Free English Classes
These classes are open to everyone, with the exception of beginners and very advanced students over the age of 18.
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.
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.
You can use the British Council free online test to find out what level you are currently at.
Dates for study
Join us for online classes:
Online classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
- A2 level (lower): 7 June to 22 June
- B2+ level (higher): 24 June to 9 July
Join us for classes on campus at York St John University:
Classes at the York St John campus take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
- A2 level (lower): 19 July to 3 August
- B2+ level (higher): 5 August to 20 August
To register for these courses, visit our online store.
Once you have registered, go to the online store each week to book your place in class.
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:
If you are booking a class on campus at York St John University, please use the online store to book your place (you will need to give contact information for track and trace).
You will be sent a code which will grant you access to the lesson.
For classes at university, there will be social distancing measures in place and this includes a maximum number of 8 students per class.