Intensive English Courses

Course Levels

Five students

All new students at our Intensive English Program take comprehensive placement exams that test spoken English and written English skills before the first week of class. This determines their  Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking levels.

Our Intensive English Program levels are:

  • Level 1: Beginning
  • Level 2: Low intermediate
  • Level 3: High Intermediate
  • Level 4: Advanced
  • Level 5: Advanced Professional Skills

Intensive English Program Schedule

Course Times

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

Fall and Spring semesters

  • Monday through Thursday,  8:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. CDT
  • Includes breaks between courses
  • 18 hours of instruction per week

Summer semesters

  • Monday through Thursday,  8:30 a.m. – 3:00  or 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • 24 – 25 hours of instruction per week

Semester Length

Fall and Spring: 15 weeks

  • Includes midterm and holiday breaks.

Summer: 10 weeks

  • Includes holiday breaks

Course Descriptions