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English Classes in Chicago, Illinois

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BIR Training Center, Chicago:
Based in Chicago with three central locations, BIR is a career and language learning center dedicated to teaching marketable skills and improving the oral and written communication of students from Chicagoland's diverse neighborhoods as well as from over 25 countries across the globe. We provide fast, focused, flexible training with financial aid opportunities for career seekers. Students studying on foreign student visas receive visa guidance in all issues ranging from application to practical training and school transfer. We are dedicated to providing our students the best education possible. BIR is respected as a provider of quality education due to our experienced instructors, varied course selection, multilingual staff, and unparalleled student services. If you are in search of an English Language Program in the United States, look no further. BIR offers international students excellent academic opportunities in Chicago, one of the greatest cities in the world.

Why choose us:

Photo of English Classes in Chicago, IllinoisStudents from more than 25 countries have come to study at BIR for many reasons, including: affordable tuition, personalized tutoring, well equipped computer labs, small class sizes, flexible class schedules, four accessible locations, and an international department devoted to your needs.

A BIR education equips students with the skills needed to surmount the current and future challenges of a computer-driven and computer-enhanced workplace. We are committed to enabling our students to think independently, perform effectively, and compete successfully, thus making our school an invaluable resource for colleges, organizations, and companies in the public and private sectors.

Mission:

Our mission is to provide postsecondary education that responds to a wide range of students’ needs including vocational preparation for career changers, first career seekers, and industry professionals; language learning and testing; as well as college credit articulation.

Programs:

Intensive English Language Programs with Workshops; Homestay Programs; Summer ESL Program; TOEFL iBT Exam Preparation.

Accreditation:

BIR is NCA Accredited, ISBE Approved, and certified by ETS as an official TOEFL iBT Testing Center.

Independent Learning:

BIR provides a variety of resources that support student learning. Structured study halls and easy access to computer labs give students opportunities to explore English in ways that interest them. A collection of electronic and online resources are available for interactive practice. BIR also has a lending library where students can choose from a collection of materials that are accessible to students at all levels of English language proficiency.

Homestay:

The Homestay Program is a great way to learn English and American culture outside of the classroom. The Homestay Program matches students with a family in Chicago and the family provides the student with two meals per day and a warm, comfortable place to stay. But the experience goes far beyond that. Living with an American family provides the student with opportunities to explore Chicago, learn aspects of American life that are not covered in the classroom, and friendships that last a lifetime.

Tutoring:

One-on-one, small group and peer tutoring are available to students in BIR English Language Programs. Tutoring adds value to the education at BIR by offering personal attention, individual feedback and choices about what a student needs to learn. Flexible schedules with qualified, friendly tutors are available through BIR’s Learning Center. The Learning Center also offers students a comfortable place to study and get homework help.

Cultural Activities in Chicago:

Image of English Classes in Chicago, IllinoisChicago is one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a rich heritage and vibrant cultural life. Our students enjoy all the excitement and conveniences the city has to offer: bustling nightlife, fascinating cultural activities, an excellent public transportation system, and of course, beautiful Lake Michigan.

As a BIR student you will have the opportunity to explore the many cultural attractions of Chicago. Take a boat tour down the Chicago River and view world renowned architecture. Check out the latest exhibit at the Field Museum, and visit the Shedd Aquarium right next door while you’re there. At night there are plenty of theaters, bars, and comedy clubs to keep you going into the early hours of the morning!

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Address: Devon Ave, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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Crossing Borders - Katy TX (Houston area) & ONLINE via Zoom video
Courses / Programs
• Learn English in Katy TX! A leading provider of quality language instruction in the Houston area, Crossing Borders offers group English classes and private lessons to local adults, international students, working professionals, children and high school teenagers. We teach students at all levels - from total beginner, intermediate to advanced English.

• Due to the current public health crisis, we are now offering ONLINE English lessons for Houston-based, Texas, nation-wide and international students via Zoom video conferencing (Our students love it - adults & kids!) from the convenience of your own home. Contact us today!

