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Looking for English lessons in Chicago, IL? On Preply you can select from 11076 English teachers around you for private classes online. With online instead of face-to-face classes you can attend classes at any moment you want, wherever you are. This way your busy schedule won't be in the way of your language learning evolution. Schedule online English classes in Chicago, IL. Preply is the quickest growing language learning platform for online 1-to-1 lessons. Whether you have just relocated and want to learn the native language of a country or want to learn a new language for work, we have the best tutor for you. Schedule English lessons near you and start learning today! Looking for a different way to learn a language? Explore English classes or find other resources to learn English online.
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  • Tutor english Kevin B.

    Kevin B.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    79
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    Tefl certified and with 3 years of tutoring experience I am very flexible.

    Book a trial lesson with me so we can discuss your goals and how I can help you reach them. I am TESOL certified. My methods of teaching are personalized. For accent I use the book mastering the American accent. I am currently learning Chinese and have lived in China, so I understand how difficult learning a new language can be.

    Why choose Kevin B.
    "I enjoy the class with Kevin .Kevin is not just a conversationalist like many tutors are. Kevin always comes prepared. Kevin has so many books and materials. "
    Lucy
    LucyMarch 18, 2021
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  • Tutor english Cindy W.

    Cindy W.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    Newly joined
    236
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks: +3

    Fun & Professional English Teacher for ALL Ages (7 years of experience) I see languages as a bridge to opportunities, friendships, and cultures. Therefore, I love to help people to expand their communication powers with the rest of the world.
    I'm TEFL certified and have 7 years of teaching experience. I've taught English to both children and adults in classrooms while living in Paris and Taipei.

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  • Tutor english Albert G.

    Albert G.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    118
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    Oxford Certified English Tutor and Former IT Recruiter from NYC I am an Oxford Certified TESL Tutor who has worked for many years in NYC as an IT Recruiter. Besides increasing your vocabulary and fluency, I can help you improve your resume and ace your next job interview. Other specialties are IELTS exam practice, Grammar (prepositions, sentence structure) and Pronunciation.

    Why choose Albert G.
    "Albert is a nice trainer. IT was usfull to impuve my business english with Albert. Strong reccomend! "
    Vlad
    VladOctober 25, 2020
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  • Tutor english Kristine G.

    Kristine G.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    Newly joined
    220
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    🌟Experienced 👧 KIDS 👦 Teacher 🍎 TEFL/TESOL Certified Teacher ✅ I also love to eat ice cream!
    💌 If you have any questions, please reach out and contact me
    I have 10+ years of classroom teaching experience. 👩‍🏫 I hold a Bachelor's degree in Child Development & Family Studies; and a TEFL/TESOL Certification.
    💡Book a trial lesson and let's discuss how I could help your child reach their language learning goals.

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  • Tutor english Jessica R.

    Jessica R.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    173
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    Certified English Teacher My name is Jessica and I travel full time throughout America! I love to play pickleball, spend time at the beach and read and learn!
    I love personal development and making learning fun.
    I have 15 year experience teaching. I am TEFL certified and love teaching different classes around life skills! Teaching in fun, playful, positive ways is so important to enjoy teachings.

    Why choose Jessica R.
    "My son was nervous about his first tutoring session, but Jessica was great and made him feel comfortable and at ease during their session. He found her easy to talk to and he loved her teaching style. She is positive and encouraging. My son enjoyed his session with her and is on board to do tutoring this summer, which says a lot! "
    Meri
    MeriJuly 14, 2022
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  • Tutor english Annemarie S.

    Annemarie S.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    157
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    Native English speaker with 15 years of experience teaching I have developed a curriculum for youth with disabilities and taught that content. I can also help you with career development and job readiness skills.

    I have taught as a substitute teacher (k-12) and instructional assistant in a university setting.

    Why choose Annemarie S.
    "Annemarie is a quite good tutor. She has a lot of patience and also is very open to share her knowledge about psychology. I enjoy each class with her, mainly because she is an excellent listener and always has good ideas about how to improve my pronunciation and speaking problems. "
    Ana María
    Ana MaríaFebruary 18, 2021
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    Tutor english Miguel O.

    Miguel O.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    118
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    CERTIFIED PROFESSOR. I've been on the grind since I was one. For me teaching transcends impartation of knowledge, it includes bonding and forming affinity with leaders of tomorrow who are in my class today. I hope to hear from you soon!. I conduct my classes using different methods including Total Physical Response for young learners, along with a lot of energy creating a great but relaxed environment for the student to learn.

    Why choose Miguel O.
    "good teacher"
    jade
    jadeMarch 9, 2022
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  • Tutor english Robert S.

    Robert S.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    Newly joined
    196
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    Certified Spanish teacher, interpreter, & translator I comprehend profoundly the component elements of language learning and how to resolve difficulties encountered by those for whom it may not be so easy. I am wired for teaching and wired for language comprehension. I am passionate about my subject matter, and I am energized by seeing my students exhibit excitement in learning as well.

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  • Tutor english Javier R.

    Javier R.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    Newly joined
    94
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks:

    certified tutor with 36 years of English speaking experience, ready to help you! I am ready to help English Speaking Learners master there English & feel more confident about themselves. I can help students reach there goals by: engaging with them through online learning, make them feel comfortable as they learn the English language, help them to embrace their learning journey ...

