Category Archives: EAL News

News and updates presented in a range of languages as we receive it.

ESOL Lessons- Learning English for Adults

Do you need help to learn English?

Edinburgh Council provides classes and support to learn for adults. Click the link below for information.

Audio version – https://www.eis.org.uk/Parents-Book/Audio

English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and support – The City of Edinburgh Council


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Learning to Read, Write and Speak English in P1-3

The videos below are useful to everyone but are especially useful to our EAL families.

They will help you to understand how we teach language for younger EAL children in school.

You can use these methods to help your child learn at home.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Adult English Classes on Teams

ESOL: Adults who live in Edinburgh and for whom English is not a first language can apply to join one of our English (ESOL) classes. These classes are currently online using Microsoft Teams. Learners can improve their everyday communication skills, for exam­ple for their personal lives; for work and study; to help children with homework and to com­municate with teachers, doctors, shopkeepers, neighbours and others. The classes also help learners understand more about life in Scotland and feel more included in their communities.

Weekly online English classes at different levels are available to adults for whom English is not a first language. New learners are invited to a language assessment meeting and then placed in an appropriate class or on a waiting list. New learners can be accepted into classes at the start of each term, provided there are spaces.

For general enquiries please email: ESOL@ea.edin.sch.uk | Tel: 0800 085 7672

For more details contact Karen – Karen.buist@edinburgh.gov.uk


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

8 Translations of Edinburgh Council letter from 29th May

Please find linked below translations of the letter sent out on 29th of May from Edinburgh council.

Letter to Parents 290520 ARABIC

Letter to Parents 290520 Chinese SIMP (mainland China)

Letter to Parents 290520 Chinese TRAD

Letter to Parents 290520 ENGLISH

Letter to Parents 290520 POLISH

Letter to Parents 290520 ROMANIAN

Letter to Parents 290520 SPANISH

Letter to Parents 290520 TURKISH