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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Chinese, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Yuexin C.

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I was an ESL student myself, and I remember exactly what and how I wanted my teacher to teach me.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Georgina L.

43 Reviews
Downers Grove, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree in ESL Teaching from National University of La Pampa, Argentina
  • Teaching since 2007
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Georgina L.

43 Reviews
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Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
FREE materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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Jenna
Georgina was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable during the lesson
Zoe B.
te son moy taletosa a ablando espenyol.
Gavin
Georgina takes her time to explain her lessons. It's been very beneficial!
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Felipe R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Felipe R.

6 Reviews
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Hola!, I'm currently teaching spanish speaking students to develop their English through the method of "Language Input", a fast and effortless way to learn a new language, send me a message for more information!

About Felipe

Spanish:Been speaking spanish almost since I started speaking, also 17 years out of my life where in Mexico, conversation and writing are my specialty. Music: I've been learning músic science I was 12 years old, and the first time I teached my brother to play guitar is when I realize that teaching

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Meg
Very clear and encouraging. Student goal focused
Ivan
Great teacher, he was teaching me on how to play bass and also he covered parts of guitar but what really helps when Felipe teaches he also displays real time notes, drawings, he provides pdfs, and will send you the material if needed for whatever you covered. I didn’t know how to read music and he made it clear. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to repeat himself. He enjoys his job. 👍
Nancy Medrano
The classes were wonderful. I will give it a 10 out of 10 highly recommend.
Great teaching methods and great communication!
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Lisa D.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa D.

16 Reviews
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I have experience working as an English teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I structure courses to meet the specific needs of the students in order for students to get the most out of the learning experience. My expertise lies in the areas of business English, grammar, reading and writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary building, conversation, and building confidence in language skills. I would be happy to discuss your personal goals and create a lesson plan that best suits your needs.

About Lisa

I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language as well as a Masters degree which I obtained in Germany. I also have experience working with diverse populations including t

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Maite
Excellent!
Maddi H.
Lisa was an amazing instructor. She was not only helpful and knowledge in German, but she was patient as I was learning this new language. Lisa is skilled in all levels of German and is always so encouraging while learning new material. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for anyone in need of help!
Andrew
Fun, fast, and easy to learn.
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Daniel M.

120 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Language and Literature from Baptist University of the Americas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

120 Reviews
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I've been teaching English for 7 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of the American culture, study abroad, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro!

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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Tanner
Thanks to Daniel, I learned more about Areas and Volumes. Great instructor.
Maria
I struggle with Math in general, after the first class I felt more confident and understood better.
Steve
Thank you for helping me prepared for the test.
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DeOnna R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies from University of South Carolina
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DeOnna R.

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Students can expect to have lessons tailored to their specific needs. I majored in journalism at one of the top journalism schools in the United States. I have also worked as a writing tutor at Northwestern University and have taught English as a Second Language.

About DeOnna

¡Hola! Hello! I am excited that you have decided to read more about me! I have an M.A. in Spanish and am currently pursuing my educational doctorate in curriculum and instruction. I have taught Spanish from middle school through high school, as well as various colleges and universities, includin

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Tiana
My daughter enjoyed her first lesson!

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Average Cost of ESL Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons in Chicago is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $75 per hour.
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Martha
Took ESL lessons from Isabel S.
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"Excellent teacher, is very passive and learning with her is fun, very fun"
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Took ESL lessons from Maria M.
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"I have worked with Joy for three years teaching English to members of the Hispanic community. She has organized, prepared, and taught lessons that are both beneficial and fun. Having an out-going personality, she adds vitality to her teaching that keeps her students' attention and encourages their participation in class. She is willing to help in any way and easily improvises when faced with a challenge. Joy is an asset to our program and lives up to her name."
Elaine
Took ESL lessons from Joy B.
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"Three months ago, I could not tell you what I'm about to tell you in Spanish. Mi maestra, Señora Nery es un maestro que tiene gran atención al detalle y se asegura de que deletreo y pronuncio cada letra perfecta.
She is the best at this job. I have had two teachers prior to her...she is by far the best. Thanks to her, my pronunciation is very good, my comprehension is very good. I will continue my lessons with her as soon as my schedule permits."
Aiyad
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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"Good introductory class!"
Won Jong
Took ESL lessons from Henry M.
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"Very dedicated instructor. Makes sure you understand lessons and follows through to make sure you learned and retained information."
Ana
Took ESL lessons from Beverly F.
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"Nery is a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who tried her hardest to adapt our class to a very diverse body of students. I was her student for 2 semesters and during that time, my conversation, grammar and pronunciation skills improved significantly. Our class was dynamic and fun, I highly recommend her services as an ESL instructor."
Nelly
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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"I have gained the good knowledge."
Shabri
Took ESL lessons from Julissa F.
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"She’s a wonderful teacher and also very suportive, answering any one of my million questions :)"
Ezgi
Took ESL lessons from Lauren T.
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"Nayeli is a fantastic teacher. Fun lessons and great interactive back and forth. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!"
Andrew
Took ESL lessons from Nayeli P.
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Learn English as a Second Language in Chicago

