Programs exist that are available to J-1 scholars and/or their J-2 spouses to improve English language skills while here at the University of Iowa.

Campus Conversation Partners

Campus Conversation Partners is a program sponsored by ESL Programs that pairs students, scholars, and staff who use English as an additional language (EAL) with University faculty and staff who are proficient in English for one-on-one, informal conversation in English.

Additional ESL Support

The University of Iowa ESL Programs offers a course on "Communication Skills for Professionals".  The English Language Center provides individual tutoring with ESL faculty for members of the University of Iowa campus.

Kirkwood English Language Classes

Free non-credit English language classes are available through Kirkwood with both morning and evening hours.

International Women’s Club

Informal English classes are available through the International Women’s Club.