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Part-time Courses: Evening, Weekend, Online

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English for International Professionals (EIPs) courses are part-time classes for non-native speakers of English. They are designed for intermediate to advanced students.

EIPs includes evening, weekend, online and custom courses.

These courses are:

  • Open to all. You do not need to be a UIC student.
  • Convenient. Study weekdays, evenings, weekend or online.
  • Focused on the skills that you need to improve.
  • Taught by experienced English instructors.

Note: The Tutorium can issue the I-20 for groups in full-time custom versions of these courses.

Current Course Schedule

Private Pronunciation Instruction Heading link

ELSI 070 Pronunciation

This course teaches pronunciation and speech modification techniques for non-native speakers of English. You will work one-on-one with an instructor to learn the keys to clear pronunciation: correct consonant and vowel sounds and American-style stress, rhythm, intonation, and pitch. To practice these elements, you will complete listening and recording assignments and receive personalized instructor feedback that identifies both where you need improvement and how to develop strategies for change. Flexible schedule and flexible start dates.
Tuition: $850 for 10 hours (You can sign up for fewer or more hours)

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ELSI 076 Online Grammar for Clear Writing

This course focuses on producing clear, error-free writing at the intermediate to advanced level. Your instructor will guide you through advanced grammar review, writing sample analysis, and development of effective self-editing techniques. You work at your own pace and set your own deadlines, and you will receive detailed weekly feedback from your instructor.
This course meets 100% online with flexible schedule**
Tuition: $400

ELSI 077 Online Developing Effective Writing

This course focuses on how to produce concise, clear writing at the intermediate to advanced level. You will learn techniques for starting a writing project, working with outlines, creating clear paragraphs, crafting introductions and conclusions, and adding concrete details. You work at your own pace and set your own deadlines, and you will receive detailed weekly feedback from your instructor.
This course meets 100% online with flexible schedule**
Tuition: $400

ELSI 081 Conversation Skills

This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their speaking and listening skills in social, academic, and professional settings. Participants learn strategies for effective communication as well as techniques for improving pronunciation. Learners practice key vocabulary and American conversational expressions to gain confidence in a variety of situations.
Tuition: $595

ELSI 083 Presentation Skills: Developing Effective Methods for Presentations

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively and professionally in planned and spontaneous public speaking situations. Students also increase their ability to follow advanced academic lectures.
Tuition: $595

ELSI 086 Effective Written Communication

This course introduces learners to principles of effective written communication and critical reading. Learners will build proficiency and confidence as writers of English while improving reading and critical reasoning skills. Emphasis will be placed on the writing of academic and professional emails and summary and argumentative paragraphs.
Tuition: $595

Aline Pantano | Brazil

“I’m adventure person and I like new experience, I chose to study at the Tutorium because I thought it would help me improve my English. Moreover, Chicago is a very beautiful and a lot of tourist places.”

Aline Pantano  |  Brazil