Why study with us?

It is difficult to choose an English language school as there are so many in the UK. We are very proud of English in Chester and want all our students to have a worthwhile and enjoyable experience with us. We hope the following reasons will convince you that English in Chester is the ideal study centre for you.

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    English in Chester was established in 1976. It is an independent school with a reputation for high quality. We have many years of experience in providing the right course and quality experience for each individual student.

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    English in Chester is recognised by the EL Gazette as a Centre of Excellence (based on the British Council Inspectors' publishable statements). We are members of IALC and The English Network which adds that extra guarantee that you have chosen an excellent school.

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    Our school is the only full-time, year-round, British Council accredited English language school in Chester. This means there are fewer international people in the city and there are more opportunities for you to meet English people. It also means it is easier for us to find quality homestay accommodation.

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    We have an excellent nationality mix with students from over 60 different countries throughout the year.

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    Chester is very easy to get to, with Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport both only 40 minutes away. You can get to London by train in just 2 hours.

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    Chester is a beautiful, historic city with a young and lively atmosphere. It is a thriving city for all ages, full of excellent shopping, tourist attractions, numerous restaurants and bars and fantastic nightlife.

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    Each student is treated as an individual and we put you at the centre of our thinking. We want you to get the most out of your experience in Chester and we will do everything we can to make sure that happens.

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    We offer excellent student support services and have professional, caring and friendly teachers and staff.

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    We guarantee a quality homestay experience with friendly northern English hospitality. Our Student Services team will ensure that you are well-looked after throughout your time at the school.

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    English in Chester offers a great social programme due to our very central location in the UK. We visit the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Manchester and Liverpool, the scenic countryside and coast of North Wales and go further away to the Lake District and York. Even Scotland, Ireland and London are reachable in just a few hours.

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    The relatively low cost of living and the high quality of life in Chester are excellent reasons for choosing to study at English in Chester.

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    All students on General, 25+, Examination Courses and Development Courses for Teachers can take advantage of our superb free e-learning programme, e-Chester, from the moment they enrol and for 6 months after the end of their course.

Giorgia, Italy

Chester and Cheshire are beautiful places, perfect to base yourself here if you want to see North Wales, England and Scotland. EIC is a wonderful school, where everybody is happy to help and want you to have a good time. I'll miss you!

Carmen, Spain

It’s been a fantastic experience! It was my first time in England and I was able to know other cultures, different from mine. The school was great, I had the opportunity to meet many people and improve my English.

Linus, Switzerland

It was one of my best experiences. The city is wonderful and I really like the English culture. I met a lot of interesting people an found friends from different countries. I enjoyed my time and learned a lot.