English for Speakers of Other Languages

Do you want to learn English? Do you work with or know someone whose first language isn't English?

Our classes start in September and are free of charge. New learners will firstly need to arrange to meet with a tutor for a chat, to decide which class would be best for them. Please contact us on 01595 743888 or email classes@shetland.gov.uk  to arrange an assessment. 

Adult Learning courses:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5.45pm - 7.45pm at the Anderson High School, North Loch Drive, Lerwick, ZE1 0GR

Tuesdays are Beginner and Intermediate 

Wednesdays are Conversation (Intermediate/Advanced) 

Thursdays are Elementary 

ESOL Events - we have ESOL events throughout the year.  Keep updated on our Facebook page!

Cafe Connect - Fridays 11am-12noon at Islesburgh Community Cafe (start date to be confirmed)

  • Practise your English over coffee
  • Ask about ESOL classes and events
  • Get help with anything English-related
  • Meet new people
  • Get tips on improving your English
  • If you're thinking of tutoring ESOL, come ask us about it!

Check out our dedicated ESOL Facebook Page

For more information about English for Speakers of Other Languages and Cafe Connect, please contact us on 01595 743888 or by email: contact Adult Learning

  • The Scotish Goverment
  • Shetland Island Council
  • Learn Direct Scotland