English school in Chicago

Best for studying in a cosmopolitan city with great food, music and sports
94% Students recommended
Chicago
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94% Students recommended

Why choose our Chicago school?

Study English in downtown Chicago, amidst the stunning architecture and vibrant central areas of the Windy City. This new location is full of the best technology for learning and studying, plus a full range of programs.

  • Choose from a variety of exam preparation courses, including TOEFL®, GMAT® and GRE®
  • Our school is a short walk from the stunning and sandy Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Choose between 2 residences especially catered for student life
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

 

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Key facts

Average age of students
26 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Minimum age
16 years old
Nationality mix
75 nationalities attended this school last year
Public holidays
21-27 Dec 2015: Christmas closure
01 Jan 2016 - New Year
18 Jan 2016 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
30 May 2016 - Memorial Day
04 July 2016 - Independence Day
05 Sept 2016 - Labor Day
24 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving Friday
2016 Christmas and New Year closures: 26 Dec - 2 Jan
Contact Location
Kaplan International Chicago, 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Chicago, IL, USA, Chicago 60611
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
learning English fast 26hrs Elementary
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from $1,020
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $860
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $810
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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from $10,895
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $8,005
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $9,615
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from $11,725
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $7,265
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $8,720
for 24 weeks
Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
GMAT® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to apply for an MBA course in the US and pursue a career in business 6hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,155
for 12 weeks
TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 15hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $2,040
for 4 weeks
GRE® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to study for a Master's or Doctorate degree in the US 6hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,155
for 12 weeks

Facilities

Classrooms
17 state-of-the-art classrooms
Interactive white boards
Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio
Computer lab
21 computers with internet connections and a variety of learning resources
Library
Public libraries are located all over Chicago. The world's largest public library, Harold Washington, is in the Loop area and is a short walk from the center.
WiFi
Wireless access is available for free throughout the school
Student Lounge
Includes tables and couches for studying and relaxing, a refrigerator, water cooler and microwave
Gym facilities
There are many private gyms located nearby that students can join
Transport
Chicago has excellent public transportation and the downtown school is easily accessible by bus or several train lines

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2015.