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Free English Classes

These classes are open to everyone over the age of 18, with the exception of beginners and very advanced students.

Our English classes are taught by trainee teachers and take place online using Zoom or in person at the York St John University campus.

They are free for everyone and you can attend as many classes as you like. Wherever you are in the world, log on and join in. If you are based in or around York, please join us for fun and interactive lessons and the chance to meet other English language learners.

Study level

If you are looking to develop your English language skills, these classes are ideal for you. Unfortunately, this course is not suitable if you are an absolute beginner or have advanced knowledge of the English language.

We offer classes for the following levels:

  • A2 level (lower)
  • B2+ level (higher)

You can use the British Council free online test to find out what level you are currently at.

Dates for study

Classes are held either on campus here in York, or online through Zoom.

Usually classes take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12.30pm to 2.30pm (UK time).

On campus classes:

  • 10 May to 9 June 2023
  • 26 June to 26 July 2023
  • 2 October to 1 November 2023

Online classes:

  • 9 January to 10 February 2023
  • 21 February to Thursday 11 May 2023 (during this time, classes are Tuesday and Thursday: 6.00pm to 8.00pm UK time)
  • 14 August to 15 September 2023

How to register

If you would like to join our classes, please complete the form below.

To register for online classes

There is a maximum of 10 spaces for each online class, so please only book the classes you can attend.

Once you have booked onto a class, we will email you a link to the lesson. 

Please be aware that to join Zoom lessons, you will need a computer or tablet and a good internet connection.  

To register for classes on campus at York St John University

Please come to De Grey reception (Lord Mayor’s Walk) at 12.20pm to register on the day you would like to attend.

Booking form

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