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Experience Chicago and Improve your English language skills

When: June 5-July 30 and July 31-September 24
Where: BIR Training Center


Study and Tour

Learn. Experience. Explore.

Sharpen your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as you take part in exciting activities around the city of Chicago:

  • Tour Chicago Hot Spots
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the
  • Chicago Theater
  • Take a water taxi to explore Chinatown
  • Enjoy a Chicago River Boat Cruise

Tuition plus $120 activity fee (includes admission & books)

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University and College Fair at BIR

When: Monday, May 15 - Sunday, May 21
Where: BIR Training Center

Next week BIR will be hosting several of our College and University partners who will be available to discuss their Bachelor and Master degree programs with you.

Representatives from these schools will visit BIR locations on these days and times:

  • Monday, May 15, Devon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 16, O’Hare 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 17, Loop 10:00am-6:00pm\
  • Thursday, May 18, Loop 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 21, Belmont 10:00am-2:00pm
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Course & Certification

When: Monday, March 13, 2017
Where: 828 S. Wabash Chicago, IL 60605

Includes CPR for adults, children, infants, and use of Automated External Defibrillator.

WHEN: Monday, March 13, 2017
9:15am – 1:00pm

WHERE: BIR Training Center
Loop - Lab 008
828 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
COST: $90 Registration Fee

To register go to the CPR & ECC page at WWW.HEART.ORG

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CNC Open House

When: March 18th, 2017 3:00-6:00pm
Where: 5338 N. Northwest HWY., Chicago, IL

Come to BIR’s Machine Shop


DATE: Saturday, March 18th, 2017
TIME: 3:00–6:00pm
PLACE: 5338 N. Northwest HWY., Chicago, IL


Learn how to operate, setup and program CNC
machines. Job placement assistance available.


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2016 Tax Deductions for Higher Education and IRS Form 1098-T "Tuition Statement"

When: January 12, 2017
Where: BIR Training Center

When you will be filing your 2016 tax return, you might be eligible to take an educational cost deduction for expenses such as tuition and books. These expenses are reflected on Form 1098-T.

In order for BIR to issue you this education expense form, we must have your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identifying Number (ITIN).

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Visit BIR at the International Manufacturing Technology Show

When: September 12th - 17th
Where: North Building, C Hall, Booth 727 McCormick Place, Chicago
Visit BIR at the International Manufacturing Technology Show

SEPT. 12th - 17th

Location: North Building, C Hall, Booth 727 McCormick Place, Chicago

The show is free to students. Online registration is open at the IMTS website.

Take advantage of this fascinating opportunity to see a major international tradeshow with a guided tour led by BIR's Computerized Manufacturing & Robotics Department. Read More

English Conversation Practice Lab

Looking for opportunities to practice your English speaking on a variety of topics?

Would you like to learn and practice useful vocabulary and conversation strategies?

If so, the English Conversation Practice Lab is for you!
  • DEVON LAB 204: Monday 1-2pm; Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm; Wednesday 1-2pm
  • LOOP LAB 11: Tuesday 1-2pm & 5-6pm; Wednesday 1-2pm & 5-6pm; Thursday 1-2pm & 5-6pm
  • O'HARE LEARNING CENTER: Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm
We would love to see you there! View flyer

Improve Your Pronunciation and Accent

Join Us for Pronunciation Practice Lab

  • Discover how to better understand spoken American English
  • Learn useful pronunciation tips
  • Be better understood by native speakers
  • Ask a tutor your questions
  • Devon Lab 204: Wednesday, 5:00pm-6:20pm
  • Loop Lab 11: Mondays, 1pm-2pm
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Come to BIR's Machine Shop

When: March 12th, 2016
Where: 5338 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago, IL 60630


DATE Saturday, March 12th, 2016 TIME 3:30-6:00pm PLACE 5338 N. Northwest HWY., Chicago, IL Learn how to operate, setup and program CNC machines. Job placement assistance available. Read More

A message from Mayor Rahm Emanuel for International Education Week

When: November 16th - November 20th

In celebration of International Education Week, BIR Training Center has received a Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago recognizing the benefits of international education and exchange and encouraging students globally to take advantage of international education programs in the United States.
Since 1993, BIR Training Center has educated thousands of students from around the world and helped them achieve their academic and career goals.

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