tabs_shortcode2

Lectures

English language lectures are the cornerstone of English language fluency. Each course includes two weekly lectures that intensively focus on one of the core English language skills: reading, speaking, listening, or writing.

Workshops

English for Specific Purposes workshops allow students to choose an area of concentration that best fits their interests. Students explore key concepts and commonly used language in the following disciplines:

  • • Business English
  • • English for Academic Purposes
  • • English for Healthcare and Medicine
  • • English for Computer Technology
  • • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • • English for Engineering
  • • English for Dramatic Arts
  • • English for Journalism
  • • English for Law

Skills Labs

English Language Skills Labs allow students to personalize their learning experiences by selecting specific language areas they would like to study. Students choose from a variety of computer-based activities and exercises at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels that help them improve their fluency in reading, writing, vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and grammar. Students also have access to an extensive e-library that allows them to explore their interests in literature and specialized vocabulary for many career pathways testing speed and improve fluency in reading, writing, vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and grammar.

English Language Institute’s approach has

3main components


Lectures
Workshops
Skills Labs

Combined, these components provide English language skills education that prepares students to meet their life, academic, and professional goals.


Choose your program. Start your future.

English Language Introductory Program


This is the perfect starting point for students who are either new to the English language or have some English language skills already. The Introductory Program includes foundations, beginning and intermediate levels. The curriculum builds the basis of English language skills in reading, speaking and listening, and writing.

English Language Introductory Program


  • Introduction to English
  • Beginning Listening and Speaking
  • Beginning Reading
  • Beginning Writing
  • Intermediate Listening and Speaking
  • Intermediate Reading
  • Intermediate Writing
$ 110
Per Week

Course length: 8 weeks

English Language Bridge Program


This program is ideal for students with moderate English skills. This program consists of 7 courses, including Intermediate, Advanced and Academic Bridge courses. The English Language Bridge Program builds on student skills by teaching advanced grammar, public speaking, and essay writing.

English Language Bridge Program


  • High Intermediate Listening and Speaking
  • High Intermediate Reading
  • High Intermediate Writing
  • Advanced Listening and Speaking
  • Advanced Reading
  • Advanced Writing
  • Advanced Grammar
$ 110
Per Week

Course length: 8 weeks

English Language Test Preparation:


IELTS and TOEFL iBT® test preparation at BIR consists of 6 courses that offer a pathway to a high test score and assists students in academic and professional pursuits. The program includes 3 test practice courses as well as 3 university level skills courses.

English Language Test Preparation:


  • Academic Preparation Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Preparation Reading
  • Academic Preparation Writing
  • Gateway to Standardized Testing
  • IELTS™ Testing Practice
  • TOEFL iBT® Testing Practice
$ 115
Per Week

Course length: 8 weeks

Applied Business Communication


The Applied Business Communication program explores the role of communication in the business world and tasks of writing and editing for business, web, and social media.

Applied Business Communication


  • Introduction to Communication in a Global Society
  • Business Communication and Correspondence
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Writing for Social Media
  • Writing for Social Media
  • Applied Business Communication Capstone
$ 115
Per Week

Course length: 8 weeks

Accelerated English Language


The Accelerated English Language courses at English Language Institute offer fast track instruction for those who wish to quickly improve their English language skills.

Accelerated English Language


  • Accelerated Course
$ 280
Per Week

Course length: 4 weeks

Study and Tour:


Learn English while exploring Chicago’s unique American culture. The “Study-And-Tour” ESL program is designed to allow students to apply listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills learned in class towards the exploration of some of Chicago’s many cultural activities and attractions.

Study and Tour:




Beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL students are welcome in the program, and are placed in an appropriate class based on their language abilities.

Learning Center

A tutoring, testing, and independent learning resource lead students to sucess.


If you are interested in living and studying in Chicago, please click the apply button or call us at 773-866-0111