English school in Chicago

Best for studying in a cosmopolitan city with great food, music and sports
98% Students recommended
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98% Students recommended

Why choose our Chicago English school?

Chicago is full of the best technology for learning and studying, plus the school offers a full range of programs. 

  • The English school is a short walk from the stunning and sandy Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Two residences are available especially catered for your student life
  • As well as general English courses, you can also choose the right English exam preparation course for you if you need to achieve a score on the TOEFL, GMAT, GRE or Cambridge exam
  • If you want to study at a US university, Chicago students can also use Kaplan’s University Placement Service to help them gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses through the use of our extensive academic network

 

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Key facts

Public holidays
01 Jan 2018 - New Year
15 Jan 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
28 May 2018 - Memorial Day
04 July 2018 - Independence Day
03 Sept 2018 - Labor Day
22 Nov 2018 - Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2018 - Day after thanksgiving
25 Dec 2018 - Christmas Day
2018 Christmas and New Year closures: 24 December - 28 December
Minimum age
16 years old
Average age of students
26 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
75 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English 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
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 21hrs Elementary
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from $1,120
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 15hrs Elementary
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from $940
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $860
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 15hrs Beginner
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from $12,160
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 21hrs Beginner
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from $9,000
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 21hrs Beginner
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from $10,680
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 21hrs Beginner
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from $12,960
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 15hrs Beginner
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from $8,200
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 15hrs Beginner
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from $9,720
for 24 weeks
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GMAT® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to apply for an MBA course in the US and pursue a career in business 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,375
for 12 weeks
TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 26hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $2,240
for 4 weeks
GRE® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to study for a Master's or Doctorate degree in the US 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,375
for 12 weeks
TOEFL® Exam Preparation Intensive
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 26hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $2,240
for 4 weeks
TOEFL and Academic English Part-Time
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 20hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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School 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 2016.