While there are some opportunities for children to receive chess tuition in the form of private lessons and after school clubs in Scotland, the ECA is the only place where children can physically attend classes with other children and learn chess in a modern way using a mixture of lectures, technology and over-the-board chess.
Online Group Classes
Weekly classes are a terrific way to learn chess as children make friends and enjoy competing against one another. Classes are based on strength, and as a child progresses, they move up classes.
Chess in Schools
ECA can provide a tutor to visit your school and teach classes either within or after school times. Click below if you want to find out more about the work that we do in schools.
If you think that you would benefit from one-one tuition, ECA provides coaches who can help you to progress your chess knowledge through Skype or face-face lessons. Click below to find out.
New to Chess?
There are some other wonderful resources out there that we can recommend for those that are new to the game:
Lichess.org: is one of the most popular chess websites to play on and is completely free. They have a page for learning the basics. This is a good place to start for Secondary School pupils.
Chessity: A Dutch website which is fantastic for teaching Primary School children the fundamentals. Children work through a course and receive a certificate upon completion. You can create an account and get a three week trial. After that, you have to pay for membership. If you would like this membership, please get in touch as we can get it heavily discounted (50% off) for our students.
Chesskid: This is a good resource for Primary School children once they know how to play. The best part of this site is the educational videos. It is also a safe place for children to play and solve puzzles. Again, they have a paid membership option and if you are interested in this please get in touch as we get it heavily discounted (50% off) for our students.