EIC People

It is the people at English in Chester who make our students’ experience here so rich and rewarding. Our students, group leaders, homestay hosts, teachers, and staff together make a community. Here we introduce you to some of these wonderful people.


Carole and Mark

Carole and Mark  live in a beautiful home with their two children. There are two student rooms available, both of which have an en-suite bathroom.  The family have accommodated students from English in Chester for many years. Meals are taken together as a family and the food is always fresh and home prepared. The walk to school is 15 minutes. 

Many happy students have stayed with Carole and Mark. Here is some of their feedback: 

“My hosts were very friendly and it was only 15 mins walk from the school.” Ryota, Japan

“I liked the food and the talking. Absolutely the best homestay I have ever been in.” Claudia, Switzerland

“The family was very interested in me and talked a lot. They shared their family life and thoughts with me.” Yvonne, Sweden

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Carole and Mark say:

We like hosting students as it gives us an insight into different peoples lives, how they adapt to our English life, how different our nationalities are and it broadens our outlook on other Countries with stories they tell us. 

Some students arrive with very little English and are a little reluctant to speak at first, usually within the week the students have grown in confidence and understanding of our language.  We have never had a student who has not improved during their stay and we encourage our students to talk and tell them it's OK to make mistakes. If they ask questions about a word or phrase we welcome the chance to help. 

We would like our students to enjoy their stay with us. It is our home first and we would like our students to be part of our life and lifestyle, we normally come together as a family for dinner in the evening which is a good time to talk about their lives, work and family. We want our guests to feel at home and we are there for them if they need us. 

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