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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Fall 2015

  • Final Reception - December 9, 2015
  • Last Day of Term - December 11, 2015

Spring 2016

  • Applications Deadline - December 8, 2015
  • Registration - January 14, 2016
  • Orientation - January 19-22, 2016
  • Classes Begin - January 25, 2016

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

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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

Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
11/21/2015 - 11/29/2015, 8:30 am
Study with the Interns
12/1/2015, 6:00 pm


IEI Final Reception (last day of classes)
12/9/2015, 7:30 pm

Illini Union Ballroom (2nd floor)

Please arrive at 7pm. 

Spring 2016 Classes Begin
1/25/2016, All Day
Summer 2016 Classes Begin
6/13/2016, 8:30 am
Fall 2016 Classes Begin
8/29/2016, 8:30 am

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