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.

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1 Jun

2 Jun

Llangollen

Llangollen

Llangollen

2 June 2018
Departs from school in minibus
Price: £25

Join Martin for a visit to North East Wales. Llangollen is a pretty Welsh town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Nearby Pontyscyllte (Welsh = bridge across the sky) is a navigable aqueduct carrying narrowing boats. At 38m high you have fantastic views of the Dee Valley. Walk across it if you dare!

Sign up with Alice - places limited! Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 31/05/18.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

2 June 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful region.

Includes Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

EiC Recommends: Chester Bandstand

EiC Recommends: Chester Bandstand

EiC Recommends: Chester Bandstand

2 June 2018
The Groves
Price: Free

The iconic bandstand on The Groves, built in 1913, has hosted musical events for well over 100 years and is a Grade II listed structure.

Enjoy afternoons of free music throughout summer. This week The Troubadours will be playing music from the 1920s right through to the 1950s.

3 Jun

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

3 June 2018
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

Join the Busybus tour of this beautiful country.

Includes Llandudno, Conwy, Llangollen and Snowdonia National Park.

4 Jun

Badminton

Badminton

Badminton

4 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racquet hire

Want to play Badminton with some school friends?

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

Minimum 2 people, maximum 12.

5 Jun

Early Bird Pub Afternoon

Early Bird Pub Afternoon

Early Bird Pub Afternoon

5 June 2018
Meet at the front of school
Price: £5

Join Alice for an early bird afternoon at a pub beer garden. £5 includes your first drink at the pub.

Minimum 4 sign ups. Maximum 12. Please sign up by Monday break time.

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

5 June 2018
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

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

6 Jun

EiC Recommends: Zumba

EiC Recommends: Zumba

EiC Recommends: Zumba

6 June 2018
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.

City Walk

City Walk

City Walk

6 June 2018
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 for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

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

7 Jun

Volleyball

Volleyball

Volleyball

7 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Play a game or two of Volleyball with some school friends.

Courts must be book in advance, so please sign up early. Group of 12 needed.

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

7 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

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

Sign up with Alice or Laura B.

English Corner: Lunch Club

English Corner: Lunch Club

English Corner: Lunch Club

7 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Bring your own lunch

Join Alice in the Common Room (or in the garden if the weather is nice) for lunch club. Enjoy some English chat with staff and school friends.

Please let Alice know in advance if you would like to join Lunch Club - sign up by Thursday break time.

8 Jun

EiC Recommends: A Little Night Music

EiC Recommends: A Little Night Music

EiC Recommends: A Little Night Music

8 June 2018
Storyhouse
Price: £5 student ticket

Stephen Sondheim’s musical explores the tangled web of affairs around an actress and the men who love her.

Anne is married to Fredrik, who still loves Desiree, who is sleeping with Count Carl-Magnus, who is married to Charlotte, who’s best friends with Anne. It doesn’t stay that way – be prepared for a night of glorious musical comedy.

Find out more and book tickets on the Storyhouse website. Tickets are £5 for English in Chester students! Go to storyhouse.com/student5 to book your ticket.

Ice Cream & Chat

Ice Cream & Chat

Ice Cream & Chat

8 June 2018
Meet at the front of school
Price: Buy your own ice cream

Enjoy an ice cream and some English chat down by the river. Sign up with Alice by Friday break time.

(Wet weather contingency - Common Room!).

9 Jun

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

9 June 2018
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: Chester Regatta

EiC Recommends: Chester Regatta

EiC Recommends: Chester Regatta

9 June 2018
Sandy Lane Park
Price: Free

A regatta is a sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races. Established in 1733, Chester Regatta is the oldest regatta in the world. Records show rowing in Chester for more than a millennium. In 973AD King Edgar visited Chester following his coronation in Bath and was rowed on the River Dee by the “eight kings of Britain”.

You can catch the 41A bus from Chester to join this very British tradition - find out more at www.chesterregatta.org or ask Lisa.

10 Jun

Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight

10 June 2018
Departs from school in minibus
Price: £15

Port Sunlight is a model village and suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. The late 19th Century village was built by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers which eventually turned into the global giant Unilever. Those who visit Port Sunlight for the first time are usually astonished at what they discover. Join Dave for a trip to Port Sunlight to discover for yourself what this unique village contains.

Sign up deadline: Wednesday break time.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

10 June 2018
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.

11 Jun

CV Workshop

CV Workshop

11 June 2018
Room 3
Price: Free

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

Please sign up in advance if you would like to attend - sign up deadline: Friday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups required.

12 Jun

Meet the British: James

Meet the British: James

Meet the British: James

12 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Come and meet James, a British community police officer. He will be demonstrating police equipment, talking about how the police work in the UK and why they don't carry guns.

A good way to develop your listening and speaking skills. All welcome - please sign up by the end of Monday.

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

12 June 2018
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

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

13 Jun

City Walk

City Walk

13 June 2018
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 Eleri for a 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

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

13 June 2018
Meeting room, Storyhouse
Price: Free

PLEASE NOTE this session has been CANCELLED - the next session will be on 27/06/18.

