Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

The University of Texas at Tyler

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is developed to meet the needs of each student’s unique skillset and goals across all levels of language proficiency, from beginner to advanced.  English classes taught at UT Tyler are small, convenient, and will give you the opportunity to receive individualized attention, collaborate with one another, and optimize your learning. 

Courses focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and all courses are taught by UT Tyler faculty. 

Prospective undergraduate and graduate  students who complete Level 6 with an A or who complete Level 7 with a B or better will meet the English Proficiency Waiver for admission at UT Tyler. Please note that individual graduate programs may have higher standards for English proficiency. 




Academic Program

Application Deadlines


Available Course Options

The Academic English program is available for upper intermediate to advanced students, offering daily in-class meetings, assignments, projects, and homework.

A General English course is available for beginner to lower intermediate students. Placement in the course will be determined with a placement test. It is a lower-cost option for those seeking to improve their language skills prior to entering the Academic English coursework. 

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