Chicago TESOL TEFL English teacher training course CELTA

English Teacher Training Chicago

Teacher Training Chicago, USA


The teacher training center in Chicago is situated in the heart of Chicago’s Central Loop at 17 North State Street between State/Madison and State/Washington intersections in Downtown Chicago.

Students who are looking to take a course here in Chicago can expect excellent levels of personal attention and support. The CELTA course run by the North State St training centre is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Special Information

  • Prime location on North State St
  • Modern, state-of-the-art language learning facilities
  • Live and learn in the heart of vibrant Manhattan

Facilities of the Teacher Training Center in Chicago:

  • Free WiFi
  • Student Computers
  • Self-Access Center
  • Interactive Whiteboard in every classroom

Employment and Job Counselling

During the course, especially during the CELTA course, there is time devoted to provide you with useful information about how, where and when to look for teaching work after the course in the USA and all around the world.

There is a lot of scope for career advancement within this teacher training center and following the CELTA, teachers can continue and study for the Delta in order to advance into school management positions in private language schools.

Online teaching and face to face jobs are available, some are paid by the hour while others are salaried contracts. The benefit of the CELTA certificate combined with something like a Masters in TESOL is that it concentrates on applying theory and giving candidates the opportunity to refine their teaching practice with real language students and real classroom situations.



Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Visa Information

For non US residents or citizens, it it necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. Once accepted onto your chosen course, you will be issued with an I-20 form, which is proof that you have been offered a place at a language school and have enough funds to support yourself during your stay. In order to get an I-20 form, you will need to:

  • Pay the deposit for the course (once accepted)
  • Submit a bank statement that shows that you (or your sponsor) have enough funds in the bank to pay for all your expenses while in the U.S.

After you have done this, to apply for the F-1 Visa you must:

  • Wait to receive the I-20 form
  • Pay the non-refundable SEVIS fee ($200) online
  • Make an appointment at your local USA consulate or embassy, who will then contact you several days later to collect your Visa.


We recommend candidates book accommodation through AirBnB.

About the City

City of Chicago, located on the shore of lake Michigan, is the biggest city in Illinois and the 3rd biggest in the United States with about 2,716,450,

The city boasts a number of ESOL institutions and language schools that recognise the CELTA qualification.

For more information on what to see and do in Chicago, see:

IALC Quality English IATEFL

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