Leah Zimmer, Director

Leah Zimmer, Director

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Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue, Suite 001
South Bend, Indiana 46615

Tel: (574) 287-3622
Fax: (574) 287-4688

Ms. Leah Zimmer

Director of Admissions:
Ms. Melissa Maez
Skype (Ms. Melissa Hunsberger)

Homestay Coordinator:
Pat Schroeder
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TLC-South Bend

English in South Bend

TLC-South Bend is located in the heartland of the USA, in South Bend, Indiana, on the campus of Indiana University South Bend.  Known as a ‘university town’, South Bend is the home of ten colleges and universities.  Hot, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters in South Bend provide students with the best of both worlds.

TLC-South Bend offers nine levels of instruction and post-graduate courses. The curriculum emphasizes academically related speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The full-time Intensive English Program consists of nine levels.


Your Quality Program

Your intensive program can include a variety of classes, such as Debate, Morphology, Film, and Business English, as well as additional opportunities to receive TOEFL and IELTS preparation assistance. We are also happy to offer you one-on-one attention in academic areas of your choice at any time during your stay.

After you have completed Level 9, you will be ready to take on the world in English.  Your Level 9 completion certificate can be used in lieu of the TOEFL examination at IU South Bend for academic admission and at many other cooperating colleges, universities and high schools across the country.


Your TLC-South Bend Benefit

You can take advantage of the many activities and benefits offered by I.U. South Bend’s Franklin D. Schurz Library, the fully equipped Student Activities Center, numerous computer labs and many other opportunities during your stay at TLC-South Bend.

Chicago is just a short trip away, so you will have lots of weekend getaway opportunities for shopping, sports and entertainment.  Indianapolis is also not far away, and you will not be disappointed with the large, outlet-shopping mall in nearby Michigan City.  Your stay at TLC-South Bend will be filled with many exciting trips and new experiences.

TLC-South Bend specializes in serving you.  Our instructors, staff and host families will make every effort to help you get the most out of your stay in the USA.  Not only will your English greatly improve when you study at TLC-South Bend, you will also make friendships with people from around the world that will last a lifetime.

Mission Statement

The Language Company is an international service-oriented organization whose mission is to provide high-quality academic programs and cultural opportunities for persons who wish to learn English as a second language for academic, professional or personal purposes.

At TLC-South Bend, our total commitment is to facilitate the progression of students’ communicative language skills in English through personal service, quality curriculum and instruction, and activities and social experiences designed to give students insight into the culture of the United States.