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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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Institute Of Intensive English, Hawaii
Courses / Programs
Institute Of Intensive English, Hawaii is located just minutes from the beautiful Waikiki Beach in central Honolulu.

We offer beginner to advanced level English language courses to students from around the world. Study options include Short-Term English, Intensive English, Private English lessons, Academic Exam preparation, and more. 

Courses include lessons in the full-range of English language skills and knowledge, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Our proficiency levels are based on a Global Scale that is recognized around the world, developed through broad scientific research by the Common European Framework (CEFR) and the University of Cambridge.

Accommodation options include student residences, hotels, hostels, shared houses, and homestays with local Hawaiian families.

Student Testimonial:
"Thanks teachers for your patience,comprehension and help. We can now speak better English. All of you are very good teachers, but even better as people. We hope to come back one day and maybe meet you again. We'll never forget you."
- James and Helena, Spain
- Short Term English Program (20 lessons)
- Intensive English Program (25 lessons)
- Long Term Intensive English (25 lessons)
- Super Intensive English Program (35 lessons)
- Private English lessons
- College Pathway Program
- Cambridge FCE / CAE Preparation
- Business/Corporate English
- Academic Year (Long Stay)
- Speaking with Purpose
- English + Hula
- English + Surfing
- Summer Short Term English Program
- Kids & Teens English
Kaplan International Washington DC
Courses / Programs
• Learn English in the beautiful and historic city of Washington DC with Kaplan International! We provide a range of accredited English courses to students from around the world of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

• Our quality English language courses in Washington DC include Intensive English, GRE / GMAT preparation, and TOEFL exam preparation.

• At the end of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which will show your level of English, the dates on which you have studied and your attendance. 

• Learning English in DC means immersing yourself in American culture. You will enjoy the diversity of its multicultural neighborhoods and visiting its world-famous landmarks, such as the White House, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum or the National Cathedral.

• Kaplan International in the USA are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and students from 79 different countries attended our DC ESL school last year.

Student Review:
"It’s a wonderful experience, you learn a lot, discover different cultures and way of life. It’s a great opportunity to make contacts and real friendship with people from around the world."
- Paul-Victor, France
English Language Courses for Adults:

Beginner to advanced levels

• General English

• Intensive English

• Vacation English

• Academic Year and Semester Courses

• TOEFL Exam Preparation

• GMAT Preparation

• GRE For International Students

• Homestay with an American host family
Crossing Borders, Houston Galleria area
Courses / Programs
• Learn English in Houston with Crossing Borders language school in the Galleria area (also known as Uptown), a major business district and shopping area in Houston, 6 miles west of Downtown.

• We offer group ESL programs and private English lessons for adults & high school teens in Houston.

• For international students, we offer semi-intensive English courses and this option is permitted for students on a B1/B2 tourist visa.

• Our English students learn to speak more confidently and clearly, and learn faster than students from many other ESL programs in Texas and across the U.S. You will learn more in 1 month with Crossing Borders than you will in 3 months at other English schools.
English Courses for Adults & High School Teens:
• General English for beginners, intermediate & advanced levels
• Intensive ESL Program (4 weeks)
• Semi-intensive English
• Private English lessons
• TOEFL exam preparation
• SAT preparation course
• English Conversation classes
• American Pronunciation & Accent Reduction
• Business English classes
• Corporate English training for executives
• English for the entire family
• English classes for high school teens
ABC Languages, Manhattan NY - Private English Lessons
Courses / Programs
• Private English tutoring in English since 1997:  ABC Languages, a premiere language institute in NYC, has provided the highest quality language training to individual students, schools, businesses and organizations throughout the city.

• Our popular language school is located at 146 West 29th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan West Side (between 6th and 7th Avenues, near Penn Station, NoMad, Flatiron, Koreatown and Midtown Manhattan), and close to the subways. 

• We offer a professional, warm and friendly learning environment for our students who come during the day time, or in the evenings after work, or on weekends to learn English or another second language of their choice.

• We also offer private and semi-private onsite lessons at homes and offices in Manhattan, NJ, Westchester County NY & Fairfield County CT.

• Transportation: Most subways stop within very close walking distance to us including the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, B, D, F, M, N, R, Q, PATH Train and more. We recommend any stop at 28th Street, Herald Square, 34th Street or Penn Station.

Student Reviews:
• "A lot of fun and I improved my pronunciation!"

• "The teacher was very good and the class seemed to suit my needs. I was very satisfied."
For Adults / Working Professionals / Business Executives / Diplomats / University Students / Children & High School Teens:

• General, one-on-one, private English lessons for adults & children / high school students
• Customized Professional English classes
• Customized Business / Management English classes
• Customized Academic English classes for college / university preparation
The English Language Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland University
Courses / Programs
• Study English in a Top U.S. University with affordable fees!

• The ELI is located on the beautiful, 58-acre campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University in one of Baltimore's most prestigious and secure neighborhoods (Baltimore is a major cosmopolitan city on the East Coast of the U.S).

• The ELI provides an intensive English program (IEP) for non-native English speakers & international students who want to improve their English language skills in a quality university setting.

• In 8-week sessions, students at all levels study writing, grammar, reading, listening and speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, TOEFL preparation & American culture. 

• In each session, there are 20-25 different countries represented. This diversity makes English proficiency a necessity and motivates study & language acquisition. 

• The ELI is also a test center site for the Institutional TOEFL exam, so students can sit for the exam on-campus during and after the completion of their studies.

• After attending the ELI, many of our students move on to undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and careers.

"ELI has the most effective course available to help improve my English. I recommend this school as the best English language institute in the east."
- Hong Joo, South Korea

"I spent 6 months in ELI and it was a really good experience. I got to know wonderful people from all over the world which I still have contact with. The program is very well built to learn and/or improve your English..
- Mark, Switzerland
Intensive English Language Program:

• Duration: 8 weeks - full-time & part-time

• Levels: High Beginner to Advanced Levels


Modules / Course Units include:
• Listening & Speaking

• Vocabulary

• Pronunciation

• Grammar

• Reading & Discussion

• Writing

Further English Courses:
• TOEFL iBT Test Preparation (Intensive, 5-week course)

• Summer English Classes (full-time & part-time)
A F International School of Languages, Thousand Oaks
Courses / Programs
A F International School of Languages is a quality English school located in the Westlake Village area of the city of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County CA (in the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles Area).

We provide a range of beginner to advanced level ESL programs to students from around the world. We teach all levels of Intensive English, TOEFL exam preparation, and English for Professionals (Business English). We are also ETS- certified for the TOEFL iBt test.

Our courses combine grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Small classes (average 12, maximum 15 students) guarantee that you will receive a high level of personal attention and maximum learning opportunities.

Our goal is to provide a quality English programs with a dedicated staff to students from all over the world that they may achieve their educational goals.

At A F International School of Languages, we provide students with a high-quality academic environment, and supportive educational counseling.

A F International School of Languages is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and authorized by the Dept. of Homeland Security to issue the I-20 for Student visa applicants.

We also have an English language school called A F International College, which is conveniently situated in the Koreatown district, close to Downtown Los Angeles.
English Language (ESL) Courses for Adults:

- Intensive English Program (IEP): Taught at 5 levels: Beginning ESL, Low-Intermediate ESL, Intermediate ESL, High Intermediate ESL, Advanced ESL.

Choose from a 72-hour or a 96-hour program per level. Each level comprises 3 sessions, and each session is 4 weeks long.

- TOEFL iBt Preparation: 96 hours per 4-week session (24 hours per week). It can be taken for up to 12 weeks.

- English for Professionals: 24 hours over 4 weeks (6 hours per week).