English Course in Chicago
A whirlwind of adventure in the Windy City!
Information about the English School in Chicago
Chicago is the third most populous city in the US, with a metro population of over 9.5 million people, making it impossible for you to be disenchanted by its cultural charm and atmosphere. It is undeniably an impressive city, consistently commended for having vivid vibes and enticing eateries, with over 40 notable breweries as well as 4,700 restaurants to choose from! You will find anything from classy wine tasting and edgy hipster bars, to festivals and street food. To put it simply, Chicago is an exceptional study location, not only for its architecture, museums, theatre and stunning towering skyline, but for offering a truly endless list of things to do and enjoy during your English Course here.
The School boasts state of the art classrooms, equipped with all necessary modern learning facilities. You will also be able to make use of the computer lab and student lounge, with free Wi-Fi throughout the building. It is excellently located on the famous Michigan Mile (shopping district) and just a short walk from the stunning sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
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Every English Course in Chicago includes:
- Textbooks and Materials
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi
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English Courses in ChicagoEnglish Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Chicago
One to One Lessons in Chicago
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
General or Intensive English Course in Chicago for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
Accommodation in ChicagoIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Chicago, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...
[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Why Chicago? Some Facts...Some more information on the school, area and statistics
Why Choose an English Course in Chicago?
Chicago, known as the ‘Windy City’, has a lot more to it than its famous pizza! It is a city brimming with life and history. Aside from the awe-inspiring skyline, students can take a break and experience the Willis Tower Skydeck, or unwind under the skyscrapers on one of Chicago’s 26 beaches. You may choose to take a helicopter tour, a tranquil boat ride, or while away the hours at the ‘Magnificent Mile’, which is home to more than 465 stores in one shopping district! This area comes to life during Labour Day Weekend, where the Magnificent Mile Festival fuses fashion, fitness and food with an abundant schedule of special events that will cater to everyone’s tastes. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture and environment of the urban lifestyle.
Chicago has an excellent transportation network of both buses and trains as well as a subway system, so getting around is never a problem, even during the coldest days. All networks provide frequent services from downtown Chicago to the outer suburbs.
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- Student Ages 18-30
- 30+ 40+ 50+
Course StructureAn overview of lesson times, starting from the first day
Frist Day (Monday)
The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:
- 07:45 Check-in and registration at the school
- 08:30 Test
- 10:00 Introduction
- 12:45 Break
- 13:30 The first lesson of your English Course in Chicago! (If you have chosen Intensive English or Business English)
- 14:45 “Meet and Greet” (If you have chosen General English)
- 15:00 Break
- 16:00 Activity
The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Chicago, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Chicago, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
From Tuesday Onwards
By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:
- 08:30-10:00 First Module*
- 10:15-11:45 Second Module*
- 12:30-14:00 “Intensive” and “Business” Lessons**
- 14:15-15:45 First Module*
- 16:00-17:30 Second Module*
- Free time, workshops, extra-curricular activities
Useful Tips For Your Chicago Stay!Some suggestions from locals and tourists...
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Cost of Living in Chicago
Take a look at the below prices as a generic guide:
- Big Mac $6.00
- Sandwich $4.00
- Can of Coca Cola $1.00
- Coffee in a cafe $2.50
- 1 litre of milk $2.00
- 2 litres of water $1.20
- 2 meals in an average restaurant $24.00
- SIM Card $5
- Cinema Ticket $9
Getting Around in Chicago
In Chicago you can use the buses, or rent a scooter or a car (maybe on weekends). Use Google Maps to get the timetables of the vehicles and organize your trips “on the go”!