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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
       

1 Feb

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

1 February 2019
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £12

Roman Candle welcomes Liela Moss to St Mary's Creative Space as part of Independent Venue Week. Special Guest Sunstack Jones.

Find out more information and book tickets through the Roman Candle Facebook page.

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

1 February 2019
Meetting Room, 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.

2 Feb

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

2 February 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: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

2 February 2019
Garret Theatre, Storyhouse
Price: £10

Chester-based Jaywalkers band have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. They will be playing in the Garret Theatre at Storyhouse.

Find more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website.

3 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

3 February 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: Telford's Open Mic

EiC Recommends: Telford's Open Mic

EiC Recommends: Telford's Open Mic

3 February 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: Free

Enjoy some live music from local musicians at Telford's Warehouse on Sunday. Ethan Brokenshire will be hosting the evening.

Music starts at 21:00; be sure to get there early to get a good view!

4 Feb

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

4 February 2019
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Come to the English conversation club with Kat after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Alice.

Sign up deadline: Monday lunch time.

5 Feb

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

5 February 2019
Common Room
Price: £3

Did you know our 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 Tuesday 5th. £3 includes materials.

www.facebook.com/lucyslittlebears.

6 Feb

Football

Football

Football

6 February 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 Wednesday 6th and request to play at Goals!

Sign up deadline: lunch time on Wednesday 6th.

City Walk

City Walk

6 February 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 us on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

7 Feb

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

7 February 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.

Movie Night

Movie Night

Movie Night

7 February 2019
Common Room
Price: £3

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) has pursued the film rights to author P.L. Travers's (Emma Thompson) Mary Poppins story for 20 years, after a promise he made to his daughters. Travers has resisted Disney's efforts because she fears what would happen to the characters and story. 'Saving Mr. Banks' centers around the development of the famous Mary Poppins film.

Sign-up deadline: end of Wednesday 6th. Minimum 5 sign-ups required.

8 Feb

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

EiC Recommends: Karaoke

8 February 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!".

Lunch Club: Chester Market

Lunch Club: Chester Market

Lunch Club: Chester Market

8 February 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: Buy your own lunch

Join the English in Chester Lunch Club at Chester Market!

Try some of the delicious food the Market has to offer: Thai cuisine, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and more! Order what you like and enjoy lunch with friends in the Market Hall.

Sign up deadline: Friday 8th break time.

9 Feb

Yorkshire with Busybus

Yorkshire with Busybus

Yorkshire with Busybus

9 February 2019
Depart from Chester Train Station
Price: £39

Join Busybus on a beautiful trip Yorkshire!

Includes the Howarth House, Hardraw Force, Ribblehead Viaduct, Wensleydale Creamery and Malham Cove. Experience the amazing food, pretty villages and spectacular outdoor scenery that Yorkshire has to offer.

EiC Recommends: Crochet Hearts Workshop

EiC Recommends: Crochet Hearts Workshop

9 February 2019
Vicars Cross United Reform Church
Price: £25

Learn to make lovely crochet hearts in time for Valentines day. This is an ideal workshop for impover crocheters with an opportunity to perfect double crochet technques including increasing and decreasing.

All yarn, instruction, notes and light refreshment included in the price of £25.

Find out more information and book your place on the Woolly Hat Facebook Page.

EiC Recommends: Chinese New Year Celebrations

EiC Recommends: Chinese New Year Celebrations

EiC Recommends: Chinese New Year Celebrations

9 February 2019
Chester
Price: Free

The Wah Lei Chinese Association will be celebrating Chinese New Year in Chester.

10:45 - Ji Siu Tai Chi Chua & Maria Yuen and Hung Gar Martial Arts Academy.

11:00 - Walking the Lion parade to the Cross, Town Hall & Storyhouse.

12:00 - Performances from Le Wu Yuan, Jai Hui, ji Siu Tai Chi, Wa Lei Choir & more at Storyhouse.

13:00 - Banquet lunch at the Slowboat (£14.50 - booking required. Quote Wah Lei).

10 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

10 February 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.

11 Feb

CV Writing Workshop

CV Writing Workshop

11 February 2019
Room 3
Price: Free

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

Please sign up in advance if you would like to attend - sign up deadline: break time Monday 11th. Minimum 3 sign ups required.

EiC Recommends: Telford's Pub Quiz

EiC Recommends: Telford's Pub Quiz

11 February 2019
Telford's Warehouse
Price: £1 per person

Test your knowledge at this pub quiz and have fun with school friends at the Telford's Pub Quiz!

Quiz starts at 20:30, but arrive early to get a seat.

12 Feb

English in Chester Focus Group

English in Chester Focus Group

English in Chester Focus Group

12 February 2019
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 will be about the link between classroom and social activities. Do you think it's important to link the two? Do you think it happens already at English in Chester? Come to find out more and to share your ideas!

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

13 Feb

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

13 February 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!

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

13 February 2019
The Cross Keys
Price: Free

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 Feb

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

14 February 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.

15 Feb

Coffee & Chat

Coffee & Chat

Coffee & Chat

15 February 2019
Meet at the front of school
Price: Buy your own coffee

Enjoy casual conversation with school friends and a teacher in a local coffee shop.

