English in Chester

English in Chester has a world-wide reputation for quality. We are a team of professional and caring people dedicated to providing a first class learning experience in the uniquely beautiful city of Chester

Our teachers are qualified, experienced, friendly and supportive. When you finish your course at English in Chester, you will enjoy being able to communicate in English with more confidence and independence.

Our students are aged between 13 and 80. They come from many different countries and have very different needs. Some students come for a week or two and others come for a longer stay of several months. We offer a range of courses to reflect this and make sure that the needs of all our students are fully met. We opened the school in 1976 and are very proud of the really positive feedback we receive from our students every year.

Our social programme is an important part of school life. We organise events and excursions so you can activate your English while you make friends, have fun and explore new places. Our student services team are available to help you throughout your stay, they will do all they can to make sure you have a wonderful time.

“From my experience, the school is the best I’ve ever studied at and as a teacher I really appreciate the quality of teaching and especially the individual approach to students”

Katerina, Czech Republic

  • General English Courses (age 16+) English for Travel, Study and your Career
  • The 25+ Course - English for Everyday Life and the Workplace
  • The 25+ Combination Course with Individual Tuition
  • Examination Preparation - Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced
  • IELTS Preparation
  • 50+ Courses - Language Holidays for the Over Fifties
  • Summer Courses for Teenagers aged 13-16
  • Homestay (shared and private bathrooms)
  • Self-catering residence - individual en suite bedroom with shared kitchen/lounge area
  • Self-catering residence - Individual en suite studio apartment
  • Hotel / Guest House
School Factfile
  • Established in 1976
  • Average 100 students
  • A fantastic nationality mix, with students from more than 50 different countries each year
  • Exceptionally high-standard of accommodation: homestay and residence
  • Separate building for 25+ courses
  • Beautiful city centre location
  • Centrally located in the old walled city
  • Exciting and varied social programmes


The heritage city of Chester is a wonderful location for an English language course for students of all ages. It is also an excellent base for exploring the vibrant cities and beautiful countryside nearby

Chester is a marvellous city to live in and to study in. Our students always love Chester and feel comfortable and at home here. It is a very "English" city, incorporating everything that people think of as typically English, from black and white houses to beautiful parks and gardens. Chester is also a perfect combination of traditional and modern culture. This means that there is a lot for English in Chester students of all ages to see and do throughout the year.

Our city is the perfect size; big enough to offer a really good range of services but not too big to be impersonal. Chester is a thriving university city and is popular with young people. It is one of Britain's most famous heritage cities with a long history, attracting a lot of tourists each year. Our tourist infrastructure is very well-developed. Chester is a safe and welcoming city and both old and young students alike will find something to enjoy.

“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 and found friends from different countries. I enjoyed my time and learned a lot!”

Linus, Switzerland

Chester Factfile
  • Population: 120,000
  • 8.25 million visitors per year
  • 2,000 years of history
  • Britain’s only completely walled city
  • A shoppers paradise
  • Lively, university city with great nightlife and leisure facilities
  • Major tourist attractions: The unique “Rows”, River Dee, Chester Zoo – Britain’s biggest and best, Chester Cathedral
  • 40 minutes to Liverpool or Manchester airports
  • Close to famous cities and wonderful countryside
  • Only 2 hours from London by train

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“English in Chester is more than a school; it is a learning community where we put our students at the centre of everything we do”

Nigel, Principal

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