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University of North Texas (UNT)

Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) [Denton, Texas]


  • Solid academic preparation at an affordable cost with flexible starting dates. UNT offers more than 221 undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • TOEFL waiver for admission to most UNT programs for IELI graduates
  • Live and learn in one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. – the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1977
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA, UCIEP
      Enrollment : 65
      Average Class Size : 11
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi, Train
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the Intensive English Language Institute!
      IELI has saved a place just for you! We would like to help you learn English so that you can reach your academic and professional goals. There are many reasons why hundreds of students choose to study at IELI every term. Our program offers students excellent academic preparation. We have highly qualified full-time instructors who give students individualized attention. Every term, students enjoy many fun activities. IELI is affordable and offers conditional admission to many UNT undergraduate and graduate programs. I look forward to receiving your application from and look forward to seeing you at IELI soon!
      Gordon Clark
      Director and Assistant Dean, Intensive English Language Institute
      University of North Texas
    • Intensive English Language Institute
      University of North Texas

      1155 Union Circle #311067
      Denton, Texas  76203-5017  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (940) 565-2003
      FAX: N/A
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    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Program Characteristics
  • Study Options
    • Academic English

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 11-14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      8/19 - 10/11
      Apply by 7/29
      10/14 - 12/13
      Apply by 9/11

      8 WEEKS:
      1/13 - 3/7
      Apply by 12/10

    • Costs
      US$ 75
      TUITION FEE (2024)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,260
      16 WEEKS N/A See Remarks See Remarks
      Airport Pickup Service
      Health Insurance
      US$ 575-667
      UNT fees
      US$ 621
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Denton, Texas
    • Location
      Intensive English Language Institute
      University of North Texas

      1155 Union Circle #311067 Denton, Texas  76203-5017  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Dallas/Fort Worth Airport:

      School provides a free pick up service that brings students directly to their housing accommodations upon receiving one-week advance notice. Although travel time varies depending on where students will live, it usually takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.4
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.3
      Activities and Social Life: 3.9
      Accommodation: 3.8


    • There are 12 reviews for this school

    • Mustafa
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Very Rich Experience!
      Being a student at IELI was amazing. It was a very rich experience that improved my English and put me on the track to success in my graduate study. I was taught by very good and talented instructors who made the language fun to study and who have become friends of mine. IELI has helped me to improve all of my English skills. Nowadays, people in my university and in the city that I live in find it hard to believe that I was not born in the States because of the way I speak, talk, and write. Thanks IELI and thanks to all the wonderful staff.
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      [ Bangkok, Thailand, Male ]
      I'm a full time PhD student at UNT
      Before I came to the US, I had never spoken English in daily life except in English class in school about 20 years ago. I started in Level 2 Writing and Level 3 Communication. Now, I'm a full time PhD student at UNT. I'm also working a part time job in the IELI Computer Lab as a lab assistant. I think I couldn't have studied at UNT or in the USA without studying at IELI first. Studying English is very hard, but as international students, we have to do it! I would suggest to IELI students that they manage their time not only for studying in class and doing homework but also for relaxing, having fun, and hanging out with friends sometimes. When IELI students have troubles, my advice is "Go talk to your teacher!"
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      [ Bangkok, Thailand, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      IELI instructors and staff members are professional
      Graduating from Graduated Preparation Course (GPC) has made my life a lot easier in graduate school in the USA.
      Not only presentation skills but also academic writing skills and analytical skills are adequately taught in GPC. The anxiety and the difficulty in my MBA classes, as a result, have been reduced. It was worth it to spend my time and money in this intensive English class before I started my first semester at UNT. IELI instructors and staff members are professional. They are willing to help every international student at IELI to be ready for their future. IELI is incredible. Making friends, learning different cultures, improving English skills, and preparing for university-level classes in the USA are what every student will obtain from IELI.
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      Xiao (Fanny)
      [ Shanghai, China, Female ]
      Knowledgeable Instructors
      The Intensive English Language Institute is an ideal English learning program for international students.
      The high quality of the academic system and the are the major factors that make IELI one of the best English learning institutes nation-wide. IELI not only taught me useful language skills, but also it helped me with acclimation. There are many and various opportunities and activities provided to help students learn different cultures and adjust well to American life. It's been life changing, and I truly appreciate the education from IELI.
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      [ Ankara, Turkey, Male ]
      Learn Academic English Very Well
      The University of North Texas is one of the biggest public universities in Texas, and the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is one of the integral parts that has increased UNT's exposure around the world.
      At IELI, international students not only learn academic English very well, but also they start experiencing a typical American college life. It is an opportunity to make lots of friends. As a former IELI student and a current IELI student assistant, I have always been proud to be a part of IELI.
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      Bich Nguyen Ngoc
      [ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Female ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Getting Used to the College Environment
      UNT is one of the largest public universities in the state of Texas. The IELI program especially helps international students get used to the college environment before entering their majors. I like the Mean Green spirit at UNT.
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      Min Kyung
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Female ]
      Prepared for Master's Degree
      I chose UNT because of its strong music program and famous faculty members. I am able to attend a variety of music concerts, and the cost is reasonable. During the Summer II term, I took a music research class. I had heard this class was the most challenging class that students take when studying for their Music Master's degree. However, I took the class easily because of IELI's Level 5 and 6 classes. I had already learned how to write a paper, how to search for valuable sources, and how to paraphrase sentences while studying at IELI.
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      Yun Lung
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Male ]
      Patient Instructors
      The Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas is the best English program for you. The detailed curriculum and the patient instructors provide students an excellent environment. The skills I learned at IELI have helped me a lot in my studies and research in my Master's program. The advantages of IELI cannot be portrayed in just a couple of sentences; you can only understand how good it is if you join this family.
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      [ Shanghai, China, Female ]
      Enjoyed Every Minute
      I studied in IELI for 10 months, and I loved it very much. All of the teachers were nice and patient, and I enjoyed every minute. The most important thing that helped me to graduate successfully was the IELI lab. The listening and reading materials were really helpful. Honestly, studying in IELI helped me improve my listening, speaking, reading and writing a lot.

      IELI provides lots of activities that give you a great opportunity to have fun and practice English.
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      [ Beijing, China, Male ]
      Good Place to Learn
      Since I started my classes in IELI, the lab has given me a lot of help. Students can get any English materials they want here. They can review their class content, prepare for their tests, and even find some English fun by checking out free DVDs. IELI is a good place to learn English as long as you have a try.
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      [ Mexico City, Mexico, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Learning Through Their Teaching
      I started in Level 0 Writing and Level 1 Communication. All my teachers are excellent in their job. I am very happy because I am learning through their teaching. This school has an excellent team. Thanks everyone!
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      [ Taipei City, 台灣 ]
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