English school in Chester: English in Chester [EIC]

From 580.- GBP
approx 655.- EUR
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Key points

  • Town with a remarkable history
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Official centre for Cambridge exams

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE)
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, France, etc..
ratings
76 authentic opinions

Founded in 1976, our partner school near the centre of Chester includes 2 course centres. The first one, spread over 3 buildings, offers 20 bright classrooms, a resource centre and a modern language lab with computers. Make the most of the coffee area with vending machines for snacks and drinks, the large lounge with a TV and the sunny patio to relax with your friends after classes. The second more modern course centre has been specifically designed for students over 25. It features 6 comfortable classrooms, a computer/language lab and a spacious lounge where complimentary tea and coffee are served throughout the day. Stay connected thanks to the free Wi-Fi available throughout both buildings.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 645.-
(about EUR 729.-)
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:15-15:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
645
919
965
3
940
1351
1420
4
1235
1783
1875
6
1705
2527
2665
8
2255
3351
3535
12
3355
4999
5275
16
4135
6327
6695
24
5575
8863
9415
Extra week (24+)
230
367
390
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 5 / 10 week(s)
5 week(s) - From GBP 1630.-
(about EUR 1841.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 FCE)
Course duration
5 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:15-15:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
5
1630
2315
2430
10
3005
4375
4605
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 5 wk
12.03 / 21.05 / 23.07 / 12.11.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
16.04 / 08.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 5 / 10 week(s)
5 week(s) - From GBP 1630.-
(about EUR 1841.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 CAE)
Course duration
5 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:15-15:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
5
1630
2315
2430
10
3005
4375
4605
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 5 wk
21.05 / 23.07 / 12.11.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
16.04 / 08.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Specialised course 25+

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 6 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 580.-
(about EUR 655.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 6 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
25 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:15-15:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
580
717
2
1105
1379
1425
3
1630
2041
2110
4
2155
2703
2795
6
3205
4027
4165
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Extra night with host family 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 14.04, 23.06, 15.12.2018 / CAE: 23.06, 15.12.2018)
End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) 90 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 200 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Manchester, Liverpool) 55 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

76 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Les professeurs, la méthode d’apprentissage, ambiance de classe, gentillesse du personnel, escursions »
56 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
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53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kleinere Sprachschule und somit auch sehr persönlich. Zu dieser Jahreszeit wenig Studenten, was mir persönlich sehr gefallen hat, ist dadurch alles etwas ruhiger.Chester ist eine wunderbare, gemütliche, herzige Stadt mit vielen schönen Lokalen und Geschäften. Die Lehrer sind sehr zuvorkommend und sprechen sehr verständlich. Man kann im Unterricht auch viel Alltägliches lernen und erfährt einiges über England, was den Unterricht interessant und lehrreich macht. Gute Angebote, die ich zum Teil auch genutzt habe und sehr interessant waren. Für 3 Wochen braucht man natürlich auch nicht so viel und leider sind in dieser Jahreszeit auch die Tage sehr kurz, dass lange Ausflüge schon fast nicht mehr machbar sind.
3 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Auf jeden Fall, da nur mit 3 Personen in der Klasse sehr viel gesprochen werden muss. Zudem auch etwas Grammatik erlernt oder wiederholt wird. »
School highlights
« Kleinere Schule, kleine Klassen, smalltalk mit Lehrern während den Pausen, gut organisiert, gemeinsame Pubbesuche mit anderen Studenten zum Kennenlernen. »
51 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Aber sicher, weil es eine sehr gute Schule ist »
School highlights
« Sehr tolle Stadtkompetente, erfahrene LehrerGute Stimmung in der KlasseGute Stimmung bei allen 25+ TeilnehmerGute AlterstrukturKlassengrössen »
48 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Chester ist eine sehr schöne Stadt. Die Leute in England (Chester) sind sehr offen und freundlich. Ich kann diese Schule auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.
6 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Kleine Klassen und das Engagement der Lehrer/innen war sehr gut. Es wurde stark auf die Schüler eingegangen. »
Top tips
« Das Social Programm der Schule hat viele Varianten. »
43 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
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52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Schule; ausser den Räumlichkeiten und die Infrastruktur (auch Skript von 2002) ist es ein guter Ort zum Lernen. Schwerpunkt scheint mir das Soziale zu sein. Chester ist ein wunderschönes Städtchen und lädt an unzähligen Orten zum Verweilen ein und sich mit den freundlichen Menschen zu unterhalten. Durch den Standort eines neuen Busbahnhofes liegt die Schule nicht mehr ganz so günstig.Über die Räume und die Infrastruktur habe ich vergägngig bereits geschrieben
1 week, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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School highlights
« Das Team ist offen und kollegial, am Wohlbefinden der Studenten interessiert. Geht auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse der Studenten ein. Es wird viel gelacht. »
38 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem die verbale Kommunikation und die Bereitschaft verbal zu kommunizieren haben sich verbessert. »
School highlights
« Die vielen Diskussionen besonders auch mit den jüngeren Teilnehmern, da diese einen ganz anderen Blickwinkel auf viele Themen haben. »
46 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability

Testimonials

Soma Kone
Soma Kone
English in Chester, Chester
Duration: 12 weeks

The people in Chester are really kind and friendly. I like the way they teach English and the different activities they organise. It's interesting because when I came here I didn't speak English well but step-by-step I started to become confident and spoke with everybody and now my English is better. I have also made some friends and I'm still in touch with them. I think English in Chester is a good school with great teachers!

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Anabelle Ludi
Anabelle Ludi
English in Chester, Chester
Duration: 8 weeks

Chester is a beautiful town with lots of things to do and, at weekends, many excursions (I recommend the Lake District) to do during the day and many pubs to go out in the evening.
It was not easy at first; I felt homesick but the school and the host family helped me a lot to feel better! For instance, my host family showed me areas where I could take walks.
Chester must-dos: tour of the city walls and SHOPPING!

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María Luz Ramos Godoy
María Luz Ramos Godoy
English in Chester, Chester
Duration : 14 weeks

The teaching methods and the organisation of the school in general are really good. The employees are always willing to help. It’s also interesting to get to know students from different cultures.

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Host family
This is the ideal accommodation option for total language immersion. The families, which are carefully selected by our school, generally live around 20-30 minutes by foot or by bus from the school. Students stay in single rooms with half-board during the week and full board at weekends. If you're travelling with another student, you can request a double room. Staying with a host family will allow you to discover English culture from the inside and to practise the language in a friendly environment!

Waterside Court residence (from 18 years, minimum stay: 2 weeks)
For those who want to be more independent, you can stay in a self-catering student residence. A short walk from the town centre and the school, the residence offers comfortable single rooms equipped with private bathrooms and fast, free Wi-Fi. Cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchens and meet up with residents from all over the world in the spacious TV lounge. Washing machines are available and bed linen is provided. If you feel like working out, go for a run along the canal!

Our partner school proposes a varied programme of optional activities designed to enhance your learning, help you make new friends and introduce you to local culture while exploring new places. There are regular book clubs, conversation clubs, job skills workshops and ‘Meet the British’ workshops when local people visit the school to introduce you to aspects of UK culture such as Tea Tasting, British Art or Local Music. You will also be able to participate in numerous excursions at reduced prices, including trips to the countryside, mountains and coast of North Wales, the dynamic cities of Liverpool and Manchester, local villages and scenery in The Lake District and The Peak District. Visit the Alton Towers theme park or participate in a guided visit of Chester, during which you will learn about its incredible history and the secrets of its numerous small streets, unless you would prefer to go on a tour of the town's pubs!

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