A vital Question....

I need to learn to program for unity but don't know where to start. As I have some small familiarity of the ECMAScript syntax I would find JS easiest. Where will I be able to find some begginers material?

Try this list for learning material

there is a lot of beginners material here. http://unity3d.com/support/resources/tutorials/

Alternately you could begin by trying to make a box move, then have it look around and so forth, there's a channel on youtube who belongs to "tornado twins" which also have a lot of stuff for beginners :) http://www.youtube.com/user/TornadoTwins?blend=1&ob=5

Other than this, i can only refer you to google, look around and you'll find plenty of tutorials. :)