Our teachers are experienced professionals with advanced degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. The majority of our teachers are full-time. They regularly participate in professional development activities and professional service. For example, they participate in local and international conferences, give presentations and workshops, serve on committees, pursue advanced studies, and publish articles. We provide substantial support to all staff for participation in such professional activities.
Established in 1978, the Tutorium in Intensive English has been serving international students on the University of Illinois at Chicago’s campus for more than 30 years.
Our Intensive English Program is the most highly accredited program in Chicago. The Tutorium holds membership in University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and English USA. The Tutorium’s Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)*.
*The Tutorium’s Intensive English Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) through April 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.