Earn your internationally accredited 190-hour TEFL Certification in just ONE MONTH at our onsite location in Chicago. This TEFL course is in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the U.S.A., with a multicultural blend of over 100 different ethnicities, making it an ideal location for you to prepare to teach English abroad. From cultural, recreational and culinary attractions to world-class art and opera, from professional sports to a vibrant music and nightlife scene, Chicago has something for you to get excited about.
- 4-week intensive program
- Chicago TEFL Course: 180 Hours
- Student Teaching: 10 Hours
- Monday – Friday. 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Student teaching with a rotating schedule Monday – Thursday 6:30 pm – 8 pm
*This course is the equivalent of one semester of college credit in just one week, so it’s long days, but it means you’re that much closer to moving overseas!
Total TEFL/TESOL Certification: 190 hours
HOW TO APPLY:
Download the registration form here, then email it to us at info [at] teachenglishesl.com
TEFL classes are held in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview/Lincoln Park neighborhood, just minutes away from Lake Michigan on Diversey Parkway and just north of Lincoln Park, DePaul University. A mile to the south, you’ll find the famous Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs, for you sports fans). With the Diversey Brown Line “El” (subway) stop just a block away, public transportation is easily accessible. It’s an easy 15 minute ride to “The Loop” in downtown Chicago, home to the city’s greatest architectural and cultural landmarks, including Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, Soldier Field, the Willis Tower (famously known as the Sears Tower), and hundreds of world class restaurants, shops and bars.
Spread over more than 4,000 square feet, the course center includes brand new classroom facilities, computer work stations, reference library and student lounge.
We’ll certainly provide advice and a variety of housing options to choose from, whatever your budget. There are plenty of hostels, hotels and rentals nearby in Lincoln Park and downtown Chicago, all within minutes from public transportation.
Several hostels are conveniently located near the course location with prices ranging from $27-$35 USD and up per night. Hostel options include Hostellng International, AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel, and Chicago Getaway Hostel. Short-term furnished apartments and subleased rooms are available throughout the city year round.
Chicago has two major airports: The northern Chicago O’Hare Airport and Southern Chicago Midway Airport. Both Amtrak and Greyhound provide service to central Chicago.
Transportation in Chicago to your class location:
Once you arrive in the city, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers excellent public transportation by bus and train; taxis are readily available as well. The classroom is located one block from the Diversey Brown Line stop. If you have a car, free parking is available in front of our building and around the block in residential neighborhoods.
- July 17 – August 11, 2017
- August 14 – September 8, 2017
- September 18 – October 13, 2017
- October 23 – November 17, 2017
- November 20 – December 15, 2017
*courses tend to fill up 2-3 months in advance
$2,195 USD plus housing costs and text books (about $100).
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