Learn English from highly qualified, experienced instructors in the heart of downtown Chicago.
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Our comprehensive approach to academic English instruction focuses on language skills, university academic and social life, and contemporary American culture. ELA classes are small, usually 10 to 17 students, and are taught by expert instructors.
In ELA, your level is decided by placement tests given at the beginning of your first term. These tests generally include an Institutional TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and a writing sample.