St Mungo’s Academy
Close Menu
English for Speakers of Other Languages

Subject Image

Why study ESOL?

Language and literacy skills are important in your personal, social and working life. And, you need good language skills for self-expression, thinking and learning.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages provides an excellent opportunity for pupils who speak English as an additional language, and who have been residing in Scotland for five years or less. Higher ESOL is now widely accepted and valued at many major universities - an A in Higher ESOL carries the same weight as an A in Higher Physics, or French for example. Further to this, universities such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh are accepting ESOL for entry onto Medicine courses in place of an A in English. For further information on eligibility for ESOL, or ESOL and university entry requirements, please contact the department.

Learning ESOL (English as a Second Language) will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English in practical settings.