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.



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Fall 2014

  • Registration begins - August 20, 2014
  • Classes begin - September 2, 2014
  • Student Calendar

Spring 2015

  • Now accepting applications!
  • Deadline to apply - December 9, 2014
  • Registration begins - January 14, 2015
  • Classes begin - January 26, 2015

Be an American Conversation Partner! CP logo

Would you like to help international students practice their English and learn about American culture first hand? Volunteer as a Conversation Partner, and you will meet new people and learn about other countries and cultures. (More information...)

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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

All Day
All campus holiday. No UIUC or IEI classes.
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Learn more about what the Convo Partners program is for, and find out who your convo partner is!
5:00 pm
The IEI welcomes you with free food and fun games! Meet us at Illini Grove for American style grilled food.
8:30 am
Trip to Chicago. No IEI classes.
All Day
No IEI classes
Have dinner and celebrate the end of the semester!

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