Over 90% of our students have homestay accommodation. We recommend this. It is the best way to meet people, practise your English and discover more about our culture. It is possible for students aged 18+ to stay in a self-catering residence. You can also stay in a hotel, B&B, youth hostel or maybe a flat (although this can be more difficult to find). Some options can be more expensive than homestay accommodation.
We have all types of homestay accommodation, young couples with no children, families with young children or teenagers, older couples and some widows and single people. When we have booked your accommodation we will send you more details of your homestay telling you about their age, children, pets and hobbies.
You will have breakfast and an evening meal with your homestay every day. They will be happy to do your washing. All towels and bed linen will be provided.
All adult students have a single room unless they ask to share with a friend.
Sometimes you will be the only guest, but some homestays have 2 and occasionally 3 students in their house, all in single rooms unless they have requested otherwise.
Because Britain is a multi-cultural country and because we travel overseas on holiday, our food is varied. Breakfast is usually cereal or toast and a hot drink, lunch is often something light such as a sandwich or a salad and the evening meal, usually eaten around 6pm, is the largest meal of the day and can consist of meat, fish, vegetables, with either pasta, rice or potatoes, depending on the family.
Yes, but the homestay is entitled to one week's notice.
Most homestays are within walking distance or a short (maybe 20-minute) bus ride from the school. All hosts are within 6.5 kms of the school.
The homestay will tell or show you how to get to school. Most students walk or get a bus. The homestay will tell you the bus number you need.
English in Chester has a self-catering residence, Waterside Court, which is a short walk from the school.
We are happy to recommend guest houses or hotels in Chester and to send you the necessary details. English in Chester's partner hotels are the Express by Holiday Inn and the Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel. English in Chester has special rates for students at these hotels. Click here for more information.