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ESL English School Chicago area



Welcoming Message

Welcome to Ivy’s website.  This could be your first step in making your American dreams come true.

Ivy is an excellent approved ESL school in the Chicago area. Ivy E & E Institute (Ivy) offers an Intensive English (ESL) program, Business English and Business Administration (BEBA) program, and a TESOL/TEFL program and other College Preparation (English for Academic Purpose aka university pathway) programs.   The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers 6 ESL levels of integrated English skills.  

All our courses are taught by dedicated and experienced teachers, many of whom have taught overseas.   Ivy classes are small, which means you are guaranteed individualized attention - you can participate in our student-focused programs.  Classes can be taken either mornings or evenings. 

With affordable tuition (low cost), housing assistance, free access to our computer labs, and free ample parking, Ivy is serious when it claims it is the place to “study for success”. Since its founding in 1995, Ivy has sent hundreds of its students to many universities in the U.S.

Ivy has been certified by the federal government (U.S. DHS/SEVIS) to enroll qualified international (F-1 visa) students since 2003.

Ivy is set in the northwest suburb of Wheeling, Illinois, a town known for its parks, restaurants, and its large population of immigrants and minorities.  A one-hour train ride to downtown Chicago allows you to enjoy both the vibrant city life and the serene suburban life all in a single day.

I invite you to join our team at Ivy.  It might be the best decision you ever make.

Dr. B. Brian Yu, President

Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from Northwestern University
fmr Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
fmr Adjunct Professor, Marquette University
fmr Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
Dr. Yu founded Ivy in 1995 in Illinois, USA
Dr. Yu has helped hundreds of Ivy students to enter top U.S. universities
such as Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, Univ. of Chicago, and Yale.