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

EiC Recommends: Zumba Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Zumba Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Zumba Gym Class

2 January 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

Mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility and boosted energy.

Book online at www.brioleisure.org/bookings/leisure-bookings or at Northgate Arena.

3 Jan

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

3 January 2019
George & Dragon
Price: Free

"Come have a singsong with a refreshing pint in hand and some good company :)".

Enjoy karaoke at the George and Dragon pub with school friends. Find out more on the George & Dragon's Facebook page.

EiC Recommends: Mary Poppins Cinema

EiC Recommends: Mary Poppins Cinema

EiC Recommends: Mary Poppins Cinema

3 January 2019
Storyhouse
Price: From £7

Mary Poppins returns to our cinema screens!

A very welcome return for Mary Poppins. Decades have passed since Mary visited the Banks children – now they are all grown up with children of their own she returns to re-introduce a little joy in depression era London.

Showings start at 17:00 or 20:00. Tickets are £9.50/£7 for U26s. Find out more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website.

4 Jan

5 Jan

EiC Recommends: Altered Books Workshop

EiC Recommends: Altered Books Workshop

EiC Recommends: Altered Books Workshop

5 January 2019
Hoole Community Centre
Price: £15

A monthly workshop on the 1st Saturday of the month at Hoole Community Centre. December's theme is...What the Dickens? Join this fun and creative workshop creating fun pages!

All materials are provided but you will need to bring a small hardback book to work in (books may be available to purchase on the day for a small fee).

Find out more and book your place on Phizzychick's Altered Books Facebook event page.

6 Jan

7 Jan

8 Jan

EiC Recommends: Yoga Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Yoga Gym Class

8 January 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £8.80

"Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind as well as exercises to withdraw it from external objects.".

Classes are at 18:00-19:30 or 20:00-21:30. Find out more information and sign up at www.brioleisure.org.

9 Jan

City Walk

City Walk

9 January 2019
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 Laura B on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

10 Jan

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

10 January 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

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

EiC Recommends: Chester Zoo Lecture

EiC Recommends: Chester Zoo Lecture

EiC Recommends: Chester Zoo Lecture

10 January 2019
Grosvenor Museum
Price: £5

Penny Rudd, a longstanding member of Chester Zoo staff, will give an illustrated talk about the Chester Zoo. The talk will cover the zoo’s beginning in 1931 when its founder George Mottershead realised his dream of creating a zoo without bars, right up to the present day zoo with its multimillion pound developments and a rating as one of the best 15 zoos in the World and Britain’s top visitor attraction outside London.

Find out more information on the Chester Lecture Society's website.

11 Jan

12 Jan

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

12 January 2019
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Grease Sing-a-Long Cinema

EiC Recommends: Grease Sing-a-Long Cinema

EiC Recommends: Grease Sing-a-Long Cinema

12 January 2019
Storyhouse
Price: From £7

One of the most successful musicals ever, all the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are invited to sing-along to your favourite songs as the big screen plays in the Storyhouse theatre!

Tickets are £9.50/£7 for U26s. Find out more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website.

13 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

13 January 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

14 Jan

Football

Football

Football

14 January 2019
Goals Chester
Price: £4

Want to play football with school friends? Organise a 5-a-side or 7-a-side team by lunch time on Monday 14th and request to play at Goals!

Please sign up by lunch time on Monday 14th.

15 Jan

English in Chester Focus Group

English in Chester Focus Group

English in Chester Focus Group

15 January 2019
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Join in the discussion at the monthly English in Chester focus group. A great way to practise your English and provide feedback for the school in an informal setting. This month's topic of discussion will be announced soon. Come to find out more and to give your ideas!

Sign up with Alice in advance - sign up deadline: Tuesday lunch time.

Bowling

Bowling

Bowling

15 January 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: £15

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

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 10th.

16 Jan

City Walk

City Walk

16 January 2019
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 Brian on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

16 January 2019
The Den, Storyhouse
Price: Free

Providing conversation opportunities for speakers of all levels of English as a second language in Storyhouse. Come, join and converse!

17 Jan

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

17 January 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

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

B1+ level learners Claire's Book Club.

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

EiC Recommends: Music Event

17 January 2019
Alexander's Live
Price: From £6

Stepping Tiger is a world music event run by DJ Ben 'Roman' Haslett. UK live jazz, soul and afrobeat acts will be supported by vinyl DJs playing soul, funk and world music. Alexander’s Live & Stepping Tiger proudly present... Deptford Northern Soul Club.

