This month at English in Chester

We update this page every month to provide our latest news, current social programme and the nationality mix at the school. Please contact us if you would like any more information.

This month's Social Programme

Here's what's happening at English in Chester this month - hover over an event for more details.

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1 Feb

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

1 February 2017
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Price: Free (£1.50 suggested donation)

International photographer Sue Flood has travelled all around the world. This exhibition shows photos from her visits to the Arctic and Antarctic.

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

1 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

1 February 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Bring and Share International Food Evening

Bring and Share International Food Evening

Bring and Share International Food Evening

1 February 2017
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Join us to enjoy some food from different countries. Bring a national dish from your country to share with your school friends.

SIGN UP NOW.

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

1 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Join Patsy for some informal lunchtime chat. A relaxed way to develop your English conversation skills. Students at all levels welcome!

Bring your lunch.

Sign up NOW.

2 Feb

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

2 February 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

2 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

Boys Only Night Out

Boys Only Night Out

Boys Only Night Out

2 February 2017
Meet at the Cross 19.30
Price: Free (Please be prepared to buy a drink in the pub)

The girls have had their fun now it's the boys turn! Join Nigel for a game of darts and a few pints in a city centre pub.

Boys only - no girls allowed!

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3 Feb

EiC recommends: Charity Barn Dance

EiC recommends: Charity Barn Dance

EiC recommends: Charity Barn Dance

3 February 2017
St Mary's Centre, St Mary's Hill, Chester CH1 2DW
Price: £10 (dance + food)

A fun packed evening, including The Cambrian Band (with Cowboy dancing instructions), chilli con carne, licensed bar, themed photo station, and a "Best Western outfit" competition - with a prize for the winner.  All to raise money  for a local Childrens' Hospital charity organised by students from The University of Chester.

Book online:http://www.stmaryscreativespace.co.uk/whatson/.

4 Feb

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

4 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

5 Feb

EiC recommends: Ice Skating

EiC recommends: Ice Skating

EiC recommends: Ice Skating

5 February 2017
Deeside Ice Rink, Queensferry (6 miles from Chester by bus No. 10)
Price: Approx. £15 (skating, skate hire & return bus)

Why not go ice skating with some of your school friends? Located in Queensferry, Deeside Ice Rink has Olympic-sized dimensions. The site regularly holds ice hockey matches, curling and disco-themed nights. Details: www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Deeside. Bus 10 or 10A direct from Chester Bus Exchange.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

5 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

6 Feb

St Valentine's Competition

St Valentine's Competition

St Valentine's Competition

6 February 2017
Outside the Common Room
Price: Free

In the run up to Valentine's Day on 14th February we are asking students and staff to guess the number of hearts in the jar. The winner will get all the hearts! For your chance to win write your guess on the competition sheet outside the Common Room. Good Luck!

EiC recommends: Opera at Carluccio's

EiC recommends: Opera at Carluccio's

EiC recommends: Opera at Carluccio's

6 February 2017
Carluccio's Restaurant, Bridge Street, Chester
Price: £40 per person

Enjoy an evening of good food, wine and music. Singers will entertain you with popular arias and classics as you eat.

Book directly with the restaurant: 01244 401938.

Historic Chester Guided Walk

Historic Chester Guided Walk

Historic Chester Guided Walk

6 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room after lessons
Price: Free

Want to know a little more about our beautiful city? Do you know where the wishing steps are? Which is the oldest shop in England? Why were the walls built around the city?

Join Sue for a leisurely walk around Chester.

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7 Feb

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

7 February 2017
Meet at the Cross 19.30
Price: Please be prepared to buy a drink at the pub

Join us for a drink (or two) in a city centre pub. All welcome.

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Dancing with Maria

Dancing with Maria

Dancing with Maria

7 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Come and have some fun, some exercise and learn South American dancing.

All dance levels welcome!

8 Feb

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

8 February 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

8 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

8 February 2017
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Price: Free (£1.50 suggested donation)

International photographer Sue Flood has travelled all around the world. This exhibition shows photos from her visits to the Arctic and Antarctic.

