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Help with English if it isn't your first language

English for Speakers of Other Languages  (ESOL)

The Community Learning and Home School Partnership offer a range of learning opportunities for adults and families whose first language is not English, to help build the skills and confidence necessary to enable them to lead a full and independent life in the UK.

ESOL classes

All the learners have their own learning goals and programmes are designed to help with a range of everyday challenges from shopping; basic conversation to supporting their child's learning or helping with their job.

Initially a member of the Community Learning team will meet individually with the learner to look at the individuals needs in terms of both learning goals (what they want to achieve) and accessibility to decide which class provides the best fit for the individual.

Classes are free of charge, open to people who are living in South Lanarkshire and take place across the area both during the daytime and in the evening.

ESOL clubs

The ESOL clubs provide learners with additional, social opportunities in which to enhance and practice their English language skills.

The clubs meet monthly. A planned programme of speakers and topics allow learners to find out how to access local services and activities and promotes their independence in the community.

To find out if there is a club operating in your area contact your local office at the numbers below.

ESOL Family Project

The ESOL Family Project is a special programme that aims to support families whose first language is not English.

Mums and Dads of new primary one children are invited along with their children to take part in a range of fun, activities that help support what the children are learning at school. This holistic approach has proved highly successful in supporting families and making them more confident in communicating with their children’s school.

Currently the family project runs in the Hamilton and Cambuslang / Rutherglen areas. To find out what's on in your area visit our website or contact your local team.The Community Learning Service offers English courses for people from other countries.