These courses meet 100% in person on the UIC campus.

Intensive English Program

For over 40 years, our non-credit Intensive English Program (IEP) has helped English language learners reach their academic, professional and personal goals.  Our IEP has been CEA accredited since December, 2001.

We serve serious students, aged 17 and older. Our students come from over 25 different countries. They work closely together, and learn from their instructors and each other.

Our students:

  • participate actively in the classroom
  • study a challenging curriculum with regular homework
  • improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • have fun and make new friends from around the world

Note: For all Tutorium on-campus classes, students are required to bring their own laptop. Read more about student technology requirements here.

Our Intensive English Program has:

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  • 5 levels of instruction, high beginning to advanced
    • Note: we run only levels 2-5 in the summer
  • 18 hours of class per week in Fall and Spring semesters
  • 25 hours of class per week in Summer semester
  • 12 students in an average class
  • 100 students in an average session

What our students say about our program

I learned a lot about the English language and American culture from the teachers in the Tutorium. I had a wonderful experience with my classmates from different countries.

Weinquan Cheng  |  China

Great and professional teachers and staff with the academic focused program.

Emi Tanaka  |  Japan

The Tutorium in Intensive English CEA Accreditation

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The Tutorium in Intensive English is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period April 2017 through April 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, (703) 665-3400,