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Stafford House International, Chicago, USA

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in USA in the last 12 months
4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Chicago is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Stafford House International

The school is located on South Michigan Avenue, across the street from Grant Park. Buckingham Fountain is ideally located within walking distance from The Art Institute of Chicago and a quick bus ride to the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

45

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Work & Study
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There is a University Placement Service Fee of USD 200 for the first application and USD 75 for additional applications.
This fee is free for students studying for 12 weeks and over.
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Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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This fee is free for students studying for 12 weeks and over.
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Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
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Note: All courses offered by Stafford House International, Chicago can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 90 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All courses include the use of the Interactive Online Student Portal, course materials (subject to deposit), free internet access, and an organized social program.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 285 570 855 1140 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 07 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 07 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 355 710 1065 1420 1600 1920 2240 2560 3200 3840 320 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 03 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 355 710 1065 1420 1600 1920 2240 2560 3200 3840 320 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 03 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 800 1600 2400 3200 3750 4500 5250 6000 7500 9000 750 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 03 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 800 1600 2400 3200 3750 4500 5250 6000 7500 9000 750 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 03 May 2020 - 31 Oct. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 50 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 325 650 975 1300 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 07 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 325 650 975 1300 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 07 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
Accommodation must be booked at the latest on the Wednesday before the beginning of the course.

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

City

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 

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    FAQ about Stafford House International, Chicago

  • English courses at Stafford House International start at 380 US$ for General English 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Automatic Lofts is the most popular among all our clients of Stafford House International
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Stafford House International varies from 1 students (Private Classes) to 15 students (General English 25)
  • 100% of teachers at Stafford House International hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Stafford House International offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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