Do you want to learn English?

These are the different ways to learn English with us:


ESOL Classes – with qualified ESOL teachers

Most courses start in September each year

Class levels are E1, E2, E3, and L1, L2

All our classes are in  the community (Firth Park, Burngreave and Netherthorpe)

You may be able to take an exam.

You can apply any time  (we will add you to our waiting list and give you a place when one is available.

There are crèche places at Vestry Hall (Burngreave)


Conversation Groups

SAVTE have 21 conversation groups

Everyone is welcome at  one of our groups to meet other learners and practice speaking English in a friendly group.

Open to everyone at all levels.

They are free and you can join at any time.

Some groups are women only.

Click here for more information


Learn at Home

SAVTE have volunteer teachers who visit people in their homes to help them learn and practice English.

We teach people who cannot go to a class because of health reasons or they may be looking after some at home and cannot leave them alone.

You can refer yourself, a family member or friend by filling in the application form

We will visit you at home to talk to you about what help you need with learning English language.



Application form

Apply for ESOL Classes – click here for our application form or simply call the SAVTE office and we will take your details.

SAVTE will contact you to check the information and invite you to one of our ESOL classes in Sheffield

What learners have said about us...

What learners have said about us…

“Learning English has enabled me to be more confident.  I can go anywhere and not worry about what I am going to say or if I will be able to understand what I will be told.  Learning English has also enabled me to enrol at college for different courses.  I can read my letters or bills without any difficulty.  I can also read new papers and books.” – Annet


“Kerstin was a big help for me, she helped me with letters that came to my house.  I have a disabled son and have to attend many hospital appointments, I learnt English to use in the hospital with my son and also in the shops.  I now only need an interpreter at the hospital for big decisions about Aman, like an operation, for normal things I don’t need an interpreter.” – Negesat

“I can talk a little bit of English, I can go in the shops.  Now I know how to take the bus.  I know how to go to see the doctors.” – Blerta


Our Sponsors

Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett
Registered Charity No. 1081597 – Company No. 3865216