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TEFL Courses in Chicago

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Our internationally recognised classroom TEFL courses in Chicago give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to step into your first classroom overseas with confidence in your abilities. The course is led by one of i-to-i’s expert and very experienced TEFL tutors and covers all the key theory and practical elements of planning lessons and teaching in front of a class.

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Classroom TEFL Course
20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course
$399.00
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Combined TEFL Course
140 Hour Combined TEFL Course
$499.00 was $899.00
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Combined TEFL Course
200 Hour Combined TEFL Course
$599.00 was $999.00
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Combined TEFL Course
320 Hour Combined TEFL Course
$699.00 was $1,199.00
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What’s included in your course?

What’s included in your course?

  • Developed with leading language schools
  • Study online on your tablet, computer or phone
  • Get hands-on teaching practise in the classroom
  • Dedicated, detailed tutor feedback
  • Find the role of your dreams with our TEFL jobs board
About your Chicago TEFL Course

About your Chicago TEFL Course

Our courses are recognized by employers all over the world, so when you take an i-to-i TEFL course in Chicago you can be confident that you are taking a course that will help you find your TEFL job overseas.

2-day Course - Timetable

2-day Course - Timetable

Day 1
9.00-9.15 Welcome & course aims
9.15-10.30 TEFL principles
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching new language
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Grammar & error correction
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-5.30

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 1
5.30-6.00 Day 1 reflection
   
Day 2
9.00-9.30 Review
9.30-10.30 Pronunciation
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Teaching reading & listening
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Using coursebooks
2.30-2.45 Break
2.45-5.00

(time may vary)

Teaching Practice 2
5.00-5.30 Day 2 reflection
5.30-6.00 Your TEFL future
How to find us in Chicago

How to find us in Chicago

Course Location

Bella Bacinos
75 E Wacker Dr
Chicago
IL
60601
United States

How to get there

Situated in the heart of Chicago, the venue is just a five minute walk from both the State/Lake metro stop and Millennium tram stop. Alternatively, Chicago’s central train station is just two miles away, and easily reachable by a short taxi ride.
FAQs

FAQs

What time does the course begin?

The TEFL course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 18:00, on both Saturday and Sunday.

What should I do when I arrive at the hotel?

You should take the elevator to the 6th floor where the main lobby is. This is also the same floor where the meeting space is located where the course takes place.

How many breaks do we get?

You will get three breaks during the course on the Saturday – one in the morning and afternoon and one for lunch and you will get two breaks on the Sunday – one in the morning and one for lunch.

What can I do for lunch?

Bella Bacinos is famed for its amazing pizza; but if for any reason you don’t want to give it a try, that’s not a problem as there are a number of eateries right on your doorstep! Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-11 are all a block away from the venue; and there are many sit-down restaurants too, like the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, just a two minute walk from the venue.

Is there a dress code?

There is not really a dress code, although we advise you to wear something which you could imagine wearing in a classroom situation – something like jeans and trainers will be fine.

Reviews

Reviews

An all round good course that is packed full of excellent resources and ideas. The certificate from the 60 hour Business course will also add more value to my C.V. Thank you.

TEFL is very clear and there is no way for you to get confused in any part of the course.

This course is a very good one! Having completed the course, I feel motivated and very confident about teaching English, a topic that I had never considered teaching before. Additionally, previously I would have wanted to avoid teaching little children because I did not know how to maximize teaching content in their short attention spans. However, the advice and guidance given in this course have broadened my horizons as I now feel confident to teach any age group. Thank you i-to-1.com!

The subject matter was very informative and thorough. The assessments after each subsection was well structured and some were thought provoking. Challenging and quite intense but worth the effort and commitment.

Just completed a well structured 120Hr TEFL course. I did not log the time I was on-line, but do not believe it was anything like 120 hours. If the guide of hours include the time spent away from being log-on, then maybe a guide of 120 hours would be appropriate, but still generous. So don't expect to need to spend more than this time to complete the course. The overall time you have access to complete the course in more than adequate. So even with limited hours per week to dedicate to the course, you should still be able to complete, but there is a provision to extend your time if required. If you are able to dedicate larger time block then you benefit from being able to complete the course sections, and I found this helped me keep focus of the topic. The course is from a ODLQC Accredited Provider, and this is reflected by its contents and support. The support team has been exceptional. Prompt replies, detailed support, and from forward facing staff that excel at providing good customer service.

make me learn a lot and think a lot.

The lessons are made easy. The quizzes help in letting you know how well you're doing before the main test.

This course offers a great teaching framework and a lot of practical information

The course was very interesting because it made me look at English from a completely different perspective, which was from a foreign point of view. This meant we had to break the language down into the basic building blocks i.e. pronunciation, tone, spelling, vocabulary and tenses. This made me realise there was much more to the language than I thought there was. Furthermore, the course taught me a lot about the different learning styles and which are the most effective for certain students. Teaching English as a foreign language sure isn't easy; it requires a lot of planning and skill which is challenging, but this is what I look forward to most when beginning my teaching experience. Overall, this course has given me great insight into the world of English language and has helped me realise that I definitely want to do some teaching abroad as soon as possible!

WOW! What an amazing experience! I did the 120 Hour TEFL Course and couldn't be happier. The service from start to finish was unbelievably efficient. I already have my teaching degree and I truly feel that the course content covers all the basics for an aspiring teacher. The course itself was quick to work through with some challenging aspects but it wasn't to bad to do. The marking of my assessment took only a few hours, so I was really impressed. I would recommend this course to anyone.