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  • Tutor english Mike S.

    Mike S.

    United States of America

    Time zone: Chicago, IL

    5
    196
    HKD
    per hour
      Speaks: +1

    Your ears will learn like a baby, you will speak like a Native. Over 4000 satisfied Actors, singers, broadcasters, businessmen and politicians do better professionally due to this system. As a global English teacher with a Masters degree in ESL myself, working based in Asia, I am impressed and appreciative of how Mike has been able to create specific, unique teaching materials, and synthesize what he has acquired into such a quality online teaching approach.

    Why choose Mike S.
    "The Best teacher ever I recommend to take lessons with this awesome and wonderful teacher"
    Mana
    ManaMarch 14, 2021
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Why Preply is the best site for finding online English teachers

4.9 /5
English tutors with an average rating of 4.9 and up to 312 reviews
3 languages
Our English tutors speak on average 3 different languages
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Our English tutors on average answer students in 3 hours

English lessons prices by tutor city

Native/non native speakersPrice
New York, NY

$15 / hr

Los Angeles, CA

$15 / hr

Chicago, IL

$14 / hr

Average rates for English classes in Chicago, IL

Native/non native speakersPrice

Native English speakers

$25 / hr

Non native English speakers

$18 / hr

The average cost for English classes in Chicago, IL may vary from other locations and depending on the teacher nationality, so here is a price comparison to help you find your best fit online tutor.

How English learners from Chicago, IL rate their Preply experience
John Allys rated · English tutor.
5.0Jun 30, 2022
Excellent professional, she loves what she does, she is super attentive, patient, intelligent and has very good energy! I give my best recommendations.
Vladimir rated · English tutor.
5.0Jun 30, 2022
Muhammad is an excellent teacher. He is a professional in his field. He is also a very friendly and outgoing person. Classes are held with him in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
Alexandre rated · English tutor.
5.0Jun 30, 2022
I liked the class, I felt comfortable talk and practice my conversation. The internet worked fine during the entire class without any fail.
Alejandro rated · English tutor.
5.0Jun 30, 2022
Princess Lee is a nice person, I also think she has the experience and dedication in teaching the English language.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

🌆 How do I improve my English in Chicago, IL and what does it take in terms of commitment?

Besides self-study using mobile applications, you have a few key options for learning English interactively in Chicago, IL. First, universities and community colleges are an especially good idea for in-state residents. Also, ask about the centers for continuing education and professional studies (they are a little more affordable.) Your second resource can be local specialized language academies that charge less and flexible in schedule and requirements. Third, international learning centers usually offer cheaper group and more expensive in-person courses. Fourth, you can find a private English tutor in Chicago, IL. If flexibility is key, you can compare local Chicago, IL and online English tutors.
 

🎟 How expensive is it to learn English and what are the ballpark lesson costs for English tutors?

For university and college courses you can estimate English course cost by dividing annual tuition by ten (one course is usually 3 out of 30 credit hours offered) to get the overall charge for 1/2 of a hundred lesson hours each semester. Language schools and private English tutors charge $30-55 an hourly group lesson, with private classes starting from $50 or more. Some of the more affordable English tutors can be found online, with prices on Preply averaging 15 and tutor rates varying widely based on tutor location, positive reviews and specialization. Average reviews for English lessons on Preply is 4.89 out of 5 stars.
 

📚 What are the requirements for English language skill level to sign up for a course?

When considering college and learning center classes be prepared demonstrate proof of your current level. Planned classes vary widely in terms of textbook quality, homework commitment and graded tasks, so research all such requirements in advance. With personal English tutors you can find reviews for whom the tutor is effective with and which other specializations they make available (like classes for students of A, B, or C leves, etc.) For better flexibility, choose a tutor from many teaching online.
 

🔥 Why is English so challenging and are there ways to learn it in a better way?

Standardized language instruction practiced in schools is not the most effective way to learn English. As proven by others before, you can gain basic English fluency in 300 hours from zero knowledge. Studying and getting feedback 5 hours a week you will be able to understand everyday expressions, speak on some level, shop and place orders in about a year. Relocating is not a practical option for everyone, so online classes are a quick and affordable way of acquiring the basic knowledge of English. After gaining basic skills, online marketplaces like Preply have English tutors who specialize in intensive classes for intermediate and advanced students.
 

🤷 How long does it take to achieve a good level of English?

Some people have a natural ability and learn languages quickly, but for most to go beyond the basics and gain working fluency in English will require at least 600 hours of practice. The required duration of time can differ a lot depending on your current level of English or familiarity with other languages in the same group. After alphabet and basic reading it is best to use the language as often as possible: watch videos, write by hand and online using your new language skills, seek native speakers to speak with, try as many as possible ways to think and speak in English out loud. If it's more difficult than you had imagined you can also take conversational English classes online.
 

🤳 How many possibilities do I choose among when I select the right English coach?

In language centers, you can possibly choose your own tutor (from the ones who already work there). Online, absolutely! The largest selection of approved English tutors with video profiles and real student reviews is available on online language learning 'supermarkets' like Preply.
 

🗓 Will I be able to fit lessons in my busy schedule?

Colleges as a rule run classes twice a week over a semester (75-day period). Language schools typically offer shorter, 8-week, 12-week, and 16-week course sessions. Online, you can choose your own lesson frequency and time, on weekdays and/or weekends.
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