Last week the Town Crier of Chester joined over 100 staff and students to celebrate the 40th anniversary of English in Chester.
Everyone wore something blue (the school colour) and enjoyed a lovely evening in the school garden. Staff, students and guests were treated to international dishes prepared by students, an Italian ‘Cat’s Chorus’ choir and Russian folk-dancing. Upstairs in the Common Room lots of prizes were won in English fete style games.
This was the Town Crier's proclamation:
English in Chester has been proud to welcome students from all over the world since 1976. In these 40 years people from more than 70 different countries have enjoyed living in Chester and studying at this wonderful school. Some of our teachers and staff have been here for many of those 40 years. Everyone who works and studies here enjoys this international environment where, every day, we make new friends and learn a lot from each other.
Happy 40th Anniversary English in Chester
Have a look at the fabulous photos here
Over 50% of our students at English in Chester come from Europe. We are totally committed to providing them, and all our students from around the world, with a fantastic experience in our school and in the lovely city of Chester. In spite of the recent referendum result we shall continue to promote international education, work and friendship. Meeting people of many different nationalities and learning about other cultures is a very important and positive part of the English in Chester experience for both students and staff alike.
It is likely to be 2018 before the UK finally leaves the EU. The situation at the moment is unchanged and is likely to remain so for the immediate future. We are, very definitely open for business. In fact now is a good time to study here because of favourable exchange rates. We are looking forward to meeting all those who plan to study here.
This year is English in Chester's 40th anniversary. We have a number of celebrations planned. The first was with our wonderful homestay hosts. Students made dishes from all over the world which hosts absolutely loved. Our Student Representatives gave tours of the school and Sue explained how hosts can get involved with the social programme. There was a lot of laughter and sharing of stories as well as a speech from Nigel of course. The photos are great, you can see them here.
The next celebration is especially for students, here at the school on July 21st. We hope to see you then.
In the summertime English in Chester has another excellent residence available to students. Waterside Court is just a 5 minute walk from the school. All rooms are en-suite and wifi is free throughout the buildings. The kitchens are fully equipped for self-catering and are shared between 4 or 5 students. You can see pictures here. The price is £155 per week. Contact us for more details.
Our Vacation Course for Teenagers (for students aged 14-16 years) will be at a new University of Chester campus this summer. The Queens Park campus is a magnificent building in a beautiful location next to the River Dee. This course runs from June 27th to August 12th. It combines English language learning with the development of team-building and leadership skills. Afternoon electives are taught by professionals in Art, Drama, Sport and Dance. Excursions include Manchester United Football Club, Alton Towers, Ice Skating, Chester Zoo and sight-seeing in North Wales and Liverpool.