English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

English (ESOL) classes in East Lothian from 28 September 2020 – changes because of covid-19

We will have classes in Musselburgh and Haddington at different levels from 28 September 2020. Lessons will begin online but we will return to classrooms as soon as it is possible.

Contact Andy Stuckey, ESOL Coordinator: astuckey@eastlothian.gov.uk for more information.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision

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 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.

Andy Stuckey, head of ESOL programmes in East Lothian, teaching the class.