* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*
In light of the current situation, to ensure minimising the spread of Covid-19 and safeguard the health and wellbeing of our service users, staff and volunteers we have decided to temporarily suspend all upcoming Welcoming’s events.
Please note all English classes and all other activities are CANCELLED until further notice.
We will be looking into alternative ways to deliver our services. If you are looking for employment support with David Allan, please email him at [email protected] to discuss alternative arrangements.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you accordingly, as the situation develops. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
In this difficult and stressful time let’s think of those most vulnerable in our society, look after yourself and others.
For up to date advice and information please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

 

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

5.30pm -7.30pm English Beginners

For those with little understanding of English (A1)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

       
Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Intermediate

For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

     
       
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

On a break March 30th – April 20th

1.00pm – 3.00pm English Advanced

For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

7.30pm-9.00pm The Welcoming Choir 

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)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

1.00pm – 3.00pm English Upper-Intermediate

For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

3:30pm-5.00pm The Wee Blether

A small conversation group for those looking to share English  conversation in a cosy environment.

5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate

For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

On a break March 30th – April 20th

     
     
     
     
       
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

On a break March 30th – April 20th

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