English in Chester
Contact Gabriela Maraver
Address 9-11 Stanley Place, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LU
Region Northern England
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Telephone +44 1244 318913
Fax +44 1244 320091
Website www.elc-schools.com/
Email study@english-in-chester.co.uk
Facebook facebook.com/englishinchester/
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Description of centre

English in Chester, established in 1976, is part of The English Language Centre educational charity, with a world-wide reputation for quality. We are a team of professional and caring people dedicated to providing a first class experience for every student.

With 14 points of strength in our 2019 BC inspection, we are a highly-ranked EL Gazette Centre of Excellence.

There is a wide range of courses to suit different age groups and the different needs and interests of our students. Our courses include:

General English (with a flexible range of afternoon pathways to match your needs and interests)
Examination Courses (our students obtain great results in Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced and IELTS)
The 25+ Course: English for Everyday Life and the Workplace (an intensive, highly practical, needs-driven course for professionals)
The 25+ Combination Course (combining small group classes with 1:1 lessons)
Summer Course for Teenagers (a fun summer programme for 13-16 year olds)
50+ Language Holiday (English language and culture with excursions and activities included)


We are located in Chester, a uniquely beautiful, historic and traditionally English city. Chester is the perfect size for our students, big enough to be lively with lots to see and do, yet small enough to be welcoming, friendly and safe. Our students find Chester a fascinating and delightful place to study. This is a city where the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain is opposite one of the coolest nightclubs in the region. You can find many fashionable boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars in historic medieval buildings. It is busy and prosperous university city that welcomes and charms millions of tourists every year . We are very close to beautiful countryside (North Wales and The Lake District) as well as larger cities (Liverpool and Manchester). We are also just 2 hours by train from London.

Our Student Services team provide an excellent accommodation and welfare service (homestay and residence) as well as many opportunities for an interesting and active social life. Our excursions and activities are designed to enhance your learning of English while you learn about British life with new friends from all over the world.

  • Course information
  • General English for Adults (age 16+): English for International Communication and Study

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • 25+ Professional English for Everyday Life and the Workplace: Intensive Group/Combination Courses (age 25+)

    Course type D. English for Business/Executives
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 23+
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    Course hours 26-30
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 6
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Summer Courses for Teenagers (age 13 to 16): An International Experience with Inclusive Social Programme

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open June, July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
    Age group 12-16
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Examination Courses: English courses with Internationally Recognised Qualifications

    Course type L. Examination preparation courses
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Individual Tuition

    Course type I. One-to-one
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 26-30
    Tuition fees £1000 and over
    Class size 1
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • 50+ courses: Language Holidays for the Over Fifties

    Course type E. Vacation courses for adults
    Months Open April, May, June, August, September
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 23+
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 10
    Beginners accepted? No