English Language Classes



David Carpenter
20/1 Westfield Avenue, Murrayfield, EDINBURGH, EH11 2TT
07944 186 166
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People, Minority Ethnic
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


20/1 Westfield Avenue, Murrayfield, EDINBURGH, EH11 2TT
0131 346 8577


TUESDAY: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WEDNESDAY: 11:00am - 12:00pm / 1:30pm - 2:30pm
THURSDAY: 11:00am - 12:00pm


COVID-19 Service UPDATE...

We have moved all our English classes online.

How to access our English language classes...

Our online English language classes are free of charge and do not require you to book a place.

The only requirement is to register with The Welcoming, you can do this on our Register page at http://www.thewelcoming.org/join-us/register. Once you have registered, we will contact you with information on how to attend classes.

Current online drop-in English classes:

- English Upper-Intermediate (B2): every Tuesday, 12:00pm
- English Beginners/Elementary (A1 – A2): every Wednesday, 11:00am
- English Intermediate (B1): every Thursday, 11:00am
- New Scots English Beginner (for Arabic speakers): every Wednesday, 1:30pm

Check our Timetable page at http://www.thewelcoming.org/timetable to view all classes and activities.

Contact us...

If you have a question about our English language classes, please get in touch with our ESOL coordinator via email: David Carpenter – david@thewelcoming.org.

How our English classes are taught

Our classes are taught by our team of friendly and dedicated English language teachers.

ESOL teaching at the Welcoming

All of our teachers are qualified to teach ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) and many have years of experience teaching English all over the world. All of our teachers are also volunteers, freely giving their time and expertise to help people who are new to Edinburgh.

The focus at The Welcoming is on English for everyday living and we aim to help you develop the skills and confidence to enjoy speaking in English so that you can make the most of the opportunities available to you in Edinburgh and Scotland.

Our classes are available all year round, stopping only for the public holidays at Christmas, Easter weekend and May Day.

Everyone is welcome, though occasionally we may have to limit class numbers due to the limitations of holding a class on Zoom.

If you are interested in volunteering as an English language teacher, check out our ESOL volunteers page for updates on volunteering opportunities.

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The Welcoming Association

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