Learning English in Scotland

Although you’ll find a variety of accents, dialects and even languages in Scotland, English is understood right across the country. We Scots love to blether – to chat – so go on, join the conversation.

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Speaking English is essential to work in Scotland. Having good English language skills will help you and your family understand, embrace and integrate into Scottish life.

If you or your family want to improve your English while living in Scotland, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides information, resources and training. They offer courses across Scotland for beginners through to more advanced speakers of English.