Loyola University Chicago

English Language Learning Program

Loyola’s ESL program

ELLP Faculty and Staff

‌Loyola University Chicago's ELLP Program faculty members are first-rate language instructors with extensive experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. All of our faculty members have an advanced degree in TESOL or a related field, and most have lived and worked in other countries.

The small size of the ELLP Program permits close communication between faculty and students, allowing English learners to get the individual attention and assistance they need. Our students consistently mention this personalized touch as one of the most attractive and important features of the program.


Meet Our Team

Associate Director of ESL
Contact: 773.508.3899


Amanda Khoshaba
MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sarah Lindsey
Masters in ESL Education, The University of Tennessee

Mariam Mazboudi
PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, MA in Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University
 ‌ Satoy Nakanishi
MA Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL,University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicole Robertson
MEd Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University
TESOL Certification

Linda Rousos
MA TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gilda Ruman

Gil Ruman
MA Applied Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University
MBA DePaul University

Jennifer Schwarzkopf

Jennifer Schwarzkopf
MA TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Slager
MA Russian Language & Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nora Darby

‌‌Nora Tatina
MA & TESOL Certification and Endorsement

Nancy Garcia

Nancy Whaley
MA Applied Linguistics, University of Utah