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

EiC recommends: Irish Music

8 February 2017
The Cross Keys pub, corner of Lower Bridge Street & Duke Street, Chester
Price: Free

Enjoy some live, traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness. Music starts 20.30 but you are advised to arrive earlier to get a seat!

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

8 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Join Jessica for some informal lunchtime chat. A relaxed way to develop your English conversation skills. Students at all levels welcome!

Bring your lunch.

Sign up NOW.

9 Feb

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

9 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

9 February 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

10 Feb

Football

Football

Football

10 February 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45 (Goals Soccer Centre)
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

Want to play 5-a-side football with some school friends?

Sign up NOW.

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

10 February 2017
Meet outside school at 15.45
Price: £3

Want to play basketball after school? Sign up with August or Song.

Court booked at Northgate Arena (15 minute walk from school).

11 Feb

Llangollen

Llangollen

Llangollen

11 February 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: £25

Llangollen is a pretty Welsh town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Also visit the Pontypontcysyllte viaduct. Dare you cross it? And can you do it without looking down?

Join Martin for this trip on the school minibus. 8 places available.

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Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

11 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

12 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

12 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night

12 February 2017
The Old Queen's Head, 97 Foregate Street
Price: Free + cost of drinks

Join Vlad for some fun and "singing". All welcome.

Please let Vlad know if you are coming. MEET AT THE CROSS.

Over 18s only.

13 Feb

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

13 February 2017
Room 3
Price: Free

Need to write your CV in English? For tips and advice come to this workshop.

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE IF WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

14 Feb

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

14 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

We will be announcing the winner of our Valentine's Day competition.

EiC recommends: Musical

EiC recommends: Musical

EiC recommends: Musical

14 February 2017
Queen's Park High School, Handbridge, Chester
Price: £6.50 (www.yourboxoffice.co.uk)

Set on the sunset strip in 1980's LA, The Bourbon Room Nightclub is facing its biggest challenge yet! Renowned for generating the biggest rockstars of the age, the nightclub is threatened with closure as the strip is ready for a massive redevelopment. Will the incredible playlist of 80's rock classics keep the nightclub at the top of the charts?

15 Feb

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

15 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

15 February 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

15 February 2017
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester
Price: Free (£1.50 suggested donation)

This small exhibition shows day and evening dresses, holiday and wedding dresses. Ranging from very short minis to full-length creations, in fabrics varying between  elegance and psychedelic, celebrate the extraordinary diversity of female fashion in the 1960s.

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

15 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Join Jessica for some informal lunchtime chat. A relaxed way to develop your English conversation skills. Students at all levels welcome!

Bring your lunch.

Sign up NOW.

16 Feb

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

16 February 2017
Meet at the Cross
Price: Free + cost of drinks

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

16 February 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

16 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

17 Feb

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

17 February 2017
Coffee Room
Price: £1 (coffee/tea & cake)

Join us for coffee, cake and chat.

Everybody welcome!

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE.

18 Feb

EiC recommends:Tall Ship Open Day

EiC recommends:Tall Ship Open Day

EiC recommends:Tall Ship Open Day

18 February 2017
Albert Dock, Liverpool
Price: Free

Stavros S Niarchos is a British tall ship. She is primarily designed to provide young people with the opportunity to go sailing as character-building exercises. She is also used for adult voyages and holidays, which help subsidise the operation of the ship.

Come onboard the ship during this Open Weekend.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

18 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

19 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

19 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

20 Feb

Meet the British: Sally Stephens

Meet the British: Sally Stephens

Meet the British: Sally Stephens

20 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

Sally is one of our host family mums. She recently changed her life by studying again and has completed her degree in Education.

Come and talk with Sally. This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to practice listening and speaking with a British person.

Sign up NOW.

21 Feb

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

21 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

It's International Mother Language Day. Come and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity today at our Language Exchange event.

22 Feb

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

22 February 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

Lunchtime Conversation Club

22 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

Join Patsy for some informal lunchtime chat. A relaxed way to develop your English conversation skills. Students at all levels welcome!

Bring your lunch.

Sign up NOW.

