Friendly provincial city offers authentic 'English experience'

Chester is a “very English" city, with black and white houses and beautiful parks and gardens and few French speakers. Experience historical England in a thriving modern university city. There are not so many international students or French speakers in Chester. It’s a friendly city which mean it’s easy to practise your English with the locals.

It is one of Britain's most famous heritage cities with a 2,000-year-old history. It’s safe and has plenty to offer both young and older students.

Chester is close to the coast and mountains of North Wales. The big cities of Liverpool and Manchester are easily accessible.

English in Chester

English in Chester is one of best known and longest running schools in Britain. It proudly describes itself as a community. Many staff have been working at the school for more than 10 years.

The school has courses for adults from 16 years of age and separate courses for more mature students 25 years and older. It has three school buildings in the old city centre. English in Chester has been judged a Centre of Excellence and is also considered one of the UK’s best school according to the British Council.


  • Chester is in north-west English
  • Stanley Place, city centre, inside the old walls of Chester
  • Close to shops, bars, restaurants and transport
  • Heritage buildings


  • Homestay: from 15 minutes walk from school
  • Hotel/B&B: from 2 minutes walk from school
  • Student residences: from 6 minutes walk from school, Single, Double and Studio


  • General English Courses (age 16+) (21 hours per week)
  • The 25+ Course—English for Everyday Life and the Workplace (22.5 hours per week)
  • The 25+ Combination Course
  • Private courses One-to-One & Two-to-One courses
  • Examination courses: Cambridge FCE and CAE (22.5 hours per week)
  • Examination courses: IELTS (21 hours per week)
  • 50+ Courses (Language holidays for 50+)
  • Courses for teenagers & young learners
  • Courses for closed groups


The school in Stanley Place has three centres:

  • Start any Monday
  • Free eLearning platform
  • The Language School
    • 20 classrooms
    • Maximum of 180 students
    • Minimum age 16
    • Maximum class size 12
    • Levels elementary to advanced
  • Language Training Centre
    • 7 classrooms, a maximum of 35 students
    • Minimum age 25
    • Maximum class size 6
    • Levels elementary to advanced
  • Centre for closed groups
    • 5 classrooms
    • Maximum of 60 students


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English in Chester is a Centre of Excellence (EL Gazette) and is ranked amongst the best of all accredited UK language schools with 14 strengths awarded by British Council inspectors (the average is about four strengths). It’s a quality school.

English in Chester