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.


Eileen and Egon

Eileen and Egon live in a beautiful four bedroom home close to the city centre. Eileen is retired and enjoys gardening, cooking and home decorating. Egon is self employed, he is interested in football, golf, cricket and most other sports. They both enjoy travelling and meeting people from other cultures and backgrounds. The couple especially like to provide good quality English food for their students and spend a lot of time with their students, conversing over dinner.

Here Eileen and Egon answer some of our questions: 

What do you like about hosting students?

We enjoy the company of the students and learning about their lives, family and ambitions. They are always so appreciative about our meals and conversations. Many become firm friends and keep in touch.

Do you have a favourite memory of a student?

We were asked to the wedding of a Spanish student.  Not only were Egon and I asked but our two boys were too. The hospitality was outstanding and we were made to feel like guests of honour. 

Do you think your students English language improves during their stay with you.

Without a doubt. Their vocabulary increases along with their confidence. They often think that they haven’t improved but we noticed the change as our conversations become more fluent.

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Many happy students have stayed with Eileen and Egon. Here is some of their feedback: 

They talked to me a lot and were very friendly. Their house and their food were excellent. Shin, Japan

What I liked the most were the hosts and the beautiful house and garden. Patricia, Switzerland

It was absolutely good. The room, the food, friendly and helpful. It was excellent! Magda, Spain

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