Victoria holding up the Welcoming timetable

Our timetable below has details of all our classes and activities for newcomers to Edinburgh. Everything is free of charge and drop in. This means that, for the majority of activities, there is no need to book in advance – just come along and join in! 🙂

Make sure to check out the “additional timetable info” section on this page, which tells you more about what’s on this week!

We are open for 50 weeks of the year, closing only for public holidays at Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Please visit our Register page for more information on how to get started.

Day Time Activity Description
Monday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Elementary For those with a basic understanding of English (A2)
10.00am – 12.00pm Open Book Reading Group Shared reading group to enjoy fiction and poetry together. For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)***On a break until September 2019.
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
1.00pm-3.00pm Cycling for Newcomers *last Monday of every month* Join our monthly led bike rides. 
3.00pm – 5.00pm Employment & Business Guidance Please email [email protected] to make an appointment. ***David has other dates/times available, just drop him an email. 
3.15pm – 5.15pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
5.30pm -7.30pm English Beginners For those with little understanding of English (A1)
Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

3.00pm – 5.00pm

*Last Tuesday of the month*

Home Energy Advice Drop-In  A chance to get advice on your home energy bills & recycling 
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Upper-Intermediate For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)
3.00pm – 5.00pm Gym & Swim Session Keep active with our gym & swim group!
5.00pm – 7.00pm Table Tennis Tuesday Come and join us for table tennis!
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Beginners (1st floor) and at the same time a Complete Beginners class (5th floor) For those with little understanding of English (A1) For those with no understanding of English
12.00pm – 2.00pm Welcome to Edinburgh! *1st Wednesday of every month* Introduction to the city for new arrivals.
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
3.00pm – 5.00pm Scotland for Newcomers Get to know Scotland with a different outing or activity every week. 
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
7.30pm-9.00pm Singing Group Come and sing with us! *At St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, 232 Dalry Road* Please note: The Singing Group is taking a break until September 2019. 
Thursday

10.00am – 12.00pm

English Intermediate

For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

1.00pm – 3.00pm English Upper-Intermediate For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)
3:30pm-5.00pm The Wee Blether A small conversation group for those looking to share English conversation in a cosy environment. 8 spaces per session. Email [email protected] before Tuesday each week to book. 
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm English Beginners (1st floor) and at the same time a Complete Beginners (5th floor) For those with little understanding of English (A1) For those with no understanding of English

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Welcoming lunch

We invite you to join us for a shared lunch!

1.30pm – 3.30pm English Conversation Café Have fun and improve your English through conversation with other learners and local volunteers
2.00pm – 4.00pm Employment & Business Guidance Please email [email protected] to make an appointment. ***David has other dates/times available, just drop him an email. 
Saturday 12:00p – 4:00pm Creative Space Enjoy your choice of creative activities in our fifth floor classroom ***Please note: Not running in July 2019. Will be back in August with outings to the Fringe Festival, so stay tuned!

What’s on 22nd – 28th July?

Sunday 30th June 2019