English as a Second Language Service



Students at Illinois Wesleyan University come from over 20 different countries around the world, therefore enriching our community with their knowledge and experiences.  As a global language, English is spoken and learned as an additional language in students’ home countries.

In the Writing Center at IWU, we understand that our students’ experiences with the English language are unique and very diverse, so the Tutoring Service for Multilingual Writers at IWU seeks to help students develop their cross-cultural knowledge of writing by considering their goals as multilingual users of English in a North American academic context. 

In the Tutoring Service for Multilingual Writers at IWU you can learn and practice writing-related aspects such as word choice, citing your sources, readers’ expectations and much more! 

If you have any questions about our services please contact our instructor, Dr. Teodora Nikolova, tnikolov@iwu.edu.

The Tutoring Service for Multilingual Writers is located in the Writing Center, Ames 105B.

 Here's the link to the Writing Center. To make an appointment, please select the ESL tutoring schedule: https://iwu.mywconline.com

Spring 2021 Schedule

Tuesday 9-11 AM; 4:30-6:30 PM
Thursday 9-11 AM; 4:30-6:30 PM
Friday 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Please email Dr. Nikolova directly at tnikolov@iwu.edu when you schedule an appointment on the Writing Center website to receive a Zoom link for a meeting and to coordinate, reschedule, and confirm appointments. Dr. Nikolova will do her best to provide flexibility in scheduling appointments outside of the listed ELL hours to accommodate time difference and other scheduling conflicts. The best way to communicate is via email to make necessary changes and find times that work for both the student and instructor.


Email: tnikolov@iwu.edu

Phone: 309.556.3854/3544

Note: When you come for an appointment on writing, please bring a printed copy of your draft, assignment instructions, and your instructor's feedback on earlier drafts. For an appointment on reading, please bring your reading materials with comprehension-related questions. Feel free to bring relevant and/or assigned readings if you would like to work on a writing assignment as well.


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