English language classes

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) holds 2 levels of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for women.

2021/2022 classes will include online learning as well as learning in the GWL building as follows:

(Full for 2021/2022) Elementary class on Tuesday (at GWL) and Wednesday (online) from 10am to 12noon.

(Full for 2021/2022) Pre-Intermediate class on Thursday (at GWL) and Friday from 10am to 12noon.

Both classes run throughout college term-time and are taught by teachers from Glasgow Clyde College. Classes start in late August/September and run until May/June. Students learn general English, they practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in an informal and friendly group setting. Towards the end of the course the students can take an SQA ESOL unit.

The classes at Glasgow Women’s Library are for women only*. Unfortunately we do not have crèche facilities.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

Booking or Registering your Interest for ESOL Classes

GWL classes are now full. You should register your interest on the Learn ESOL Glasgow website for classes around the city.

If you would like to join an ESOL class in Glasgow please visit the Learn ESOL Glasgow website.

  1. Get your ESOL testing certificate to find out which level of ESOL class is best for you (visit the ESOL testing certificate website).
  2. Then register on the ESOL Access Register website. The register tells colleges and community classes that you want to learn English.
  3. Keep your mobile phone number up to date on the ESOL Access Register. Information will be sent to you as a text message to the mobile number you use to register.

There are lots of other events and learning opportunities at Glasgow Women’s Library. To find out more about what else happens here please visit our ‘What’s On’ event pages or come to the library to visit us, we’d love to meet you.

For information about GWL’s Adult Literacy & Numeracy see here.