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

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

13 June 2018
The Cross Keys
Price: Free entry

Enjoy some live, traditional Irish music and a pint of Guinness. Music starts at 20:30 but you are advised to arrive earlier to get a seat!

14 Jun

Book Club

Book Club

14 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

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

Sign up with Alice or Laura B.

Football

Football

Football

14 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Want to play some football with school friends?

Get a 5-a-side team together and sign up now!

Pitches must be book in advance so please sign up early.

15 Jun

EiC Recommends: Portugal v Spain

EiC Recommends: Portugal v Spain

EiC Recommends: Portugal v Spain

15 June 2018
Off the Wall
Price: Free entry

Watch the FIFA World Cup match between Portugal and Spain in a Chester bar or pub.

Kick off at 7pm.

16 Jun

Chester Races with Alice

Chester Races with Alice

16 June 2018
Meet at the front of school
Price: £25

Chester Racecourse, also known as the Roodee, is the oldest racecourse still in use in England. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early 16th century. Soak up the atmosphere at Summer Saturday and join Alice for an afternoon at Chester Races.

Price includes your ticket and a picnic. Minimum 5 sign ups are required. Sign up deadline: Wednesday.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

16 June 2018
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.

17 Jun

EiC Recommends: Strala Yoga

EiC Recommends: Strala Yoga

17 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

"Strala Yoga is a revolutionary approach to guiding feeling and movement, which gets people radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy. Strala was created by Tara Stiles, drawing on her background in classical ballet and choreography, as well as her long-time personal practice in yoga.".

Start your Sunday off right! Sign up at www.brioleisure.org or book your place at Northgate Arena.

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

17 June 2018
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.

18 Jun

EiC Recommends: Yoga

EiC Recommends: Yoga

18 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £6.70

"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.".

Sign up at www.brioleisure.org or at Northgate Arena.

Sweden v South Korea

Sweden v South Korea

Sweden v South Korea

18 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Watch the FIFA World Cup match between Sweden and South Korea in the Common Room. Bring your lunch!

Kick off at 1pm - please be aware that you will not be able to watch the whole match as class starts at 2:15pm.

EiC Focus Group

EiC Focus Group

EiC Focus Group

18 June 2018
Common 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!

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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

Meet the British: Stepping Tiger

Meet the British: Stepping Tiger

Meet the British: Stepping Tiger

18 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

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. This month Yazmin Lacey, a Neo-soul/Jazz artist from Nottingham, will be joining the evening.

At this Meet the British session you can meet Ben ahead of Thursday evening and buy tickets.

Sign up with Alice now.

19 Jun

Early Bird Dinner

Early Bird Dinner

Early Bird Dinner

19 June 2018
Meet at the Cross
Price: £19 (for 2 courses)

Join Kerry for an early bird dinner at city-centre restaurant Moules A Go-Go. Enjoy good food and chat with school friends.

Please sign up for this event by the end of Friday. Minimum 5 sign-ups required, maximum number is 12.

Colombia v Japan

Colombia v Japan

Colombia v Japan

19 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

Watch the FIFA World Cup match between Colombia and Japan in the Common Room. Bring your lunch!

Kick off at 1pm - please be aware that you will not be able to watch the whole match as class starts at 2:15pm.

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

EiC Recommends: Conversational English

19 June 2018
The Unity Centre
Price: Free

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

20 Jun

City Walk

City Walk

20 June 2018
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 Sue for a walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome!

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

Badminton

Badminton

Badminton

20 June 2018
Northgate Arena
Price: £4 + racquet hire

Want to play Badminton with some school friends?

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

Minimum 2 people, maximum 12.

EiC Recommends: Latin Mania!

EiC Recommends: Latin Mania!

20 June 2018
Telford's Warehouse
Price: From £5

The beginners’ salsa lesson starts at 20:00 and the improvers’ lesson starts around 20:45. Both classes usually last for 45 minutes. After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 00:30 (one class £5, two classes £7).

The music played is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York as well as some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music.

www.telfordswarehousechester.com/salsa-fever.

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

20 June 2018
Storyhouse
Price: £20

Stephen Sondheim’s musical explores the tangled web of affairs around an actress and the men who love her.

Anne is married to Fredrik, who still loves Desiree, who is sleeping with Count Carl-Magnus, who is married to Charlotte, who’s best friends with Anne. It doesn’t stay that way – be prepared for a night of glorious musical comedy.

Join Bruce & Jane at Storyhouse for a special price of £20 - tickets are limited, don't miss out! Sign up with Alice now.

21 Jun

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger

EiC Recommends: Stepping Tiger

21 June 2018
Alexander's Live
Price: £5

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.

This month Stepping Tiger is hosting an amazing live act - Yazmin Lacey - Neo-soul/Jazz artist from Nottingham. Stepping Tiger will DJ before and after the act.

Get your tickets from Alice!

EiC Recommends: France v Peru

EiC Recommends: France v Peru

EiC Recommends: France v Peru

21 June 2018
Off the Wall
Price: Free entry

Watch the FIFA World Cup match between France and Peru in a Chester bar or pub.

Kick off at 4pm.