Buy your own hot drink (and maybe a piece of cake, too!).

Sign up deadline: end of Thursday 14th. Minimum 4 sign-ups.

EiC Recommends: Piano Concert

EiC Recommends: Piano Concert

EiC Recommends: Piano Concert

15 February 2019
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £12

A Piano Evening by a world famous concert pianist Graham Scott, supported by the finest students from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Enjoy works by Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Gershwin. Graham has kindly agreed to offer his support to the Chester Grosvenor Rowing Club 150th Anniversary Development Fund. Find out more information and book tickets on the St Mary's - a Creative Space website.

16 Feb

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

16 February 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: Grand National Trial

EiC Recommends: Grand National Trial

EiC Recommends: Grand National Trial

16 February 2019
Haydock Racecourse
Price: From £10 + train fare

A great day of sport featuring some of the finest Jump horses at Haydock Racecourse (in Newton-le-Willows, between Liverpool and Manchester).

Find out which runners and riders are competing for a place in this year’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in April, as the Grand National Trial takes place again at Haydock Park.

Find out more information and book tickets on Haydock Park Racecourse's website (www.thejockeyclub.co.uk).

EiC Recommends: Vintage Clothes Sale

EiC Recommends: Vintage Clothes Sale

EiC Recommends: Vintage Clothes Sale

16 February 2019
Northgate Church
Price: From £1.50

Browse over 6 tonnes of vintage items in this pay per weight vintage sale.

Find out more information and book tickets on the Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale's Facebook page.

17 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

17 February 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: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

17 February 2019
St Mary's Creative Space
Price: £12.50

Roman Candle is thrilled to welcome Cedric Burnside to St Mary's Creative Space. Special guest to be announced.

Find out more information and book tickets through the Roman Candle Promotions Facebook page.

18 Feb

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

18 February 2019
Coffee Room
Price: Free

Come to the English conversation club with Kat after school on Monday. Please sign up in advance with Alice.

Sign up deadline: Monday lunch time.

19 Feb

Meet the British: Triathlete

Meet the British: Triathlete

Meet the British: Triathlete

19 February 2019
Common Room
Price: Free

Claire Brown is a British triathlete. She entered her first triathlon in 2013 and in 2017 qualified for both the standard and sprint distances at the World Triathlon Championship in Rotterdam, representing Great Britain.

Come to this Meet the British session and find out more about her and triathlon racing.

Sign up with Alice - sign up deadline: break time Tuesday 19th.

20 Feb

City Walk

City Walk

20 February 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 us on the city walk to get to know Chester better. All welcome! Please sign up by Tuesday lunch time. Minimum 3 sign ups.

21 Feb

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

21 February 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.

EiC Recommends: The Nutcracker Ballet

EiC Recommends: The Nutcracker Ballet

EiC Recommends: The Nutcracker Ballet

21 February 2019
Storyhouse
Price: £21.50-36.50

Moscow City Ballet makes its debut at Storyhouse in 2019. With Russia’s best dancers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes, Moscow City Ballet is at its outstanding best, performing to acclaim around the globe. Complete with live orchestra and breath-taking choreography, Moscow City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker is not to be missed!

Find out more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website. Tickets are limited so book early!

Football

Football

21 February 2019
Northgate Arena
Price: £4

Play football with school friends at Northgate Arena.

You will need a group of 10 students to play. Gather a team and sign up with Alice!

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

21 February 2019
Alexander's Live
Price: £3

Stepping Tiger run monthly events showcasing live acts from the UK’s jazz, soul and afrobeat scene. Artists will be supported by Stepping Tiger resident vinyl DJs playing worldwide rhythms.

Stepping Tiger present R&B/Soul singer [ K S R ], supported by Blind Mic (with Love & Retribrution band) (Hip Hop/Jazz music).

Find out more information on the Stepping Tiger Facebook page, and buy your tickets from Alice.

22 Feb

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

Charity Coffee Morning

22 February 2019
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.

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

EiC Recommends: Friday Uplift Group

22 February 2019
Meeting room, 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: Live Music

EiC Recommends: Live Music

22 February 2019
Corner House, City Road
Price: Free

Enjoy some live music from the Terry Burgin Blues Band. Playing at one of their favourite bars in Chester, giving you some rhythm & Blues until late.

23 Feb

Snowdrops Walk

Snowdrops Walk

Snowdrops Walk

23 February 2019
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 21st. Minimum sign ups: 5.

EiC Recommends: Sleeping Beauty Ballet

EiC Recommends: Sleeping Beauty Ballet

EiC Recommends: Sleeping Beauty Ballet

23 February 2019
Storyhouse
Price: £21.50-36.50

With Russia’s best dancers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes, Moscow City Ballet is at its outstanding best, performing to acclaim around the globe. Complete with live orchestra and breath-taking choreography, Moscow City Ballet’s performance of Sleeping Beauty is not to be missed!

Performances at 3pm & 7:30pm. Find out more information and book tickets on the Storyhouse website. Tickets are limited so book early!

