The Intensive Language Institute offers comprehensive language instruction for academic, professional, and personal purposes. The Intensive English Program, a full-time course of study for international students who wish to pursue university studies in the United States, provides instruction in English language and academic study skills. The ILI also offers certificate programs, part-time language courses and customized language programs.
Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program is designed to prepare students to participate successfully in the academic environment. Students are given a placement test upon arrival to determine the most appropriate level of study. Courses are offered at five levels of instruction. The skills-based curriculum integrates reading and writing, listening and speaking into one complete program of study. The focus is on English language acquisition and application in an academic setting. Specialized classes vary by level; focusing on the needs of the language learners. Satisfactory completion of the highest level meets the English language requirement for acceptance to undergraduate programs at the University.
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Intensive Language Programs
Customized language instructional packages are offered in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and English as a Second Language throughout the year. Instruction focuses on meaningful communication in the chosen language and is tailored for the participants. Specialized classes may focus on Accent Reduction, Medical Spanish, Medical Haitian Creole, and/or Legal English. Two non-credit certificates are offered. A 7-day Intensive Spanish certificate program is offered several times a year and is an immersion-style Spanish language program. The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate teaches skills needed to teach English abroad and is available in an online format. Customized language courses can take place on or off campus, are tailored for individuals, groups, and organizations, and are built to deliver targeted language training needs. For further information, or to register for classes, please call us at 305-284-4000, visit us on the web, or email us.