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.
As COVID 19 restrictions continue lots of providers are now delivering online ESOL courses – have you found yours yet?
Providers are beginning to offer online courses – check the ‘online only classes’ in the advanced search above. Also, there are some online classes available that are open to all. Click the link below for more information. There are 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
Events for providers and tutors
NATECLA online forum North West Monday 8th February 2021 3 – 4pm NATECLA & PDNorth* warmly welcome you to the monthly ESOL get together to chat and network with colleagues across the north. If you’re an ESOL practitioner based in the north (in any role and from any part of the FE sector), book on and pop in! The meeting will take place via Zoom and we will open the room 15mins early at 2:45pm for you to log on, check your equipment and say hi. If you have any requests for input, drop Chloe an email: email@example.com Future date for your diary: Monday, 1 March 2021 *you don’t need to be a member of PDNorth or NATECLA to attend! However, by booking onto this event, you agree for your details to be shared with PDNorth and NATECLA, who may email you about further CPD opportunities.
NATECLA webinars for this term Provisional dates and topics for your diary:
12 Feb 2021: Is right la – teaching local dialect in the ESOL classroom
25 Feb 2021: Remote Teaching for Low Levels
12 Mar 2021: Digital Tools for AfL
25 Mar 2021: Using Padlet to support your ESOL class
Join NATECLA Yorkshire and Humberside for their online conference and Annual General Meeting. Booking NOW
Theme: TEACHING FROM BEHIND THE LINE
Date: Saturday 30 January 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
Ticket Prices: £10 (NATECLA members), £20 (non-members), £5 (volunteers and unwaged people)
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
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 List for Providers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; for Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Rotherham and Sheffield contact Caroline at email@example.com; for East Riding, Hull, North Lincs, North East Lincs, Wakefield and York contact Safina at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Bradford contact either Caroline or Safina. 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. 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. Below the link to the Migrant Information Hub there is a link to key messages about COVID 19 translated into 12 languages and also advice for BAME pregnant women about COVID 19. 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.'
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