The Stirling School of English is a voluntary organisation that aims to provide low-cost English language tuition to all whose first language is not English, regardless of ability, ethnicity and political or religious beliefs. We try to be as flexible as possible to meet students’ needs while maintaining a high standard of learning.

Our aim is not only to provide English language teaching, but also to create a community where foreign students feel accepted and ‘at home’. Coming to a foreign country, not knowing anybody and not speaking the language well can be daunting. The Stirling School of English is a place where students can meet other students, young children can be left safely in the creche, and friendships are formed. All cultures are valued and accepted.

Over 70 students come to English classes each week and we’ve had students from more than 25 countries spanning 5 continents. While some fit easily into a beginners, intermediate or advanced group, others may have special needs. Some students may have lived in Scotland for a number of years and can speak English but not write it, whilst other students may have learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary in their home country but are hardly able to understand the Scots or speak the language. We aim to help anyone who wants to learn.

Stirling School of English is a registered Charity in Scotland No SC029640

We have a duty of care to our tutors and students and the Board made the decision that the School will run classes online until 30th July, after which they will review the situation. In order for the Board to be fully informed, a subcommittee will meet to review the latest government advice.

The new semester will start on Monday 30th August and finish on Wednesday 15th December. That is 15 weeks of teaching (excluding the October break).

Sign up for classes starting on 30th August here

For more information please email: stirling.school@yahoo.co.uk.

This is Takako sharing about her experience of online classes.

30 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi there,
    My niece is interested to come to Scotland next year to learn English and spend some time abroad. We do understand that due to Covid-19 circumstances the classes will still be delivered online. I would like to know some information about the time table, please. If there are any changes or the classes are still being delivered morning and evening.

    • Hi Cleide,

      Our classes still take place on 3 mornings and 2 evenings per week. I’ve sent you an email with more information.

      Best wishes,


  2. Hello i would lime to know about english course, timetable and price.
    Actually I’m working in rotative shifts and is hard do 100 per cent but I would like do how much I can and if is possible to study in my free times.
    Thanks telmo sousa

    • Hi Telmo, we have online classes now. Could you please fill in the online registration form ( section: our classes) and we’ll be able to email you more information.

    • Hi Nadia! Our current semester started in August, but you can join at any time. The cost is £50 per term and you can attend up to five classes every week. We are on holiday next week, but you could come to the Rock Centre the following week (starting Monday 16th) to register for classes. This semester ends on the 13th of December, so there is still a lot of time left this semester! We hope to see you soon!

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