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 Feb

EiC Recommends: The Guiness 6 Nations

EiC Recommends: The Guiness 6 Nations

1 February 2020
Faulkner Chester
Price: Free entry

Watch the 6 Nations Rugby this Saturday!

 Wales.

EiC Recommends: They're Red Hot

EiC Recommends: They're Red Hot

1 February 2020
Alexander's Live
Price: £5.50

They're Red Hot are Liverpool's answer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a sound that is exactly like the real deal.

Check venue for bookings and information.

2 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

2 February 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 Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

EiC Recommends: The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

2 February 2020
Storyhouse
Price: From £6.50 each film

Experience Japan through cinema at Storyhouse!

You can find more information here https://www.storyhouse.com/the-japan-foundation.

3 Feb

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

3 February 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: Pub Afternoon

Conversation Club: Pub Afternoon

3 February 2020
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Price of drinks

Conversation Club: join us for an early bird afternoon at a pub.

Please sign up with Anna in advance - sign up deadline: Friday break time. Minimum sign-ups is 4.

4 Feb

5 Feb

EiC Recommends: Yoga with Lorna

EiC Recommends: Yoga with Lorna

5 February 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.

EiC Recommends: Manchester United v Leeds United (FA Youth Cup)

EiC Recommends: Manchester United v Leeds United (FA Youth Cup)

5 February 2020
Old Trafford
Price: Free entry (cost of transport)

6 Feb

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

6 February 2020
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.

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

6 February 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

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

7 Feb

EiC Recommends: Antiques and Arts Fair

EiC Recommends: Antiques and Arts Fair

7 February 2020
Chester Racecourse
Price: Free entry

High quality art and antiques fair featuring a wide variety of traditional and decorative exhibits and fine art. 50+ exhibiotrs over 3 floors of the County Grandstand building.

Prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000. Running since 1989, a major, prestigious event.

8 Feb

EiC Recommends: Pub Crawl Saturdays

EiC Recommends: Pub Crawl Saturdays

8 February 2020
pin 9 Elephants Thai Drink and Dine
Price: Free

Looking for a FREE local pub crawl event? Look no further. We meet at the right hand side of the main bar.  DRESS CODE Because it's an unmanned event wear something purple. When you see someone wearing purple at the right hand side of the main bar say "Hello!" RULES Be courteous and wear something purple.

For more infor pubcrawlsaturdays.co.uk and follow us on Instagram @pubcrawlsaturdays.

9 Feb

EiC Recommends: Phoenix vs Royals

EiC Recommends: Phoenix vs Royals

9 February 2020
Ellesmere Port Sports Village
Price: From £10.30

Cheshire Phoenix hosts the London City Royals at the Cheshire Oaks Arena.

Don’t miss out on any of the fast-paced British Basketball action!

Book your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheshire-phoenix-vs-london-city-royals-tickets-68132775967.

10 Feb

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

10 February 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.

11 Feb

Focus Group

Focus Group

11 February 2020
Common Room
Price: Free drinks and snacks

Join in the discussion at the monthly English in Chester focus group.

A great way to practise your English and providefeedback for the school in an informal setting.

12 Feb

Job Skills Workshop

Job Skills Workshop

12 February 2020
Room 3
Price: Free

Practise and learn some job skills at this workshop.

Sign up deadline: Tuesday break time.Minimum 3 Sign-Ups.

13 Feb

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

13 February 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

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

EiC Recommends: Alex Bando of The Calling @ The Live Rooms

EiC Recommends: Alex Bando of The Calling @ The Live Rooms

13 February 2020
The Live Rooms
Price: £20

Alex Band of  The Calling will be playing at the Live Rooms this month.

14 Feb

15 Feb

Snowdrops Walk

Snowdrops Walk

15 February 2020
Departs from school in minibus
Price: £19

Snowdrops are a sure sign that spring is on its way!

Enjoy a walk with Laura B in the countryside spotting these pretty flowers.

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 13th. Minimum sign ups: 5.

16 Feb

17 Feb

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

17 February 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: Coffee & Chat

Conversation Club: Coffee & Chat

17 February 2020
Meet in front of school
Price: Cost of drinks

Enjoy a coffee and some English chat in a cafe.

18 Feb

EiC Recommends: The Paint Republic

EiC Recommends: The Paint Republic

18 February 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.

19 Feb

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

19 February 2020
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Play table tennis with school friends.

EiC Recommends: Chester Speaking Club

EiC Recommends: Chester Speaking Club

19 February 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Free

A fun, informal and educational community to help people improve both their communication and leadership skills. Members participate by regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in an informal, relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere.

