English courses in DeKalb, United States

Learn English and Study abroad in Dekalb (USA)

385 Wirtz Drive DeKalbilUS

DeKalb, a university town in Illinois

Do you want to learn English in a small, charming town in the United States? DeKalb, located one hour by bus from Chicago, offers an opportunity to really experience the local culture. This unique city has the second largest university in Illinois, Northern Illinois University. Thanks to a large student population (more than 25,000 students on campus), DeKalb is a vibrant city with a lot to offer.


You will have the opportunity to experience the architecture of DeKalb everyday and come to know its relaxed atmosphere.  Located close to other large cities like Rockford (50 kms) and of course Chicago (100 kms), there are plenty of opportunities for weekend trips during your stay. The months of August, September and October, play host to many festivals, such as the unique corn, kite, and pumpkin festivals. After classes why not visit the campus Art Museum and indulge in the best tasting coffee in the city at Caribou Coffee. Golf enthusiasts can play a round or two at the Kishwaukee Country Club or River Heights Golf Course.

English courses on the campus of Northern Illinois University

The ELS Language School DeKalb is conveniently located on the campus of Northern Illinois University, only 10 minutes walk from the city center. The campus extends over 300 hectares and gives you the opportunity to practice your English with American and International students. Most importantly, the campus offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere at an affordable cost.

Participate in the various activities offered by the school: afternoons in the Asian Rockford Gardens, take an excursion to Chicago, watch a football tournament, go rock climbing, or even go for a game of bowling! The campus offers many facilities, including a fully-equipped computer room and music room. Fitness fanatics can take advantage of the baseball, football and basketball courts, the gym, an indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and fitness center.

Do you want to continue your American adventure? ELS can assist you in applying to universities through its many partnerships!

385 Wirtz Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

001 815 753 4600

On the campus of:

Nothern Illinois University

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Neptune West Hall

This on-campus residence offers double rooms with shared hallway bathrooms. Each room has a microwave and mini-fridge, but the residence does not offer other catering facilities. The dorm is a short walk (about five minutes) from the ELS center. There is a $50 meal credit per 4-week session included in the price - this will be loaded to your ID card and can be used in the on-campus cafeterias. Wifi is available.

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