Tickets are £6 in advance / £8 on the door.

Find out more information and book tickets from Stepping Tiger's Facebook page.

18 Jan

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

18 January 2019
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £12

Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble to St Mary's Creative Space with special guest Marker Starling.

Find out more information and book tickets via Roman Candle's Facebook page.

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

18 January 2019
Room 3
Price: Free

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

Please sign up in advance if you would like to attend - sign up deadline: end of Thursday 17th. Minimum 3 sign ups required.

19 Jan

North Wales

North Wales

North Wales

19 January 2019
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 17th.

20 Jan

York

York

York

20 January 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: £39

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 17th.

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Clubbercise Gym Class

20 January 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £5.70/£6.70

Clubbercise is a blend of aerobics, toning and dance moves with high and low impact options. Set to music, there is a mix of 90s classics up to the very latest floorfillers. What makes it unique is that is that every class takes place with the lights out, disco lights on, and all routines incorporate flashing glow sticks - providing a bonus arm workout!

21 Jan

Conversation Club: Favourite Places in Chester

Conversation Club: Favourite Places in Chester

Conversation Club: Favourite Places in Chester

21 January 2019
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Join Alice at this week's Conversation Club to talk about your favourite places and things to do in Chester. Maybe you'll find out about a new place!

Help Alice create a new display for the Coffee Room to pass on your recommendations to other students.

Sign up deadline: break time Monday 21st.

EiC Recommends: Pilates Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Pilates Gym Class

EiC Recommends: Pilates Gym Class

21 January 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £5.70/£6.70

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected.

22 Jan

23 Jan

Irish Music Pub Evening

Irish Music Pub Evening

Irish Music Pub Evening

23 January 2019
Meet at the Cross
Price: £5

Enjoy some live, traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness.

Meet at the Cross at 19:30 and we will walk to the pub together. £5 includes your first drink at the pub (18+ only).

Sign up deadline: end of Tuesday 22nd.

City Walk

City Walk

23 January 2019
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 Kerry on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

Storyhouse Language Exchange

Storyhouse Language Exchange

Storyhouse Language Exchange

23 January 2019
The Kitchen, 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 Alice by the end of Tuesday 22nd.

24 Jan

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

24 January 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

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

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

25 Jan

MUFC Tour & Trafford Centre

MUFC Tour & Trafford Centre

MUFC Tour & Trafford Centre

25 January 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: £25

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

Sign up deadline: end of Wednesday 23rd.

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

25 January 2019
The Saddle Inn
Price: Free

Karaoke Night at The Saddle Inn! Hosted by Mark Welsh. Enjoy drinks offers and a great atmosphere.

"Get Outa Your Shower & Into The Saddle!".

26 Jan

EiC Recommends: Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

EiC Recommends: Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

EiC Recommends: Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

26 January 2019
Manchester Central
Price: £10.90

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is back for another year in 2019.

Find out more information and book tickets at https://mancbeerfest.uk.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

26 January 2019
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

27 Jan

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

27 January 2019
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

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

Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

EiC Recommends: Syrian Stories with Yasmin

EiC Recommends: Syrian Stories with Yasmin

EiC Recommends: Syrian Stories with Yasmin

27 January 2019
Garret Theatre, Storyhouse
Price: Free

An opportunity to hear from two Syrian women – Lamis Muqdad and Yasmin Sofi – who will give accounts of their experiences of both fleeing the country and making a new life here in Chester.They will share their personal stories in a special conversation with Rasha Yousef.

Support ex-student Yasmin at this Storyhouse event which is part of Storyhouse Festival of Languages.

Find out more information and book on the Storyhouse website.

28 Jan

Job Skills Workshop

Job Skills Workshop

28 January 2019
Room 3
Price: Free

Trying to get that job you've always wanted? Come and practice your job interview techniques and vocabulary at the Job Skills Workshop.

Sign up deadline: end of Friday 28th.

29 Jan

Meet the British: Chester Councillor

Meet the British: Chester Councillor

Meet the British: Chester Councillor

29 January 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

Meet a local native speaker at this Meet the British session.

Meet Richard Beacham, a local Chester Councillor for the area of Newton.

Sign up with Alice. Sign up deadline: end of Monday 21st.

EiC Recommends: Theatre

EiC Recommends: Theatre

EiC Recommends: Theatre

29 January 2019
Storyhouse
Price: £18.50-31.50

Theatre: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.

A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong? Don’t miss this hit comedy, guaranteed to deliver loads of laughter.

Find out more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website.

