In 2018 we will be offering 2 new courses:
- Development Courses for Teachers: we now offer one-week Professional Development courses for teachers. The aim is to stimulate teachers through exposing them to new ideas and techniques which they can actively employ to enrich their teaching.
- Intensive IELTS Booster Course: all lessons on these intensive 2-week courses focus on IELTS examination preparation, designed to boost your IELTS score in the shortest possible time. Students on the General English with IELTS Preparation course may transfer to the booster course for the weeks prior to their exam if required.
Season's Greetings and all best wishes for 2018 to the 2026 students who studied at English in Chester this year (a record number) and all our friends around the world!
Hannah, our Marketing Manager, gave birth to Ben on 19 September. Everyone is doing well. Ben is Hannah’s third child and Richard’s third grandchild.
We just had a visit from Liann (who normally works in the office) and her lovely little baby girl Isabella - our youngest honorary member of staff! They both looked so beautiful and happy :-)
Today we had a surprise visit from Erwin Rieder and his wife. Erwin was a student at English in Chester in 1979! and back then he even helped owner (and his homestay host) Richard Day to paint the school! What a wonderful surprise! it's always great to welcome former students and listen to their happy memories of the school:
'I booked a one month stay in Chester and came to England by my car (a Renault R4 'self-designed') and stayed with Richard and Patty Day.
I arrived on a... Sunday in July 1979, it must have been the 15th, in Chester. One of the first things I did after arriving, I went to the school with your father and helped him to paint something (maybe a floor).
About the school I only remember that I liked very much the relaxed atmosphere between teachers and students. We had lots of interesting lessons and discussions and often went together to the 'Pied Bull' after school or sometimes in the evening or on week-ends.
There were a lot of interesting trips to the surroundings of Chester – and some a little farther.'