IEP Textbook List

Note: Students are required to bring their textbooks (paper textbooks, not e-books) and their own laptop to every class.


Textbook Instructions

The textbooks for the Intensive English Program are listed below. After you receive your course assignment, look for your course(s) and buy the textbooks listed for each course you are taking.

You must buy only new books. You cannot use photocopied or used books. If you buy a used textbook, the code in the books with an online component will not be valid.


Level 3 and Level 4 Reading/Writing courses require 2 textbooks. If you are in those classes, you must buy both textbooks.

Paper Textbook

A paper textbook is required because:

  • Writing with a pen or pencil increases learning more than typing.
  • It is easier to follow the teacher.
  • You can mark questions or important information.
  • You can easily make notes while you read and draw arrows.

Electronic Textbooks

If you are temporarily studying from your home country and you are not able to get a paper textbook, you might be able to buy an electronic one. However, when you arrive in the USA, you must buy a paper copy. You can get one at the UIC bookstore very easily.

Instructions on getting your textbooks

Please order your materials as soon as you know your course assignment(s) so you are prepared for the first day of class.

  • When you order, make sure you buy the correct edition of the book.
  • Some courses have an online resource, too.
  • Make sure you order a NEW book.
  • Open and use these instructions if you want to buy your book(s) directly from the UIC bookstore. The online UIC bookstore is at
  • Below you will find links to the publishers of each textbook for you to order online. If you buy your book somewhere else, use the ISBN number to find the correct book.

Intensive English required texts and materials for FALL 2021

Questions about the text list?  Contact Dave Onufrock at