English Classes – Spring I

English Conversation Classes

シカゴ日米協会 英会話クラス

Spring I Term: April  2 – May 24, 2024 (8 weeks)

$160 Members & Continuing Students / $176 New Students

Enjoy learning and practicing English in a small interactive group setting! Classes will focus on speaking and listening, while expanding students’ vocabulary and fluency. Students will be encouraged to make suggestions about class topics.

英語力を伸ばしたいと思っていらっしゃる皆様、シカゴ日米協会の英会話クラスへ参加しませんか?会話力、リスニング、 ボキャブラリーの向上に焦点を当てた少人数制のクラスで、自由に会話できる力と自信を身につけましょう!

For any questions please email: [email protected].

Beginning English Level II (Audrey Colby)

(Friday 9:30-10:30 am)

For students who have some experience using English in daily life and understand the basic structure of the language, but still need to expand their knowledge of vocabulary, phrases and grammar. The class will also explore readings and discussions based on topics that are of interest to the students.

Beginning II: 日常生活で英語に触れる機会が多少あった方、基礎的な英語が分かるが、語彙・フレーズ・文法を強化する必要がある方向け。生徒の皆様の興味に沿った題材での読解やディスカッションも取り入れます。

Intermediate English (Diana Keider)

(Friday 10:00-11:00 am)

For students who have experience speaking English and want to improve their ability to communicate in their daily lives. Students go beyond basic dialogues and have deeper conversations on a variety of topics like travel, culture, cooking, health, books, movies, and recent news events.

Intermediate : 英語を話したことがあり、日常の対話力をさらに向上させたい方向け。旅行、文化、料理、健康、本、映画、最近のニュース等について、より深い会話を練習します。

Business II English (Jenifer Dravillas)

 (Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm)

Intermediate to Advanced conversation course for those who have experience living in an English speaking country or doing business in English, and have a TOEIC score of 600 or higher.


Ms. Diana Keider: Diana has been teaching ESL for over twenty years and is the founder and Director of ESL Associates, a language training service specializing in one on one instruction and small groups with offices in Schaumburg and Lincolnshire. Diana is the main supervisor for all classes.

Ms. Audrey Colby: Audrey is a certified ESL instructor with many years experience teaching ESL including teaching English to International Students at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has a PhD from Northwestern University and Master’s degree from Massachusetts College of Art.

Jenifer Dravillas: Jenifer is a certified ESL instructor bringing to her classes a unique blend of education, extensive corporate experience, and a passion for language instruction. She has an MBA & BSBA degree & BA degree from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.

Terms & Conditions:

You will receive an email only if the class minimum is not met. If a minimum number of students is not reached, the class will be canceled and payments refunded. Students are expected to attend all classes so that all students can proceed in their learning at the same pace. If the instructor is absent, the term may be extended. To be considered enrolled in the class, prepayment is required. We accept payment by Credit card, Check, Cash, and Money Order. If, after attending the first class, one does not feel the course meets his/her needs, a student may transfer to another level, or receive a refund. The Society must be informed of such an intent within 24 hours after the first class is held. No exceptions will be considered, and refunds will not be issued if students contact JASC after 24 hours.

90th Anniversary Sponsors


Jean & Jim McClung


Barnes & Thornburg

Joyce Chelberg


Terri & Ed Grant

Jane & David Johnson

Suzanne & Michael Moskow

Ann & Stephen Potter


Kirkland Ellis
Mayer Brown

93rd Annual Program Sponsors

Mayer Brown

Joyce Chelberg

Edward A. Grant

Bradley J. Hamm

David D. Johnson

Kirkland Ellis

Jean & Jim McClung

Suzanne & Michael Moskow

Ann & Stephen Potter