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.
There are currently 60 online ESOL courses running in our region – have you found yours yet?
To find an online class that is running within our region use the advanced search link above and choose ‘online classes only’. For some online courses that are running outside of our region click the following link. Online classes for learners There are a large amount of online resources available to learners for self study. Click here for this information. Online resources for self study
Events for providers and tutors
Website Support Drop In Monday 8th March 3 – 4 pm If you need any help with changing or updating your class information on the website, need a password reminder or anything else please join us on Monday 8th between 3 and 4pm. There are no silly questions and no request is too small. Please email Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the meeting. Future drop ins will be at 3pm on the following Mondays – 19th April, 10th May, 14th June and 12th July.
NATECLA webinars for this term Provisional dates and topics for your diary:
12 Mar 2021: Digital Tools for AfL
25 Mar 2021: Using Padlet to support your ESOL class
Using zoom to teach ‘A 90 minute virtual session to equip you with the skills needed to deliver highly interactive and engaging sessions’ This session carries a fee and is available on Tuesdays at 9am and 5pm. Follow the link for more information.
Update for providers and tutors
We continue to work hard to support those learning ESOL in the region. See this link for an extensive range of resources including a wide range of teaching materials for equality and diversity lessons. ESOL Resources for Tutors Click the link here or at the bottom of the page to access this.
Providers, if you have plans to reopen classes or are taking new registrations for online courses, please remember to update your listing on the website. If you need any support with this you can contact Clare, Caroline or Safina. We look forward to hearing from you. For Leeds contact Clare at email@example.com; for Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Rotherham and Sheffield contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org; for Bradford, East Riding, Hull, North Lincs, North East Lincs, Wakefield and York contact Safina at email@example.com. We will be very happy to hear from you.
Essential information on Covid 19 including a link to the Migrant Information Hub.
Please see below for some useful links about corona virus. Please share as you need to.
Click here for a link to the Big Leaf Foundation for further information about COVID 19 including how to wear a face mask. These leaflets are designed for children and young people and may be more accessible to those with low levels of literacy.
The Jewish Council for Racial Equality have shared written Translated guides for using Zoom. Click here for access (The Albanian one does not work but all other links are good)
What people are saying about Learning English in Yorkshire & the Humber
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
'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