Fall and Spring 15-Week Program

A full-time 15-week intensive English program is offered in both the fall and spring semesters, following the University of Illinois academic calendar. Students attend class four hours a day, five days a week for a total of twenty hours of class per week. Students are placed into one of six proficiency levels based on the results of the English Placement test. Levels with fewer than 9 students may be combined.

Instructional Hours

The IEI fall and spring programs are comprised of 20 hours of instruction per week, Monday–Friday. Course hours for each level are below:

Level 100 & 200 (beginner) Course Description
5 hours Reading/Writing
5 hours Listening/Speaking
5 hours Grammar
5 hours Pronunciation
Level 300 & 400 (intermediate) Course Description
6 hours Reading/Writing
6 hours Listening/Speaking
4 hours Grammar
4 hours Elective
Level 500 & 600 (advanced) Course Description
6 hours Reading/Writing
6 hours Listening/Speaking
4 hours Elective 1
4 hours Elective 2