30 Jan

Badminton

Badminton

Badminton

30 January 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racquet hire

Want to play Badminton with some school friends?

Courts must be booked over a week in advance, so please sign up early.

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

30 January 2019
The Den, Storyhouse
Price: Free

Providing conversation opportunities for speakers of all levels of English as a second language in Storyhouse. Come, join and converse!

31 Jan

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

31 January 2019
Common Room
Price: £3

Did you know our Academic Admin Assistant Lucy crochets? Join her for a session learning to crochet and be part of creating a blanket to donate to charity.

Sign up by lunch time on Wednesday 30th. £3 includes materials.

www.facebook.com/lucyslittlebears.

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

31 January 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: £8

The Wave Pictures will play at Telford's Warehouse at the end of this month.

Find out more information and book tickets from the Wave Pictures and Telford's Facebook event.

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

31 January 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

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

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

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

     

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)

  • Argentinian22%
  • French16%
  • Polish11%
  • Korean9%
  • Japanese5%
  • Swiss5%
  • Omani4%
  • Saudi3%
  • Czech3%
  • Italian3%
  • German2%
  • Spanish2%
  • Colombian2%
  • Uruguayan2%
  • Thai2%
  • Turkish2%
  • Gabonese2%
  • Russian2%
  • Moroccan1%
  • Swedish1%
  • Other1%

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  • Join us tomorrow for the 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!
 https://www.storyhouse.com/event/language-exchange

#storyhouselanguagefestival #storyhouse #englishinchester #myeic #chester #community #communityengagement #learnmore #discover

    Join us tomorrow for the 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! https://www.storyhouse.com/event/language-exchange #storyhouselanguagefestival #storyhouse #englishinchester #myeic #chester #community #communityengagement #learnmore #discover

  • Our first Leaver of 2019!! And it snowed just for him! #seeyousoon #friends #studyabroad #studyinengland #studyinuk #uk #english #englishinchester #chester

    Our first Leaver of 2019!! And it snowed just for him! #seeyousoon #friends #studyabroad #studyinengland #studyinuk #uk #english #englishinchester #chester

  • Amazing sunset colours this evening. This picture was taken from The Walls and you can see some Welsh hills on the horizon! #sunset #sunsetcolours #nofilter #thewalls #chester #wales

    Amazing sunset colours this evening. This picture was taken from The Walls and you can see some Welsh hills on the horizon! #sunset #sunsetcolours #nofilter #thewalls #chester #wales

  • Big thanks to our lovely student Lino for sending these awesome bandanas all the way from Mexico!! Come back soon Lino! #mexico #bandanastyle #bandana #stylish #team #chester #englishinchester

    Big thanks to our lovely student Lino for sending these awesome bandanas all the way from Mexico!! Come back soon Lino! #mexico #bandanastyle #bandana #stylish #team #chester #englishinchester

  • English in Chester's Staff Christmas Party #80stastic #80s #staffparty #christmasparty

    English in Chester's Staff Christmas Party #80stastic #80s #staffparty #christmasparty

  • The girls are out in force today for the Cambridge First and Advanced exams! #girlpower #girlsonly #cambridge #exam #english #cae #fce #first #advanced #ladieswholearn #achieve #topoftheclass

    The girls are out in force today for the Cambridge First and Advanced exams! #girlpower #girlsonly #cambridge #exam #english #cae #fce #first #advanced #ladieswholearn #achieve #topoftheclass

  • Chester's Christmas lights are on!  Let the celebrations begin!  #holidayseason #christmas #lights #festive #charming #ilovemycity #chester #englishinchester

    Chester's Christmas lights are on! Let the celebrations begin! #holidayseason #christmas #lights #festive #charming #ilovemycity #chester #englishinchester

  • Don't forget to look up! #bluesky #winter #uk #unionjack #chester

    Don't forget to look up! #bluesky #winter #uk #unionjack #chester

  • Delicious and healthy delivery from one of our wonderful homestays Mr and Mrs Hall (owners of the fruit stall in @chesterindoormarket)... are all our posts about food?? #healthy #fruitbasket #chestermarket #localmarket #localproduce #supportlocal #localbusiness #fruit #tuesdaymotivation #chester #englishinchester

    Delicious and healthy delivery from one of our wonderful homestays Mr and Mrs Hall (owners of the fruit stall in @chesterindoormarket)... are all our posts about food?? #healthy #fruitbasket #chestermarket #localmarket #localproduce #supportlocal #localbusiness #fruit #tuesdaymotivation #chester #englishinchester