not plan to visit and work in China? And as preparation, why not learn Chinese in a FAST, FUN, EASY way with SSC?
Languages are not difficult - people only think they are difficult because they are generally taught using the traditional, non-effective approach.
At SSC, you learn using a non-traditional approach that gets you using the language from your very foirst lesson! Come and try it for yourself!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Chinese Classes at Scotland Study Centre (SSC), Edinburgh! Learn Chinese in a fun, fast, non-traditional way on SSC's new EASY Chinese classes that start July 2019. There are courses for Zero Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. There are also 'Parent and Child' courses that allow a parent an...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 11/06/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

Learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, visit Mackintosh sites in Glasgow, and improve your English langauge skills!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Language and Culture Study Session and Trip. Join Scotland Study Centre on 20th and 30th June to learn about the Scottish artist/architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (20th) and to visit some of his works in Glasgow (30th). The film and discussion session and the minibus trip are suitable for native s...

Enlightenment Through Language 22/05/2019

Enlightenment Through Language

Langauge is commubnication? Bsically, no. It;s much, much more than that!

Enlightenment Through Language This video has made my marketing focus much sharper. It made the idea of focusing on the few hit home to me: David Hood's 2 year Competitive Edge .

Japanese Parent & Child Course 'Colours' lesson 21/05/2019

Japanese Parent & Child Course 'Colours' lesson

Wan to learn some eaSSCy Japanese?

Japanese Parent & Child Course 'Colours' lesson Japanese course where you learn with your child. Learn in class and then sing songs and play games in Japanese with them between classes. It's fun and eaSSCy...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 20/05/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

New 'English for Business' course at SSC. This is not your usual "Textbook English"! Thsi course is designed to meet YOUR specific needs for your specific Business/Work situation. contact SSC now for more information.

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google English for Business Course Do you need to improve your English language to succeed in business/work? Then the Scotland Study Centre (SSC) 'English for Business' course is for you! At SSC you do not learn in the traditional "textbook" way. At SSC, in-class focus is on the English Langauge and Skills...

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google 17/04/2019

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google

We're really excited to be starting the new 'Japanese Parent and Child' course! People can learn languages at any age, but children have not been put off by traditional teaching approaches and are more open to leanring languages. With SSC's non-traditional approach, learning is FUN and FAST - even for adults! Also, learning with your child opens up a whole new world of fun that you can share together, both inside and outside the classroom. Please share this post if oyu tknow any parents and kids in the Edinburgh area who may be interested. FAST, FUN adult classes also available!

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) on Google Exciting News! SSC's 'Japanese Parent and Child' Course Starts April 27th! Would you and your child/ren like to learn Japanese together? SSC offers the opportunity for you and your child to develop the Japanese language through fun songs, games, role-plays, manga, anime and storytelling activities.....

Language and Culture: Charles Rennie Mcintosh 16/04/2019

Language and Culture: Charles Rennie Mcintosh

Hi! Do oyu want to learn about Charles Rennie Mcintosh and also develop your discussion skills in English in a freindly and fun environment? Then join our 'Charles Rennie Mcintosh' session on Thursday from 7.00pm. See details below.

Hope you can make it! Anne

Language and Culture: Charles Rennie Mcintosh Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM: The description of the event, Language and Culture: Charles Rennie Mcintosh, is available only to members.

Photos from Scotland Study Centre's post 09/04/2019

NEW SPRING TERM LANGUAGE COURSES AT SSC!

Would you like to learn a new language FAST?
You can at SSC!

COURSES:

ENGLISH for ACADEMIC STUDY: Learn to get higher grades!
EMPLOYABILITY: Learn to pass job interviews!

JAPANESE; CHINESE; FRENCH; GERMAN; SPANISH: ITALIAN

At traditional language schools, language learning is slow. This is because they use a traditional approach and you:

* learn only a little language at a time
* learn ABOUT the language, not the language itself
* translate from your first language.

However, the language learning process does not work in this way! Learning a language involves developing the language itself. It is similar to leaning to swim. All the theory in the world won't help you unless you immerse yourself in the water and actually swim!

Learning a language is also like a train travelling on tracks. If you translate into or from your native language, the tracks cross, the trains collide, and you don't learn!

Don't worry. At SSC, you won't sink or have a major crash!

At SSC, you learn by beng immersed in the language.

This means that, in class, you listen to and use ONLY the language you are learning, and meaning is made clear by video, gestures, and other cues.

You learn how to ask questions when you don't understand, and you are encouraged to USE the language as much as possible.

On th ENGLISH for ACADEMIC STUDY and EMPLOYABILITY courses, you improve YOUR CV and train to answer interview questions for the job YOU want.

There is also an intergrated self-study component, so you can continue leanring between class sessions. This is important, as you have to USE a language regularly to learn it FAST!

Why not come along and try a TASTER SESSION?

English for Academic Study: April 30: 9.00-10.00 and May 2nd 18.00-19.00
English for Employability: May 07: 9.00-10.00 and
Japanese Zero Beginner/Level 0: April 30: 18.00-19.00
Japanese Level 1 (False Beginner/Low-intermediate): April 30: 18.00-19.00
Japanese Level 3 (Preparation for the Japanese Language Profilcieny Test (JLPT) at Level 3: April 30: 19.30-20.30

Please contact SSC for more information/ to book your course or taster session!

15/03/2019

The WORLD is within your reach!

Learning languages is EASY! You just have to be taught using SSC's non-traditional approach. It gets you learning and using languages FAST.

Courses in: CHINESE; JAPANESE; GERMAN; FRENCH

PARENT & CHILD course:
Learn with your child! (Parent goes FREE!!!)
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ENGLISH for ACADEMIC SKILLS: English for success at school and uni! Learn to write essays, give presentations...

ENGLISH for BUSINESS: Learn to impress in Business: write emails, reports, give presentations...

ENGLISH for EMPLOYABILITY: Learn what to do - and what not to do - to get the job you want.

11/03/2019

SSC Language Courses for Kids and Adults. Join at SSC, Edinburgh - or join a hybrid online course via ZOOM. The hybrid class combines online students with those in the actual classroom at SSC, Edinburgh. SSC's non-traditional approach makes learning a new language fun and eaSSCy! Why not give it a try!

03/02/2019

New courses at SSC. Learn Chinese and Japanese in 2019! Join in Edinburgh or online via Zoom.

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What is Scotland Study Centre?

Scotland Study Centre (SSC) is a language school - YES - but it’s much more than that!

I’ve been studying langauge and linguistics and teaching English and other languages all my life - now a very long one! - in different countries and in different schools and universities, and SSC is the result of all those decades of study and experience. In other words, it’s my life!

So, what have I learned in all those decades that makes SSC so different? Well, basically, I’ve learned that the traditional approach to language teaching...welll..how can I put it politely?...Hmmm...Well, let’s just say it’s less than effective. Why is this the case? Because it’s based in an outmoded view of what language is and how it works/functions to express, not just meaning, but specific meanings in specific contexts as used by specific people.

At SSC, we don’t use textbooks. Why not? Because textbooks teach the language, not the student. At SSC, we teach students the language they specifically need for their own specific language levels and purposes. We choose online videos and other materials that match the students’ interests and needs. For example, in the Academic English course, we choose material that relates to the students’ own specific academic subjects, while in the English for Business and Employability, we choose material that relates to the students’ area of work/business and we also prepare them for t he specific jobs that they are applying for. In this way, learning is made easy, as the students specific interests and purposes are met by the course.

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