English courses in Chicago, United States

Learn English and Study abroad in Chicago (USA)

7200 West Division Street ChicagoilIL 60305US

Chicago, a city of great heights

Chicago, Illinois is the city of skyscrapers, and the perfect place to undertake an ELS Language course. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.  You can contemplate the vastness of the city from the top of ultra-modern buildings such as the Willis Tower (442 meters) and the John Hancock Center (344 meters).

After experiencing these breathtaking views, take a trip through ‘the loop’, the downtown Sky Train, and visit the famous Art Institute of Chicago. To relax after a morning  of English classes, what could be better than strolling on the banks of Navy Pier, where you embark on a cruise aboard the Tall Ship Windy?

Finish your day with a magical concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the most renowned in the world. If you are visiting Chicago in the Summer, make sure you visit the Chicago Jazz festival in Grant Park. If you enjoy listening to music in the sun, do not miss Millennium Park, which hosts many music events throughout the year.

English courses at the Dominican University

The ELS Language School of Chicago is ideally located on the beautiful campus of Dominican University, just 30 minutes by public transport to the city center. In the evenings, the school organizes many activities for its students: movie nights, basketball games, visit to Chinatown, boat trips on Lake Michigan, concerts at the Cultural Center of Chicago, or shopping trips. Thanks to the excellent public transport system, all these attractions are easily accessible.

The campus has a range of impressive facilities: running tracks, football and basketball courts, tennis and squash courts, a gym, indoor pool and fitness center. Other facilities available include an up-to-date computer room, music rooms, a library, the language education technology center, a recreation center, a snack bar and cafeteria.

Do you dream of one day studying in the United States? Enjoy the many partnerships that ELS has with a range of prestigious American universities. Consult with your local ELS counselor for more information.


7200 West Division Street

River Forest, IL 60305


001 708 488 5010

On the campus of:

Dominican University

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Aquinas Hall residence

The Residence Hall is located in the same building as the ELS Center on the Priory Campus of Dominican University. WiFi service is available and a student lounge and vending machines are in the building. Laundry facilities (for a fee) are available in the basement of the building. This is a co-ed dorm with separate male and female communal bathrooms. The single bedrooms have a sink, closet bed, desk and chairs. Linens are provided. Meals are not included, but students have the option to purchase a $75 Concordia University discount meal card (which includes 10 meals).

River Forest Apartments

River Forest Apartments are located in a quiet upmarket neighborhood near a park and 15 minutes from the school. These luxury apartments comprise a double room (two beds) with a bathroom: students may book an apartment as a single at extra cost subject to availability. Each apartment includes free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, telephone, TV, air conditioning, and bedding. Each apartment has a patio where you can enjoy barbecues with friends. Laundry facilities are available in the residence (coin operated).

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