For more information visit: www.meetup.com/Chester-Speaking-Club/.

Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR.

EiC Recommends: Book Club at Storyhouse

EiC Recommends: Book Club at Storyhouse

19 February 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Free

Love reading? Hate reading? Need an excuse to read? Don’t know what to read? Come along to our monthly Book Club. – Everyone is welcome, every time – You don’t have to come every month– You don’t have to speak if you don’t want to– You don’t even have to read the book! Book for February 2020: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote (American).

20 Feb

B1+ Level Book Club

B1+ Level Book Club

20 February 2020
Common Room
Price: Free

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

EiC Recommends: Chester Writers Club

EiC Recommends: Chester Writers Club

20 February 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Free

Chester Writers welcomes anyone with any degree of experience who writes, or wants to start writing. We are a friendly and inclusive group with diverse members ranging from those just planning their first story, to professionally published authors. We are open to any genre, prose or poetry.

You can join the the Chester Writers Facebook for more up-to-date information about the group, or search #ChesterWriters on Twitter.

21 Feb

Meet the British: Hanky Panky Pancakes

Meet the British: Hanky Panky Pancakes

21 February 2020
Meet in the Common Room
Price: Free/Cost of lunch

Meet Stephen from Hanky Panky Pancakes and learn a little about his sucessful business in Chester.

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

21 February 2020
Storyhouse
Price: Free

The Friday Uplift is a peer-led confidence, health and well-being group.

The group meet to share problems, generate solutions and learn how to cope well and thrive in a complicated and stressful world. The group is facilitated by David Yardley, a community learning tutor and Colette Jones, a mentor from the local community. The group is open to all and free to drop-in.

EiC Recommends: Soundbox

EiC Recommends: Soundbox

21 February 2020
St. Mary's Creative Centre
Price: £15.40

Ciaran & Jamie - an exciting musical pairing if e'er there was one. Two wonderfully gifted musicians, treating us to two respective solo sets and a duo set. This is a New Thing indeed.

For more information please visit the event's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/424662391617398/.

22 Feb

23 Feb

EiC Recommends: the Chester History 5K Run

EiC Recommends: the Chester History 5K Run

23 February 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.

24 Feb

A2+ Level Book Club

A2+ Level Book Club

24 February 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

24 February 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.

25 Feb

26 Feb

EiC Recommends: Blue Stockings

EiC Recommends: Blue Stockings

26 February 2020
Storyhouse Theatre
Price: From £7

It is 1896. Tess Moffat and her fellow first-years are allowed to attend University, just like the young men, but aren’t allowed to graduate.

Based on the true story of the women who fought to gain the same qualifications as men, four defiant young women battle the cruelty of class divides, the distractions of love and the men ready to do anything to stop them, as they fight to change the future of education.

Visit the Storyhouse webiste to book tickets https://www.storyhouse.com/event/blue-stockings.

27 Feb

28 Feb

EiC Recommends: Hello Felix

EiC Recommends: Hello Felix

28 February 2020
The Church Chester
Price: Free entry

The BEST 80's band are coming to The Church Chester with their 80's bangers. Get those red shoes on!!

Please visit the event's Facebook Page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1226582984190686/.

EiC Recommends: Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

EiC Recommends: Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

28 February 2020
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Price: From £7

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is a great chance to enjoy some high quality, delicious food and drink in the beautiful city centre of Liverpool. With a jam-packed schedule and exciting line-up, there is plenty to see, do, eat and drink at this festival. .

Please visit the event's webpage for more information https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/liverpool-food-drink-festival/.

29 Feb

EiC Recommends: The Stones

EiC Recommends: The Stones

29 February 2020
Alexander's Live
Price: From £13.20

The Stones are the UK's premier tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage - from Satisfaction and Jumping Jack Flash, to Ruby Tuesday, Start Me Up and Brown Sugar - the greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the 'greatest rock and roll band' ever! Complete with authentic instruments, costume, and mannerisms, you will be left thinking you have just witnessed a performance from Mick, Keith and the boys themselves!

You can book your tickets here ->https://alexanderslive.seetickets.com/event/the-stones-tribute-to-the-rolling-stones/alexander-s-live/1446120?fbclid=IwAR37TfAe_X6SPVr02vpQHw2FYdo6Vm6cI_zxv_H03dzhAMUTbdf_EKxvkd8.

 

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)

  • Spanish30%
  • Polish16%
  • Japanese10%
  • Saudi6%
  • Korean5%
  • Turkish4%
  • Colombian3%
  • Thai3%
  • Italian2%
  • Argentinian2%
  • Swiss2%
  • Other20%

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    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

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