There are 18 countries where a majority of the population is native English speakers. Out of the 7.5 billion people in the world, 20% speak English. But only about 360 million of these are native speakers. If you want to learn English as a second language, you certainly won't be alone!

English is, by far, the most studied language in the world. Across the globe, English dominates industries like business, medicine, and education. Those who learn the language gain access to countless opportunities professionally. Personally, learning English gives you the opportunity to make friends in places all around the world — from America to Zimbabwe.

Benefits of Taking ESL Classes in Chicago

If you choose to study English in Chicago, you'll have plenty of company. Of the r

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oughly 7.7 million people living in this city, about 30% speak a language other than English at home. Plus, Chicago's last census taken between 2006 and 2010 counted just over 400,000 Chicago residents who reported that they speak English “less than well.”

When learning English as a second language in Chicago, you’ll join thousands of people who are learning, just like you. The ESL English, Coffee, Conversation and Friendship Meetup group has over 4,000 members! If you're looking for a smaller group to practice with, there’s also the Oak Park English Conversation Cafe Group, or the Chicago Accent Reduction Group to work on your pronunciation.

Plus, located in the heart of Middle America, Chicago makes a great place to get acquainted with U.S. culture and sports. While you learn English in Chicago, get tickets to see a Cubs baseball game and chow down on a hotdog at Wrigley Field. Or, grab a beer at the Field House sports bar to catch a Bulls basketball game, cheer on the Blackhawks in hockey, and watch the Bears play American football.

Learning with an ESL Teacher in Chicago

When you're ready to learn English in Chicago, browse through our directory over 200 top-rated teachers. Taking English classes in Chicago can help you improve grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversation skills while working with a tutor who makes learning simple and fun.

Our tutors are available for students of all ages and those with special needs. For even more personalization in your lessons, look for an instructor who speaks your native language. Our highly rated tutor Michael H. specializes in teaching Chinese and Korean students because he is also fluent in those languages.

One review wrote- "Michael is an unbelievable ESL teacher. He can speak Chinese, and I am from China so it helps a lot with learning English in our classes. Highly recommend him!"

Finding an ESL Tutor in Chicago

In our directory, you'll find a variety of qualified and experienced tutors who are available for private ESL classes in Chicago. We also have tutors located in nearby communities like Niles, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, and Des Plaines. Or, if you prefer to study remotely, you can sign up for an online ESL class in Chicago.

The great part about studying with an English tutor in Chicago is all the wonderful locations where you can see the sights and meet for a lesson at the same time. Practice animal vocabulary at the Lincoln Park Zoo, discuss science at the Field Museum, or talk art at the Art Institute of Chicago. You can even schedule an outdoor class at Millennium Park.

Making the Most of English Classes in Chicago

Before you begin learning ESL in Chicago, be sure you have everything you need for your first lesson. Drop by Blick Art Materials to purchase a fresh notebook, new pens, highlighters, flashcards, and sticky notes. Then drop into the Unabridged Bookstore to select some helpful reading materials. Comics and illustrated children's books are an excellent way to practice.  

After you've had a few lessons and feel more comfortable getting around in an English-speaking place, venture out and enjoy the culture. Choose activities that exercise your English comprehension. We recommend seeing a show at a comedy club, like The Laugh Factory or The Comedy Bar.

You can also see a play at the Theater on the Lake or visit Navy Pier to enjoy carnival rides, shops, restaurants, and fireworks. However you practice ESL in Chicago, you're sure to master the language faster by immersing yourself in the local culture.

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