English Language Programs

The Intensive English Language Institute at the University of Texas at Tyler offers a full range of intensive English classes to prepare students for entrance into American universities. We also offer special programs for short-term study experiences and professional development as well as exchange programs.

Academic English

The intensive academic English program consists of 7 levels, beginning to advanced. There are five 8-week sessions in one year: 2 fall, 2 spring, 1 summer. Students may enter the program in August, October, January, or June.


Students in the academic program take core courses in Listening & Speaking; Reading; Writing; and Grammar as well as elective courses such as Language Development, American Language and Culture, Contemporary Topics, and Pronunciation for a total of 21 study hours each week. Students will also have opportunities for cultural experiences and campus activities.

Tuition and Fees

IELI 8-week academic program $2,000 Books and materials Fee $250 Institutional Fees $75 Health Insurance $375 Insurance cost varies each session.


The TOEFL, IELTS, or other proficiency exams are not required for admission into the IELI program. Students will take an institutional placement exam to determine which level of study (1-7).

A TOEFL waiver to the University of Texas at Tyler is available for those students completing level 6 with all As or level 7 with at least all Bs. TOEFL or IELTS exam are not required.

Short-term study options are also available as well as seminars in various English Language Development topics such as Business English, English for Healthcare Professionals, English for Engineers, Travel and Tourism, and English for Teachers.

For more information contact us by email at or call 903-565-5735 or visit our website at

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Academic English

8 weeks

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Language Institute offers an intensive academic English program which prepares students for university entrance.

  • 7 levels, beginning to advanced
  • 5 8-week sessions
  • 21 weekly study hours.
  • Core courses in Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students
  • Elective courses: Language and Culture, Pronunciation, Contemporary Topics, TOEFL and IELTS Preparation

TOEFL and IELTS exams are not required for entrance to the English language program.

Visit our website at or call 903-565-5735 for details.
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English Teacher Training

The English Teacher Training course at the University of Texas at Tyler Intensive English Language Institute is a 4-week intensive professional development course for English language teachers. The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their communicative competence in English while expanding their language teaching skills.

Students are integrated into the core language courses (Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing) to give them optimal opportunities for cross-cultural interaction with other students in the program. In addition, two specialty courses are offered: TESL Methodology, and Language and Culture which explore current theories and practices in language teaching, the connection between language and culture, and allow students opportunities for hands-on practice. Students will also participate in campus and community events.

Housing Options

Department of Residence LIfe

Costs vary depending on housing option

The University of Texas at Tyler has a dormitory and apartments available for students. Please contact the Department of Residence lIfe at 903-566-7008 or visit

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