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Intensive English Language Institute Seminars

Week-long English Courses

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) offers community members, UT Tyler students, IELI students, and visiting delegations several options for study.

Seminars include test preparation for the TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet Based Test) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). These are designed for students who wish to become familiar with the testing formats and develop English skills and test-taking strategies.

Offerings also include general English language development topics, aiming to fine-tune students’ skills in all domains.

Specialty seminars such as English for Business, English for Engineering, English for Health Care Professionals, and English for Tourism and Hospitality are available.

Seminars tend to be one to two weeks long and are held between our 8-week intensive Academic English Program sessions. We offer four different seminars per year. View the seminar schedule.

Register today!

Reserve your spot for an upcoming seminar by filling out an application and emailing it to ieli@uttyler.edu or dropping it off personally at 3620 Varsity Dr.

Past Seminar Options

Seminars are rotated each year based on demand.  

English For:



Critical Reading

Nursing and Healthcare

Bilingual Teachers and Educators

Language Development for Professionals


TOEFL preparation


Cost and Details

Week-long seminars usually meet for 15 hours a week. The class fee is $180.

Seminars that meet for 21 hours a week are $250.

Select seminars have an additional textbook and materials fee.

Longer-Term Options

Want to study longer than a week? Apply to the Intensive English Language Institute Academic English Program!  

Tuition for a half-session (four weeks) is $1,000. Tuition for our full session program (eight weeks) is $2,000. Additional fees and requirements apply. Learn more now

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