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Student Handbook

Tutorium staff and faculty

Welcome to the Tutorium!

If you have a problem or question that this Student Handbook page does not address, please contact the Tutorium Office. Your teachers can also help you or tell you where to go for help.

The Tutorium has been offering English for speakers of other languages on the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) campus since 1978. We are all here to help you, and  we want you to have a great experience.

Our Mission is to:

  • Provide English language instruction enabling non-native speakers to acquire the skills necessary to meet their academic, professional, social, and personal goals.
  • Support the profession of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by contributing to the field and maintaining model English language programs.

Tutorium Accreditations and Memberships

  • Our Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, CEA, through the year 2027.
  • The Tutorium is also a member of EnglishUSA, University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), and NAFSA – the Association of International Educators.

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Tutorium programs offer non-degree courses under the UIC course subject code ELSI (English Language and Support for Internationals)

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F-1 and F-2 Students Heading link

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Tutorium Code of Behavior Heading link

Students who engage in any behavior that results in the disruption of a class may be directed by the instructor to leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

UIC Code of Behavior Heading link

Student Handbook Chapters and Appendices Heading link

Handbook Chapters as downloadable PDFs

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Contact us to learn more about the English programs at the Tutorium.

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