• Whether you are searching for an intensive English course, English conversation classes or English exam preparation, we can help you to meet your learning goals at our convenient Katy location.

• Our English classes for adults place an emphasis on grammar, conversation and small groups (2 to 8 students), which ensures that every student gets the individual attention they need to excel. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice your new conversation skills.

• Private tutoring can take place at our school, your home or office or other location of your choice in the Greater Houston area.

• Not only does Crossing Borders want our students to learn to speak, write and read English, we also want you to experience the culture and love it the same way we do!

• Our cultural language approach is an awesome way to learn the English language and American culture.
English Classes for Adults

• General English classes for beginners to advanced
• Intensive / Semi-intensive English classes
• TOEFL test preparation
• SAT test preparation
• English Conversation classes
• American Pronunciation & Accent Reduction
• Private English lessons
• Corporate English training for executives
• English courses for the entire family
• English tutoring for kids & high school students
• After-school English classes for ages 7-10 & 11-14 years old
• English classes for kids (weekends)
• English summer / winter programs for kids & teens

Also
• U.S. Citizenship Classes on weekends (Saturday)
KEF USA Intensive English Programs, Orlando FL
Courses / Programs
• Learn English in Orlando, Florida - one of the top travel destinations in the United States and worldwide!

• Our goal at KEF USA is to ensure students make the most of their time learning English in Orlando FL.

• In partnership with an award-winning college, we provide total-immersion ESL programs that focus on each student's ability to communicate effectively in American English.

• Unique to KEF USA is that all teachers have a master’s degree in TESOL.

• Students enrolled in a KEF USA Program will quickly become immersed in American English and culture, improving their language skills considerably.

• All of our English courses are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Range of accredited ESL English programs provided by KEF USA:
• Year-round & summer residential ESL English immersion programs for adults and children ages 10+.
• Residential summer ESL English camps + College Preparation+ Disney for juniors / teens & senior high school students.
• English classes in Orlando plus Regular School classes in your home country via online robotics.

Ideal for school tours or groups of adults looking for an exciting English language vacation, KEF USA course content can be customized to meet the specific needs of your group.

Orlando is the #1 tourist destination in the U.S., with more than 50 million people visiting each year. Also known as “The City Beautiful”, Orlando is an awesome place to learn English, live, work and play!
English ESL Camp
• 2 weeks minimum in June & July, for children ages 10-14, and high school teens / seniors ages 15+ years old
• Summer English course for Individuals & Groups

Academic English Year
• Intensive English for 5 or 10 Months Year-Round
• For Groups ages 15+

ToCollegeUSA - English plus College Preparation
• 4 Month Program (Intensive English Program + College Preparatory Program)
• GUARANTEED COLLEGE ADMISSION in Florida without taking the SAT. ACT, or TOEFL!
• For Individuals & Groups of international students.
Kaplan International Boston
Courses / Programs
• Choose from two English language schools in Boston with Kaplan International. Located in Boston’s city centre (Fenway), and at Harvard Square, our English schools offer a comprehensive range of courses for students of all levels.

• Join one of our English language schools and discover the fascinating history of Boston, America’s education capital, while you study English.

• Citizens of 66 countries attended our Boston ESL schools last year. 

Accreditation:
• Our English language schools in Boston are accredited by ACCET.

• Choose from a comprehensive range of English courses, exam preparation courses, and accommodation options. Learn English in Boston with first-class teachers in excellent learning facilities and advance your academic and professional career. 

• Kaplan International offers high standards of teaching and student care, as well as quality courses and accommodation at our English schools worldwide.

Student Review:
"The Kaplan Experience was the turning point of my life. When I first came here I couldn’t speak any English, I was afraid to speak for fear that people would misunderstand me.

I know I’m still not perfect but at least I’m confident now and not afraid of speaking. I also have met new friends and learned about other cultures.”

