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 Jan

2 Jan

3 Jan

4 Jan

EiC Recommends: Pizza and bottomless Prosecco

EiC Recommends: Pizza and bottomless Prosecco

4 January 2020
Revolution Chester
Price: £25

Enjoy 2 hours of bottomless heaven. Our famous Pizza & Prosecco event is now running weekly at Revolution Chester.

For only £25 you can indulge in as much Prosecco as you like.

EiC Recommends: Viva La Cold Play

EiC Recommends: Viva La Cold Play

4 January 2020
Alexander's Live
Price: From £7.70

Viva La Coldplay recreate the complete anthology of Martin, Buckland, Berryman and Champion. A self-contained act with a formidable sound and lighting show at their disposal, the band can perform over two hours’ worth of career-spanning material taking in key tracks such as Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist, Viva La Vida, Every teardrop is a waterfall, Charlie Brown and Paradise to name a few.To book tickets please visit hhttps://alexanderslive.seetickets.com/event/viva-la-coldplay/alexander-s-live/1446106.

5 Jan

EiC Recommends: Tree-cycled Festival

EiC Recommends: Tree-cycled Festival

5 January 2020
Chester Cathedral
Price: Free entry

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

5 January 2020
The Lock Keeper
Price: Free entry

Join us every Sunday after sunday sessions with both DJ Tony and DJ Dave will be taking all music requests from 7pmtill 11pm.Free shot for anyone who sings Offers on selected drinks.

6 Jan

7 Jan

EiC Recommends: The Big Quiz of the Decade

EiC Recommends: The Big Quiz of the Decade

7 January 2020
The Alchemist
Price: Free

London 2012 doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago, right? Well how much can you remember about the last 10 years?Join us across our network of venues to get quizzed on everything from David Cameron's pig discrepancy, through to the most successful songs of the last decade. The Alchemist Chester host this event on Tuesday 7th January 2020. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AND MUST BE DONE VIA THE VENUE - please email chesterbdm@thealchemist.uk.com to reserve your spot.                              .

EiC Recommends: Chester Film Society presents The Guilty

EiC Recommends: Chester Film Society presents The Guilty

7 January 2020
St. Mary's Creative Center
Price: £5

In the Emergency Call Centre of a Danish Police station, recently demoted police officer Asger Holm takes a call from a woman. It’s the end of his shift, but he finds himself caught up in a horrific domestic violence and kidnapping case. In a race against time, can he save her?Denmark  |  2018  |  85 mins  |  Cert 15  |  SubtitledDirector Gustav MölleStarring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi.

8 Jan

City Walk

City Walk

8 January 2020
Meet in front of the school
Price: Free

Join the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by the end of Tuesday. Minimum 3 sign ups.

EiC Recommends: Yoga with Lorna

EiC Recommends: Yoga with Lorna

8 January 2020
The Queen's School, Chester
Price: £8

Yoga classes at Queens School Chester. Improve your strength & flexibility and join me in this amazing path to re-discover ourselves. .

For more information please visit the event's Facebook Page. Please check with instructor before attending. Activities might be subject to change/cancellation.

9 Jan

Book Club

Book Club

9 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

A2+ level learners are invited to join Laura's Book Club.

EiC Recommends: Beginners Learn to Dance

EiC Recommends: Beginners Learn to Dance

9 January 2020
Aspirations Dance
Price: £7.50

 -- Courses designed for people who have never stepped on to a dance floor before-- Learn to social danceWe recommend getting in as early as possible and staying for as long as you like.There is no need to book. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, just turn up relaxed and ready to have fun! For more information please vist the event's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/376704076371330/?event_time_id=376704083037996.

10 Jan

EiC Recommends: Friday Night Comedy

EiC Recommends: Friday Night Comedy

10 January 2020
Alexander's Live
Price: From £8.50

FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY brings the very best comedians from the UK and beyond to Alexander's Live in the heart of Chester.

EiC Recommends: Festival Coffee hosts Language Cafe

EiC Recommends: Festival Coffee hosts Language Cafe

10 January 2020
Meet at Chester Market
Price: Free

Come and join Festival Coffee for their f Language Cafe! This January the meeting will be at Chester Market.

