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CELTA Chicago

Teaching House Chicago

The Premier Chicago TEFL/TESOL & CELTA Course Provider

Travel, learning another language, meeting new friends, making an impact on the lives of others – these are just a few of the countless benefits to teaching English abroad.

While you know that living abroad will allow you to travel and sightsee in your spare time, you also know that you’ll have a job to do, and you want to do it well. The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the premier TESOL course that provides you with the skills to:  

  • Foster a fun, lively classroom experience that students enjoy
  • Develop into the teacher you’re proud to become
  • Liven up classes that aren’t interactive

And it doesn’t stop there. The CELTA journey will take you to the places you’ve only dreamed about. And Teaching House’s CELTA Chicago TESOL course and certification program is the gold standard center that delivers on its promise to provide you with an exceptional CELTA training experience.

About Teaching House Chicago

Teaching House Chicago is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Teaching House Chicago is situated in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Convenient to all public transportation, it is only few minutes to the Red line on Lake, Brown/Orange/Pink/Purple/Green lines at  Madison/Walbash or Blue line at Washington. Our center is close to such key landmarks as the art deco Chicago Board of Trade, The Rookery Building and the LaSalle Street Bridge, which crosses the river onto Chicago’s North Side.  And being in such a central location, there are many additional attractions close by, including restaurants and shops, parks and sights, museums and more.

Teaching House’s Chicago center offers state-of-the-art facilities where you can take advantage of all the study aids and teaching materials we provide you to be fully supported in your learning and teaching experiences on the CELTA course.  We provide digital projectors, DVD players, CD players and other audio-visual tools for CELTA trainees to use in their lessons, as well as access to the school's photocopier and printer.

If you’re looking for a CELTA/TESOL/TEFL Chicago center that will exceed your expectations, apply to Teaching House Chicago today!

Upcoming Course Dates - CELTA Online

Online Course Times

In order to best serve our community we have scheduled our online classes across four major time zones. These classes run across four time zones to serve:

  • The East Coast USA/Canada: Eastern Standard Time/Eastern Daylight Time
  • The West Coast USA/Canada: Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Time
  • The United Kingdom and Europe: GMT/British Summer Time
  • Australia and Asia: Australian Eastern Standard Time / Australian Eastern Daylight Time


All our online Celta course dates run simultaneously in The East Coast USA, West Coast USA and UK time zones. Only courses marked ** are available in the Australian Eastern Time Zone. Simply indicate your time zone of preference in the application form and you will be enrolled in the cohort of your desired time zone.

2024 CELTA Course Dates:

Full Time CELTA Courses

  • June 17th - July 12th, 2024
  • July 15th - August 9th, 2024**
  • August 19th - September 13th, 2024
  • September 16th - October 11th, 2024
  • October 21st - November 15th, 2024
  • November 18th - December 13th (UK)/ December 17th (USA), 2024

Part Time CELTA Courses

  • July 19th - September 26th, 2024**
  • October 4th - December 11th (UK) 17th (USA), 2024**

Accreditation and Compliance

Teaching House Chicago Accreditation and State of Illinois Approval:

Teaching House Chicago is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Please download here the following documents in relation to that approval:

Academic Catalog and Calendar - View here.

Disclosure table - View here.

Please note: Teaching House Chicago is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body.

The Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Speakers of other Languages (CELTA) is currently accrediated in the UK by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) at Level 5 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Student Complaints

In addition to following Teaching House Chicago's internal complaints procedure and the Cambridge University appeals process for CELTA, Teaching House Chicago students may also lodge a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Mailing Address: 1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL, 62701-137

What are the accomodation options?


A private room in shared accommodation. Sheets, towels and continental breakfast are provided as well as access to communal areas, bathroom and kitchen. Please note this is not a hotel or “bed and breakfast” option, but a clean room with a local family or individual. It is a basic option, but a popular one. Teaching House Chicago uses “Sara’s Homestays” as our provider, and each location is regularly inspected and reviewed.

In 2016 $1,000 for a standard single room & self- served continental breakfast for 4 weeks.

Book online at For more information, contact or call 212-564-5979.

Just Passing Through' Extended Stay Studio Suites

Only a short commute from our school in Chicago, 'Just Passing Through’ is a great option for CELTA trainees who are coming to Chicago without a car. This hotel is especially designed for short stay guests; these tastefully furnished apartment-style accommodations will make you feel right at home.

Each studio is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, internet, cable television, spacious closet, ceiling fans, AC. All guests will also have access to on-site laundry (open 24 hours – laundry card included), rooftop sundeck with lake view.

Special Teaching House monthly rates: Oct-March: $1,700. April-Sept: $1,950 (plus $200 deposit and $45 application fee).

More information at and reservations can be booked directly through owner Linda at 312 501 3310 or

Summer books up quickly - so reserve your spot early!

Note: for price, location and quality, this is a good option.

Hosteling International Chicago

Hostelling International Chicago is located in the center of downtown Chicago and in the heart of Chicago's thriving university district. HI-Chicago is very close to Lake Michigan and within walking distance of Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

Amenities include:

• wireless internet
• free breakfast
• kitchen access
• in-room vanities
• bed linens and towels supplied
• private or shared bathroom

All rooms are non-smoking. This is the cheapest and most basic of the accommodation options that we offer. Prices vary depending on season. Hostelling International Chicago is located within two blocks of the blue, orange and red line subway stops at Harrison / Jackson.

4-week bookings available in low-season (October-April) but must be booked through Teaching House. During high-season, only 2-week bookings are available.

Find more information at or contact them at +1 312 360 0300.

Loyola Summer Housing

In you are planning on doing your CELTA certification during the summer months this is a good low-cost option.

Fully furnished rooms on Loyola University's Roger's Park campus.

Private room with shared bathroom: $1,200/30 days
Private room with private bathroom: $1,350/30 days
Book via email at or call +1 773 508 8090

Club Quaters

Club Quarters are full service hotels for private use by guests and employees of member companies.

Club Quarters are located in Chicago at Wacker, Michigan.

Amenities include:

  • Free High speed internet access

  • Free use of a computer and network printing

  • Private Club Room with complimentary coffee, newspaper, magazines and games

  • Free chilled, purified bottled water

  • Cable/Satellite TV

  • Fitness room at all locations

Club Quarters os a one-stop shop, with services including hotel rooms for short or long-term stays, studio corporate apartments as well as offices in some locations.

Find more information at

You may contact them calling them at +1 312 214 6400

Holiday Inn Chicago

Downtown, dependable and conveniently located near the campus, as well as prominent area attractions. Situated just off I-290 on South Canal Street, this downtown Holiday Inn is ideal for 1-month stays, allowing you to relax in comfort whilst studying for your CELTA.

As you would expect from this hotel chain, amenities include free Wi-Fi access, private bathroom, 32-inch LCD TV and all of the regular mod-cons. In addition, these rooms feature a comfortable triple-sheeted bed with a pillow top mattress. With a workspace and a desk. All rooms have private bathroom.

As this is a hotel, it is not a cheap option.

For more information go to

You can also call 1 800 972 2494

University Center of Chicago

University Center offers both short term and annual housing for students for this upcoming academic year. Room types vary from fully furnished four-bedroom apartments to single and double suite-style units with meal plan options to choose from.. All of our guests enjoy access to the building’s recreation area, dining center with retail store, computer center, fitness center, outdoor terrace and laundry facilities. We provide 24-hour security and onsite professional staff support at your convenience. We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago just steps away from public transportation with easy access to O’Hare and Midway Airports and Chicago’s major train stations.

For more information regarding reservations, availability and pricing please email us at or call 312-924-8000.

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