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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Summer 2015

Fall 2015

  • Registration is August 19-20, 2015
  • Classes begin - August 31, 2015

Spring 2016

  • Applications accepted starting September 1, 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

End of Term Proficiency Test

Check your email for specific time and location!

IEI Final Reception
8/5/2015, 7:30 pm

Illini Union - Ballroom 

Please arrive at 7:00 pm so that the reception can begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

Last Day of Term
Fall Registration
8/19/2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Fall Registration
8/20/2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Fall Placement Test
8/21/2015, 9:00 am


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