Student Resources

ELS Student Guide

The English Language Services Student Guide, below, documents the various policies and procedures of English Language Services as well as the rights and privileges of students within the department. This guide includes items relevant to students within the department, in addition to offering knowledge about services that help those students. All items are in addition to policies published in student handbooks put forth by Illinois Institute of Technology. Wherein a policy is omitted in this guide, our department defaults to the university’s policy. For the most up-to-date Illinois Tech policies and procedures, please visit the Student Affairs Student Handbook, which may require logging into MyIIT.

SPEAK Conversation Group at Illinois Tech

SPEAK is a free weekly conversation group hosted by English Language Services. The goal is to give you an opportunity to chat with international and domestic students, staff, and faculty. It is an excellent way to meet new people, learn something about different cultures, and practice your speaking skills. No fees, no homework, no grading, no stress—just sharing your opinions, ideas, and cultures.

During the fall 2024 semester, SPEAK will take place each Thursday, September 5–November 14 (except for October 10) at 12:50–1:40 p.m. We meet in the Galvin Tower, 6th floor lunch area.

See below for specific dates and topics:

September 5Getting to know each other
September 12Things to do on and off campus
September 19Looking for a job / Job interview tips
September 26Study tips
October 3Games
October 10 BREAK (No SPEAK)
October 17Studying abroad / Culture shock
October 24Health
October 31Traditions and celebrations
November 7Arts and entertainment
November 14Games

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The English Language Program has compiled the list below of English language instructors who offer private tutoring for a fee. All instructors hold the equivalent of at least a master’s degree or higher in TESOL/TEFL/Linguistics or a closely related field.

The standard fee in the field for private tutoring for English language skills ranges from $50 to $100 per hourDiscount rates are sometimes available for purchasing multiple hours or for small group tutoring. All negotiations and transactions are at the discretion of the instructor.

It is important to note the following:

  • If you are interested in being tutored in English language skills, please contact the instructor below using their personal email address listed.
  • Instructors are NOT allowed to tutor current students in their classes. They may tutor past students or students in classes they are NOT currently teaching.
  • Tutoring should be arranged at a public location on or off campus agreed upon by both instructor and student.
Instructor NameEmailAvailable to Tutor for...
Barbara (Basia) Krupa-Ryanbasiakrupa76@gmail.comEditing/Proofreading Writing, Reading, Writing, Speaking/Pronunciation, Grammar
Judy Sloanejmsloane@comcast.netEditing/Proofreading Writing, Reading, Writing, Speaking/Pronunciation, Listening, Grammar

Online Resources

The faculty and staff of English Language Services have compiled a list of online resources for English language learners, including websites to help you practice listening, timed reading, pronunciation, and more. View our guide to online resources, below.

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