English in York is currently closed, with the exception of some online learning. We had hoped to reopen on June 28th but the UK government continues to impose severe travel restrictions and testing protocol for any foreign visitors to the UK. We currently have no plans to reopen in July or August unless these directives change. If you would like further information, please contact us. 

We are currently working hard to ensure you will be safe when we do reopen. Please click here to find out more about the measures we will be taking to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

"Welcoming the world since 1985"

Welcome to English in York. We are a dedicated English language school with a friendly atmosphere, enthusiastic teachers and supportive staff. Come and study English with us!


English in York was established in 1985. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and we are a member of English UK.

'"I need to learn every day" 

Dame Judi Dench, actress from York, UK

" It was great being able to study English in the centre of York.
The staff were very friendly and helpful
and the teachers helped me improve a lot. "

Jittranut Rungroungrittichai, Thailand

Why choose EiY?

English in York is a friendly English school in England. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to making your stay as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.  

The school is located in the centre of the ancient city of York. It is within easy reach of York's many attractions, cafés and shops -  there is always something to do!

We offer a range of English courses with something for everyone.

Students of all ages (16+) and nationalities create a warm and sociable atmosphere.

There is a diverse social programme with something happening twice a week, and a full-day excursion at weekends.

Computers are available for our students to browse the internet, chat online and study.  There is wireless internet access throughout the school.

There is a comfortable coffee lounge where you can relax, watch TV and chat between classes.  Newspapers, magazines and books are also available.