The Language School, 9-11 Stanley Place
The Language Training Centre, 2 Stanley Place
Self-Access Centre
Coffee Room
Common Room

The School

English in Chester was established in 1976 and is the only British Council accredited full-time, year-round English language training centre in Chester.

English in Chester is a community. People make the school what it is today. The teachers and staff are very important parts of this community. We are fortunate to have some wonderful, clever and charismatic people working at English in Chester. Many have been working at the school for more than ten years. They all contribute towards creating the excellent quality standards that English in Chester is so proud of.

Our students are an equally important part of the community. We regard everyone as an individual and want them to feel that they are a vital part of the school from the moment they arrive in Chester.

Of course, a school also needs buildings, equipment and facilities. We have our own historic buildings in the centre of Chester, which we have skilfully adapted to modern educational usage. We are constantly working to maintain and improve the quality of the study environment for our students. We also invest heavily in learning resources including classroom technology, to give our students the best possible English language learning experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional English language tuition and student services for international clients to enable our learners to operate more effectively and independently in a global context. We strive for continuous improvement in everything we do in a professional, friendly and supportive environment.

Our Ethos

We pride ourselves on being a learning community which includes everyone at the school, our homestay hosts, excursion and activity providers and the larger Chester community. When students join the school, they become part of that community, and are at the centre of our thinking.

We have an independent outlook, which allows us to make our own decisions about how we develop, about how we improve and how we maintain excellence at all levels.

40th Anniversary

In 2016 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary and created a special timeline with messages and photos from our past students and staff. Click here to view it.

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, discover the story of English in Chester, 1976 - 2016

Jonas, Switzerland

Teachers are motivated and passionate, well organised and make a big effort to motivate every student and create a good atmosphere.