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
Save the date! Just to let you know that the next Learning English networking event will be on Monday 24th May. As well as our regular updates, the event will focus on developing locally referenced ESOL teaching materials and will include some activities that we hope will be fun! We will be running the session twice at 10:00 and 16:00 so hopefully one of those times will suit you. Booking details will be sent out nearer the date. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Next Website Support Drop In Monday 14th June 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 14th June 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. There will be a future drop in at 3pm on Monday 12th July.
NATECLA North West with PD North Forum NATECLA branch online forums are currently free (whether you are a NATECLA member or not) and give an opportunity for an hour of discussion, collaboration and mutual support with your ESOL colleagues. The North West forum with PD North is open to everyone in the north of England. The next three meetings are 10 May 2021 at 4pm, 14 June 2021 at 4pm and 12 July 2021 at 4pm To book your free place click here
NATECLA National Annual Conference and AGM Save the date Friday 2nd July and Saturday 3rd July – from late afternoon on the Friday to midday on the Saturday. More details to follow.
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.
For any support with updating your information on the website or to contact us about anything else, please click here.
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
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
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