Welcome to English
helping newcomers to Hull,
to learn English, make new friends
and find out about living in Hull.
with the help of volunteer befrienders.
To learn a language, you need to live it!
Watch a BBC report about Welcome to English, by the national correspondent, Katy Austen (2018)
Marvell House, Cranbourne Street,
Hull HU3 1PP
At the moment, our English classes and befriending sessions are online. Since March 2020 we have held over 1,000, attended by over 300 students.
Please contact Karen 07791 530039, for the Zoom links
Receive up to date posters about coronavirus in easy English. We share them on Facebook and on our What's App Broadcast, which reaches over 500 students. Talk about it on our What's App Group, with a befriender or in a class.
Watch a BBC report
about Welcome to English's response to the coronavirus pandemic
Learn English with a befriender (by Zoom, What's App, phone or email). We currently have over 30 active befrienderrs. Watch a video of Befriender Mary talking to Souzana about coronavirus
Practise English whilst exploring Hull
and joining in community projects
Watch a video made by Welcome to English students and a local artist, on Zoom
Walk and Talk
nature walks in Hull, with Andrew from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
For example, English for Driving, English for Working in a Warehouse, Basic Literacy, Craft and Sewing, Gardening, English for Computers and Guitar.
Borrow books from our lending library.
Celebrate special occasions, like Eid, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
What do you want to learn? Tell Karen 07791 530039
Welcome to English to register, refer, volunteer, give feedback or for more information
Karen 07791 530039 Joyce 07448 647503
Marvell House, Cranbourne Street, Hull, HU3 1PP
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.
Thank you to our supporters, past and present Goodwin Development Trust, Hull City Council, Hull Help for Refugees, Big Lottery Fund, KCOM, One Stop, 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 ESOL department, Freedom Festival Arts Trust, My Pocket, Traenerhus