Welcome to English
The Octagon, Walker Street,
helping newcomers to Hull,
to learn English,
make new friends and find out about living in Hull
with the help of volunteer befrienders
Welcome to English to register, refer, volunteer, give feedback or for more information
Karen 07791 530039
(send a message on What's App!)
The Octagon, Walker Street, HU3 2RA
about Welcome to English,
by national correspondent, Katy Austen (2018)
So many ways to learn English...
daily classes for all levels
Welcome to English
Family Centre (side entrance)
Hull HU3 2RA
learn English with a befriender (in the classroom or remotely).
Watch a video of Befriender Mary
talking to Souzana about coronavirus.
...in a cafe
Please send a WhatsApp message to Karen on 07791 530039
for an up-to-date Zoom timetable.
...in the community
join in national and local community projects and meet our special guests
Where There is Light presented by Squidsoup in partnership with ArtReach 2021.
Listen to the voices of Welcome to English learners. This art installation was exhibited at Ferens Art Gallery and in several other cities.
This is The Light lockdown video made in Where There is Light workshops
Angels by Laurence Payot
Watch our learners talk about their Angels. These images were projected onto the walls of buildings during Hull's Freedom Festival in 2019
The Hull Vigil
Around 30 students took part in The Hull Vigil.
You can read about their experiences at the link below:
...'Walk and Talk'
discover Hull and chat
...What's App Broadcasts
Receive information about living in Hull, information about our sessions and things to help you to learn English. Send Karen a WhatsApp message on 07791530039
For example, English for Driving,, Basic Literacy, Sewing, Gardening,
English for Computers and Music.
Borrow books from our small lending library.
Celebrate special occasions,
like Eid, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
What do you want to learn?
Tell Karen 07791 530039
Our two-year partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
won a national award.
View some of our work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
A selection of photos
about Welcome to English's response to the coronavirus pandemic
English Classes in Hull
Use this website to find more English Classes in Hull and Yorkshire.
Contact Karen if you would like help to find a private tutor.
to our supporters (financial/other), past and present Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Hakuna Matata, Goodwin Development Trust, Hull City Council, Hull Help for Refugees, Big Lottery Fund, KCOM, One Stop, HEY Volunteering, MEARS, Near Neighbours, Invisible Dust, Estebrak, Hull Adult Training and Education, Laurence Payot, Sir James Reckkit Charity, Tescos, TIme Bank Hull and East Riding, University of Hull, Freedom Festival Arts Trust, My Pockets, Traenerhus, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Absolutely Cultured