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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Spring 2015

Summer 2015

  • Accepting applications now!
  • Registration begins June 8, 2015
  • Classes begin - June 15, 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...)

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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: For further information, view this file, or contact the instructor, Dr. Sue Ingels,

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

5:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Meet at the corner of Green St. and Wright St. at 7:50am. We will return at approximately 11pm. Check your email for details about how to register for the trip. Cost is $25. Anyone can attend.
3/21/2015 - 3/29/2015
All Day
7:30 pm
Please arrive at 7pm. Ceremony will begin at 7:30pm. Dress is business casual.

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