Professional English workshops and onLINE COURSES

Join us Summer 2017 for workshops and online courses that focus on professional English skill development for international academic purposes.

May Intersession Professional English Workshop Series

Cost: $273 Each (GRE $287)

  • Intensive TOEFL Writing Workshop: May 15 – May 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Pronunciation for Presentations: May 15 – May 18, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Intensive TOEFL Reading Workshop: May 22 – May 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Mastering the GRE Verbal Reasoning Section: May 22 – May 25, 1:30 – 3:30 PM ($287)

Location: Intensive English Institute, 616 E. Green St., Ste. 210
Days: Monday - Thursday, NO CLASSES FRIDAY
Materials: All materials provided

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Intensive TOEFL Writing Workshop

This 8-hour workshop will focus on strategies students can use in the Integrated Writing Task for TOEFL.  Students will analyze TOEFL writing prompts, assess samples, practice responses, and received tailored feedback.

Intensive TOEFL Reading Workshop

This 8-hour workshop will focus on reading comprehension strategies students can use on the TOEFL. Students will review reading prompts, questions, and answers. The instructor will provide guidance and feedback.

Mastering the GRE Verbal Reasoning Section

This 8-hour workshop will focus on strategies to help students answer the three types of questions on the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE. Students will look at practice questions and answers and receive guidance and feedback from the instructor. 

Pronunciation for Presentations

This 8-hour workshop will focus on pronunciation strategies to make presentations more understandable and effective. Students will learn how to use pronunciation to improve presentation of graphs and to highlight important concepts with practice and feedback from the teacher.

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English for International and Academic Communication (EIAC) - Online

This course is designed to assist international scholars, faculty and staff, as well as international graduate students in their academic oral communication skill development and to familiarize them with American academic culture.

Cost: $267
4-week Accelerated Online May Session: May 8, 2017 - June 2, 2017
8-week Online Summer Session: June 12 - July 31, 2017

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What Will You Do In This Course?

  • Review and practice appropriate language and strategies to facilitate:
    • Casual departmental conversations
    • Academic discussions
    • Professional meetings and workshops
  • Develop effective professional presentation skills
  • Expand spoken academic vocabulary
  • Develop a presentation for a conference or professional setting
  • Work 5-8 hours per week

Who Is This Course For?

  • University of Illinois associated Visiting Scholars and Postdocs
  • Individuals engaged in academic research or other scholarly work
  • International Graduate Students

Cost: $395
Dates: Not Offered Summer 2017

What Students are Saying...

"My experience in English for International Academic Communication (EIAC) course was very enriching. The space is very welcoming and conducive to study, but what really stand out is the quality of teachers and their methodologies. Teaching is directed to the needs of the student, with a proximity approach, content and way of being, that allows us to progress with enthusiasm and a taste for learning. Teachers love what they teach and this is something that stays with the student. Congratulations to the Intensive English Institute!"
- Sergio Ignacio
Brazil, Fall 2016 EIAC student

"I'm a visiting scholar from China. I really benefited much from the class. My English proficiency, from pronunciation to spoken skills has great improvement by taking the class. I know exactly how to express my opinion precisely and appropriately. Now I feel much easier in everyday conversation and have more confidence when I present a PPT or deliver a lecture. Thank you for your help!"
- Liu Yuan
China, Summer 2016 EIAC student

"I am a Japanese visiting scholar at U of I. I was taking classes in my major, but I had no experiences to interact with my colleagues in an academic setting in English. I had some difficulties discussing, stating my opinion, or asking a question in my classes. What I needed to learn was how to describe my opinions or questions in English in polite and acceptable manners. In the EIAC course, I was able to learn a lot about speaking strategies and American culture that I needed in my academic communication."
- Toshiro Baba
Japan, Fall 2016 EIAC student


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