English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and support

Sanctuary English Language

The Centre of Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh is offering free ESOL classes for people who are seeking refuge in Scotland.

You are welcome to attend their English Language short courses which runs for six weeks. The classes take place in the university's Holyrood Campus, Paterson’s Land, The University of Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

These classes are for people aged 18 years and over. These classes are for people who will be living in Scotland for some time, not intended for visiting students or tourists.

You must register for these classes to secure a space. Email


Contact details

For more information about English Language Sanctuary Initiatives at the University of Edinburgh email