The meet up is for informal conversation practice in various languages. An opportunity to meet fellow linguists and travellers and practise in a friendly environment with many options of food to choose from. Find out more information on the Festival Coffee Facebook page and Instragram.

11 Jan

EiC Recommends: Beer Masterclass

EiC Recommends: Beer Masterclass

11 January 2020
Brrewhouse & Kitchen
Price: £25

Open you mind to beer with our beer masterclass which runs twice every Saturday!  Over the course of 2 hours and guided by our in-house beer specialist you’ll taste 8 different styles of beer, nibble on some delicious snacks and finish off the session with a main course from our Brewhouse & Kitchen Academy menu! Enjoy the Beer Masterclass & meal for £35pp or just the Beer Masterclass itself for £25pp This is a regular event which must be pre-booked, though specific dates and times can vary -to make a booking or to check further details please visit our website:  https://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/academy/.

12 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

12 January 2020
Chester Railway Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: the Chester History 5K Run

EiC Recommends: the Chester History 5K Run

12 January 2020
Chester Visitor Information Centre
Price: From £15

This running tour will provide you with a full history of The Chester Walls and many surrounding landmarks. These include:- The Cathedral, Eastgate Clock, The Roman Amphitheatre, The Racecourse, Chester Castle.

For more information and to book tickets online please visit Chester Running Tours website.

13 Jan

Conversation Club: Coffee & Chat

Conversation Club: Coffee & Chat

13 January 2020
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free (cost of drinks)

Come to the English conversation club after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Anna.

Sign-up deadline: Friday, January 10th.

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

13 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2+ level learners are invited to join Alex's Book Club.

14 Jan

Bowling

Bowling

14 January 2020
Meet at the front of school
Price: £20

Enjoy a game of bowling with school friends. Price includes play and travel from and back to school.

Sign up deadline: end of Friday 10th.

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

14 January 2020
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

15 Jan

EiC Recommends; Painting, Cheese and Wine Evening

EiC Recommends; Painting, Cheese and Wine Evening

15 January 2020
Cheshire Art Hub
Price: £25

Loren Somerville will be teaching you how to effectively prepare your colour pallet and various mediums to alter the properties of your paint. The freedom of this workshop enables you to select a photograph of your choice and work closely with Loren to complete a painting. This workshop is a perfect setting to meet new friends and to build a comprehensive understanding of painting and drawing. For all enquiries please contact the Cheshire Art Hub on 01829 771993 or email us at info@cheshirearthub.com.

City Walk

City Walk

15 January 2020
Meet in front of the school
Price: Free

16 Jan

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

16 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

17 Jan

Liverpool Excursion

Liverpool Excursion

17 January 2020
Meet in front of school
Price: £25

Half-day excursion to Liverpool.

Sign up with Anna by Tuesday January 15th.

18 Jan

North Wales

North Wales

18 January 2020
Meet at the front of school
Price: £39

Join the school tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, and entrance to Conwy Castle.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 16th.

EiC Recommends: The Family Taste of Chester

EiC Recommends: The Family Taste of Chester

18 January 2020
Chester Visitor Information Center
Price: £60

Looking for a different family experience?  Welcome to a Taste of Chester Family Walking Tour – suitable for all ages and the ideal way to try different types of amazing food/drink.You will get to try many different culinary delights, guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling –A 3-3.5 hrs guided food tour* , Children under 11 = completely free ££, 5 food/drink stops (local independents)**, A passionate & experienced local guide, An entertaining quiz during the tour, Great insight into the history of Chester, Small groups (8 people max), A variety of amazing foods and flavours, A mystery gift to take away.

EiC Recommends: Food and Drink Week 2020

EiC Recommends: Food and Drink Week 2020

18 January 2020
Chester
Price: Cost of Food/Drink

19 Jan

York

York

19 January 2020
Meet at the front of school
Price: £45

York, in the North East of England, has a magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls enclosing a web of narrow streets. At its heart is York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. It is also a modern, tourist-oriented city with museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs.

Join this school trip to York where you will receive an introductory tour of the city followed by free time to explore by yourself.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 16th.

20 Jan

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

20 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club..

A2+ level learners are invited to join Alex's Book Club.

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

20 January 2020
Meet in the Coffee Room
Price: Free

Come to the English conversation club after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Anna.

Sign-up deadline: end of Friday 17th.

