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  • TEFL Chicago

    Located in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago, IL, TEFL Chicago offers full and part-time certification courses, as well as 1-day weekend Mini Courses for those looking to gain specialized TEFL training.

  • TEFL Certification in Chicago

    Chicago, the third largest city in the US, offers world-class cuisine, architecture, museums, sports, shopping, cultural attractions, and more.

  • Teach Around the World

    Want to see the world and change it through teaching?

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Teaching English abroad is a great way to experience the world while getting paid to travel. TEFL Institute is the worldwide leader in professional TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification and the training of international English teachers. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with more than 30 locations around the globe, as well as online, TEFL Institute provides fully accredited courses based on the international standard of TEFL certification for teaching English in schools and language institutes around the world. Learn more about living and teaching abroad.

“TEFL Institute has more than 8,000 alumni teaching English throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Check out some of their adventures all over the world in this Alumni Video!”
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TEFL Institute’s Chicago school is located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood at the corner of Irving Park Rd. and Wolcott Ave., just one block west of the Irving Park Brown Line Station. Free parking is readily available in the neighborhood. Restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars are all within walking distance.
TEFL Institute does not provide housing. However, we are happy to assist you in finding accommodations. Several hostels are nearby with prices ranging from $26-$34 USD and up per night. Hostel options include Chicago Getaway Hostel.

Short-term furnished apartments and subleased rooms are available throughout the city year round. Temporary sublets/room shares will run from $350 and up, depending on the number of roommates, the neighborhood, and amenities...

Chicago is a truly Midwestern city featuring hot summers and cold winters. Always choose clothing based on the season and check long-range weather forecasts before traveling.