In the land famous for kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky and golf, the variety of English spoken here is known as Scottish English. Having distinct pronunciation, grammar and expressions and distinctive vocabulary, Scottish English results from language contact between Scots and the Standard English of England after the 17th century.

Examples of usage of the language includes, “Ach, away ye go!” meaning “Oh, I don’t believe you” and “That’s outwith my remit” meaning “It’s not part of my job to do that”. Learn and have fun with the language. Or as the Scots say, “Guid luck!”

With our English Scottish Starter Microlearning Course, you can:

  • Identify the alphabet and the sounds in English Scottish
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Talk about colors
  • Use numbers 1-20
  • Use the days of the week
  • Use simple greetings
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about countries and where you live
  • Tell the time
  • Give your phone number and contact details
  • Talk about food and drinks