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English in Chicago

Our teachers are passionate about helping our students learn English. In surveys, our students and alumni always name 'great teachers' as their favorite part of our school.

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Our students

Our students are happy to share their experiences at Stafford House San Francisco and how much they love it here!

Champ, Thailand

I am from Thailand. I have spent four months at Stafford house, and all staff is very helpful and generous to help me improve my English skills. I have gone to TOEFL Class and Business English Class. I learned a lot of skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Champ, Thailand

Nikki. Macedonia

Every class, professor and classmate has contributed to my rich education. I am thankful for what Stafford house stands for and I have no hesitation in recommending this course to others considering undertaking it.

Nikki. Macedonia

Carlos, Brazil

My English experience in Chicago is complete. Here I can live in one of the biggest and greatest cities in the world, explore the diversity that only metropolitans can provide without giving up of living the real American culture.

Carlos, Brazil

Our staff and teachers

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level. Our staff and teachers are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.


English Teacher


Jon has been a fixture at the Chicago location since 2012. He has taught all levels and is currently teaching the Proficiency class. He is a native Chicagoan who has traveled and taught in other countries. He enjoys photography, reading and spending time with his family. He uses the city as a classroom, and you can often find his students outside engaging native speakers and honing their skills. His advice is always the same: be curious.






English Teacher


Marc has worked in education for the past 24 years, both as an administrator and as an English teacher. He has been working in his current position at the Chicago school since 2013. He especially loves working with the beginning level students because it's so rewarding and inspiring for him to see his students begin to discover and understand the language they are learning.

Elizabeth Meininger

Student Enrollment Advisor

Elizabeth is the Student Enrollment Advisor in Chicago and helps students with their questions throughout the enrollment process. Her passion for traveling and learning about different cultures has enabled her to engage communities in Colombia, Tunisia, and the Czech Republic in English learning. She is happy to continue helping people all around the world to achieve their English learning goals.

Megan Guimon

Center Director

Megan Guimon is the Center Director in Chicago. She has lead the largest Stafford House School in the US since 2013. Her commitment to education and multicultural experiences has helped create a welcoming and fun environment in the Chicago school.

Dustin Riedel

Academic Supervisor

Dustin has worked in ESL for many years as a teacher, teacher trainer, and academic supervisor; he has been at the Chicago school since 2006. His job is to take care of all of the teachers, classes and students and make sure they have what they need to succeed. He loves to see students get inspired and excited to learn.