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About Us

English in York is an English language school with many years of experience, situated in the north-east of England. The school is located in the centre of the beautiful and historic city of York.


We offer a wide range of English language courses, including General English, exam preparation (e.g. IELTS),  English for Specific Purposes and One-to-One Tuition. Our aim is to help our students achieve their language goals and have a memorable experience in the charming city of York.


English in York was established in 1985 and is known for its high level of student support.  We measure our success by the number of students who return to study at EiY, as well as recommend the school to family and friends.  The many years we have worked with our partners, agents and clients all over the world are also testament to what we do.


English in York is a welcoming and pleasant place to be. Our qualified teachers and staff are helpful and supportive: committed to giving a rewarding learning experience. We value a learner-centred approach and use a variety of teaching techniques and resources. Student progress is monitored through weekly progress tests.


Our school is located in Peasholme House, which is a beautiful 18th century Georgian house in the city centre of York. It is a charming building with a pleasant outdoor space where students can enjoy the English summer.


The school has a comfortable coffee lounge with a television, newspapers and graded readers where students can relax and talk to friends between classes. We have wireless internet throughout the school and computers for student use.  As we are located in the city centre, we are within easy reach of attractions, shops, restaurants and cafés. 

Our Sister Schools

English in York is a member of the Claret Group, which also consists of York Associates (UK), the Executive Training Institute (Malta), and the European School of English (Malta). In short, all four institutions are leaders in their respective areas and together offer a wide range of training solutions.

ESE - European School of English in Malta

ESE - European School of English

Paceville Avenue, St. Julian's STJ3103, Malta
Tel: (+356) 21373789 



ETI - Executive Training Institute

Paceville Avenue, St. Julian's STJ3103, Malta

Tel: (+356) 23796321 


York Associates, located within Peasholme House in the UK

York Associates

Peasholme House, St Saviours Place,

York Y01 7PJ, UK 
Tel: (+44) 1904 624246 


The European School of English, based in St Julians,  (Malta) is the most accredited independent English language school in Malta. With over 25 years of quality teaching experience, ESE delivers high quality English language courses to multinational students of all ages including Teens & Juniors. Apart from offering a wide range of courses, ESE also offers accommodation to suit all budgets.

The Executive Training Institute (ETI) is a more than a language training centre.  Located in St. Julians, Malta, the institute offers training courses for professionals and executives which are highly specialised, skills-based for intercultural business communication as well as teacher training. The courses at ETI are tailor-made and assist in developing English communication abilities. Some courses in Malta are run in cooperation with York Associates (UK).

Founded in 1980, York Associates has been a pioneer in professional English, intercultural, and interpersonal communication skills training, as well as also running successful teacher development programmes.  With over forty years of experience, they develop and design courses that are fully customised to their clients’ needs, combining a highly professional approach to training, consulting, design and delivery, with a deeply personal approach to their clients.

Why choose EiY?

Friendly staff

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.  

Multinational mix

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

Central location

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!

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Social programme

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

Coffee lounge

Varied courses

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


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.

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