#ECPrizeGiving – Mohamad Alkawekji

Twenty-year-old Mohamad Alkawekji moved to Scotland from Syria two years ago and hopes to fulfil his dream of becoming a Mechanical Engineer. The first steps on his journey was to learn English, which he has completed at Edinburgh College. Mohamad has been named an ESOL Student of the Year at this year’s Prize Giving. Mohamad…

Alberto takes the first steps to becoming a teacher in Scotland

Forty-three-year-old Alberto Vazquez chose Edinburgh College to help him learn English for Work and Training after hearing his friends speak highly of the teaching staff and their professionalism. Now Alberto has completed his course and leaves having received the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Student of the Year Award as part of Prize…

Radost – EC Student Stories

Radost Staykova plans to open her own wedding hair and make-up business and is learning all of the skills she needs on her VTCT Level 3 Hairdressing course at Edinburgh College.  “Since I started at College in 2014, when I studied English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), it has felt like home. My lecturers…

ESOL Home Tutoring

What is the ESOL Home Tutor Training Course? This is a great opportunity to gain some teaching experience providing access to English Language learning for adults (including refugees) across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The programme consists of three elements: Introductory Training Volunteer Tutors must attend a five day introductory course – over a period of…

Prize Giving 2018: Rory Whyte

Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this…

ESOL Summer Drop-in Sessions

ESOL Summer Drop-In Sessions

If you have applied for an ESOL course starting in August 2018, then come along to a Summer Drop-In Session. At the session you can: Sort out your course fees Sort out your course funding Get all your questions answered before starting your course The sessions run on the following dates: Tuesday 3 July Wednesday…

Open event for NC ESOL for Employability Level 5

An open day event is taking place this week for those who speak English as a second language and are considering improving their language skills for work or further training. The NC ESOL for Employability Level 5 open day will run from 11am on Wednesday (21 March) at the college’s Sighthill Campus and will give…