Chicago, Communication and Culture

Chicago's Navy Pier

Chicago, Communication and Culture (CCC) is a short-term English program for visitors to Chicago who want to explore the city while they improve their English.

In this program, students meet for classroom language instruction in the morning, then leave campus for language practice and cultural activities at Chicago’s most famous attractions, events and neighborhoods.

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuition: $1,375

Sample schedule of program activities

2021 CCC Program Dates (3 weeks)

  • Winter: Jan. 11 – 28
  • Summer: July 5 – July 22

Our Chicago, Communication and Culture program is for students who:

  • Plan to visit the US on a B-1 or B-2 (tourist) visa
  • Or, can enter the United States on a visa waiver
  • Or, are US citizens or residents

Custom CCC Program for Your Group

If you have a group that wants to come to Chicago, we offer customized versions of CCC to fit your group’s schedule and interests. The Tutorium can issue the I-20 for students in full-time versions of these short-term courses.

Sample Custom Program Schedule

In the morning, students learn strategies for effective communication in both speech and writing and strengthen their public speaking skills. In the afternoon, student explore Chicago and American culture, and attend Professional Skills workshops on customized topics.

Monday – Thursday
  • Speaking/Listening Skills: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Writing and Grammar Skills: 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Lunch Break
  • Culture: 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Professional Skills Workshops: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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