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.

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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 Fall 2016 On-Campus Hybrid 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

IEI BEST Conference
7/27/2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Foreign Language Building

B.E.S.T Conference

Presenters: IEI students in the Advanced Acacemic Listening & Speaking course


Students in the Advanced level will be running a “mock conference”  called the B.E.S.T. conference which all of the IEI will be invited to attend. Students will be organizing the conference as well as giving their final presentations on subjects related to Business, Education, Science or Technology (B.E.S.T). There will be refreshments at the beginning and end of the day.

Proficiency Test
8/1/2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

161 Noyes Lab

Last Day of IEI Summer Classes
8/3/2016, All Day

Attend your MONDAY IEI Classes 

Summer Final Reception
8/3/2016, 7:30 pm

Illini Union --Illini Room A

IEI Fall Registration
8/18/2016, 8:30 am
IEI Fall Orientation
8/19/2016 - 8/26/2016, 8:30 am
Fall 2016 IEI Classes Begin
8/29/2016, 8:30 am

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