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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
           

1 Jan

2 Jan

3 Jan

4 Jan

5 Jan

6 Jan

7 Jan

8 Jan

9 Jan

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

9 January 2017
School
Price: Free

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

9 January 2017
School

Today we'll be asking you to complete the sentence below.

In 2017 I will...

10 Jan

11 Jan

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

11 January 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Conversation Club with Sarah

Conversation Club with Sarah

Conversation Club with Sarah

11 January 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

11 January 2017
Meet at the Cross
Price: Free + cost of drinks

Under 18s are invited to come along.

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

11 January 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.

Sign up NOW.

12 Jan

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

Book Clubs with Claire and Laura

12 January 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

12 January 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.

13 Jan

Football

Football

Football

13 January 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

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

Sign up with Giwon or Sue.

14 Jan

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

14 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £31

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

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

14 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

15 Jan

EiC recommends: Chester Zoo

EiC recommends: Chester Zoo

EiC recommends: Chester Zoo

15 January 2017
Bus 1 from Chester Bus Exchange
Price: £21.81 at the gate (£20 online price)

The UKs number 1 zoo set in 125 acres with 20,000 animals.

Why not go with some of your school friends?

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

15 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

16 Jan

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

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

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

Over 21 Pub Evening

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

Historic Chester Guided Walk

Historic Chester Guided Walk

Historic Chester Guided Walk

16 January 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.

SIGN UP NOW.

17 Jan

18 Jan

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

EiC recommends: Photography Exhibition

18 January 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

18 January 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

18 January 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

19 Jan

Book Club with Claire

Book Club with Claire

Book Club with Claire

19 January 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at these weekly book clubs. All B1+ learners are invited to join.

Sign up IN ADVANCE with Sue or Claire.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

19 January 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.

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

Ladies Only Cocktail Evening

19 January 2017
Meet at the Cross
Price: Depends on your choice of cocktail

Let's have a girls night out! Join us for some 2-for-1 cocktails at a bar in the city. Meet at the Cross 19.30.

Sign up with Sue. LADIES ONLY.

20 Jan

Coffee & Cake at break

Coffee & Cake at break

Coffee & Cake at break

20 January 2017
Coffee Room
Price: £1 (coffee/tea & cake)

Join us for coffee & cake at break time.

All welcome.

Sign up NOW.

21 Jan

EiC recommends: Cathedral at Height Tour

EiC recommends: Cathedral at Height Tour

EiC recommends: Cathedral at Height Tour

21 January 2017
Chester Cathedral
Price: 1 hour £8 / 30 minutes £6

On the tour you will go behind the scenes of the 1000's of year's of history within the walls of Chester Cathedral. You will explore the bell-ringing chamber, get up close to the images on the stained glass windows, peer down the fourteenth century quire stalls and Victorian organ, stroll along the galleries and once you've climbed the 200 plus steps up the tower, taken in the panormaric view of the city.

Times and bookings at the Cathedral.

EiC recommends: Musical in Manchester

EiC recommends: Musical in Manchester

EiC recommends: Musical in Manchester

21 January 2017
Palace Theatre, Manchester (Oxford Road railway station)
Price: Tickets from £25 www.atgtickets.com

After 11  years in London, Billy Elliot the Musical, starts its first  UK and tour.

Set in a northern mining town, Billy Elliot is the  story of a young boy’s fight  to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he leaves the boxing ring for ballet where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

Book online www.atgtickets.com.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

21 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

22 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

22 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

Liverpool

Liverpool

22 January 2017
Departs from school
Price: £15

We will travel by minibus to Liverpool city centre. The day will start with a 90-minute guided tour of the city's main attractions. You will then have free-time to spend as you like e.g. museums, shopping, sightseeing.

Sign up NOW - limited availability.

23 Jan

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

23 January 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.

24 Jan

Dinner in a restaurant

Dinner in a restaurant

Dinner in a restaurant

24 January 2017
Meet at the Cross 18.45
Price: £12-£15 (+ drinks)

Let's have dinner together at Moules a go-go in the city centre.

2 courses £12 / 3 courses £15. See the menu in the Common Room.

25 Jan

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

25 January 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

25 January 2017
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free SIGN UP NOW

EiC recommends: Yesterday's Chester

EiC recommends: Yesterday's Chester

EiC recommends: Yesterday's Chester

25 January 2017
Chester History & Heritage Centre,St Michael's Row, Bridge Street Row,
Price: Free (donations welcome)

Two films look at Chester through the 20th century showing trams, buses, steam trains, people and a nostalgic look at our familiar streets.

Book at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

Film Afternoon

25 January 2017
SAC & Common Room
Price: Free

Want to watch a film with some school friends?

26 Jan

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

26 January 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

26 January 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.

27 Jan

Football

Football

Football

27 January 2017
Meet at the front of school after lessons at 15.45
Price: £3 (pay at the venue)

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

Sign up with Giwon or Sue.

28 Jan

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

28 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

28 January 2017
Chinatown, Manchester
Price: Free (+ train fare to Manchester)

It's the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster. Manchester will turn red once again as it celebrates with a mix of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.From Thursday January 26 to Sunday January 29, culminating in the spectacular Dragon Parade.

29 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

29 January 2017
Departs from Chester Railway Station
Price: £35

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

EiC recommends: Vintage Fair

EiC recommends: Vintage Fair

EiC recommends: Vintage Fair

29 January 2017
Chester Racecourse
Price: £3 on the door

Now in its 13Year this is a must for all fashion fans. Traders from around the UK will offer for sale some of the very finest Vintage Clothing from the 1920's-1970's.

Liverpool

Liverpool

Liverpool

29 January 2017
Departs from school
Price: £15

We will travel by minibus to Liverpool city centre. The day will start with a 90-minute guided tour of the city's main attractions. You will then have free-time to spend as you like e.g. museums, shopping, sightseeing.

Sign up NOW - limited availability.

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

EiC recommends: Chinese New Year

29 January 2017
Chinatown, Manchester
Price: Free (+ train fare to Manchester)

It's the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster. Manchester will turn red once again as it celebrates with a mix of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.From Thursday January 26 to Sunday January 29, culminating in the spectacular Dragon Parade.

30 Jan

National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

30 January 2017
School
Price: Free

National Storytelling Week celebrates the tradition of storytelling. We want to  read a traditional story from your country. Write the story and ask Sue to correct it.

Remember to start with "Once upon a time...".

We will put all the stories in a book.

http://www.worldstories.org.uk/stories/stories.

31 Jan

Ghost Walk with Patsy

Ghost Walk with Patsy

Ghost Walk with Patsy

31 January 2017
Meet in the Common Room after lessons
Price: Free 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)

  • French19%
  • Polish17%
  • Korean12%
  • Swiss German6%
  • Saudi Arabian6%
  • Japanese5%
  • Turkish4%
  • Swiss French3%
  • Spanish3%
  • Colombian3%
  • Emirati3%
  • Italian3%
  • Taiwanese2%
  • Tunisian2%
  • Thai1%
  • Omani1%
  • Moroccan1%
  • Malagasy1%
  • Swedish1%
  • Danish1%
  • German1%
  • Venezuelan1%
  • Iranian1%
  • Senegalese1%
  • Kuwaiti1%

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    Our Social Programme is a very important and much appreciated part of school life. As well as full day excursions at the weekend and social events after school, we also have English Plus events to provide you with more opportunities for informal, natural English practice.

    Weekly events include: Conversation Club, Book Club, Film Club and a City Walk. Monthly events include Coffee Morning, CV Workshop and English Corner (informative and entertaining sessions introducing our favourite elements of local life and culture). 

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