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Date & Time

Oxford Seminars Chicago course
held at the University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(This course is not affiliated with UIC)
Course held over 3 weekends:
Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28, Feb. 3, 4
9am to 6pm
Course #8019

Enroll by Dec 23
& Save $100!

Oxford Seminars Chicago course
held at the University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(This course is not affiliated with UIC)
Course held over 3 weekends:
April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
9am to 6pm
Course #8139

Enroll by Mar 10
& Save $100!

Nearby courses

March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
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March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
Enroll by Feb 10 & Save $100!
Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28, Feb. 3, 4
Enroll by Dec 23 & Save $100!

Course Reviews

Our instructor was phenomenal. He's the type of person who makes me feel excited to be a future educator. Comical, well prepared and helpful, very informative, and gave us many opportunities to teach.
- N.L., Chicago, IL
I loved gaining my TESOL certificate. The instructor was exciting and fun and I learned a lot in his lessons.
- M.C., Playa Del Ray, CA
I very much enjoyed our instructor and the in-class component of the course.
- Z.Z., Chicago, IL
As a teacher endorsed in English as a Second Language, I expected to know most of the material. My real motive for taking the class was to have an edge on other candidates applying to teach in the competitive Korean education market. However, I was surprised by how different teaching ESL in America is to teaching in other countries! I learned so much and was very impressed by the in-class component. The pace, the amount of material covered, and the rigorous activities put my teaching on another level. I know that I have an advantage over those who haven't taken the Oxford Seminars Certification course.
- L.J., Countryside, IL
I found that this course will uncover your potential, while minimizing your fear of going overseas and teaching.
- A.A., Chicago, IL
The practicum was the most useful for me. Learning by doing was an excellent process for absorbing the material.
- M.V., Waukegan, IL
This is the most effective class I have taken for ESL awareness.
- C.N., Chicago, IL
Everything was hands-on. The instructor's activities made us see the language through the eyes of a new learner. We will use everything we learned in our new teaching jobs!
- T.C., Aurora, IL
The experiences of our instructor added amazing insight to the course. He was always engaged, and I learned a lot!
- M.R., Gary, IN
What made the class great? The instructor, classmates, meeting in-person (opposed to strictly online courses), practising teaching our practicum, and the stories and experience shared by our instructor.
- P.L., Chicago, IL
"The instructor did a great job and I especially enjoyed her hands-on teaching style. She was a great instructor who had a lot of knowledge about teaching abroad."
- K.B., Chicago, IL
"In addition to semantics of language teaching, I found behavioral concerns of handling class situations very helpful."
- D.C., Chicago, IL
"The teacher's personality was very helpful to us as students, as she made the course easy to follow and understand."
- M.H., Mount Pleasant, IL
"The teacher was positive, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable."
- A.C., Chicago, IL
"The teacher made it look easy!"
- H.B., Oak Lawn, IL
"To be truthful, our instructor was probably the most effective teacher I've had since high school. My college professors can't even be compared to him. I'm so glad I met a teacher who was actually a teacher."
- H. S., Evanston, IL
"I learned a lot from this course, including important techniques, concepts and approaches to ESL teaching."
- V.L., Evanston, IL
For such a easy course to get into, this was a very good resource. Not overly expensive or far away or difficult, yet gives very good information and plenty of resources, along with an experienced instructor who is more than willing to answer queries and assist one in getting into teaching English.
- B.K., Iron Ridge, WI
I liked the insight on idioms and phrases. I also liked the teaching simulation and the student teaching.
- P.W., Kenosha, WI
"I found the teacher to be most useful. She is very approachable and shows a general concern for her students."
- C.P., Franklin, WI
"I have been to many seminars and classes and this has been by far the most organized, informative, and well executed program I have attended. I feel very confident and ready to teach English abroad thanks to my instructor and Oxford Seminars. I will definitely refer all my friends and classmates to Oxford Seminars for their TESOL/TESL/TEFL classes."
- T.C., Milwaukee, WI
"The instructor has been incredibly helpful, energetic, motivating and truly a pleasure to work with."
- M.J., Milwaukee, WI
"The instructor was amazing. She made us feel welcome and excited to be in class. She was super positive and was always encouraging. The textbooks were very useful and I will take them as references when I go abroad. This course was very beneficial and I really enjoyed it."
- C.D., Milwaukee, WI
The amount of hands-on experience we got with all aspects of teaching being used during our own learning process was great.
- B.V. Appleton, WI
The instructor did an excellent job using teaching methods and examples useful in ESL teaching itself to teach ESL vocabulary, skills, methodology, etc. Very well done!
- D.E., Watertown, WI
I admittedly was a bit sceptical at first. However, the class was a great introduction and overview of the profession and skills needed to succeed. It very much put my mind at ease about everything from preparation to grammar skills needed to teach abroad.
- C.P., Madison, WI
The opportunity to create my own lesson and receive feedback from the class and instructor was extremely valuable.
- S.C., Sauk City, WI
We were lucky enough to be taught by someone with a huge amount of experience as an ESL instructor. That was most useful.
- O.S., Evansville, WI

Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification courses in Chicago, IL are usually held at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To enroll by phone, call 1-800-779-1779

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Next Info Session in Chicago, IL
7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Addams Hall, Room 311
University of Illinois at Chicago
830 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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