ELC Chester

The English Language Centre – Chester (formerly known as English in Chester and now part of The English Language Centre educational charity) was established in 1976 and has 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.

Chester is a small, beautiful historic city. It is very safe, has great shopping and nightlife, and is only 40 minutes from Manchester and Liverpool airports.

The school has professional teachers, rigorous academic standards and exceptional support services. Each year students from more than 50 different countries study here. When you finish a course at English in Chester you will: be able to communicate with more confidence in English, know more about how to continue learning independently, have made new friends from around the world and have enjoyed an unforgettable cultural experience.

Courses include: General English – English for International Communication and Study with a flexible range of afternoon pathways, Examination Courses – First, Advanced and IELTS, The 25+ Course: English for Everyday Life and the Workplace - an intensive, practical, needs-driven course for professionals, Summer Course for Teenagers - language, culture and fun for 13-16 year olds, 50+ Language Holiday – language, culture and fun for people aged 50+ on set dates between April and October.

We have excellent accommodation in both homestay and self-catering residences to provide a welcoming and supportive environment. The social and activities programme is exceptional and provides you with opportunities for an interesting and active social life as well as lots of real-life English practice.