Borders College

English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL

Borders College in partnership with Scottish Borders Community and Development offer English classes for adults living in the Scottish Borders for whom English is not a first language.

Classes are held in several towns in the Borders throughout the year and are free.

You can study at a range of levels, from beginners through to SQA certificate classes.

Once you have registered, you will be invited to an assessment session where you will work with trained tutors to decide what level of class is best for you.

Once you have been assessed you will receive a letter to tell you when your class is due to start.

For details and to register for a place: T: 08700 50 51 52 or email:

Or register by completing an Initial Enquiry Form, available from:

  • Borders College,Hawick Campus, Buccleuch Road,Hawick TD9 0EH
  • Your local library, education office or community centre
  • And online at