We are DELIGHTED to inform everyone that English in York reopened on Monday September 6th 2021. The success of the vaccination programme in the UK and the easing of restrictions last summer meant that we felt it was once again safe to welcome foreign visitors. We have safety measures in place in the school which can be seen on our website, to reassure students and staff that they can once again learn in a safe and enjoyable environment. York itself is once again "buzzing", full of life and back to being one of the most visited cities in the UK. 

Please do get in touch if you want to learn more about the courses and services available.

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 in the UK and we are a member of English UK.

English in York strives to give language learners a rewarding international experience.

'"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.