Established in 1978, the Tutorium in Intensive English is known for its professional faculty, quality instruction, competitive fees, and convenient location on the diverse, urban University of Illinois Chicago campus. Our reputation for excellent instruction and service brings hundreds of international students to Chicago each year.
The Tutorium in Intensive English is located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the largest public, research University in the Chicago area. Just a mile from the city center, the Tutorium offers a variety of field trips and activities designed specifically to help students explore and experience American culture and life.
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Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the U.S., is a friendly city with a rich culture to offer students. Tutorium students can enjoy:
|Fall||Late August - Late November|
|Spring||Mid-January - Mid-April|
|Summer||Mid-May - Late July|
Midterm entries are available on a limited basis.
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|Application Fee (non-refundable)||$175|
(includes testing, ITP TOEFL, and student services fees)
Note: Only full-time (20+ hours per week) are eligible for a Form I-20. Part-time students do not qualify for Form I-20 issuance.
|Estimated Expenses per session
for Proof of Financial Support for I-20
|Textbooks||$175||(as needed)||(as needed)|
*Health Insurance: All students are required to have health insurance. Check the website for exact costs and details.
Dependent Expenses: The estimated expense per month for the first dependent is $700, and $500 for each additional dependent. You are also advised to buy health insurance for dependents. Contact the Tutorium for current cost.
How to Apply to the Intensive English Program: Complete and submit the Application for the Intensive English Program on the application page of our website. Directions for completing and submitting the application can be found there.
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English for International Professionals Series
English for International Professionals Series (EIPS) is for non-native English speaking professionals and academics who have finished their basic English studies but wish to improve specific language skills for social, academic, and professional settings. Our experienced faculty provide high quality feedback and individualized instruction in small group classes.
EIPS courses are open to intermediate- and advanced-level students over the age of 17. All courses are part-time, and most classes meet in the evenings or on weekends. EIPS offers classes conveniently located on the UIC campus, as well as self-paced online courses.
Some of our most popular EIPS courses include:
For course dates, fees, and additional information, please visit tie.uic.edu/eips.
Please note: Our EIPS courses (including the TOEFL preparation course) are not full-time courses, and therefore do not issue Form I-20s.
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Chicago, Communication, and Culture
Chicago, Communication, and Culture is a 3-week summer English language program for tourists and visitors to Chicago who want to explore the city while they improve their English. The program is designed for students with a basic knowledge of English who are interested in building on their skills. If you have never studied English before, you will not benefit from this program. You need to be able to speak and understand English at an intermediate level.
The TIE program really helped me a lot to get ready for the real university life in the States. The classes that the Tutorium offer really focus on the academic setting, so I wasn't too embarrassed when I took the first "real" class at UIC. The Tutorium program is great if you want to keep your academic career in the States. The classes reflect so many aspects of real academic classes in the States, so at the end, you will be very prepared to pursue your academic career in the U.S. -- Jinsun Baek, South Korea
When I attended TIE, I enjoyed meeting students from all over the world; I am still in touch with many of them. Another thing that I liked about TIE was the small class size; I felt that teachers gave more attention and care more about their students. Finally, I had so much fun on all the activities that the TIE organized during each semester, from baseball games to ice skating. Without doubt, attending TIE has been one of my best experiences in life. -- Francisco Daniel Anaya-Diaz, Mexico
I joined the Tutorium in Intensive English (TIE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. My experience with the TIE was fantastic. I spent a whole year with them. The Tutorium is fabulous with many distinguished professors and curricula that support the development of language learning. The Tutorium is also keen to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn the language by determining the numbers of students in the classroom and providing the opportunity for students to evaluate the curriculum and service as well. I would advise those with a desire to develop their English language or those who want to complete their university studies to join this distinguished institute to obtain the supporting of learning English with the best prices and the high quality of education. -- Saad Abdullah Al-Qarni, Saudi Arabia
The Tutorium's Intensive English Program is accredited by CEA, the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, through the year 2027. We are also members of the Association of American Intensive English Programs (EnglishUSA), University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
We invite you to join us! We look forward to welcoming you to the Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To learn more:
Tutorium in Intensive English
University of Illinois at Chicago
1333 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-5019
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm
(US Central Time)
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