English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and support

The Welcoming


  • Group classes online and now running three in-person classes. All in-person classes are now drop-in, but places are limited to 25 students per class. Please see the website for more details.
  • Runs a complete beginner class in-person Every Thursday afternoon 2-3.30pm.
  • No one-to-one provision.

New classes at the Welcoming

The Welcoming service break: there are no classes between 1 to 14 Abugust. All activities restart from Monday 15 August.

  • Intermediate class (Tuesdays): start on Tuesday 16 August from 2 – 3.30pm
  • Beginner class (Wednesdays): start on Wednesday 17 August, from 2 to 3.30pm.


  • English Upper-Intermediate (B2)
  • Beginners/Elementary (A1-A2)
  • Intermediate (B1)
  • New Scots beginner (for Arabic speakers)


Register on the webiste. Once registered, The Welcoming staff will contact to provide information about classes.

Contact details

David Carpenter, 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 2TT. Email


More information on English language classes