English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision can be divided into two main sections; ESOL Employability and ESOL Outreach. Both are delivered on a part-time day or evening basis.

New learners can join a class at any time during the academic year, following a short language assessment with the ESOL Co-ordinator.

ESOL Employability

This is community-based, SQA accredited and delivered in Haddington, Prestonpans and Musselburgh. Our current levels are from Elementary (Access 2) to Upper Intermediate (Intermediate 2).

A core aim of these classes is the enhancement of employability prospects.

ESOL Outreach

This is community-based, SQA accredited in some cases, and delivered by volunteer tutors where appropriate.

Learners have the opportunity to improve their use of English, develop independent study skills and enhance their qualification portfolio. They are also able to successfully settle in the area and develop networks or support.

Learners can progress through the ESOL levels on a termly or annual basis, as appropriate. If attending a class is not possible due to work commitments or geographical location, we will try to match the learner with a volunteer tutor.

ESOL with Us

A website for people who are new to East Lothian and who have English as their second language which includes:

  • Information for new arrivals
  • Details of ESOL courses running in East Lothian
  • Stories about ESOL learners experiences living in Scotland
  • Links to services which may be useful for ESOL learners

Visit ESOL with Us

For more information about the ESOL services, please contact us via the details on this page.