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.
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.
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.
We have an excellent nationality mix with students from over 60 different countries throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
We offer excellent student support services and have professional, caring and friendly teachers and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I had a really nice experience at English in Chester because the school has a good mix of nationalities and I met people from many different countries. I improved my English with the help of the teachers and I enjoyed learning different subjects in the morning and afternoon. The staff were really kind and helpful in all situations. My English speaking and understanding is much better than two months ago!
I remember those 14 days as a happy time, a happy place and happy people. The learning system is fantastic and my teacher was incredible. I improved my English with a smile. The homestay family were charming and made my stay very comfortable. I would absolutely recommend English in Chester to anyone.
I think Chester is one of the best places to study English in the UK. I appreciate the effort made by the great teachers and staff. The social programme was excellent. My homestay is friendly and devoted and the food is awesome!