About Korea: Korean Language & Culture Meet Up

About Korea: Korean Language & Culture Meet Up

20 January 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Free

This is for people who want to learn Korean language, Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and who want to know and exchange a different culture. A BIG welcome to everyone who is willing to learn another language and culture and share their own experiences with each other.

This is a great opportunity to learn a different language and meet other people who are interested in East-Asian culture. This meet up is open to all from beginners to native speakers.

21 Jan

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

21 January 2020
Room 3
Price: Free

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

Please sign up with Anna by Monday break time.

Minimum 4 sign-ups. .

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

21 January 2020
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written.

EiC Recommends: The Paint Republic

EiC Recommends: The Paint Republic

21 January 2020
Telford's Warehouse
Price: £25

Try painting in a fun, judgement free and relaxed atmosphere. The class will be taught by a professional artist!

No experience required and all materials provided.

Food and drink can be bought at the bar.

Book online in advance at www.thepaintrepublic.com.

Football

Football

21 January 2020
Goals Chester
Price: £4

Play football with school friends at Goals.

You will need a group of 10-14 students to play. Gather a team and sign up with Anna!

Sign-up deadline: Monday break time.

22 Jan

City Walk

City Walk

22 January 2020
Meet in front of the school
Price: Free

Join the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by the end of Tuesday. Minimum 3 sign ups.

Movie Night

Movie Night

22 January 2020
Common Room
Price: £8

Join us for a Movie Night (title to be announced).

Sign-up deadline: end of Monday 20th. .

23 Jan

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

23 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

Storyhouse Language Exchange

Storyhouse Language Exchange

23 January 2020
Garret Theatre, Storyhouse
Price: Free

Storyhouse is hosting a Festival of Languages - a free community-led festival celebrating the diversity of languages and cultures in Chester.

English in Chester have teamed up with Storyhouse to give students and locals alike the opportunity to meet and converse in a fun and social environment. There will be structured, 'speed-dating' style conversation, plus relaxed group chat.

You MUST sign up in advance for this activity. Sign up with Anna by the end of Tuesday 21st.

Storyhouse Languages - A week-long celebration of Chester's diverse speaking cultures

Storyhouse Languages - A week-long celebration of Chester's diverse speaking cultures

23 January 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Most events are free!

24 Jan

Manchester City Stadium Tour & Trafford Centre

Manchester City Stadium Tour & Trafford Centre

24 January 2020
Meet at the front of school
Price: £25

Join this school trip for a tour of Manchester City's Ethiad Stadium, followed by shopping at the Trafford Centre.

Sign up deadline: end of Friday 17th.

25 Jan

EiC Recommends: 2020 Chinese New Year Gala

EiC Recommends: 2020 Chinese New Year Gala

25 January 2020
Storyhouse Theatre
Price: £5

Enjoy a variety of cultural performances at this annual celebration event organised by the China Centre, Chinese Students and Scholars Association of University of Chester. The evening includes dancing, singing, drama, opera and martial arts performances, as well as fun entertainment like lucky draws. It will provide a taste of Chinese culture and a great fun for all family members to enjoy. Book your ticket here https://www.storyhouse.com/event/2020-chester-chinese-new-year-gala.

26 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

26 January 2020
Chester Railway Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country, including Llandudno, Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-Y-Coed and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: International Food Market

EiC Recommends: International Food Market

26 January 2020
The Kitchen, Storyhouse
Price: Free Entry

A food market to celebrate the languages and cultures of people living in Chester.Foods you will expect to find include: Hungarian tasters provided by the Chester Hungarian Community; Italian food by Hoole based restaurant Made in Italy; Brazilian and English tasters provided by English in Chester; Korean tasters made and provided by JY (leader of the Korean culture and language meet-up).

27 Jan

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

27 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

A2+ level learners are invited to join Alex's Book Club.

EiC Recommends: Fireball Table Football Open Competition

EiC Recommends: Fireball Table Football Open Competition

27 January 2020
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free entry

Join or just watch this table football competition.

The event is free to enter, there is also a pub quiz held on the same night.

For more information please contact Telford's Warehouse.

* Events might be subject to change/cancellation.

28 Jan

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

28 January 2020
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

A weekly class for those who want to improve their English skills, both verbal and written. Classes are FREE and there is no need to book, just drop in (Please contact venue to confirm class is runnig before attending).

