Chichester

English school in Chichester 

The English school in Chichester offers magnificent views of the famous Chichester Cathedral, and it is a 5 minute walk from the city centre. Opposite the campus there is a large green area which is usually used to have picnics or play sports outside. It is just 90 minutes from London by train. 

The campus has excellent facilities where the students benefit from being able to study and socialise together with students from other countries and cultures. The teaching resources, the educational technology and library, among other benefits, improves the wellbeing of the students and offers a professional and friendly environment. 

Some of the facilities include: 

  • Library
  • Modern classrooms
  • Cafe
  • IT room
  • Sports centre (Gym, tennis courts, football pitches etc)

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 02/03/2017
  • 01/05/2017
  • 29/05/2017




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL

ENGLISH UK


Strongest Points

  • The city centre is constructed on the Roman city 
  • It is near London and next to the coast

Study English in Chichester

Chichester is a small city located in the South of England, it has a big history with a Roman past, and an importance in the Anglosaxon era. This place has some of the oldest Churches and buildings in Great Britain. 

Chichester is the centre of communications and culture in the region, with a theatre festival and two art galleries. The nearby port of Chichester, together with the Southern plains and the walls of the city offer the opportunity to carry out activities outside. This place is ideal for settling in as there are many ancient roads that converge here. The oldest part of the city can be found within the walls, which were constructed on Roman foundations. 

The city nowadays has made use of its past and has made a large tourist industry out of it. In the area, they have constructed various ports together with other related industries, and the famous shipyard North Shore is located in Chichester. 

What to visit in Chichester 

  • Chichester Cathedral: Founded in the 11th century, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and has the chapel of St Richard of Chichester. Its tower, constructed with a quite weak local stone, suddenly collapsed and was reconstructed in the 19th century. 
  • As well as the Cathedral, there are 5 temples belonging to the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and nine religious buildings of other denominations. 
  • The rest of the Roman amphitheatre is now buried underground south of The Hornet, used as a park. 
  • The Butter market in North Street was designed by the famous John Nash, and was opened in 1808 as a market for food and agriculture products. 
  • The "Corn Exchange" in East Street was constructed in 1833, being one of the first constructed in the country. This building is breathtaking and was designed to show the importance of trade in the era. 
  • Chichester Cross, is a very typical building in the old market, and was constructed in 1501 and is situated in the intersection of the four main roads in the city. 

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Standard English course in Chichester

Structure of the course: 15 hours of general English per week

Example of the timetable:

  • 9:15-12:30 Reading, grammar, listening, study skills or progress test
  • 10:45-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:30 Writing, vocabulary, speaking, presentations or project work

The standard English course focuses on the 4 main aspects of the language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course will help you to learn in a quick and effective way. You will also learn vocabulary, grammar and how to speak in formal and informal discussions. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to have enough time for their studies whilst also enjoying their free time.

Additional information

Leisure activities are organised on Wednesday afternoons with students from the UK. The campus welcomes international students from more than 80 countries.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 50 weeks
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Mornings
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive course

Structure of the course: 21 hours of English per week

Example of the timetable: 

  • 9:15-12:30 (45 minute break) Reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary etc. 
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30-15:00 Extra English class

This intensive course focuses on improving grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, with a greater focus on the reading, writing, listening and oral skills. 

Perfect for

Those that want to get the most out of their stay in Chichester, studying in the mornings and afternoons.

Additional information

This course focuses on the quick and effective learning of the language. The objective is to reach fluent English, learning vocabulary that is used in daily conversations. Leisure activities are organised on Wednesday afternoons with students from the UK.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 50 weeks
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Business English course

Structure of the course: 15 hours of Standard English per week + 6 hours of Business English 

Example of the timetable: 

  • 9:15-12:30 (with 45 minute break) Reading, writing,  grammar, vocabulary etc. 
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break 
  • 13:30-15:00 Business English classes

This course focuses on the vocabulary and the day to day language of work, such as negotiations, telephone calls and written communication. The main topics include: types of businesses, marketing, promotions, email, job search and CV writing. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to improve their communication skills in the workplace.

