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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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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

(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

(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
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.


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.



Rajshree Kejriwal

My tutor is doing a marvellous job ...she always encourages me to proceed in the right way and gives instant reply with my any query ..thanx a lott...

Cindy Jansen

Thank you so much Gemma James for helping me choose the right course for me. Your help was much appreciated. Regards Cindy


I loved the way customer service dealt with my query, fast and satisfactory. Mostly, thank you Sahm.

Anna D

This course was very useful. I`ve already had some teaching experience and knowledge and 180h course helped me to organize my ideas and I`ve found a lot of useful information as well. I want to thank Justina Kirveleviciute for promptly answering all my questions and Peter Bowdery for assessing my assignments. I recommend i-to-i TEFL for future English teachers.

Natalie Kerr

Very responsive to emails and extremely thorough explaining the process and how to set up my account details correctly. I was extremely happy with their support they gave me, while also taking the initiative to ensure my questions were answered. I will be very happy to do business with them again in the near future. Thank you for all of your help and your support through my adventure. I highly recommend their services to anyone who is looking to take the TEFL program.

Sumaya Bi Bi Randeree

Hi!I am very happy with the TEFL course!

Olivia Magae Dompreh

I needed assistance about something and I got help promptly, thanks to Justina Kirveleviciute. I'm really appreciate your assistance, and thank you.

Haarsha Balrajh

Studying with i-to-i fitted into my various circumstances since registering for the course, in 2020. There were various times where I came close to my course expiring and I was helped with efficiency and understanding. My assignments were marked with informative feedback, and efficiency. Once I completed my Level 5 180 hour certification, I was given help and tips on how to improve my CV, my introductory video and given links to apply for work. I would recommend i-to-i to anyone who wishes to take a TEFL course.

Bronwyn Pretorius

The support team especially Sahm has been a great help when it comes to understanding and explaining assignments.

Jean Lombard

Thank you for your prompt response. Much appreciated.

Emmerentia Meintjes

I would highly recommend i-to-i, as they are passionate about their work and in their students. They reach out to you and do their utmost best so that you could get qualified. They really know what customer service and support is! Great job. Keep it up!

Nicolette Van Rensburg

I have only positive feedback to give.The support given is prompt and efficient and always friendly and supportive. Special thanks to Gemma James.She has always given me excellent service and advice.

Jade Naidoo

my academic supporter Sahm Amirsedghi has been so amazing. he has been there with me every step of the way directing in the best possible way. never letting me loose hope. thank you so much for your guidance and help.

Michaela Kloppers

The best customer service i have ever experienced and a HUGE thank you to Gemma for all your help and encouragement


I needed clarification about something in assignment one and Sahm Amirsedghi helped me. Very very happy with the response.

Nikita Boshoff

I am happy with the quick response time.

Madalov Navruz

TEFL course is the best way to be international teacher. Assignments are clear and simple. Many thanks to all tutors for their hard works.


I believe service is a key roll in any professional business, as the consultant hit the key and implemented her the roll perfectly. With delivering in depth information, with the request from myself about different courses, which is available, that one can apply for. Thank you kindly for the assistance and information.


Goed opgezette cursus, veel extra info. Na deze training ben je zelfverzekerd genoeg om les te gaan geven! Het is wel van belang dat je er voldoende tijd in investeert


i-to-i TEFL were extremely efficient and reliable. I often received feedback for my assignments within 2-3 days, and the feedback was thorough and very encouraging. The coursework itself was manageable, and the extra-reading resources they provided will enable me to continue learning for so much longer than just this course. Hopefully throughout my TEFL experience. :)


Very supportive and helpful . Always friendly.

Nelson Ntlhabo

Their customer has been excellent so far. The process of stopping my course temporarily was a breeze, for example.

June Labuschagne

I am so impressed with i-to-i Tefl, from the customer service division to the academic department! Thank you for a very professionally run business. I have so enjoyed the 180 hour course and look forward to continuing with the next section. Thank you once again to each and every one of you!!


