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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: iei@illinois.edu or call 217.333.6598

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Spring 2015

Summer 2015

  • Accepting applications now!
  • Registration is June 8, 2015
  • Classes begin - June 15, 2015

Fall 2015

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

English as a Second Language Class for Visiting Scholars and Postdocs

The Intensive English Institute will offer an English class for international visiting scholars and postdocs. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00pm to 3:50pm, March 3 through May 5. Late arrivals are welcome; enrollment is limited. Registration fee is $290. To apply, go to this link: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8987354. For further information, view this file, or contact the instructor, Dr. Sue Ingels, ingels@illinois.edu.

Professional Membership

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

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

Upcoming Events

Chit Chat
3/5/2015, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Illini Union Basement

Come help our Intensive English Institute students learn the art of chit chat! We will provide conversation topics, but you can chat about anything. All are welcome and invited. 

Movie Night with the IEI
3/7/2015

Details are TBD. We will go to see a movie together at Beverly Cinema on Prospect Ave. 

IEI Volunteering: Times Center
3/7/2015, 10:30 am

Meet at Illini Union at 10:30am to join us to volunteer at the Times Center, a homeless shelter in town. We will be serving lunch there and cleaning the kitchen area afterwards. All are welcome to join. 

IEI Institute Day (no IEI classes)
3/13/2015, All Day
IEI Volunteering: Times Center
3/14/2015, 10:30 am

Meet at Illini Union at 10:30am to join us to volunteer at the Times Center, a homeless shelter in town. We will be serving lunch there and cleaning the kitchen area afterwards. All are welcome to join. 

Trivia Night with ConvoPartners
3/17/2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Asian American Cultural Center

1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Join us with your ConvoPartner for Trivia Night! A free event that tests your knowledge on EVERYTHING! Prizes will be awarded!

Spring Break (no IEI or U of I classes)
3/21/2015 - 3/29/2015, All Day
Chit Chat
4/2/2015, 5:00 pm

Come help our Intensive English Institute students learn the art of chit chat! We will provide conversation topics, but you can chat about anything. All are welcome and invited. 

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