Chicago Illinois TEFL / TESOL Certification Courses to Teach English Worldwide

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United States: Bloomington, Carbondale, Champaign and 11 other cities

Length of Position: 6-12 months


International TEFL Academy Chicago TEFL TESOL Certification courses.

Are you interested in seeing the world while teaching English overseas? Educate the lives of others while becoming a world traveler, and get paid to do it! Now is your opportunity to get your TEFL Certification in the Chicago area or abroad. International TEFL Academy's world headquarters is in the Lincoln Park / Lakeview area of Chicago, within walking distance from DePaul University, 1 mile south of Wrigley Field and 15 minutes by the subway to downtown Chicago. We offer 4-week, 150 hour TEFL certification course in Chicago along with classes in over 20 countries worldwide and online 170 hour TEFL classes to professionally train you to teach in all corners of the world.

Armed with an International TEFL Academy TEFL TESOL certification, you will be able to work abroad and receive payment for teaching English. After taking our TEFL course in Chicago, you can quickly begin working in major cities worldwide.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are the industry terms for a professional English language teacher in a foreign country. Teaching English overseas is not just an opportunity to travel abroad: it is the chance to truly immerse yourself in a new culture, while changing your life and the lives of others. Both living and working overseas will help you connect Chicago to the rest of the world.

While teaching English abroad, you will be more than a tourist. As a paid English teacher, you will engage with the people and culture firsthand. Successful International TEFL Academy English teachers are true global citizens. They embrace opportunities to share their own cultural identity with others, while immersing themselves in new and different worlds.

Whether it's Asia, Latin America, Europe, or somewhere in between - International TEFL Academy can be the gateway to making your travel dreams a reality.

Call or visit our Chicago office today to speak with an academic advisor, or visit our website and request a free informational brochure.

Popular Countries to Teach English With a TEFL TESOL Certification:

Europe: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras

Asia: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

How does this work?

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Choose to enroll in either a 4 week, full-time TEFL certification course at an international location, or our part-time, 3 month online TEFL certification course.
2) Receive high-caliber interview and job guidance from our student affairs office
3) Begin your career abroad!


Contact International TEFL Academy for a brochure describing the process, read over the charts of where you can teach, how much money you make and the educational requirements. Advisors in our office are waiting to help you through the decision process. Join hundreds of thousands of others who teach abroad each year by starting with a professional TEFL TESOL certification.

As a TEFL TESOL student, you have two certification options:
1. Enrolling in the full-time 4 week course in any of our 20 international locations in US, Europe, Asia, Latin Americar
2. Enrolling in our part-time 11 week online course part time.

Online Class:
Prior to moving overseas, the online TEFL TESOL course can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Advantages of the International TEFL Academy Online Professional Course:

* Affordable: Fees are designed to make teaching abroad within your immediate reach and budget.

* Credible: A college-level course, taught by high-quality professors. International TEFL Academy provides its students with internationally recognized and accredited 150-hour lifetime certification. Armed with an additional 20 hours of volunteer observation and tutoring in a live ESL classroom, this 200 hour TEFL TESOL certification is everything you will need to be prepared to teach around the world!

* Accredited: International TEFL Academy is part of the INTESOL Worldwide association providing TEFL TESOL courses since 1993. We are, and have been, accredited as being at NQF level 5 by NCFE a British National Awarding Body, as well as ODLQC, the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.

* Personal: International TEFL Academy provides comprehensive, lifetime job search guidance to all of our students and graduates. Our advisors are on-hand to assist you and provide the expertise and insight you will need to navigate job markets around the globe.

Our International TEFL TESOL Courses are offered throughout the world in:

Europe: Cyprus, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, and Turkey

Central and North America: Costa Rica, Guatemala, USA and Mexico

South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru

Asia: Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam

Stop by our Chicago office to find out how you can be teaching English overseas within a few months as a fully trained English teacher!

Go to the International TEFL Academy website for more information and request a brochure or call us directly to speak with an advisor who has lived abroad and is an expert in TEFL TESOL certification and world travel.




Native or Fluent English Speaker

Job Types

  • Education
  • English as a Second Language


  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Cost in US$:

1,350 USD to 1,995

Program Fees Include:

- TEFL TESOL class
- Lifetime free job placement assistance.
- Assistance with housing and arrival at international TEFL class locations.


full time salary is very livable wage in Europe & Latin America. Asia can save 12-15,000 USD per year

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview Required
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network