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ESOL classes move online as face to face classes are cancelled due to Covid 19

Many providers are continuing to contact their learners via whats app, zoom, google classroom, etc. Your provider will contact you directly if this is the case. There are some online classes available that are open to all. Click the link below for more information. There are also a large amount of online resources available to learners for self study. Click the second link for this information. Online classes for learners Online resources for self study


Essential information on Covid 19 including a link to the Migrant Information Hub.

Please see below for some useful links about corona virus. The first contains essential information on the virus which has been translated into 42 languages. This guidance has been produced by Doctors of the World and is based on the NHS’s updated advice and health information. The second link goes to a series of You Tube videos that have been shared by Leeds City Council. They are in 11 different languages and show information on hand washing, spotting the signs of Covid 19 and essential advice. Please share as you need to.

Click here for link to translated information about the coronavirus in 42 languages

Click here for You Tube clips in 11 languages

Click here for Migrant Information Hub


Update for providers

We continue to work hard to support those learning ESOL in the region. You may be interested in our new ESOL Resources List for Providers Click the link here or at the bottom of the page to access this.

If you are a provider and have not yet contacted us with your current situation please do get in touch. We would like to know if you are in touch with your students and if so how. Have you set up online classes or are you teaching in another way, eg sending lessons via post? contacting via whats app, etc. Or is your provision closed until further notice. Whatever your situation it would be great to hear from you. Please do get in touch. For Leeds contact Clare at; for Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Rotherham and Sheffield contact Caroline at; for East Riding, Hull, North Lincs, North East Lincs, Wakefield and York contact Safina at We will be very happy to hear from you.

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.  


Join our growing list of providers

123 providers registered so far, delivering 298 courses in 235 locations across the region


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

It's a fantastic idea to have all of the ESOL opportunities brought together on one user friendly website!

Emma Taylor, Head of International Programmes, York St John University

I think it will be very useful to collate information about ESOL opportunities across local authority areas into one central resource. It can often be difficult to keep up with changes and this way, we can all keep better informed of what’s out there to the benefit of the communities we’re working with.

Fiona Himsworth, Head of Maths, English and Targeted Learning, City of York Council

What a wonderful idea to have a site that I could access for information about local accredited and non-accredited ESOL provision delivered around the region. This would definitely be an asset to my work with refugees.

Shaun Brooks Personal Advisor, Syrian Resettlement Project, Adult Learning Centre, East Riding Council

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

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

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