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

22 February 2017
St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, CH1 2DW
Price: £3.50

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical story, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an  opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE: www.storyhouse.com/boxoffice.

23 Feb

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

23 February 2017
Meet at the front of school
Price: Free

Do you know the names of the main streets in the city centre? Where can you get your mobile phone repaired? Which is the oldest pub? Is there a good place to get a cup of coffee?

Join us for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up IN ADVANCE if you would like to attend.

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

23 February 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs.

Sign up with Sue, Claire or Laura.

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

23 February 2017
St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, CH1 2DW
Price: £3.50

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE: www.storyhouse.com/boxoffice.

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

23 February 2017
St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, CH1 2DW
Price: £3.50

Spellbound is a 1945 American mystery thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  It tells the story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE: www.storyhouse.com/boxoffice.

24 Feb

Football

Football

Football

24 February 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45 (Goals Soccer Centre)
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

Want to play 5-a-side football with some school friends?

Sign up NOW.

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

EiC recommends: Cinema Evening

24 February 2017
St Mary's Creative Space, St Mary's Hill, CH1 2DW
Price: £3.50

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a 2004 American comedy-drama film starring Bill Murray as Zissou, an eccentric oceanographer who sets out to take revenge on the "jaguar shark" that ate his partner Esteban.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE: www.storyhouse.com/boxoffice.

25 Feb

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

25 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region. Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

26 Feb

Manchester with John

Manchester with John

Manchester with John

26 February 2017
Meet at Chester Railway Station 9.30
Price: £21 (return bus & guided walk)

Manchester is much more than just an industrial city. Home to the National Football Museum, The Printworks entertainment centre, The Northern Quarter for some original boutiques, Chinatown, MediaCity, museums and a vibrant music scene.

Join John for a guided walk and then enjoy some free time exploring the city by yourself.

Sign up NOW.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

26 February 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country. Includes Llandudno, Conwy and Snowdonia National Park.

27 Feb

English Corner with Sue

English Corner with Sue

English Corner with Sue

27 February 2017
Common Room
Price: Free

The 28th February is Shrove Tuesday in the UK and many other countries. What is Shrove Tuesday? Why do people eat pancakes on the 28th?

Come and develop your listening skills as Sue gives a brief presentation about this British tradition.

SIGN UP NOW.

28 Feb

Pancake Race

Pancake Race

Pancake Race

28 February 2017
Garden (weather permitting)
Price: Free

Shrove Tuesday, also known in some countries as Pancake Day or Mardi Gras, is the traditional feast day before the time of fasting leading up to Easter.

Come and take part in our Pancake Race. Prize for the winner!

Sign up NOW.

         

See previous months

Our social programme and nationality mix varies at different times of year. Here you can see these in previous months. This will give you an idea of what to expect in the month you are coming to study with us.

This month's nationality mix(All courses, % of student numbers)

  • French16%
  • Swiss/German15%
  • Korean9%
  • Omani9%
  • Colombian6%
  • Emirati5%
  • Japanese5%
  • Saudi Arabian4%
  • Italian4%
  • Panamanian3%
  • Turkish3%
  • Brazilian2%
  • Russian2%
  • Taiwanese2%
  • Chinese2%
  • Spanish2%
  • Chilean1%
  • Czech1%
  • Estonian1%
  • Finnish1%
  • German1%
  • Mauritanian1%
  • Moroccan1%
  • Polish1%
  • Portuguese1%
  • Qatari1%
  • Romanian1%
  • Swedish1%
  • Swiss/French1%

Latest News from English in Chester

  • Scholarship Students from Costa Rica

    Scholarship Students from Costa Rica2 February 2017

    Saiden and Orietta, teachers from the Province of Limon in Costa Rica studied with us for 4 weeks in January. Their stay was sponsored by BritCham in Costa Rica and the agency Intercultura de Centroamerica AFP, S.A. who are keen to broaden the experience of public school English language teachers. English in Chester was able to offer a partial tuition scholarship through the Richard Day Scholarship Fund. Richard said that he was very happy to help this very worthwhile initiative and to have such wonderful, enthusiastic people in the school.

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