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.


Sue and Derek

Sue and Derek live in a spacious five bedroom house. Sue is a housewife, she enjoys quizes and card games.  Derek is retired and likes gardening, DIY and Liverpool FC.  They are both members of the National Trust and enjoy going on outings to different historic buildings and gardens. Their son Robert is a mechanic, he likes music, go-karting and snowboarding.  Both of the student rooms are very comfortable and there are two bathrooms in the home. There is also a conservatory where students can relax in the evening.

Sue and Derek say:

We like students to feel comfortable in our home and treat it like their own. We include students in all that we do. We are a close family and our  sons and daughter visit on a regular basis so expect to see new faces from time to time! We like meeting people from different countries, getting to know about them and their families and finding out about their way of life compared to ours. We like the fact that some students like to return to our home year after year!

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Lots of students have enjoyed staying with Sue and Derek. Here is some of their feedback:

'I had an absolutely great and fantastic stay. I'll definitely come back to visit them, when I'm in England.' Laura, Germany

'My bedroom was very comfortable. I liked the food. My host family was very friendly to me.' Alessia, Italy

'My bedroom is very comfortable. The food is very tasty and healthy. My hosts are very friendly and kind.' Aleksandra, Russia

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