English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

If you live in Angus and want to improve your English, we can help!

Contact us if you – or someone you know – wants to improve their English. Email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk.                 

Please include your name, age, location and contact details.

Free classes now


Classes at Forfar Community Campus, Kirriemuir Road, Forfar DD8 3TG take place on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:45pm.

If you would like to join or find out more please just come along just before 7pm to the campus on a Tuesday evening or email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk


Evening classes at Montrose Academy from 7pm to 8:45pm. Any changes or updates will be posted here.

If you would like to join or find out more, please come along to Montrose Academy, Academy Square, Montrose DD10 8HU just before 7pm on a Monday evening or email Tracy Lannon at lannont@angus.gov.uk.

Brechin – new class

Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8.45pm

Andover Primary School, Drumachlie Park, Brechin, DD9 7BU.

If you or somebody you know would like to join email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk.


Daytime classes

We have classes for ESOL literacy learners, beginners and intermediate students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Classes are held at the Strathairlie Centre, 24A Strathairlie Avenue, Arbroath, DD11 1LN.

There are also informal ESOL classes in the afternoons for intermediate students covering Life in the UK, Employability and Health and Wellbeing.

Email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk if you or someone you know would like to join.

Evening classes

There are currently no evening classes in Arbroath. Please contact Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk if you cannot study during the day.

Angus International Community Café

Fridays, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Russell Square Lounge, Russell Square, Arbroath DD11 3DQ, Arbroath.

Soup, snacks and refreshments. All nationalities and languages welcome for friendly company, support and advice. For more information email communitycafe.23international@gmail.com

Online classes

Current online classes (using Microsoft Teams):

Low level class: Tuesday 6pm to 7:30pm.

Medium level class: Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm.

If you or somebody you know would like to join email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk.

Other classes

You can also contact Dundee & Angus College to find out about other learning opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities

If you would like to meet and help learners develop their conversational skills through our buddy scheme, we’d love to hear from you!

This is a very rewarding opportunity and very much valued by the students.

For more information email Neil Paterson at patersonn@angus.gov.uk.

You can also take a look at our Volunteer agreement handbook.