- Yina Youn, South Korea (Academic Year Intensive student)
Quality English Language Courses:
• Intensive English (including Academic Year/Semester option)
• General English (including Academic Year/Semester option)
• Vacation English lessons
• TOEFL and Academic English
• Business English

Exam Preparation Programs:
• GRE Exam preparation
• GMAT Test preparation
English Language Institute, San Francisco
Courses / Programs
English Language Institute (ELI) has been providing English language, TOEFL preparation, University preparation, and Business English classes in San Francisco, California for 25 years.

We have full-time professional teachers, exciting elective classes, fun student activities and engaging field trips. We are one of the only English schools in the USA that is owned and operated by teachers.

This means that we offer a student experience that other schools can’t match!

ELI is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and authorized by the US government to issue I-20s so that our students can apply for an F-1 student visa.

Top Reasons to Study at ELI:
- Unbeatable Location Near Public Transportation in the Heart of Downtown San Francisco
- Professional Full-Time Teachers (ELI is teacher owned and operated)
- Affordable Tuition (ELI offers a great value on high-quality instruction)
- Daytime and Evening Programs to fit your schedule
- Exclusive ELI Student Discounts on Local Housing Options
- Free Breakfast Snacks, Coffee, and Tea every day
- Full-Time Friendly Student Support Staff
- New Friends from around the world
- Day or Evening Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Day or Evening TOEFL Test Preparation Course
- Business English classes for Entrepreneurs
- University Preparation Program
- 3, 4, and 5 day per week schedule options
Crossing Borders Group
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in Rice Village, just 5 minutes from Downtown Houston TX, Crossing Borders is a leading English language learning school. 

Serving students throughout the Houston / Harris County areas, we provide beginner to advanced level English language lessons to adults and children. 

Study options include General English, Intensive English, Private English lessons, English Exam preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT), Business English, and more. 

As well as general Group English lessons, we also offer individual tailor-made lessons that give students an opportunity to work on areas of particular interest or concern. Individual lessons are all minimum 90 minutes long and the content can be negotiated between student and teacher.

Student Testimonial:
"For anyone who is interested in learning English in Houston, Texas. Crossing Borders is the place."
- Daniela Jimenez Arvelaez
English Language Classes:
- Beginner, intermediate & advanced levels

- General English classes
- Intensive / Semi-intensive English classes
- Private English lessons
- TOEFL / TOEIC / SAT exam preparation
- English Conversation classes
- American Pronunciation & Accent Reduction
- Business English workshops
- Corporate English language training for executives
- Family English courses
- English classes for kids & teens
- English tutoring for high school students
- Summer / winter English programs for kids & teens
Harvest English Institute, Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
• An established ESL training provider, Harvest English Institute (HEI) offers beginner to advanced programs for local and international students.

• The Harvest English Institute Los Angeles campus is situated on Wilshire Boulevard in the Koreatown neighborhood of Central LA.

• Harvest English Institute welcomes students from all over the world, and is authorized by the U.S. government to accept international students (to issue an I-20 form for a F-1 student visa application).

Why choose Harvest English Institute?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Harvest English Institute (HEI) for your English language adventure!

Not only do we offer state-of-the-art technology in our classrooms with interactive TV's and smartboards, our skilled instructors also provide students with proficiency at record speed.

Our students receive their class notes by email, covering all the topics discussed. Our programs are also based on the official CEFR framework, helping students improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

With our four English language schools across the USA (in Los Angeles, California; Newark & Long Branch, New Jersey; and Orlando, Florida), learning English as a second language has never been so fun and unique!

Student Review:
“Being a student at Harvest Institute is a great experience because of the people that I have met here and the knowledge that will give me many more opportunities in my future career."
- Kassia, Poland
English Language Courses: 

• Intensive English Program (Beginner, Intermediate, High Intermediate & Advanced Levels)
• TOEFL iBT Exam Preparation course
• Supplemental courses in Pronunciation, Conversation, and Writing
• Business English classes
• Recreational English for non- F-1 (student visas) which are 16 hours or less in length
• Private English lessons for adults, colleges students, healthcare & business professionals
• Summer English courses