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English Classes

‘I came here as an Asylum Seeker and couldn’t speak any English. St Augustine’s Centre taught me to speak and write it. Slowly, slowly I learnt from a lovely, friendly teacher and now I have a job!’  Zanyar

We offer friendly classes for beginners, intermediate level and advanced learners. We also offer 1:1 conversation support, including a weekly Conversation Club and Women's Chat group. Our mixed and women only English classes are taught by a group of 30 volunteer teachers.

We can help you:

  • Improve your speaking and listening skills
  • Develop your reading and writing
  • Learn to read the English alphabet and understand English grammar
  • Improve your confidence, have fun and meet other people
  • Apply for college courses


English Classes

Get Involved:

Beginner's English Class

St Augustine's Centre - English Classroom

monday | 10:30AM - 12:30PM

tuesday | 10:30AM - 12:30PM

wednesday | 10:30AM - 12:30PM

thursday | 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Women's English Class - Beginners

St Augustine's Centre - Studio

tuesday | 10AM - 11:15AM

Intermediate English Class

St Augustine's Centre - English Classroom

tuesday | 1:15PM - 3:15PM

Advanced English Class

St Augustine's Centre - English Classroom

monday | 1:30PM - 4PM

Conversation Club

St Augustine's Centre - Chill Out Room

wednesday | 10AM - 12PM

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Who else can help?

  • Calderdale College offer ESOL (English) classes for people who have been in the UK for more than 6 months
  • Halifax Opportunities Trust offer ESOL classes for beginners - phone Surraya Bibi on 01422 347392
  • Calderdale Adult Learning offer English conversation classes
  • Learning English - if you don’t live in Calderdale and you want to find an English class somewhere else in Yorkshire 
  • Calderdale College and Halifax Opportunities Trust are operating ESOL for Pregnancy classes for families who need support with English language. It is running from the 3rd October for 4 weeks, on Mondays 1 - 4pm and Fridays 10am - 1pm located at the Jubilee Childrens Centre.