Book Club

Book Club

21 June 2018
Common Room
Price: Free

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

Sign up with Alice or Laura B.

LTC Country Walk & Pub

LTC Country Walk & Pub

LTC Country Walk & Pub

21 June 2018
Depart from school in mini bus
Price: £9

Join David for a walk around the Cheshire countryside and a drink in a country pub. Have dinner with fellow students and enjoy an evening in the countryside.

£9 (includes a drink at the pub).

Please sign up by break time Wednesday 20th.

22 Jun

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

22 June 2018
Coffee Room
Price: Minimum £1 donation

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.

Brazil v Costa Rica

Brazil v Costa Rica

Brazil v Costa Rica

22 June 2018
Common Room
Price: £1

Watch the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Costa Rica in the Common Room. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

Kick off at 1pm - please sign up with Alice by the end of Thursday if you would like to join us.

EiC Recommends: The Crucible

EiC Recommends: The Crucible

EiC Recommends: The Crucible

22 June 2018
Storyhouse
Price: £22-38

Arthur Miller’s classic American thriller and one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century.

Book on the Storyhouse website or at Storyhouse itself. Under 26s get £7 off full price tickets.

23 Jun

EiC Recommends: Swallows and Amazons

EiC Recommends: Swallows and Amazons

EiC Recommends: Swallows and Amazons

23 June 2018
Storyhouse
Price: £22-36

Endless summer days, pirates and treasure maps. Captain John and his crew; Susan, Tatty and Ship’s Boy Roger, set sail for Wild Cat Island to do battle and find adventure on the lakes.

Book on the Storyhouse website or at Storyhouse itself. Under 26s get £7 off full price tickets.

Country Walk & Pub

Country Walk & Pub

Country Walk & Pub

23 June 2018
Mini bus departs from school
Price: £12

Join Martin for a walk in the Cheshire countryside and finish off with a drink in the pub. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Price includes a drink at the pub. There will be an opportunity to buy lunch at a cafe before your walk, or at the pub after.

Please sign up in advance with Alice - sign up deadline is Thursday break time. Minimum 5 sign ups needed.

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

23 June 2018
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.

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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)

  • Italian19%
  • Omani13%
  • French10%
  • Russian8%
  • Swiss/German8%
  • Japanese7%
  • Turkish4%
  • Czech4%
  • Spanish4%
  • German4%
  • Saudi2%
  • Korean2%
  • Thai2%
  • Swedish2%
  • Costa Rican1%
  • Portuguese1%
  • Hungarian1%
  • Qatari1%
  • Danish1%
  • Colombian1%
  • Taiwanese1%
  • Austrian1%
  • Swiss/French1%
  • Chinese1%
  • Other1%

Latest News from English in Chester

  • TEN Spring Fam Trip

    TEN Spring Fam Trip17 April 2018

    Last weekend we welcomed the Spring TEN Fam trip! a great group of new and known ETOs from all over the world: Venezuela, Portugal, Turkey, Thailand, France, Spain, Russia, Estonia and Germany! During this trip they all had the opportunity to see all the TEN schools in Chester, Cambridge, Bristol, Brighton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Wimbledon, Bournemouth, Torquay and Muswell Hill (London).

This month on InstagramEnglish in Chester on Instagram

  • Very special day for our students today with the visit of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex for the official opening of #Storyhouse #duchessofsussex #hermajesty #royalvisit #royalfamily #chester #culture #experience #studyabroad #englishinchester

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  • Beautiful evening for kayaking in the River Dee #chester #summernights #kayaking #thingstodo

    Beautiful evening for kayaking in the River Dee #chester #summernights #kayaking #thingstodo

  • Glorious weather again today! Perfect opportunity for a cool drink outside! #summerday #warmweather #chester #telfords #englishinchester #nofilter #daysout

    Glorious weather again today! Perfect opportunity for a cool drink outside! #summerday #warmweather #chester #telfords #englishinchester #nofilter #daysout

  • Teacher Sue and our Finnish Closed Group students learning outside the classroom! #englishinchester #chester #finland #finnish #learn #english #studyabroad #explore #culture #exchange #friends #travel #mature

    Teacher Sue and our Finnish Closed Group students learning outside the classroom! #englishinchester #chester #finland #finnish #learn #english #studyabroad #explore #culture #exchange #friends #travel #mature

  • Good luck to #liverpoolfc and #real #madrid today! #championsleague #kiev

    Good luck to #liverpoolfc and #real #madrid today! #championsleague #kiev

  • This was our Liverpool FC student visit. We learned a lot about the club's rich history and the stadium itself. Good luck to #Liverpool and #realmadrid this weekend! #championsleague #Kiev #schooltrip #chester #englishinchester #northwest #explore #discover

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  • Join us this Wednesday for the Free Language Exchange @storyhouselive. Learn, discover and have fun! #thingstodo #wednesday #chester #englishinchester #international #exchange #friends #languagelearning #languages #free

    Join us this Wednesday for the Free Language Exchange @storyhouselive. Learn, discover and have fun! #thingstodo #wednesday #chester #englishinchester #international #exchange #friends #languagelearning #languages #free