UT Tyler

Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) assists International and local non-native English speakers to improve their academic English language and American culture skills, as well as prepare for university entrance and success in a global environment. 

The academic English program offers Levels 1-7, beginner to advanced, and is organized into two eight-week sessions each semester, and one eight-week session each summer. Basic courses covered are Listening and Speaking, Grammar, Reading and Discussion, and Writing, Editing and Research. Each session also includes an additional course on varying topics such as American Culture, Pronunciation, Contemporary Topics, and advanced level University Preparation. IELI levels 5-7 incorporate training from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. 

English waivers for admission to The University of Texas at Tyler undergraduate and graduate programs are available for successful completion of the IELI Program. 

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 If you have questions about the IELI, please email us at ieli@uttyler.edu

Summer is here!


Summer Offerings

We have a new offering this summer! 

If you would like to improve your writing skills, sign up for Writing Tutorials every Friday afternoon, beginning June 7, 2019.


Please complete the appropriate form and send it to IELI@uttyler.edu.

 Learn how to register for regular academic classes  >>>

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IELI Facts and Resources

Informational brochures, profiles and other important documents are available to answer your questions related to the Intensive English Language Institute.

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If you need more information about UT Tyler's IELI, or have any additional questions, you can contact us directly. You can also request a personal call from an IELI representative here.

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