My name is Julian and I stayed in Chester for 12 weeks.
I chose English in Chester because I didn’t want to go to a big school, and I liked the relatively small size of English in Chester. Also, I like smaller cities better than big ones, and Chester looked about the right size for me.
I took an exam preparation course and during the lessons my teachers taught in a very “alive” way, so to speak. They interacted with the students not in a classical teacher-student kind of way, but instead interacted with us truly from person to person and on the same level. Often, the lessons wouldn’t feel like school at all, but more like a group of friends just sitting together.
After my course I feel that I accomplished the goals I had set myself before taking the course. I took the CAE exam and scored a 205. I am currently studying economics at university. Due to the nature of that subject, English is a requirement in most jobs in this field. I do believe that the exam I took will be very helpful to me in my future.
I really enjoyed my experience in Chester! I lived with a very nice host-family. Also, as a very passionate euphonium player, I was very happy to be able to play with the City of Chester Brass Band during my stay.
I would strongly recommend English in Chester. The school is very well organised. You can tell that the students success is very important to the whole staff and the school also offers a lot and excellent social programme!