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Stafford House School of English in Chicago

Address: 332 S Michigan Ave # 500, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
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Description Stafford House School of English in Chicago

  • It was founded in 1952
  • Location: Chicago, United States (USA)
  • Age of the students: from 16 years old
  • Group size: 10-15 people
  • Total number of students: up to 270 people
  • Type of accommodation: family, residence (July-August), studio
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Stafford House International is the English language school group that offers different education programs depending on the goals of the applicants (general, academic or professional). The mission of the company is to educate, inspire and help students receiving education, to enjoy the cities, to earn the trust of students all over the world and to inspire them for personal growth.

Stafford House International Schools are located in 10 fantastic cities in America, Canada and the UK, each of which offers a unique educational program aimed at developing and improving the language.

Chicago is the third largest city in the US, famous for its huge number of museums and fascinating culture. Chicago is also famous for its delightful festivals, beautiful parks and beaches, amazing and large-scale concerts, interesting theaters and sporting events, as well as cozy small cafes and deluxe restaurants with delicious dishes. Also, this city is home to 60 Fortune 500 companies, making it a great place to learn a foreign language and start a career in the international arena.

Stafford House Chicago (formerly known as Intrax) is located on South Michigan Ave (South Michigan Avenue) across the road from Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. For more than 60 years, the center has received hundreds of students from all over the world every year. Its excellent location makes it possible to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, which is just a short walk away. There is also a public transport stop nearby. The educational center has 20 classrooms, a computer and multimedia center, an independent study room, its own library, a kitchen and a cozy sitting area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stafford House School of English in Chicago

Program name
from 380 $ / week

General English

A wide range of courses in this direction, which differ in intensity, duration and the initial level of students allows you to take into account the different needs and desires of those who enter.

It covers reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and critical thinking, that is, an integrated class of skills. The course is also aimed at developing conversational skills on the basis of a communicative approach.

All students can view their progress and "weak areas", which makes it possible to offer the areas necessary for study. Students have the opportunity to influence the curriculum, which makes it possible to make education the most complete and interesting. Teachers try to make the classes the most interesting and relevant for their group. Teachers develop special methods and classes that motivate and strengthen the confidence of adolescents in themselves.

The teacher builds a curriculum on the basis of the educational program and the interests of the group.

On the first day, applicants pass a test aimed at assessing the level of English proficiency. This helps determine the class in which the student will feel most comfortable.

The level of knowledge is from beginners (Beginner).

Business English

It is aimed at improving the foreign language in the context of business (business negotiations, presentations and meetings). It combines the development of language skills with the study of business speech and branch vocabulary, adapted to the needs of the student.

Teachers focus on the following topics:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Human resources
  • Control
  • Finance.

Teachers focus on practical skills that will evolve through the following activities:

  • Reading business literature and correspondence
  • Studying and writing reports on various topics
  • Mastering the rules of writing business letters
  • Study of methods of negotiating
  • Preparation and presentation of presentations
  • Communication in groups on special topics.

The level of English is from Intermediate.

from 380 $ / week

Preparation for TOEFL

The TOEFL test is a widely accepted test, often used when entering a university. It is used in more than 130 countries and is recognized by more than 8,000 universities, including most universities in North America.

It is aimed at students aged 16 and over who are interested in passing the exam. In the classroom, teachers will introduce students to the structure of the exam and learn the tests of the past. Teachers focus on mastering the methodology and strategy of literate and successful writing, studying types of listening, developing skills that are necessary for a competent interview, improving reading skills. After completing the program, students will be familiar with the structure of the exam and the strategy for its surrender, which will successfully surrender it.

The level of English is from Upper Intermediate.

from 90 $ / lesson

Education "one on one".

Are built in accordance with the needs and tasks of students. The course content will help students succeed in their goals. Working with a personal teacher, you can quickly identify specific areas and skills that require development. And the teacher will help with the selection of suitable materials for the chosen direction.


  • Develops the skills of reading, speaking, reading and writing
  • Improves grammar and extends vocabulary
  • Greater flexibility in the choice of topics.

The cost is 75 $. Is optional.

Tuition for 1 person per week for the selected program:

  • 20 lessons - 350 $
  • 25 lessons - 390 $
  • 30 lessons - 420 $
  • 35 lessons - 450 $.

The beginning of classes is every Monday.

The cost can vary depending on the duration.

University Preparation Course (University preparation)

Stafford House provides a choice of university applicants, as well as obtaining prior consent to the adoption of the applicant. After receiving the letter of acceptance of the applicant, he will only have to achieve the required level of English at school.

Students will also be given the opportunity to consult with specialists, help from highly qualified teachers during the entrance examinations. Another advantage will be the opportunity for applicants to visit excursions to local colleges, meetings with university graduates.


  • Consultation from qualified employees of universities during the period of enrollment
  • Visiting local universities, network forums with graduates of international universities
  • Tips experienced professionals at the time of admission.

Designed for students who have reached 16 years old with a level of language proficiency from the average.

Tuition is (class intensity 25/30 lessons, respectively):

  • 1-11 weeks = 410 $ / 440 $
  • 12-23 weeks = 380 $ / 410 $
  • 24-35 weeks = 340 $ / 310 $
  • 36+ weeks = 330 $ / 360 $.


Business Management Course

Focuses on students who seek to improve their knowledge of business management. After completing their studies, students receive a certificate of completion, which can be a great addition to a resume.

The main goal is to obtain skills that will help build effective management of the company's affairs and employees. Experienced teachers and businessmen will tell about their practical experience. Another advantage will be the development of practical business communication skills.

Students will cover the following topics:

  • Leadership, management roles in the company
  • How to develop personal (personal) leadership
  • How to build professional relationships
  • Modern management practices
  • Explore successful strategies for managing the organization and staff.

