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We welcome inquiries from graduate students at Northwestern, TESOL professionals, and community members who are interested in supporting international students through English language and American cultural programs.

For Graduate Students:  English Language Programs offers several opportunities for volunteer and funded teaching and leadership positions. If you are a graduate student in Linguistics or a related field, we offer courses that will help prepare you to teach in our program. We offer funded GA positions for teaching during the academic year, and part-time teaching and peer mentor positions in our summer programs.  Please contact for more information on Graduate Assistantships offered through English Language Programs.

We also offer paid and volunteer leadership positions in our EDGE  and ELP Foundations programs.  Information is now available on positions for summer and fall 2019; applications are due by May 3 at 5pm. Please see the ELP Foundations and EDGE pages for more information or contact us at to learn more.

Finally, native and nonnative graduate students are invited to join in our Language Tables, which bring people from the Northwestern community together for casual conversation and cultural exchange. 

In addition to our program, there are opportunities to mentor a new graduate student through the Graduate Sidekick program. Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information.

For Community Members: The Community Council for International Students (CCIS) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing support, events, host families, and conversation partners for international students and scholars at Northwestern University. CCIS welcomes new members to join in their mission of welcoming international members to the Northwestern community! See the CCIS page for more information.

For TESOL Professionals: We are always interested in networking with TESOL professionals, especially those working in higher education and international student education. Depending on current needs, English Language Programs may have opportunities for adjunct instructors during the academic year and in the summer quarter. Any full-time openings will be posted publicly on the Northwestern University Careers site.

If you are interested in an adjunct position, or if you would like to be added to our list of local private tutors, please email the following information to Program Coordinator Brian Hampson at contact information, cover letter, CV, and names of three professional references.