Who we are

English Unbound: Language Communication Solutions for the Workplace is a Chicago-based company and provider of on-site English language instruction for your diverse workplace.

Key Offerings

  • On-site classes and workshops
  • Private language instruction for individuals and families
  • Customized curriculum focused on the specific needs and vocabulary of your business and industry


"We piloted an ESL program in our community. The English Unbound instructor was well organized, dedicated and committed to her work. We witnessed a transformation in the class -- from shy, non confident individuals becoming engaged and assertive with their newfound knowledge. The group quickly became a family who encouraged each other weekly. We constantly have community members request more courses from the English Unbound team.

English Unbound is dedicated in their pursuit to educate others. Their lessons are well thought out and the teacher had the ability to read the crowd and adjust accordingly. I would highly recommend the English Unbound Team."

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                                                                                             State Farm

Ewa Lazowska  brings specialized experience in teaching and developing curricula for standard ESL classes as well as classes for business, work, and academic purposes. She has an M.A. degree in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Our Leadership

Michael Baker has over 15 years of experience in consulting and college teaching. He has an M.A. in Economics from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Economics from Knox College.

ESL for the Workplace

Kevin Scavuzzo  has 18 years of experience offering ESL and high school equivalency instruction. He created a nationally recognized program to transition students to college after mastering English or attaining a GED. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from St. Xavier University. 

About Us

Kathleen Baker has over 15 years of teaching in academic and workforce settings in Chicago and Central America. She holds an M.S. in Written Communications from National Louis University and a B.A. in English from Knox College.

First and foremost, we are educators who love teaching and bring expert-level experience to the work we do. Together, we have over 30 years of experience in assisting adult students to achieve their learning goals. 

With a great respect for the immigrant populations we work with, we recognize their need to gain mastery of English. Improved language ability results in greater success in the workplace. This success results in greater productivity which results in a more stable, competent, and confident workforce. 

Our Instructors

Our teachers have a passion for teaching and empowering the members of your workforce. We deliver research-based instruction and employ multi-faceted teaching techniques to achieve desired results.