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TIE Online Free ESL Lessons

See what instruction is like at the Tutorium in Intensive English (TIE) and improve your English skills with our TIE Online free lessons. TIE Online is designed for intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced students.

Three ways to use our TIE Online courses Heading link

You can join the TIE Online Blackboard course site and get full access to all the lessons, tests and tools. You can also add paid instructor feedback to get even more out of your lessons. Or, you can go to our YouTube stream to just access the video portions of TIE Online.

1. Free enrollment in our Blackboard course site Heading link

Blackboard sign in page

The TIE Online Blackboard course site includes free instructional videos, lessons, quizzes, additional content on grammar, pronunciation, along with complete lessons on speaking/presentation and listening skills.

Complete our short registration form to receive instructions on setting up your username (NetID) and password for logging into the TIE Online Blackboard site.

View chart of all Blackboard levels and lessonsĀ 

  • This chart guides you through the TIE Online lessons and levels available in the free Blackboard course site.

2. Add Paid Instructor Feedback Heading link

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Students who are enrolled in the TIE Online course Blackboard site can add paid instructor feedback to their lessons.

3. Video Lessons Without Blackboard Heading link

TIE Online YouTube page

This option is best for students who have strong listening and presentation skills and just want to work on grammar and pronunciation by using the TIE Online videos outside of the TIE Online Blackboard site.

Questions? Email us at tie-online@uic.edu. We’re here to help!

Preview our free grammar and pronunciation lessons Heading link

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