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University of Illinois at Chicago - Tutorium in Intensive English




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Tutorium in Intensive English
University of Illinois at Chicago (M/C 324)
1333 South Halsted Street, Suite 260
Chicago, IL 60607-5019

Website:
tie.uic.edu

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About Our Programs


The Tutorium offers 2 programs:


Our Intensive English Program (IEP) aims to improve the English skills and cultural awareness necessary for academic success. This program provides I-20s to full-time students to apply for a visa.


Our English for International Professionals Series (EIPS) is geared toward continuing ESL students who wish to further improve specific English skills. This is a part-time program and does not provide I-20s to students. 


 


Applying to the Tutorium


We accept applications year-round. Our IEP sessions begin in August, January and May. You can complete the online IEP application on our website


For students applying from outside the United States, the deadline to submit our application form is 30 days before the first day of class for the corresponding session


Midterm entry is possible at the following times:



  • Fall Midterm: Early October 

  • Spring Midterm: Late February 

  • Summer Midterm: Mid-June


Exact dates and Fees can be found at our website.


*These dates and fees are subject to change without notice. 


International Website:
tie.uic.edu

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Regional Accreditor

IEP accredited by CEA, Commission on English Language Accreditation
 

IEP Costs (Full-time $5325; Part-time $3135)

 

Tuition
Room/Board
Books & Supplies
Medical Insurance

Undergraduate

$ 5325

$ 5,000

$ 175

$ 500

 

Financial Assistance

The Tutorium does not offer financial assistance. 

Students should arrange initial housing before they arrive. The housing page on the Tutorium website has helpful information on finding housing. Most students live off-campus, but on-campus housing in UIC residence halls is available to students in the Intensive English Program. More information and applications for on-campus housing are on our website. 


Available options: 


-- On-campus housing (UIC residence hall)
-- Off-campus housing (apartments, lofts, private student dormitory)
-- Homestay

 

What Is Special?

The Tutorium offers:


-- 5 levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced
-- 20-25 hours of class per week
-- 12-15 students in an average class
-- 75-125 students each session
-- mid-session elective week with special topic courses
-- designated computer labs with language learning software






To help with university admission, the Tutorium offers:


-- pratice TOEFL ITP exam for levels 3-5
-- college admission seminars
-- counseling and assistance with university application process



 

Websites for International Students

Our website: tie.uic.edu


View our ebrochure here.

 

TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

TOEFL Preparation 


Since approximately 75-80% of Tutorium students plan to attend university in the United States, our curriculum focuses on teaching the language skills necessary for the TOEFL exam. 


We offer a supplementary TOEFL course for IEP students, and students in levels 3-5 take a practice TOEFL ITP as a part of their end of session evaluation. 


English for International Professionals Series (EIPS)


The Tutorium in Intensive English also offers the English for International Professionals Series (EIPS) courses for academics and students who have already finished their ESL studies but who wish to further improve specific English skills. Courses are offered both in-person and online. Courses currently offered include Grammar for Self-Editing, Writing and Composing, Pronunciation, Speaking Skills for Professionals, Conversation and Vocabulary Skills, and preparation for both the TOEFL iBT and IELTS. 


EIPS courses do NOT qualify students for I-20s. Only full-time Intensive English Program (IEP) students qualify for I-20s. 


For more information, see the EIPS page on our website or contact Terrie Byrne at tbyrn2@uic.edu or 312.996.8999