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Programs at the Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Tutorium in Intensive English (TIE)

Who?

Established in 1978, the Tutorium in Intensive English is known for its professional faculty, committed students, multi-media computer facilities, competitive fees, and convenient location. Our reputation for excellent instruction and service brings more than 300 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.

What?

  • 6 levels of instruction, beginning to advanced
  • 20-25 hours of class per week
  • 12 students in an average class
  • 140-170 students each session
  • Special topic elective class week each session
  • Designated computer laboratories with ESL software

To help with university admission, we offer:

  • The Institutional Testing Program (ITP) TOEFL
  • College admission seminars
  • Counseling and assistance with university admissions

Learn more.
Select your academic preferences.

Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago


Where?

Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the U.S., is a friendly city with a rich culture to offer students.

  • World-famous museums
  • Celebrated architecture
  • A variety of cultural and historical attractions
  • Vibrant nightlife with jazz and blues
  • Beaches and lakefront activities
  • World-class shopping on the Magnificent Mile, State Street, and beyond
  • More four-star restaurants than any other U.S. city, a wide variety of cuisines from U.S. regions and all over the world, and inexpensive dining
  • Transportation and financial center
  • Easy and dependable public transportation system

When?

Fall Late August - Late November
Spring Mid-January - Mid-April
Summer Mid-May - Late July

Midterm entries are available on a limited basis.


Interested?
Inquire now to get started.


How much?

Application Fee (non-refundable) $150

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Instructional Fees
(includes testing, ITP TOEFL, and student services fees)
  Full-Time Part-Time
Full Session $4,875 $2,875
Midterm Entry $2,875 $1,675

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
  1 session
(4 months)
2 sessions
(8 months)
3 sessions
(12 months)
Instructional Fee for
full-time study
$4,875 $9,750 $14,625
Living Expenses $6,420 $12,840 $19,260
*Health Insurance $550 $1,100 $1,650
Textbooks $175 (as needed) (as needed)
Total $12,020 $23,690 $35,535

*Health Insurance: All students are required to have health insurance. Check the website for 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:

1. Complete the online application
2. Answer all questions on page one
3. Print your application
4. Sign your application

  • Carefully follow the directions on page two
  • Include your bank letter
  • Include your affidavit of support (if necessary)

See uic.edu/depts/tie/apply.html for details about the I-20 and F-1 student visa application process, for which you must pay an Application Fee of $150:

  • Mail a check with your application to
    Tutorium in Intensive English (M/C 324)
    1333 South Halsted Street, Suite 260
    Chicago, Illinois 60607-5019
    USA
  • Pay by credit card, via our secure website, PayTIE.com.

Let's get started!
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Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago


English for International Professionals Series
uic.edu/depts/tie/engforprof.html

English for International Professionals Series (EIPS) is for non-native English speaking professionals and academics who need to improve specific areas of their English communication skills. We offer both in-class and online courses. All the courses are small and intimate, leaving room for personal and direct help. For exact dates, please visit uic.edu/depts/tie.
Please note: Our EIPS courses (including the TOEFL preparation course) are not full-time courses, and therefore do not issue Form I-20s.

Advanced Pronunciation Skills
Tuesday and Thursday (8 weeks), 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $700 ($675 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-February - Early April
Summer Early June - Late July
Fall Late September - Mid-November

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Advanced Speaking Skills for Professionals

Wednesday Course (8 weeks), 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday Course (8 weeks), 10:30am – 1:00pm
Fee: $490 ($450 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-February - Early April
Summer Early June - Late July
Fall Late September - Mid-November

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Advanced Grammar for Self-Editing Workshop

Monday and Wednesday (4 weeks), 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $440 ($400 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Early February - Early March
Summer Early June - Early July
Fall Mid-September - Mid-October

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Advanced Writing and Composing Workshop

Monday and Wednesday (4 weeks), 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $440 ($400 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-March - Mid-April
Summer Early July - Early August
Fall Mid-October - Mid-November

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Online Professional Writing Program

Part I: Online Advanced Grammar for Self-Editing
Five-Week Course Schedule
Fee: $350 ($300 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-February - Mid-March
Early April - Early May
Summer Late May - Late June
Mid-July - Mid-August
Fall Late August - Early October
Mid-October - Mid-November

Part II: Online Advanced Writing and Composing
Five-Week Course Schedule
Fee: $350 ($300 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-February - Mid-March
Early April - Early May
Summer Late May - Late June
Mid-July - Mid-August
Fall Late August - Early October
Mid-October - Mid-November

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Conversation and Vocabulary Skills Builder

Tuesday and Thursday Course (8 weeks)
Lunchtime Class: 12:00pm – 1:15pm or
Evening Class: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $440 ($400 for UIC faculty, staff, and students) for Lunchtime Class;
$700 ($650 for UIC faculty, staff, and students) for Evening Class;
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Mid-February - Early April
Summer No class offered
Fall Late September - Mid-November

or
Saturday Course (8 weeks), 10:30am – 1:00pm
Fee: $440 ($400 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Late February - Mid-April
Summer Early June - Early August
Fall Late September - Mid-November

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The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course

Friday Course (10 weeks), 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $900 ($875 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Late January - Early April
Summer No class offered
Fall Mid-September - Mid-November

or

Saturday Course (10 weeks), 9:30am – 1:30pm

Spring Late January - Early April
Summer Late May - Early August
Fall Mid-September - Mid-November

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Online TOEFL iBT Preparation: Reading and Listening

Five Week Course
Fee: $325 ($300 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition does not include textbooks.
See uic.edu/depts/tie/ for exact dates.

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IELTS Preparation Course

Tuesday and Thursday Course (8 weeks)
Daytime Class: 11:00am – 1:00pm or
Evening Class: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $750 ($700 for UIC faculty, staff, and students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

Spring Late January - Mid-March
Summer No class offered
Fall Mid-September - Early November

For Winter and Spring Mini-Term Courses, visit uic.edu/depts/tie.


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Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago


Chicago, Communication and Culture
uic.edu/depts/tie/ccp.html

  • Monday through Thursday, for three weeks during July
  • Instruction from 9:30am – 11:00am, and tours of the city from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Fee: $950, which includes all course materials and city tour fees
  • Registration Deadline: Early June. (Late registration is possible if space permits.)
  • Registration and Payment Form: uic.edu/depts/tie/ccpapp.html
  • Housing: Accommodation in a furnished residence hall on the University of Illinois campus is available for an additional payment of $950. Housing payment deadline is early June.

What our alumni have to say...

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

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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


Accreditations and Affiliations

CEA, the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation UCIEP, University and College Intensive English Programs EnglishUSA: American Association of Intensive English Programs

The Tutorium in Intensive English is accredited by CEA, the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, through the year 2017. 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.


Tutorium in Intensive English at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we will respond to you directly. You may also visit uic.edu/depts/tie.


Contact TIE at UIC!

Tutorium in Intensive English
(MC 324)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1333 South Halsted Street
Suite 260
Chicago, Illinois 60607-5019
USA

ph 312-996-8098
fx 312-996-4394

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm
(US Central Time)
uic.edu/depts/tie

Accreditation:
Commission on
English Language
Program Accreditation

Carnegie Classification

Amount Required on I-20:
US$10,075.

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