English school in Chicago

One of the world’s great hotbeds of jazz, rock and hip-hop, birthplace of the first skyscrapers and home of the deep-dish pizza

Our Chicago school

Workers and adventurers from all around the world built this city of towers on the shores of Lake Michigan, and its rich multicultural history is reflected in a constellation of communities, cuisines and musical styles. Dine on Sichuan noodles, Greek meatballs or French cassoulet in the West Loop; check out the colorful murals by Mexican-American artists over in Pilsen, and listen to Chicago’s urban take on the Southern blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends or Kingston Mines.

  • Located on Chicago’s famous shopping boulevard, the Magnificent Mile – just across the street from the spectacular 1920s neo-Gothic skyscraper, the Tribune Tower
  • 17 state-of-the art classrooms, with two comfortable student lounges
  • Excellent transport links with two bus stops outside, and “L”-train, Metra, and water taxi stops within 10 minutes’ walk or less
  • A short walk from the Chicago River and the popular summer spot of Oak Street Beach
School location
Kaplan International English Chicago 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level IL, USA, Chicago 60611
KI Chicago
Recommendation rate: 
98%
Average total students: 
160
Number of nationalities: 
75
Average age: 
26
Number of classrooms: 
17

School facilities

Classrooms
Interactive white boards
Computer lab
Library
WiFi
Student Lounge
Gym facilities
Transport

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more.
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, Turkish.
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience.
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017.

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Our Chicago school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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