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 2016 - Apply now!

  • Application Deadline: July 18, 2016
  • Registration & Orientation: August 18-26, 2016
  • Classes Begin: August 29, 2016

English for International Academic Communication

The IEI is happy to announce the Summer 2016 On Campus Face-to-Face and Online English for International Academic Communication courses. More information and applications here.

Transitions to Illinois

Are you a new international student starting university in Fall 2016? The 4-week Transitions to Illinois program will provide English skills, campus knowlege, and social experiences to support your first year on campus. Find out more here.

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

4th of July Holiday--IEI Office Closed
7/4/2016, All Day

IEI Offices will be closed on July 4. Enjoy the holiday! 

IEI Institute Day


IEI Tuesday Classes
7/6/2016, All Day

Attend your IEI Tuesday Classes today

Chit Chat
7/7/2016, 5:00 pm

Illini Union Basement

Bring your friends and ConvoPartners to the IEI Chit Chat! It's a great way to meet new people and practice your English conversation! 

TOEFL/IELTS Study Session
7/13/2016, 10:00 am

Are you taking the TOEFL or IELTS soon? Come study with interns at the IEI! 

Fitness Club
7/13/2016, 11:00 am
Habitat for Humanity Volunteering
7/16/2016, 8:30 am

Sign up to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that helps families in Champaign-Urbana by building a house for them.  

Check you email soon for a sign-up link.  

Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.  You will be working all day helping to build a house. 

Coffee with the Director, Dr. Erin O'Reilly
7/20/2016, 9:00 am

Come have coffee and chat with the IEI Director, Dr. Erin O'Reilly!

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