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)

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. 
2.00pm – 3.00pm Employment Guidance – 5th floor drop-in

Come and speak to David for

employment guidance!

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 Home Energy Advice Drop-In 

A chance to get advice on your home

energy bills & recycling 

*Last Tuesday of the month*
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 ***At Dalry Swim Centre

Keep active with our gym & swim

group!

     
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

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. 

3.00pm – 4.00pm Employment Guidance – 5th floor drop-in

Come and speak to David for

employment guidance!

5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate

For those with a reasonable

understanding of English (B1)

7.30pm-9.00pm The Welcoming Choir **on a break while we are recruiting a new teacher!

Come and sing with us! *At St Martin

of Tours Episcopal Church,

232 Dalry Road

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

     
 

Scotland for Newcomers 12th February

How much do you know about mental health care? Join us to see an exhibition all abou the 500 year history of mental health care…thankfully it has changed a lot over the years! Meet at The Welcoming at 3 pm, or at 3:45 pm at The Royal College of Physicians (11 Queen Street, EH2 1JQ).

Big Swap Shop Event – Saturday 15th February!

Cooking Club: 5th – 26th February – booking required