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English school in Chicago: ELS

From 1072.- EUR
1130.- USD
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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
26 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Japan, Colombia, etc..

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

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 12 week(s)
2 weeks From 1072.- EUR
(1130.- USD)
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

For other starting dates, prices on request

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
North Boulevard Apartments residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
2
1130 USD
1910 USD
1950 USD
3
1449 USD
2460 USD
2463 USD
4
1635 USD
2887 USD
2907 USD
6
2415 USD
4447 USD
4507 USD
8
3090 USD
5594 USD
5634 USD
12
4343 USD
8099 USD
8159 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Administrative fee (1-4 weeks)
Facility fee
50 USD
Administrative fee (5-8 weeks)
Facility fee
100 USD
Administrative fee (9-12 weeks)
Facility fee
150 USD
Administrative fee (13-16 weeks)
Facility fee
200 USD
Administrative fee (17-20 weeks)
Facility fee
250 USD
Administrative fee (21-24 weeks)
Facility fee
300 USD
Administrative fee (25-28 weeks)
Facility fee
350 USD
Administrative fee (29-32 weeks)
Facility fee
400 USD
Administrative fee (33-36 weeks)
Facility fee
450 USD
Administrative fee (37-40 weeks)
Facility fee
500 USD
Administrative fee (41-44 weeks)
Facility fee
550 USD
Administrative fee (45+ weeks)
Facility fee
600 USD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
Availability on request
48 USD
Airport transfer from O’Hare (pick-up) 155 USD
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 26.05 / 22.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 12.10 / 09.11 / 07.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1181.- EUR
(1245.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

For other starting dates, prices on request

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
North Boulevard Apartments residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
2
1245 USD
2025 USD
2065 USD
3
1590 USD
2601 USD
2604 USD
4
1805 USD
3057 USD
3077 USD
6
2670 USD
4702 USD
4762 USD
8
3430 USD
5934 USD
5974 USD
12
4827 USD
8583 USD
8643 USD
16
6376 USD
11384 USD
11464 USD
24
8676 USD
16188 USD
16308 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Administrative fee (1-4 weeks)
Facility fee
50 USD
Administrative fee (5-8 weeks)
Facility fee
100 USD
Administrative fee (9-12 weeks)
Facility fee
150 USD
Administrative fee (13-16 weeks)
Facility fee
200 USD
Administrative fee (17-20 weeks)
Facility fee
250 USD
Administrative fee (21-24 weeks)
Facility fee
300 USD
Administrative fee (25-28 weeks)
Facility fee
350 USD
Administrative fee (29-32 weeks)
Facility fee
400 USD
Administrative fee (33-36 weeks)
Facility fee
450 USD
Administrative fee (37-40 weeks)
Facility fee
500 USD
Administrative fee (41-44 weeks)
Facility fee
550 USD
Administrative fee (45+ weeks)
Facility fee
600 USD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
Availability on request
48 USD
Airport transfer from O’Hare (pick-up) 155 USD
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 26.05 / 22.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 12.10 / 09.11 / 07.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1462.- EUR
(1541.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
(afternoon: 20)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20 + 13:30-15:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:30-12:20 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
North Boulevard Apartments residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
2
1541 USD
2321 USD
2361 USD
3
1935 USD
2946 USD
2949 USD
4
2269 USD
3521 USD
3541 USD
6
3366 USD
5398 USD
5458 USD
8
4358 USD
6862 USD
6902 USD
12
6135 USD
9891 USD
9951 USD
16
8120 USD
13128 USD
13208 USD
24
11514 USD
19026 USD
19146 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Administrative fee (1-4 weeks)
Facility fee
50 USD
Administrative fee (5-8 weeks)
Facility fee
100 USD
Administrative fee (9-12 weeks)
Facility fee
150 USD
Administrative fee (13-16 weeks)
Facility fee
200 USD
Administrative fee (17-20 weeks)
Facility fee
250 USD
Administrative fee (21-24 weeks)
Facility fee
300 USD
Administrative fee (25-28 weeks)
Facility fee
350 USD
Administrative fee (29-32 weeks)
Facility fee
400 USD
Administrative fee (33-36 weeks)
Facility fee
450 USD
Administrative fee (37-40 weeks)
Facility fee
500 USD
Administrative fee (41-44 weeks)
Facility fee
550 USD
Administrative fee (45+ weeks)
Facility fee
600 USD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
Availability on request
48 USD
Airport transfer from O’Hare (pick-up) 155 USD
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 26.05 / 22.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 12.10 / 09.11 / 07.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

Combined business course, 20+10 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 24 week(s)
2 weeks From 1352.- EUR
(1425.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Business (group): 10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-12:20
Business (group): 13:30-15:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
North Boulevard Apartments residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
2
1425 USD
2205 USD
2245 USD
3
1860 USD
2871 USD
2874 USD
4
2097 USD
3349 USD
3369 USD
6
3108 USD
5140 USD
5200 USD
8
4014 USD
6518 USD
6558 USD
12
5655 USD
9411 USD
9471 USD
16
7480 USD
12488 USD
12568 USD
24
10602 USD
18114 USD
18234 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Administrative fee (1-4 weeks)
Facility fee
50 USD
Administrative fee (5-8 weeks)
Facility fee
100 USD
Administrative fee (9-12 weeks)
Facility fee
150 USD
Administrative fee (13-16 weeks)
Facility fee
200 USD
Administrative fee (17-20 weeks)
Facility fee
250 USD
Administrative fee (21-24 weeks)
Facility fee
300 USD
Administrative fee (25-28 weeks)
Facility fee
350 USD
Administrative fee (29-32 weeks)
Facility fee
400 USD
Administrative fee (33-36 weeks)
Facility fee
450 USD
Administrative fee (37-40 weeks)
Facility fee
500 USD
Administrative fee (41-44 weeks)
Facility fee
550 USD
Administrative fee (45+ weeks)
Facility fee
600 USD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 300 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
Availability on request
48 USD
Airport transfer from O’Hare (pick-up) 155 USD
Starting dates
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 26.05 / 22.06 / 20.07 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 12.10 / 09.11 / 07.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

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

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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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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)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
credit card details

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

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

Room types and facilities

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

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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