English school in Chicago: ELS

From 1115.- USD
approx 952.- EUR
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Key points

  • Good school located on a university campus
  • Accommodation near or on-campus
  • Short distance to Chicago’s city centre
  • Leading cultural and sports offer

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Colombia, China, etc..
ratings
1 authentic opinion

In spacious classrooms, the friendly teachers at our partner school will introduce you to the English language and American culture. On the campus, you'll find various concerts, films and plays on the agenda, and you'll also be able to use the library and barbecue area! Famous for its academic excellence, the university also provides students with impressive sports facilities: play football, baseball, basketball, tennis and squash or enjoy the fitness centre! In this international and stimulating atmosphere, you'll make fast progress in English on a real American campus!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1115.-
(about EUR 953.-)
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
2
1115
1850
1830
3
1434
2414
2404
4
1620
2840
2820
6
2390
4345
4305
8
3065
5505
5465
12
4308
7968
7908
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1155.-
(about EUR 988.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
2
1155
1890
1870
3
1479
2459
2449
4
1680
2900
2880
6
2480
4435
4395
8
3185
5625
5585
12
4477
8137
8077
16
5911
10791
10711
24
8359
15679
15559
48
15691
30331
30091
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1330.-
(about EUR 1137.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
(afternoon: 20)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20 (Mon - Fri) + 13.30 - 15:45 (Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
2
1330
2065
2045
3
1731
2711
2701
4
1950
3170
3150
6
2885
4840
4800
8
3725
6165
6125
12
5248
8908
8848
16
6939
11819
11739
24
9817
17137
17017
48
18451
33091
32851
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Airport transfer (O’Hare) 155 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson)
Availability on request
48 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (North Boulevard Apartments )

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.8/5
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34 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Host family
In the evenings, join your American host family to continue your immersion in the language! The daily contact with the locals is an undeniable benefit, and Americans are always pleased to teach their hosts about their lifestyle and customs. You'll get 14 meals per week, stay in a single room and share the other areas of the home with the family. You can take the bus or ride a bike to travel between the accommodation and the campus (average travel time: 15 minutes).

North Blvd Apartments
In the lovely neighbourhood of Oak Park, a 30-minute walk from the school, these high-standard apartments feature everything you need for a language stay: a single ensuite bedroom, fully equipped kitchenette, bed linen and towels, free Wi-Fi, a wardrobe, desk and chair. Laundry facilities for pay are available, and a cleaning service can be arranged on request (at an extra cost). You’ll be close to lots of shops, restaurants, movie theatres and public transport. For your safety, school staff members are available onsite 24h.

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Aquinas Hall residence (from 18 years, not available 22.04-11.08.2018)
Located on the campus itself, in the school’s building, this university residence offers accommodation in a single room with sink, wardrobe, desk and chair and the sharing of the bathrooms with students of the same gender. Bed linen is provided but not the towels. You will have free Wi-Fi in the student lounge and vending machines. Meals are served in the on-campus cafeteria (discounted meals available for students).

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North Blvd Apartments

General information

The North Blvd apartments offer students independence, privacy and convenience. These units are located about 2 km from the ELS Center in a vibrant local downtown area. Residents can easily access restaurants, shopping, and entertainment as well as the public transportation lines to downtown Chicago just steps away. All units were fully renovated in 2017 and include private bathrooms and full or half kitchens.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
There is a free shuttle bus from Dominican University that provides free transportation in the morning and evening. The stop is one block from the apartments. There is also a public bus that runs regularly from the same stop to the school.
Average public transport cost:
Monthly : 100 $ / Per ride: 2.50 $
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
credit card details
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
5 washing machines / 5 dryers 1.50 $ per cycle
1
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 23 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
wood
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Aquinas Hall

General information

Aquinas dorms are conveniently located in the same building as the ELS Center, which is in a safe, historic neighborhood just outside of Chicago. The building is easily accessibe by public transportation, which connect the ELS Center to the local community and downtown Chicago.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking, the dorms are on the same building than school
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
25 minutes
Restaurants:
25 minutes
Shops:
25 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

From 11.08.2018 to 06.04.2019
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 11:00 am
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
available at Concordia University across the street / 7,50 USD per meal
Shared kitchen 1
Oven
Microwave 1
Cutlery available
Vending machine 1
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
available on request at extra cost
1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym
free
1

Room types and facilities

Single
7 rooms
min.: 11 m2/ max.: 12 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Take advantage of your stay on the university campus to do some sports – and of the proximity of Chicago to discover the many attractions of this flagship American city! As a city of culture, Chicago is famous for its musical scene: blues and jazz are at home here, opera and the symphonic orchestra are central as far as classical music is concerned and you will spend unforgettable moments at the Comedy Clubs! Visit one of the many museums, admire the architecture of the city, stroll down the Magnificent Mile and discover elegant boutiques and beautiful restaurants! 35km further, the Michigan Lake invites you to relaxation, to sail or to discover its entertainment centre, Navy Pier. An enriching stay in a fascinating area – that’s what you wanted, right?

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