Best language schools in Chicago (ranked based on student reviews)

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Stafford House International, Chicago

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
910US$ 910US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Chicago

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.03 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3140US$ 2983US$
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EF International Language Center, Chicago
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1285€ 1285€
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Kaplan International English, Chicago
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1085US$ 1085US$
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Key Facts about Chicago

Chicago: Home to some of the first skyscrapers, Chicago is one of the most important economic and cultural centres in the USA. It is well known for its architecture, cultural attractions and dynamic urban environment.

Population: 2,696,000

Elevation: 179 m. above sea level

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)

Region: Illinois, Cook County

Currency: USD

Chicago quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 (11 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

28 universities in Chicago
Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:84* (17% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:93* (7% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Chicago

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Events in ChicagoBest time to take a language course in Chicago

Humanities Festival
Humanities Festival

19 April 2020 - 06 May 2020A multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating humanity under different forms. Each year the festival has a different theme and gathers artists and intellectuals from around the globe. Events include lectures, readings, film screenings, music, exhibits.

Gospel Music Festival
Gospel Music Festival

26 May 2020 - 27 May 2020Taking place in Millennium Park, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival is one of the biggest and most famous events of its kind. People are invited to participate in numerous open-air concerts and shows.

Ginza Holiday Festival
Ginza Holiday Festival

07 August 2020 - 09 August 2020A festival of Japanese culture with numerous art exhibitions, movies, dance shows, concerts and tastings in a unique, exotic atmosphere

What to do in Chicago

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Robie House
Robie House
Navy Pier
Navy Pier
John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center
Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field
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    FAQ about schools in Chicago

  • Stafford House International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Chicago is 83.5. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Chicago with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Chicago electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • In Chicago the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group.
  • Schools in Chicago offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, GMAT, Other exams.
  • In Chicago there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Baseball, English & Golf, English & Tennis.
  • See the climate table of Chicago and the event calendar of Chicago with events such as Humanities Festival, Gospel Music Festival, Ginza Holiday Festival.
  • 910US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Chicago. The average cost of a language course in Chicago is 331US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Stafford House International as the best.

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