Mini-Term Courses

Between the spring and summer terms, and between the fall and spring terms, the English for International Professionals Program offers short versions of our test preparation and conversation courses.

Not sure which course you should take? Request more information

Questions? Contact Beata Keller at bkeller@uic.edu (312-996-2378) or Terrie Byrne at tbyrn2@uic.edu (312-996-8999).


 

If you have a SACM scholarship, register here 

Introduction to the TOEFL and IELTS

This 3-week course provides an overall introduction to the speaking and listening sections of the TOEFL and IELTS tests, the essay format required on the TOEFL and IELTS tests, and ways to increase reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary for the reading sections of the TOEFL and IELTS tests.  Students improve their skills through beginner-level exercises that are based on the reading, writing, speaking, and listening sections of the two tests.

During this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the TOEFL and IELTS test
  • Begin practicing with TOEFL and IELTS test questions
  • Improve your English language skills

Dates and Times

All classes meet at the Tutorium office: 1333 S. Halsted Street, Suite 260.

Monday through Thursday (4 days a week for 3 weeks)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Spring 2017: April 24 – May 11
  • Fall 2017: Nov. 27 – Dec. 14

Tuition and Registration

Fee: $600 ($575 for UIC members and returning students) Tuition includes all class materials.

Registration: The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. We limit class size, so please register early.

Register for Introduction to the TOEFL and IELTS 

 


TOEFL iBT Practice

This 3-week course provides practice with all sections of the TOEFL iBT.  The instructor helps students understand different question types and how to answer them correctly.  Students also receive individualized feedback and instruction on how to improve their spoken and written responses to test questions.

During this course, you will:

  • review strategies for TOEFL iBT
  • practice with all sections of the TOEFL test
  • improve scores through instructor feedback on your writing and speaking skills

Dates and Times

All classes meet at the Tutorium office: 1333 S. Halsted Street, Suite 260.

Monday through Thursday (4 days a week for 3 weeks)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Spring 2017: April 24 – May 11
  • Fall 2017: Nov. 27 – Dec. 14

Tuition and Registration

Fee: $600 ($575 for UIC members and returning students) Tuition includes all class materials.

Registration: The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. We limit class size, so please register early.

Register for TOEFL iBT Practice 

 


IELTS Practice

This 3-week course helps prepare learners for the Academic IELTS test.  Students practice with techniques for improving test-taking strategies for all sections of the test and receive individualized feedback.

During this course, you will:

  • review strategies for the IELTS test
  • practice with all sections of the IELTS
  • improve scores through instructor feedback on your writing and speaking skills

Dates and Times

All classes meet at the Tutorium office: 1333 S. Halsted Street, Suite 260.

Monday through Thursday (4 days a week for 3 weeks)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Spring 2017: April 24 – May 11
  • Fall 2017: Nov. 27 – Dec. 14

Tuition and Registration

Fee: $600 ($575 for UIC members and returning students) Tuition includes all class materials.

Registration: The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. We limit class size, so please register early.

Register  for IELTS Practice

 


Vocabulary and Grammar for Conversation

This 3-week course covers important conversation phrases and grammar structures.  It includes practice with functions such as asking for advice, saying “No” politely, offering help, and making suggestions.

Dates and Times

Monday through Thursday (4 days a week for 3 weeks)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Spring 2017: April 24 – May 11
  • Summer 2017: June 12 – June 29
  • Fall 2017: Nov. 27 – Dec. 14

Tuition and Registration

Fee: $600 ($575 for UIC members and returning students) Tuition includes all class materials.

Registration: The registration deadline is 1 week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. We limit the class size, so register early.

Register for Vocabulary and Grammar for Conversation

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