The IEI's Intensive English Program is a 20-hour-per-week academic program designed for students who want to develop skills they will need in undergraduate and graduate programs in US universities and students who want to build English skills for their professional career. Learn more about the mission of the IEI.

The IEI Office will be closed November 24-28, 2014. If you need immediate assistance, please email the IEI at: or call 217.333.6598


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The IEI Office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Summer 2015

  • New Students - Sign up for registration here!
  • Registration and Orientation Week is June 8-12, 2015
  • Classes begin - June 15, 2015
  • Summer 2015 Video

Fall 2015

  • Accepting applications now!
  • Registration is August 19-20, 2015
  • Classes begin - August 31, 2015

Be an American Conversation Partner!

Would you like to help international students practice their English and learn about American culture? Volunteer with the ConvoPartners program, and you will meet new people and learn about other countries and cultures. (More information...)

IEI Blog

What's making news at the IEI? Find out here.

Professional Membership


The Intensive English Institute is a member of the University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).


The Intensive English Institute is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Upcoming Events

IEI Summer Registration and Orientation
6/8/2015 - 6/12/2015

New IEI students must attend registration and orientation events from June 8th-June 12th. 

IEI summer classes begin
6/15/2015, All Day

IEI summer classes begin on June 15th. We will have classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (no classes on Wednesdays). 

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