EF Chicago, Illinois, USA

Uploaded by EF on 09.06.2010

With a towering skyline along the shores of Lake Michigan,
in the mid-west of the US, sits the stylish city of Chicago.
This is the 3rd largest city in America, with 10 million people living in the area
informally called "Chicagoland".
This is the home of some of the world's top universities and business schools,
including Northwestern and University of Chicago.
Although famous for 1920's gangster movies, today the city is modern and safe.
Chicago simply has it all; an incredible blend of color and diversity,
impressive architecture, first-class American sports,
and world-class art and academics.
EF Chicago is centrally located on the most famous street in Chicago:
Michigan Avenue.
This is the heart of the city, full of shops and cafes.
The school is newly renovated,
with comfortable student lounges
with free Wi-Fi access and modern "iLab" language labs.
EF's experienced teachers use our own teaching method, the Efekta System,
to help you become fluent in English.
With a range of programs on offer, from two week intensive courses
to full year academic programs, there is something for everyone.
Our tailor-made curriculum allows you to personlize your course
with special interest classes such as Business English
or TOEFL or IELTS Exam Preparation.
We try to focus on a communicative approach in the classroom, following the Efekta System.
This allows us to get the students active and speaking in the classroom.
We also have a wide variety of programs for our students;
this gives them a personalized approach to learning.
EF also offers an internship program at a wide range of Chicago businesses
and organizations.
Staying with a host family is the perfect way to experience typical American hospitality.
I chose the host family because I think it's the best way of practising your English,
because they don't speak any other language so I think it's a better way of practisingů
- and they are really nice also! You get to know people.
Our residence is part of the University of Chicago and is perfect if you want to live among
both American and international students.
Join a wide range of EF activities. We offer everything from museum visits
to weekend excursions and parties.
On our tours you see Chicago from all angles: on foot, by boat,
and from above high up in the Sears Tower, the tallest building in North America.
When the weather is good take a swim in Lake Michigan
and enjoy its pretty beaches.
Watch a baseball game with the Chicago Cubs or the White Sox.
There's also great basketball and American football games to be seen in Chicago.
At night, head down to Navy Pier and witness the city's stunning skyline.
Or enjoy the many music and dance clubs, from jazz to house
and more contemporary sounds.
This metropolis has something for everyone.
Welcome to EF Chicago!