Meet Our Staff

We are looking forward to hearing from you! We welcome any questions and inquiries about the programs we offer. For more information on ESL instruction and all of our services, please contact us: 

Fax: (001) 815-226-4161

For local residents or family members assisting foreign friends and family, we encourage you to make an appointment with us so we can help you with the process.  


Staff Members

At the English as a Second Language Institute (ESL), we have dedicated teachers that  help each student achieve his or her goals in the most effective way. Years of experience working with foreign students allow our teachers to make the ESL experience fun and successful.

Sam Bandy

Director of Global Affairs 
Skype: sam_rockford 


Maria Diemer 
Interim Assistant Director of Global Affairs/Coordinator of ESL


Mirela Zemani
ESL Instructor


Jennifer Robinson
ESL Instructor


Clare Alsharif
ESL Instructor


Department Information

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Kent Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 001-815-226-4161
Maria Diemer, ESL Coordinator

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm