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Welcome to Learning English in Yorkshire and the Humber - LEYH!

On this website you can find information about English language classes in your area and across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

You can find out which classes are free, where they are held, what level they are and whether childcare is available. 

We hope the website will be useful to learners, providers and support staff working with migrants in many different organisations.  


Here you will find information and advice for refugees, asylum seekers and others interested in going to University.

Follow this link to find out about how to apply to university, how to get funding support, and what English qualifications you need.  Also, you will find lots of links to other resources here, including information about some Universities that can help ESOL learners and adults to get on to their courses.  

Migration Yorkshire have set up a hub and collected other resources about supporting people from Ukraine who are living in our region. Follow the links to access.

Migration Yorkshire Ukraine Hub

Ukraine Resources and Links

British Red Cross Ukraine Refugee Support

Rachel Oner has put together a padlet of help and support for refugees and asylum seekers, including resettlement.

Additional Support for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Resettlement

STEP Ukraine Poster – Ukrainian

STEP Ukraine Poster – English

Are you a Hong Kong National arriving in Yorkshire and the Humber? Or do you know someone who is? Migration Yorkshire have developed a Hong Kong Hub on their website. Follow the link to visit the hub and find out all you need to know about settling in Yorkshire and the Humber.

You can access the Migration Yorkshire Hong Kong Hub Facebook group here

Local services and calendar of activities

Going to University – Click here for lots of information about going to university in the UK

Information on going to English classes for BN(O)s – Although generally BN(O) visa holders cannot access free English classes or other courses funded through the Adult Education Budget (AEB) for the first three years of their residence in the UK, many local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are allowing Hong Kongers to join English classes run by their adult education teams. If you are a Hong Konger living in Doncaster, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, York or Wakefield you can join AEB funded classes for free. This means that you can join most English classes at Colleges and Adult Education Centres in these areas for free.

Also, there are many other kinds of English classes open to Hong Kongers which are available in the community sector. To locate these classes, search for classes near to you using the postcode search and then contact specific groups to find out if Hong Kongers can join.

West Yorkshire Police have produced a Hate Crime Awareness Form in traditional Chinese. There is also a third party reporting service for Hong Kongers and other East and South East Asian Communities – On your side

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You can access MESH resources on English for volunteering by clicking the link below:

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Learning English Plus

A new specialist online hub for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutors, volunteers and providers.

With a growing number of online resources available, we’ve made it easier for ESOL professionals to locate the learning tools that are right for them by collating relevant information in one place. Learning English Plus is a growing database of teaching resources, news, events and training opportunities to support ESOL provision across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Are you an ESOL tutor, volunteer or provider? Or do you have an ESOL teaching resource that we could list in our expanding directory? Visit Learning English Plus to learn more.

Visit Learning English Plus

There are online courses available and also a great number of online resources for self study.

To find an online class that is running within our region use the advanced search link above and choose ‘online classes only’. There are a large amount of online resources available to learners for self study. Click here for this information. Online resources for self study


Join our growing list of providers

208 providers registered so far, delivering 248 classes in 434 locations across the region


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What people are saying about Learning English in Yorkshire & the Humber

We use the LEYH website a lot, to signpost our clients to English classes. It's great!

Zeraslasie and Amari, British Red Cross

It’s refreshing to find such an integrated approach which connects up all the different resources available to learners and teachers.

Joanna, Website User

‘Advertising our courses on Learning English has helped increase our enrolment numbers this term. We found it really quick and easy to advertise and update our courses.’

Sarah Emmett, Swarthmore College

‘Such a user friendly website for both our organisation and for learners to access’

Sarah Emmett, Swarthmore College

After attending the Website Support Drop In Esther contacted us to say: I just wanted to share that having added course details, I am already getting enquiries from the LEYH website - magical!

Esther Derbyshire, Shipley College

'I really like how the site is able to localise provision.'
'It is easy to use and clear for potential learners.'

Feedback from Service Users

I love the new Learning English website because the learners can have a look at all the provision near them and make the best choice for their own situation.

Julie Linley, Education Manager at St Vincent's Support Centre, Leeds

MESH have put together an invaluable resource for both students and schools with their comprehensive website. The Learning English website is central to the effective delivery of ESOL in the region.

Nick Conibear at English4All

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