English in Chicago
According to the U.S. census in 2017, the City of Chicago is the third-most populated city in the country, with an estimated population of 2.7 million people. It is also well known as an international center for business, transportation, and culture (including arts, theatre, food, and music). This means there are multiple opportunities for you to actually use English in your daily life, making it the perfect place to learn the language. Taking English classes in Chicago won’t just connect you with the city, but with millions of people around the world, and will also give you the upper hand over monolingual candidates when applying for a new job!
Why Study English in Chicago
For Work: Learning English in Chicago will open you up to a tremendous amount of business and career opportunities. Chicago has one of the highest GDPs of cities around the world, generating over $680 billion in 2018, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. There is also plenty of job security, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics putting the unemployment rate at only 3.6% in 2018. Chicago has one of the most diversified and balanced economies, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to expand your skills into different areas. Most of the companies based in Chicago ask their employees to speak English fluently, so taking language lessons is an investment for the future! Chicago is the headquarters of many of the world’s leading companies, such as Archer Daniels, Boeing, and Exelon. English is essential for working in any field, so get started today! Contact us to start learning right away.
For Studies: Chicago is also a world center for higher education, with many notable and famous schools, such as The University of Chicago, the Columbia College Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you are interested in pursuing higher education as an international applicant, you must apply in the same manner as any other first-year applicant, with an additional English proficiency test requirement. The University of Chicago, for example, only admits students who have demonstrated a superior level of English language competence: they strongly recommend a score of 100 or higher on the Internet-Based TOEFL or 600 or higher on the Paper-Based TOEFL. As you can see, their requirements are very challenging, so make sure you start preparing well in advance! We have Exam Preparation courses we can tailor to your needs and requirements, so don’t hesitate to ask for more information.
For Social and Culture: Chicago is also a great place to check out the beautiful waterfront views and enjoy the bustling nightlife. The city hosts many social activities throughout the year, including famous concerts, screenings, shows, and lively parties, like the annual Chicago Beer Classic and the Millennium Park Summer Music Series, which draw in audiences from around the world. Taking English courses in Chicago means you’ll get to take part in this thriving cultural scene. Finally, a great command of the language will allow you to take part in the many interesting and informative sightseeing city tours that will take you through the most famous neighborhoods. For example, The Riverwalk and Chicago History Tour follows the path of the Chicago River and focuses on the history of the city and the amazing buildings that line the river. You will make the most out of this beautiful experience after taking some lessons with Language Trainers!
Where to Learn English in and around Chicago
Taking English classes with us is easy and simple! At Language Trainers, we specialize in providing personalized language courses tailored to your skills. We can also design a course for your family if they need it! Our teachers are native English speakers living in Chicago, so they can help you feel and sound like a local in a very short time. You decide where you want to take your classes, so our tutors can go to your home or office, or meet at a public place if you prefer, such as the Harold Washington Library Center on S. State Street, Toni Patisserie & Café on E. Washington Street, or Meli Cafe on S. Dearborn Street.
And if you are living in the outskirts of Chicago or nearby cities, you can also contact us. We have excellent tutors waiting to start teaching in areas such as Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Peoria, Elgin, and Naperville.
Come on, let’s go! Take our free English Level Test so we can assess your current ability and start designing the best course for you!
Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.
US federal law provides up to a $1,000 raise in monthly proficiency pay for bilingual military personnel.
21% of Americans speak a language other than English at home.
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1-on-1 General English Course in Chicago
Our general one-on-one courses in Chicago will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business English Course in Chicago
Our English courses in Chicago are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Chicago (closed group)
Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Chicago
An English-French bilingual born and raised in France, Linda has extensive experience teaching the two languages to learners of all ages and skill levels, in both France and the United States. She holds a Master's in English, as well as a French teaching certification. She has special experience preparing students for language examinations.
Anna is a native speaker of both Polish and German, and has over seven years of experience teaching both languages. She currently holds a Master's degree in German Literature and History. She is also a regular participant in conferences related to German language and culture.
Our clients from Chicago include:
3P Reservoir Ltd
Barclays Corporate Services
REMA TIP TOP
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Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”I am very grateful to Pamela, an incredible teacher and marvelous person. Language Trainers is a great choice!”English course in Chicago, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
”I only had 3 lessons with Pam, but they were great!”English course in Chicago, Customer Service Manager, ATS