Online Courses

UIC blackboard

This program  is designed for intermediate to advanced non-native speakers of English.

Students use the UIC Blackboard online learning management system to view lessons, participate in discussions, submit assignments, and receive instructor feedback on their own time schedule.

Classes meet 100% online, so students can attend remotely from anywhere in the world.

We can also create custom on-campus or online courses, or private instruction to fit your needs.

Fall 2020 Course Catalog

Writing

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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.
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.
Tuition: $400

Test Prep

ELSI 073: Online TOEFL Prep: Reading & Listening

This 5-week course focuses on learning strategies for succeeding on the Reading and Listening sections of the TOEFL iBT. Self-paced presentations teach you test strategies, and instructors assign detailed practice exercises and provide individualized weekly feedback and advice. Within the course schedule, you are able to work at your own pace reviewing presentations, studying vocabulary, and completing practice exercises and tests.
Tuition: $350

 

ELSI 074: Online TOEFL Prep: Writing

This 5-week course combines grammar and writing instruction to help you prepare for the Writing section of the TOEFL iBT test.  This course provides a review of problematic grammar concepts to help you produce error-free sentences. Self-paced presentations teach you about the appropriate content and organization of each of the two TOEFL Writing tasks. Each week, you write one essay and receive individualized feedback and advice from the instructor.
Tuition: $400

 

ELSI 075: Online TOEFL Prep: Speaking

This 4-week course focuses on learning strategies for success in the Speaking section of the TOEFL iBT. Self-paced presentations teach you test strategies for each of the six TOEFL Speaking tasks, while speech templates help you organize and deliver an appropriate response. In this course, you work at your own pace reviewing presentations and sample speaking tasks and responses. Each week, you submit two recorded TOEFL Speaking responses to the instructor for individualized feedback and advice.
Tuition: $350

 

Online TOEFL Prep complete course package

This package includes all three Online TOEFL Prep courses.
Tuition: $1,000