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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. Classes held on campus are suitable for all levels.

Usually on campus classes take place Monday to Friday at 12.30pm and online classes take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12.00pm (UK time). 

On campus classes:

  • 24 June to 24 July 2024
  • 12 October to 16 November 2024

Lower level online classes:

  • 8 January to 23 January 2024
  • 13 February to 2 May 2024 (during this time, classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm)
  • 13 May to 14 June 2024 
  • 12 August to 13 September 2024 

Higher level online classes:

  • 25 January to 9 February 2024 
  • 13 February to 2 May 2024 (during this time, classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm)
  • 13 May to 14 June 2024
  • 12 August to 13 September 2024 

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