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Intensive English Program


The Intensive English Program (IEP) at UIS is designed to give non-native speakers the language skills they need at an American university or in English-speaking professional environments.

View a UIS IEP e-brochure

or download a PDF in 普通话


  • 6 levels: Foundations-1-2-3-4-5
  • 5 start dates: Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, and Summer
  • 8-week sessions during the academic year (August through May); 8-week Summer session
  • 20–25 hours of instruction per week
  • on-campus activities and off-campus field trips to enhance your American cultural experience
  • program mentors to help you build confidence socially
  • smooth transition to UIS degree programs*

*International undergraduates accepted into the IEP may be eligible for conditional acceptance to UIS. You can improve your English language skills while working on a degree!

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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