Designed for students who have reached 18 years of age with a level of proficiency above the average.

Duration - 4 weeks.

Price per student depending on the intensity of classes during the week:

  • 20 lessons - 1,900 $
  • 25 lessons - 2,100 $
  • 30 lessons - 2,250 $.

Marketing course

Suitable for young people who want to increase their knowledge in the field of marketing and advertising with American features. Upon completion of the course, a certificate of completion is issued, which can be an excellent addition to the resume.

Teachers will acquaint students with the latest trends in marketing and promotional activities. For practical skills, teachers focus on group work, team projects, visits to various organizations. Another advantage will be the possibility of developing business communication skills.

Includes the following topics:

  • The process of product development, choosing the right market for it
  • Exploring various customer-focused marketing strategies
  • Mastering decision-making algorithms in the field of product promotion
  • Product life cycle
  • Planning process and pricing
  • Analysis on the example of such companies as Pepsi Cola, Samsung, Oreos, Procter & Gamble and others.

Designed for students who have reached 18 years of age with a level of proficiency above the average.

Duration - 4 weeks.

Price per student depending on the intensity of classes during the week:

  • 20 lessons - 1,900 $
  • 25 lessons - 2,100 $
  • 30 lessons - 2,250 $.

Project Management Course

Designed for students who want to improve their knowledge, to explore modern international practical strategies in the field of organization and management of projects. Upon completion of the course, a certificate of completion is issued, which can be a great addition to your resume.

Teachers will reveal the project management process using practical tasks in a group, a huge number of team projects, visits to various companies.

Students will cover the following topics:

  • How to organize an effective work schedule, budget development, analysis of possible risks
  • Preparation of economic documentation and justification for various projects.
  • Analysis of new projects
  • Ways to track information
  • Planning, implementation of projects, as well as control at various stages of its implementation.

Designed for students who have reached 18 years of age with a level of proficiency above the average.

Duration - 4 weeks.

Price per student depending on the intensity of classes during the week:

  • 20 lessons - 1,900 $
  • 25 lessons - 2,100 $
  • 30 lessons - 2,250 $.

Accommodation, housing and food

Stafford House Chicago offers several accommodation options (the price is indicated per week):

  • In the family - from 300 $
  • In the apartments - from 300 $ to 510 $
  • In the student residence (only in the summer - from 02.07 to 27.08) - from 305 $ to 525 $.

Homestay accommodation is a great opportunity to get to know America's traditions and culture in a natural setting. Also this accommodation option gives an opportunity to practice conversational speech with real Americans every day. This option involves breakfast and lunch. Each family is carefully selected and interviewed. All houses are at a distance of 40-60 minutes by public transport from school.

Students who are 18 years of age can, if they wish, settle in cozy apartments (studios). Stafford House Chicago offers several accommodation options for 1 or 2 people in different buildings.

Accommodation in the student residence allows you to enjoy the inexpressible international atmosphere of the campus with a shared kitchen. The clubs of the residence give an opportunity to learn students and travelers from all over the world.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : business English, English, Individual english, Preparation for TOEFL

Events Stafford House School of English in Chicago

Learning a foreign language takes a long time, and a variety of activities allow you to gain practical experience, which is so necessary for fluent speech. The events are designed to show the students an interesting and unique culture of the city and allow them to immerse themselves in the amazing traditions of the country.

Usually organize the following activities:

  • Coffee and conversation. Held in the recreation area. It gives an opportunity to learn more about the traditions of different countries over a cup of fragrant coffee.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, which is a couple of minutes walk from the school. Students can learn more about the history of the development of art and enjoy a magnificent collection of paintings.
  • Lookout Skydeck Chicago (Skydeck Chicago) is the tallest skyscraper in the US, which offers a beautiful view of the city
  • Species tour of the lakes gives an opportunity to enjoy an amazing picture of nature within the city limits
  • Visit the cozy and atmospheric tavern Billy Goat.

Equipment Stafford House School of English in Chicago

Stafford House Chicago provides excellent equipment for students:

  • Cozy recreation area where you can have fun with friends
  • Computer class, which gives an opportunity to prepare for international tests. There are 40 computers in it
  • Student cuisine, where you can eat and learn more about national dishes of other countries
  • Comfortable space for self-study
  • Educational classes with modern multimedia equipment
  • Own library, where you can find many interesting and useful literature
  • Free wireless internet.

Another advantage of getting an education at Stafford House Chicago will be its excellent location, which makes it easy to reach by public transport to the main attractions of the city.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school offers a huge number of courses, depending on their goals and level of knowledge. The price is also affected by the number of study hours per week and the duration of the selected educational program.

General English / Business English / Preparation for TOEFL, depending on the number of classes per week - 20/25/30/35:

  • 2 weeks - 700 $ / 780 $ / 840 $ / 900 $
  • 4 weeks - 1,400 $ / 1,560 $ / 1,680 $ / 1,800 $
  • 8 weeks - 2,800 $ / 3,120 $ / 840 $ / 900 $

Additional services:

Education "one on one" - 75 $ for one lesson.

The following services are included in the price:

  • Study of the chosen program
  • Testing on arrival
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cultural and entertainment events.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place
  • Examination Boards
  • Payment accommodation
  • Extra charge for accommodation in the family in high season
  • Food
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Transfers
  • Air ticket in both directions
  • Meeting / seeing off at the airport
  • Additional lessons (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Pocket costs.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 USD
  • Study materials 50 USD
  • Other 80 USD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 100 USD
  • Medical insurance 25 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The age of students is from 16 years. Before the beginning of the classes, students must pass a test to determine the level of the language.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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