The new English as a Second Language Service at IWU seeks to support the University’s international students and their academic and professional needs by providing ESL instruction and help with academic writing, reading, and speaking. Our primary goal is to enhance the learning experience of international students and support the University’s community.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Teodora Nikolova at or call 309/556-3810. As of January 26, we will be located in the Writing Center, Ames 105B.


Office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10-12

                               Tuesday and Thursday,  11-2.

Here's the link to the Writing Center+ESL online scheduler:


Note: When you come for an appointment on writing, please bring 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.


Some useful links:

University resources

Ames Library

Librarians, liaison areas, and research guides

Kindle information

Study rooms


ESL Study sites

Self-study quizzes

Study sites