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.