Loyola University Chicago

English Language Learning Program

Loyola’s ESL program

ELLP Faculty and Staff

‌Loyola University Chicago's ELLP faculty members are first-rate language instructors with extensive experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. All of our faculty members have an advanced degree in TESOL or a related field, and most have lived and worked in other countries.
The small size of the ELLP permits close communication between faculty and students, allowing English learners to get the individual attention and assistance they need. Our students consistently mention this personalized touch as one of the most attractive and important features of the program.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Nowak
Associate Director,
M.A. English, University of Missouri-St.Louis
B.A. English, Lindenwood University

Sarah Lindsey
Masters in ESL Education,
The University of Tennessee
Satoy Nakanishi
MA Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicole Robertson
MEd Curriculum & Instruction,
National Louis University
TESOL Certification

Linda Rousos
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gilda Ruman

Gil Ruman
MA Applied Linguistics,
Northeastern Illinois University
MBA, DePaul University

Nancy Garcia

Nancy Whaley
MA Applied Linguistics,
University of Utah