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TEFL Courses in Chicago

Innovative, immersive, inspiring

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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20 Hour Classroom TEFL Course
$399.00
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140 Hour Combined TEFL Course
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320 Hour Combined TEFL Course
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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

Really a great course. It helped me to review the grammar and gave me good knowlage of teaching! Thank you TEFL

It's a great course and very well structured.

The face to face component was absolutely brilliant. Amy was energetic, enthusiastic and extremely experienced and knowledgeable. The online component was extremely well structured.

One of the most accommodating, friendly and easy to use course. The work was very informative and easy to understand. Loved that they have super friendly staff.

The 20 hour classroom course teaches the 10 key core skills for an effective and engaging lesson. Our tutor Meryl was excellent! She taught us so many different techniques and skills that you can apply to any age and level. We had the opportunity to practice by teaching the class, we made several lesson plans and were given detailed feedback on our teaching and ways to improve. I feel more confident I have the skills to deliver engaging and effective lessons. I think everybody who is considering to teach abroad should take this course! Thank you!!

It gave me more confidence with a lot of knowledge

I enjoyed learning the material, and never felt bored or overwhelmed. The course was full of really useful information and examples. I feel ready and excited to start teaching!

I loved the very organized structure and the very detailed information. The online training has really made me more comfortable teaching and has given me many very useful tips for essential teaching. I have really enjoyed the training and have been able to learn a lot. Espcially the section about grammar has made me more self-confident for future teaching situations.

I enjoy the course was very practical, creative and motivated the teacher was brilliant. I suggest may the use of music if is possible as 10 the hours could be a little bit long and student can be exhausted. I am really happy with the course and I can say it was really nice one, the best I have ever never undertake before!

The 120 hour TEFL was a Great course that I really enjoyed doing. It was challenging but not impossible with a workload that I could easily manage whilst working full time. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone thinking about teaching English abroad!