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.
Our new IELTS course offers more Exam Focus lessons.
For students at level B1+, the course combines 20 General English lessons (mornings) with 6 IELTS preparation lessons and 2 Academic Writing lessons (afternoons) per week.
Students with a level lower than B1 can take 4 Introduction to IELTS lessons and 2 Academic Writing/Study Skills lessons per week as part of a General English course. Students can start any Monday.
Following their inspection in August, The British Council have awarded English in Chester 14 strengths. This excellent result gives us second place in the UK Centres of Excellence rankings. The average number of strengths awarded to private language schools is less than 4 so we are extremely pleased. You can read our full report here.