Justina was extremely helpful, and went above and beyond in supporting me. I was very pleasantly surprised with the solution she was able to provide to my challenge.


the response was good. The assistance was amazing. The support structure is really one to appraise. thanks for all the guidance.

Gabriela Coelho

I have never been exposed to having to teach a class but working through the TEFL Level 5 180h course made things very simple and easy to work through and left me feeling confident enough to walk into a class and take over !


Really great learning experience. Love the course structure.

Henk Pepler

I found the customer service and support from i-to-i to be really good. The course layout and content is also of a high standard. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that want to start their TEFL career.


very supportive and caring. A big thanks to Emily John and Jeanette Corbett


I recently completed an intensive online course with i-to-i TEFL and I cannot recommend these guys highly enough! The course itself was both incredibly practical and thought provoking with a variety of relevant activities, addressing all learning styles. It was also well laid out, making it super easy to navigate. The vast range of courses on offer are competitively priced and I'm already eyeing up my next one!


Nikki was a fantastic help in organising our TEFL signup and so lovely. 10/10!


The amount of help I've been receiving from Emily John is amazing, she's patient and understanding. I couldn't have chosen a better place to do my course. A job very well done.


Jordan helped amend my resume/cover letter for TEFL teaching roles. The feedback was incredibly helpful in a 'new' sector and was able to get my CV/cover letter to a good standard to be able to send out to potential employers. It really helped having someone who was patient and knowledgable look over everything!


I not started yet .. But what my friend told me is the same I am hearing in this review


Jordon williams Thank you so much for your assistants, it was great help


I had a very great experience with my course and with the assistance and customer support. I didn't have any issues, once or twice the reply was a bit short but the rest was a fast reply. I would highly highly recommend doing a course with i-to-i. Thanks!!

Loraine Symington

I had a great experience studying i-to-i's 420 Hour Diploma, I only have my IELTS course left. I had amazing feedback from Jordon, at the job seeker support team. The feedback was time was excellent, having my questions answered within 24 hours even on weekends. I now feel confident in applying with my CV to prospective employers.


I am enjoying this course ,it is very informative and challenging. Thank you for the advice and prompt response from the support team.


I have completed many courses at I-to-I TEFL and they always provide useful feedback quickly. Their courses are top quality, reasonably priced and I find the staff extremely helpful. Thanks to Emily John for the awesome service.

Pamela Molenaar

I achieved a Gold TEFL/TESOL certificate from the TEFL Organization earlier this year but it was no where near as comprehensive as i-to-TEFL.. I would highly recommend paying a little more and applying to i-to-i TEFL. The support you get and online training is awesome.


The academic team was of immense help and helped me to complete the assignment successfully.Many thanks to Ms.Emily for her quick response and guidance at every step...

Victoria Shoesmith

Phoned Leah about extending my course - she was so friendly and helpful! Great service 😁

Roxanne Thys

I received excellent assistance and customer service from Nina Bennewitz. All that is I can say is " She's my Superstar at TEFL". THANK YOU NINA!


A challenging yet very informative and helpful course.


I really like i-to-i as a company. Its a great company for those new to TEFL. Technical support has been very good. Thank you Gemma! :)

Raeesah Hassan

Thank you I-to-i Tefl academic team & Sahm for the prompt feedback and reviews along the way of this new endeavor. best regards Raeesah

Danelle Geldenhuys

Thank you so much for the advice , it certainly did helped a lot .

Marina Pershina

It is one of the most informative and well-structured courses I have ever had. No frills, only helpful stuff. 100% recommended for both inexperienced teachers and those who want to improve their teaching skills.


I have just submitted my 3rd assignment of my Level 5 Course. And i just realized my course ends in 2 days and I still have 2 more modules to do. I spoke to Justina to ask for assistance as I want to complete my course but I don't have the funds right now to purchase the Course Extension. Justina extended my course till the end of the month for free. I can not Thank her enough for this as is has helped me so much. A HUGE THANK YOU TO JUTINA FOR THIS.

Ockert Botha

Customer service was always quick to reply it was a pleasant experience to study through i-to-i over all.