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.
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.
Learning English Survey for Hong Kongers settling in Yorkshire and Humber Migration Yorkshire has launched an anonymous survey on Learning English on our Hong Kong Hub in order to support local provision planning for new arrivals, and ensure that English learning needs are met.
Please see below for some useful links about corona virus. Please share as you need to.
Spring vaccination boosters Booster jab resources are now also available in Audio, Braille, British Sign Language video and English Large Print.
People with covid 19 and their contacts Translated guidance for people with Covid-19 and their contacts has now been updated with information about lateral flow device test results.
Guidance on long covid symptoms and recovery These resources are also available in Audio, Easy Read, British Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish and Urdu.
Coping strategies for anxious times This resource features translated advice in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Chinese Traditional, Kurdish Sorani, Pashto, Polish, Romanian, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish and Urdu.
Covid 19 vaccination: British sign language resources
COVID 19 Guidance. The most recent vaccine information.
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)
For any support with updating your information on the website or to contact us about anything else, please click the link below:
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.
There are still 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
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Getting the most out of LEYH Resources
Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Conversation Club at Leeds Playhouse - all welcome
Sports opportunities for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities in Barnsley
The impact of housing on refugees - new research project is looking for refugees to take part
ESOL Initial Assessment Day in Leeds, March 26th 2022
What people are saying about Learning English in Yorkshire & the Humber
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