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.

Current Director

Beth Lair Beth Lair
Associate Director of ESL
Contact: 773.508.3990

Current Faculty & ELLP Team members

Amanda Khoshaba
MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nora Darby Nora Tatina
MA & TESOL Certification and Endorsement
Nicole Robertson
MEd Curriculum & Instruction, National Louis University
TESOL Certification
Nancy Garcia Nancy Whaley
MA Applied Linguistics, University of Utah
Sarah Lindsey
Masters in ESL Education, The University of Tennessee
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



Satoy Nakanishi
MA Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL,University of Illinois at Chicago



Mariam Mazboudi
PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, MA in Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University