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English Language Resources

After arrival, you may determine that you need greater proficiency in English language. We can connect you to resources ranging from formal courses to informal conversation opportunities.

English Conversation Opportunities

  • Volunteers from Northwestern's Community Council for International Students (CCIS) are available to practice English through one-on-one or group conversation sessions. Learn more about CCIS.
  • Join the Graduate International Student Association (G-ISA)'s Multicultural Dialogue Group!  Make new friends, learn about new cultures and practice your English in an informal environment.  Contact G-ISA for more information
  • Join a student group!  Visit Wildcat Connection to find one that matches your interests.

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses

Northwestern's English Language Programs offer courses, workshops, tutoring, and orientation sessions for new international graduate students.   Norris Mini Courses often run an ESL class too.  Other nearby universities and libraries offer ESL classes open to scholars and spouses.