Since 2011, The Ben Smith Academy, formerly Atlantik English, has been taking groups of young students to Chester, the home city of the academy’s director, Ben Smith.


Even though the name of the company has changed, the team and the process are still the same. We continue counting on the cooperation of Viajes Áncora to manage the touristic portion of the stay, we continue travelling with your children and giving them classes and are with them at all times. What’s more, Ben’s sister who lives in Chester, works with Áncora to find the host families with which the kids will stay.

There’s no better way to truly consolidate your English than living for a time in an English-speaking country. That’s precisely what language immersion is all about, in addition to being an extremely enriching experience for anyone studying English. While in Chester, each and every student will become part of the host family they stay with or part of the group of young English kids who participate in the program. All of this, as well as the intensive course we have planned for your child, makes our Summers in Chester an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience.

This summer, we are offering two different programs: Chester Full Immersion and English Friends. The first is focused on the immersion part of the experience with the host family. Students will spend the afternoons, once the organised activities have finished, and the weekends with them. On the other hand, English Friends focuses on more social English. Certain activities and classes will include the participation of a group of young, local English kids who are excited about talking with our students. What’s more, English Friends also includes several night-time activities (from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm).

We would be happy to provide you with more information either in our academy or by email or telephone.