TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL

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International TEFL Academy, Chicago:
International TEFL Academy, based in Chicago, Illinois, is a TEFL / TESOL training organization that offers internationally accredited and recognized English teacher certification courses worldwide. We offer onsite TEFL courses throughout the U.S. as well as in over 25 countries around the world. In Chicago, we offer a 4-week (160-hour) TEFL training program. In addition to our full-time campus-based programs, we offer a professional level highly-interactive 170-hour online TEFL teacher training & certification. We also offer lifetime job search assistance worldwide for our students and graduates.

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Convenient & Easily-Accessible Location:

Photo of TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL• Our school in Chicago is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeview / Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's Near North Side.

• We are only 15 minutes from downtown Chicago by train or car, and the Diversey Brown Line "El" (subway) stop is just a block away.

TEFL / TESOL Teacher Training Programs:

 4-week Onsite TEFL / TESOL Certificate Course:
Designed by leading scholars and experts, our 160-hour certification course will provide the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional English teacher.

The program incorporates teaching practice / practicum to provide all students with hands-on experience in a live teaching environment. TEFL/TESOL classes are 4 weeks, full time, Monday - Friday.

Our highly trained and experienced staff, all of whom have lived, traveled and worked abroad extensively, is dedicated to providing you with the expertise and guidance you need to live your dream of going abroad to teach, travel and explore.

 170-hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course:
The online TEFL / TESOL course takes approximately 11 weeks to complete and is a fully interactive course with 20 other students. It is taught by a seasoned university level professor and consists of 150 class hours and 20 hours of teaching practice.

Practicum of 20 hours will be conducted at an ESL classroom in your town. An additional 30-Hour Business Professional & Young Learner module is available as an optional add-on to the main course for a total TEFL / TESOL certification of 200 hours.

Benefits of Choosing International TEFL Academy?

Image of TEFL / TESOL Certification Program in Chicago, IL• Internationally accredited and recognized certification courses – Our training courses, both online and onsite have met the rigorous standards set by the most prestigious accrediting bodies in the field of TEFL and TESOL and will qualify you to teach in thousands of schools and language institutes around the world.

• Highly Qualified and Experienced Instructors - All International TEFL Academy instructors, for both online and onsite courses, are highly qualified and experienced and very often hold a Masters or a PhD in TESOL or a related field.

• International locations – International TEFL Academy offers partnerships with some of the most respected international schools and institutes, as well as onsite course locations in over 25 countries spanning the globe, including Brazil, Spain, Thailand, Costa Rica, Italy, Russia and others.


• Our onsite TEFL course in Chicago and our online TEFL certificate course are accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK), an awarding organization recognized and regulated by Ofqual - one of the leading accrediting bodies in the UK.

• It is a QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 5 course which is the highest level of accreditation for TEFL certification, and is the equivalent of a CELTA course.

Student Reviews:

•  "I learned to plan for my lessons and I even use the lesson plan sheets we were given. I think the main thing I learnt was to relate lessons to useful everyday life, and to tailor them to meet each students individual interests so I am always keeping an eye open for inspiration for lessons."
•  “Thank you for helping me fulfill one of my dreams. The International TEFL Academy has exceeded my expectations! The class was very interesting and I feel prepared to teach English abroad.”
David, California State University - San Bernadino

•  “The course content was well designed and covered all aspects of ESOL. My instructor promptly responded to my queries and immediately provided feedback on my assignments. It is the assignments, quizzes and the instructor feedback on assignments that guides learning for a student in an online course- and I can say that I would like her to be my instructor again.”
Anita, Appleton WI

Lifetime Job Search Guidance Program:

Photos of International TEFL Academy, ChicagoInternational TEFL Academy provides comprehensive, lifetime job search guidance to all of our students and graduates encompassing all of the expertise and insight you will need to navigate job markets around the globe.

Whether you want to teach in Santiago, Seoul or St. Petersburg, we will show you how you can take advantage of job opportunities that match your goals and qualifications.

We assist you with your job search in the following ways:

• Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor
• ESL job search manual
• Job interview assistance for International TEFL / TESOL course participants
• ESL worldwide school directory
• Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies and language schools

International TEFL Course Locations:

Boston & NYC, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio De Janiero, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Heredia, Costa Rica; Barcelona & Madrid, Spain; Florence & Sardinia, Italy; Limassol, Cyprus; Prague, Czech Republic; Toulouse, France; Budapest, Hungary; Crete, Greece; St. Petersburg, Russia; Istanbul, Turkey; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Ciudad Guzman, Mexico; Arequipa, Peru; Pattaya, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Address: 916 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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