Additional information

Leisure activities are organised in the afternoon with students from the UK. This course is subject to availability and level of the language.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 50 weeks
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for Cambridge exams

Structure of the course: 15 hours of standard English per week + 6 hours of preparation for the Cambridge exam

Example of the timetable: 

  • 9:15-12:30 (with 45 minut break) Reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary etc.
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30-15:00 preparation classes for the Cambridge exam 

The Cambridge exams are well known by companies, universities and institutions around the world, and the results are valid for life. This course focuses on preparing the students in a way that will familiarise them with the structure of the exam and so that they get to know what all parts are about, to have the best chance of passing. 

Different levels of preparation are offered for different exams: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS 

Perfect for

Those that need to improve their level to pass the Cambridge exam, improving their skills and practicing before the exam.

Additional information

It covers all sections of the Cambridge exam in detail and you will learn the oral skills and strategies neded to take the exams that you need to pass. Leisure activities are organised on Wednesday afternoons with students from the UK.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 50 weeks
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

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Extra-curricular Activities

Every Wednesday afternoon, the students have the option to include leisure activities in their study programme. It is a great way to get to know other international students, as well as students from the UK. 

The International Department organises a social programme so that the students can enjoy events such as: 

  • Bowling
  • Climbing
  • Cinema Club
  • Sports (football, tennis, etc)
  • Cooking
  • Visit Windsor Castle
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Debate club
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Yoga
  • Conversation club (improve your language skills with natives)
  • Swimming pool

*This list is just an example.

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Accommodation

Family

Living with a family is ideal for those students that want to submerge themselves in a different culture and enjoy the experience of living with a local family. All of the families have been selected personally, taking the cleaning and interest in the students into account, so that they will help you and advise you at any point. 

The accommodation with a family includes half board every day (breakfast and dinner), and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekends.There is also the possibility of you cooking for yourself in the family kitchen. The students share the facilities in the house with the rest of the family, and the cost of the laundry service is included once a week.

Availability: all year

Room Type: single room

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Westgate Residence

This residence offers accommodation for students from 18 years old. 

Full board or self catering (no food included) is offered.

All of the bedrooms are singles with ensuite, and some are designed especially for disabled students. In the price of enrollment, this includes access to the facilities such as the gym on campus. There is a common kitchen that is shared between 6 students. 

There is a great variety of common facilities, including a common room with TV and DVD player, as well as food and drink vending machines. The utensils in the kitchen, crockery and bedding is not provided, although you can buy a packet with sheets and quilts in advance. 

The kitchen and common areas are cleaned daily, but the students are responsable for cleaning their own bedroom and bathroom. The residence is safe with an entry system with a magnetic card. 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: single

Facilities: gym, common room, vending machines

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 200 pounds

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen doesn´t have  Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board it has Full Board

Woodlands Residence

This residence offers a safe accommodation for students between 16 and 17 years old that reserve a stay of an academic year, it has single and double bedrooms. There are showers and bathrooms in every flat. 

This accommodation has two common rooms, a reception area, big TV, pool tables, table tennis table, Xbox, Wii, Karaoke machines and common areas with Wifi. 

The flat has its own cleaner and laundry, as well as having two laundry rooms with washing machines that work with student cards. Full board is offered. The price of enrollment includes full access to the gym facilities on campus. 

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Availability: Throughout the year

Room Type: single and double room

School distance: On the same campus

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 200 pounds

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen doesn´t have  Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board it has Full Board

How to get there

To get to Chichester, we advise you to fly to one of the airports in London. All of the airports are well connected with Chichester through trains or buses. We have a transfer service from all London airports: Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. 

From Gatwick airport 

From Gatwick is the easiest and quickest way of getting to Chichester. In the same airport, you will find trains that take approximately an hour. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ You can also get a bus in the same airport that takes an hour and a half http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

From Stansted or Luton airports 

From Stansted you can get a bus that stops at Victoria Station and it takes about 4 hours.http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx. 

From Heathrow airport 

From Heathrow, the easiest way to get to Chichester is to get a bus, which will take you to the bus station in approximately an hour and a half. However, there are few buses that go direct to Chichester, the majority stop at Victoria Station. Another way of getting from Heathrow is to get a train that stops at Woking, and takes approximately 2 hours. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

From London Victoria Train Station, there is a direct train that takes 2 hours. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

From London Victoria Coach Station, you can get a direct bus that takes approximately an hour and a half. http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx




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