To find out more information, visit the Events/Activities page on the Unity Centre website. 01244 400730  (The Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester CH1 2BN).

Meet the British - Penhaligon's

Meet the British - Penhaligon's

28 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Meet someone local and have a chat about their lives in Chester/Britain. This month we will be speaking with Alyson from Penhaligon's.

29 Jan

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

29 January 2020
Coffee Room
Price: Suggested donation £1

Join us for coffee and cakes at break time and make a donation to a good cause. A great way to get together with other students in the school.

All welcome - no need to sign up, just come along to the Coffee Room.

EiC Recommends: Wuthering Heights

EiC Recommends: Wuthering Heights

29 January 2020
The Forum Studio Theatre
Price: £12

Emily Brontë's classic comes to The Forum Studio Theatre. The saga of two Yorkshire families in the remote Pennine Hills, and the doomed relationship of Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw is brilliantly brought to life in Jane Thornton’s new stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel.

30 Jan

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

30 January 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

Develop your speaking, listening, vocabulary and reading skills at this weekly book club.

B1+ level learners are invited to join Claire's Book Club.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

30 January 2020
Meet in front of school
Price: £20

Ice Skating with school friends. Sign up by the end of Tuesday 28th.

31 Jan

EiC Recommends: Swan Lake

EiC Recommends: Swan Lake

31 January 2020
Storyhouse
Price: From £22.50

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet returns to Storyhouse in 2020 with a spectacular production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, Swan Lake. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, the acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. A full orchestra complements the purity of the dancing and traditional staging, to bring a taste of imperial Russia to the UK.

The story of Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess is a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil. The world’s most romantic ballet is magnificently brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s sublime and haunting score, performed by a live orchestra.

   

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)

  • French30%
  • Argentinian16%
  • Saudi13%
  • Korean6%
  • Turkish6%
  • Thai4%
  • Spanish4%
  • Colombian4%
  • Malagasy3%
  • Chinese2%
  • Brazilian2%
  • Other10%

Latest News from English in Chester

  • Donation to VSO

    Donation to VSO7 January 2020

    Last year our Charity Coffee Mornings raised a total of £185 in aid of Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO.

This month on InstagramEnglish in Chester on Instagram

  • Stunning picture of our student residence and the canal by our student and guest photographer @daniel_pieruzzini
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#chester #chestercanal #gardenquarter #englishinchester #studyabroad #discover #explore

    Stunning picture of our student residence and the canal by our student and guest photographer @daniel_pieruzzini . . . . #chester #chestercanal #gardenquarter #englishinchester #studyabroad #discover #explore

  • Yesterday we had lunch at @nicebites01 in @chesterindoormarket! Amazing food, great team and fab atmosphere! Highly recommended! #recommended #local #supportlocal #chesterMarket #foodies

    Yesterday we had lunch at @nicebites01 in @chesterindoormarket! Amazing food, great team and fab atmosphere! Highly recommended! #recommended #local #supportlocal #chesterMarket #foodies

  • We still have spaces on our Summer Course for Teenagers this July and August! Meet people from all over the world, improve your English and discover the wonderful city of Chester! #1 Junior Homestay in the UK (according to EL Gazette)

#junior #summercourse #summercamp #summer #verano #summerexperience #chester #highquality #studyabroad #experience #explore #discover

    We still have spaces on our Summer Course for Teenagers this July and August! Meet people from all over the world, improve your English and discover the wonderful city of Chester! #1 Junior Homestay in the UK (according to EL Gazette) #junior #summercourse #summercamp #summer #verano #summerexperience #chester #highquality #studyabroad #experience #explore #discover

  • This afternoon we have some busy bees in the kitchen making Welsh cakes with Jenny! A good way to practise different language skills and following instructions in English #welshcakes #baking #afterschool #nomnom

    This afternoon we have some busy bees in the kitchen making Welsh cakes with Jenny! A good way to practise different language skills and following instructions in English #welshcakes #baking #afterschool #nomnom

  • Easy walk by the river this Sunday #easysunday #riverwalk #chester #riverdee #englishinchester

    Easy walk by the river this Sunday #easysunday #riverwalk #chester #riverdee #englishinchester