English language classes

Glasgow Women’s Library usually holds 2 levels of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for women. In 2019/2020 we held an Elementary class on Mondays and Tuesday from 10am to 12pm and an Intermediate class on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm. Both classes run throughout college term-time and are run by Glasgow Clyde College. Classes start in late August/September and run until May/June.

Students learn general English, practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing in an informal and lively group setting. The classes are taught by teachers from Glasgow Clyde College and 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.

GWL and Clyde College are in discussions about classes for 2020/2021. If you are a returning GWL ESOL learner or you wish to find out more please email info@womenslibrary.org.uk. It is important that you also register your interest on the Learn ESOL Glasgow website.

Booking or Registering your Interest for ESOL Classes

Please note, Glasgow Women’s Library do not organise bookings for these classes. 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.