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Marie K.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English, Arabic
  • Bachelor's degree in French Literature from Damascus University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Marie K.

23 Reviews
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I enjoy teaching in a dynamic FUN Immersion Method (songs, stories, games). I worked two years in a preschool because I love teaching kids using all my communication skills.

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Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invi

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Danielle
Marie is an incredible teacher — we meet weekly, and I always look forward to our sessions! As a beginner French student, Marie is incredibly patient, kind, and educating. Through a variety of learning techniques (audio, visual, and kinetic), she teaches language through proper pronunciation and grammar. I greatly appreciate the individual approach, tailored to my abilities, and always warm and inviting. If you are on the fence about signing up for lessons, I highly encourage you to reach out to Marie! She has my highest recommendation.
Mariam
Marie is patient, thorough and at the same time holds high standards for her students. It is difficult to keep a younger child engaged, yet she does it with ease.
Sudesh ..
Marie is an amazing teacher! She's patient, thorough and makes learning fun!

Sergey T.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sergey T.

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The best part of my tutoring is to give a good start for beginners. It will be the easy way. Students will be led step by step to gain knowledge and skills in speaking, reading, writing, and grammar issues as well. An easy start gives an easy way to go.

About Sergey

As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books

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Jordon B.
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!

Keith J.

12 Reviews
Niles, IL
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Keith J.

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Hi, my name is Keith, and I teach English as a second language. I just finished my Certification for TEFL, so I'm looking forward to helping you or your child be successful at learning English. I'm open to any questions that you might have, and I will travel to your location, if that's what you prefer.

About Keith

Hi, my name is Keith and I have been involved in music from an early age. I love playing and teaching piano. I started taking lessons at the age of 9, and soon added trumpet and French Horn to my list of instrumental music lessons. I continued, through High School and College, taking music classes

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Elizabeth A.
Keith was a good teacher to our son, he was patient and kind. Our son learned a lot from him, we hope in the future to use him again, if the opportunity arises. Thanks Keith!
Ying
Keith is an amazing teacher. My 7 year old son likes him very much. Before the lessons I worried our boy couldn’t build his interest in playing piano, just lose his enthusiasm after a while as the 7 years old always did. But Keith make me totally worry free, my son likes him very much, and he really knows how to build the kid’s interests and confidence while learning. Now my son enjoyed himself very much with Keith in their piano time. We are so lucky to find Keith.
Amy
We had four in-home lessons with Keith and he never once arrived on time. And not like 5 minutes late because of bad traffic or something. Once he was 40 minutes late, and another time he was 45 minutes late. For an hour lesson. At first I though there was some confusion because the time on take lessons was slightly different than the time we agreed to (he asked if we could start earlier than the time slot that was listed, and I agreed) but after speaking with him about it, we were both on the same page as to what time the lesson *should* begin, he just never arrived on time. He seems to be very overbooked and busy and does not respect his clients’ time. He told me that the disparity of arriving on time or a half hour late is “superfluous,” so if you hire him, be prepared to have a wide window of when he could show up. My kids liked him as a teacher, which is why I kept giving him chances and trying to work out scheduling issues (I offered to move our lessons to a different time, but he insisted the time we were at was fine) but in the end, things could not be resolved.

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Rolando H.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rolando H.

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Nice to meet you. My name is Rolando and I have been teaching English in Japan for 10 years. I'm a fun teacher. I can help you any time.I love traveling ,making new friends, cooking, swimming and delicious foods from different countries. I will help you with grammar, daily conversation, business english, test preparation, pronunciation, accent reduction, idioms and slang. My teaching style is kind and patient. I always use TPR(Total Physical Response),CCQ's(Concept Check Questions) and LCQ's(Language Check Questions) because they are very important. I'm looking forward to working with you. Have a nice day and thank you. I have my Bachelors degree from Canterbury, TESOL/TESL from Oxford Seminars and Cambridge Assessment TKT Module 2.

