UT Tyler

Intensive English Language Institute

IELI Program

The IELI Program is organized into two eight-week sessions each semester (168 instructional hours per 8-week session), and an intensive eight-week summer session (see information on dates and registration deadlines). Classes meet five days each week, providing students with 21 classroom hours Monday - Friday, with daily homework assignments to reinforce the lesson. IELI classes do not exceed an average of 12 - 15 students each.

Progression from Beginning to Advanced Levels of the IELI

The IELI offers seven levels of instruction from beginning to advanced. To ensure each student is in the correct level of study, placement testing (the Pearson Test of English) is required the week before their first session begins. After placement testing, students are assigned classes based on their English proficiency test results.

Instructional Level

Upon exit from each level described below, students will be able to:

Level 1: Beginning

Read and write simple English text; answer simple spoken questions; and participate in basic academic tasks with significant support.

Level 2: High Beginning

Understand passages on common topics; read and write simple paragraphs; ask and answer a variety of simple questions with support.

Level 3: Low Intermediate

Understand longer passages on common topics in more detail; write detailed paragraphs; understand, converse, and give short presentations with minimal support.

Level 4: Mid Intermediate

Understand a variety of mid-intermediate level passages; write short essays; organize and present academic papers to peers with minimal support; and participate in simple discussions.

Level 5: High Intermediate

Understand high-intermediate passages; write multiparagraph, organized essays; present academic papers to the class; and participate in discussions of academic topics. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) preparation occurs.

Level 6: Low Advanced

Comprehend complex passages; compose organized essays appropriate for academic topics; and actively participate in discussions of academic topics. Undergraduate students must complete Level 6 to receive an English proficiency waiver for admission into UT Tyler.

Completion of Level 6 fulfills UT Tyler's undergraduate admission English proficiency requirement. (Note: The TOEFL, PTE and IELTS score requirements at UT Tyler will be met/satisfied for undergraduate students who receive no grade lower than an A in Level 6).

Level 7: Advanced

Comprehend most academic passages; compose well-organized essays and research papers suitable for academic purposes; and actively participate in scholarly discussions. Graduate students must complete Level 7 to receive an English proficiency waiver for admission into UT Tyler.

Completion of Level 7 fulfills minimum graduate admission requirements for many programs at UT Tyler. (Note: TOEFL, PTE and IELTS score requirements at UT Tyler will be met/satisfied for undergraduate students who receive no grade lower than a B in Level 7).

 

Regular 8-Week Session Schedule (One Semester Consists of Two 8-Week Sessions)

IELI Class Schedule

Class

Day and Time

Hours

Listening and Speaking

M/W/F 9 - 10:30 a.m.

4.5 hours/week

Grammar

M/W/F 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

4.5 hours/week

Language & Culture Education (new students)

M/W 1 - 2:30 p.m.

3 hours/week

Listening & Note-taking Skills (advanced students)

M/W 1 - 2:30 p.m.

3 hours/week

Reading & Discussion

T/TH 9 - 11:15 a.m.

4.5 hours/week

Writing & Editing/Research

T/TH 12:30 - 2:45 p.m.

4.5 hours/week

 

 

 

 

 

Total weekly hours

21 hours/week

Total program instructional hours

168 hours (8-week session)

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