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

Lake District with Busybus

23 February 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.

24 Feb

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

North Wales with Busybus

24 February 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.

25 Feb

Job Skills Workshop

Job Skills Workshop

25 February 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 22nd.

26 Feb

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

Crochet & Chat with Lucy

26 February 2019
Common Room
Price: £3

Did you know our 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 Tuesday 26th. £3 includes materials.

www.facebook.com/lucyslittlebears.

27 Feb

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

EiC Recommends: English Conversation

27 February 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!

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

EiC Recommends: Irish Music

27 February 2019
The Cross Keys
Price: Free

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!

28 Feb

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

28 February 2019
Meet at the Cross
Price: £5 (includes your first drink)

Enjoy a drink with school friends in a city centre pub.

£5 includes your first drink.

Sign up deadline: end of Wednesday 27th. Minimum 4 sign-ups!

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club

28 February 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)

  • Italian22%
  • Japanese13%
  • French10%
  • Argentinian9%
  • Korean4%
  • Czech4%
  • Saudi4%
  • Swiss4%
  • Omani3%
  • Colombian3%
  • Moroccan3%
  • Turkish3%
  • Portuguese2%
  • Thai2%
  • Uruguayan2%
  • Spanish1%
  • Gabonese1%
  • Canadian1%
  • Venezuelan1%
  • Russian1%
  • Malian1%
  • Other6%

Latest News from English in Chester

  • English in Chester joins QE

    English in Chester joins QE29 January 2019

    Look who made his way to Chester!

    English in Chester has had a great start to 2019. We've been listening to our partners and the market and have lots of great news to share! First and foremost, we are now members of QE.

    “QE has an established and growing presence in the market place and an exciting programme of missions which is just what we need. I should have joined years ago, and I am now absolutely delighted to be part of this dynamic group” – Richard Day, Director of English in Chester.

    More exciting news to come!

This month on InstagramEnglish in Chester on Instagram

  • Studying English abroad is not just about learning the language! It's about the adventure! Thanks to @busybus_uk for the awesome pics #adventure #chester #Studyabroad #uk #northengland #england #learnmore #learnenglish #learn #english #languages #culture #friendship #explore #nature #winter

    Studying English abroad is not just about learning the language! It's about the adventure! Thanks to @busybus_uk for the awesome pics #adventure #chester #Studyabroad #uk #northengland #england #learnmore #learnenglish #learn #english #languages #culture #friendship #explore #nature #winter

  • Aww! Look at this lovely letter that one of our students left for his homestay hosts after a 4 week stay. It melts the heart! #warmheart #experience #homestay #Studyabroad #Studyinengland #thenorth #northernhospitality #chester #englishinchester

    Aww! Look at this lovely letter that one of our students left for his homestay hosts after a 4 week stay. It melts the heart! #warmheart #experience #homestay #Studyabroad #Studyinengland #thenorth #northernhospitality #chester #englishinchester

  • Very wintery this morning in Chester! Only briefly before the sunshine came and melted all the pretty snow away! #winter #snow #snowday #snowy #January #chester #englishinchester

    Very wintery this morning in Chester! Only briefly before the sunshine came and melted all the pretty snow away! #winter #snow #snowday #snowy #January #chester #englishinchester

  • Look who made his way to Chester! 
English in Chester has had a great start to 2019. We've been listening to our partners and the market and have lots of great news to share! First and foremost, we are now members of @qualityenglish
- More exciting news to come! #englishinchester #eic #qualityenglish #qe  #internationalbusiness #cooperation #esl #efl

    Look who made his way to Chester! English in Chester has had a great start to 2019. We've been listening to our partners and the market and have lots of great news to share! First and foremost, we are now members of @qualityenglish - More exciting news to come! #englishinchester #eic #qualityenglish #qe #internationalbusiness #cooperation #esl #efl

  • Our third free Language Exchange in partnership with @storyhouselive was another success! Over 70 students and Chester locals from 20 different countries met, chatted and got to know one another on Wednesday night.

The event was a fantastic way for our students and native English speakers to meet and find out more about each other, sharing language and culture. This Language Exchange was part of Storyhouse Festival of Languages, a brand new festival celebrating Chester's diverse speaking cultures.

Keep an eye out for our next event! #englishinchester #chester #communityengagement #learnmore #language #exchange  #eic #myeic

    Our third free Language Exchange in partnership with @storyhouselive was another success! Over 70 students and Chester locals from 20 different countries met, chatted and got to know one another on Wednesday night. The event was a fantastic way for our students and native English speakers to meet and find out more about each other, sharing language and culture. This Language Exchange was part of Storyhouse Festival of Languages, a brand new festival celebrating Chester's diverse speaking cultures. Keep an eye out for our next event! #englishinchester #chester #communityengagement #learnmore #language #exchange #eic #myeic

  • Our French engineers group out for the weekend visiting some beautiful places in North Wales! #chester #northwales #llandudno #llandudnopier #Studyinengland #Studyabroad #explore #uk

    Our French engineers group out for the weekend visiting some beautiful places in North Wales! #chester #northwales #llandudno #llandudnopier #Studyinengland #Studyabroad #explore #uk

  • 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