About Rolando

Hello and nice to meet you. My name is Rolando and I am from Venice beach California. I love teaching English and traveling. It gives me a chance to expand my horizons. Experience is the best teacher : I've been teaching English in Japan for 10 years. I can help you any time. I am a FUN tea

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Leo
Rolando is an excellent teacher with great patience. As he has lived in both the U.S. and Japan for a long time, he knows lots of exciting things, including cultural ones. Anyway, it is fun to have a class with Rolando.
Kathy C.
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Delia B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks ENGLISH, SPANISH
  • BA :Business Administration from UNIVER
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 7 to 60
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Delia B.

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Experienced English teacher of 3 years, specializing in teaching beginner and intermediate students who want to learn or improve their English. All ages welcomed. The class will be customized to the level you are in right now, so that we can take you to the next level as fast as possible and build upon your strengths and weaknesses. Not only will you be learning English in no time, but you will also be having fun during the class since I make the classes very fun and interactive. Send me a message and lets get you started!

About Delia

I am a native Spanish speaker teacher. I have a degree in Business Administration issued in my country Guadalajara, Mexico. And when I was 22 years old I came to the United states to learn English, after taking English classes for a while in my hometown. I got my certification as an English te

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Isabelle S.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, German
  • Master's Degree in Management from Ecole de Management de Grenoble, France
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Isabelle S.

42 Reviews
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I fully understand the approach and needs for ESL as my children themselves benefited from this program when we first arrived in the US, from France.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
LINGYI
I have been having French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I definitely have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about different learning methods. I highly recommend her!

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Average Cost of ESL Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons in Chicago is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $21 and $100 per hour.
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$49 average
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"Hello, my name is Blanca Garza, I took English classes with Nery through Harris County in 2009 and 2010. After that I also took private classes with her.
She is a very professional teacher, a very nice person, and always helpfull with my questions."
Blanca
Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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Am just trying to follow your recommendations Reading once weekly and you will level my kind of progress. I am looking for that How to tell short storie, as well as how to summarise the topic of an essaye, how to communicate correctly and confidently. Breafly how to reason in English. Thank you"
Sergio
Took ESL lessons from Sonyarhae N.
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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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"Anna was helping my 11 year old improve his verbal skills while we were on vacation for 5 weeks in NYC. Instead of sitting in a class room the lessons were spent at different places in the city and Anna prepared interesting themes for every lesson that let my son both practice speaking a lot as well as hear many interesting stories of NYC. In addition to being a great teacher Anna is also an excellent guide."
Susanne
Took ESL lessons from Anna E.
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"It took my daughter a few lessons to get used to taking classes online, but with Rosita's warm personality and cheerful instruction, she ended up loving the class in the end. We are leaving Japan this weekend and heading to the states, but would love to continue working with Rosita once we are back!"
Sora
Took ESL lessons from Rosita R.
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"Matt is a greatest teacher that i ever met. He is very patient to me, after the package time learning, i feel like English spoken improved a lot."
jinqi
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"The best English teacher I ever had! Very enthusiastic and responsible, the classes always be dynamic and fun. I learned English language and different cultures at the same time.
Very recommendable!"
Mariano
Took ESL lessons from Georgina L.
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"Bryce has a casual yet effective teaching style that made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the beginning. I already had an advanced level of English, however I still needed to work on some of the nuances and prepositions in the language. Bryce has helped me immensely. I have started to teach English to others as my level has improved even more. I now feel confident teaching others English as a second language."
Anja
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"Leah is so energetic while teaching her class. She goes above and beyond for her each student, by having activities to spark their interest. She meets each student where they are academically and successfully help each student complete the course. She is patient, kind and full of a loving spirit and a joy to watch online. Allow her the opportunity to teach your children because she is fully equipped with the knowledge, credentials and experience to do so! Enjoy the leah teach experience!!!"
Courtney
Took ESL lessons from Leah H.
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"I've chosen Staphanie as my teacher, because I needed someone who will really quickly help me make my English accent better. I took the fact that she is also a musician as a big advantage as I assumed she'll be able to hear all the false accentuation I make. In fact, if you want to work on your English skills, it's the best combination of skills.
It was really clever decision. Stephanie is able to explain things clearly and fast. Step by step, syllable by syllable, trains student how to speak properly. If you're ready to do your homework and want to see progress fast, Stephanie is perfect person to work with. And she is very kind, too!"
Gosia
Took ESL lessons from Stephanie Q.
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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 roughly 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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