English schools in the USA and Canada
Our Mission - Since 1977, IELI's mission has been to:
- teach academic English
- provide excellent student services
At IELI students have small classes with an average of 12 students in each class. The instruction is efficient, up-to-date, and interactive. Classroom activities are designed to encourage communication and real language proficiency; thus, IELI students do well at the university level. They do so well that UNT accepts IELI graduates with NO TOEFL. In fact, the IELI students who study in undergraduate programs at UNT maintain higher grade point averages than U.S. students.
Students do not choose their levels. They take a placement test which places them according to their individual skills in one of 6 levels from pre-1 (beginning) to level 6 (advanced) in the basic or core classes. The test includes listening, reading, grammar, and composition.
The class schedule classes includes approximately 4-5 hours in class each day. Classes are held 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. IELI offers courses all year around. There are five terms yearly. Each term is eight weeks long. The IELI academic calendar is designed to fit in the UNT calendar to provide an easy transition into university classes.
In addition to core classes, language lab, and academic skills class, students also enjoy other activities throughout the year.
Denton: This small, friendly city of about 70,000 persons welcomes international students and visitors. Shopping malls, museums, public gardens and theaters are available in Denton and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The metro area also provides excellent medical facilities, university affiliated and independent hospitals and health care. Denton is about 60 kilometers north of Dallas.