English as a Second Language (ESL)

Meet Our Staff

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Program Costs

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ESL Intensive Day Application

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ESL Intensive Day Program

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Meet Our Staff

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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
E-mail: ESL@rockford.edu 

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
815-226-4138
Skype: sam_rockford
Email: SBandy@rockford.edu

 

Maria Diemer
Assistant Director of Global Affairs/Coordinator of ESL
815-394-5112
815-218-6051
Email: MDiemer@rockford.edu

 

Mirela Zemani
ESL Instructor
Email: MZemani@rockford.edu

 

Jennifer Robinson
ESL Instructor
Email: JRobinson@rockford.edu

 

Clare Alsharif
ESL Instructor
Email: CAlsharif@rockford.edu

 

Jessica Williams
ESL Instructor
Email: JWilliams@rockford.edu

 

Janet Head
Reading Specialist
Email: JHead@rockford.edu

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Burpee 2nd Floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
001-815-394-5112
fax: 001-815-226-4161
Maria Diemer, ESL Coordinator
MDiemer@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Volunteer Opportunities

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Ambassador Family

Enrich your family’s life! Learn about new cultures while making lifelong friendships.

What is an Ambassador Family?
This program matches Rockford University International Students with local families to give our new students and families an opportunity to share cultures and build relationships. Students and families will arrange to spend time together. We ask families to meet with their students at least twice a month but we encourage them to get together as much as is convenient for both parties. For example, families can invite their student to family dinners, local sightseeing, shopping, holidays and any other events that can improve the students’ experience in Rockford. The initial commitment is for a semester but many families and students elect to remain in contact for years.

Ambassador Families can be any resident of the Rockford area including couples, partners, families with children of various ages and single individuals. After being paired with your student, we will have a brief orientation and a welcome reception at the university to meet and get to know your student.

Ambassador Family Application

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Burpee 2nd Floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
001-815-394-5112
fax: 001-815-226-4161
Maria Diemer, ESL Coordinator
MDiemer@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Program Costs

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PROGRAM COSTS

Application Fee
Tuition per semester
Tuition for half semester
Health Insurance
This is a state requirement. All students must have health insurance.*This price is good only for the first year an international student is in the US.

 

$ 125.00
$ 4,800.00
$ 2,400.00
$ 120.00 per month*
Meal plan per semester
There are three meal plans, but Plan A is the one assigned for international students with 19 meals per week.
$ 1,815.00
Housing (Double Room) $ 2,155.00
Summer Tuition 2016 $ 2,700.00
PRIVATE TUTORING
Available upon request
$ 28 per hour
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DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Burpee 2nd Floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
001-815-394-5112
fax: 001-815-226-4161
Maria Diemer, ESL Coordinator
MDiemer@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm