IELI Academic English at IELI

Academic English prepares international students for university. The program is ideal for students who want to study at the University of North Texas or at other universities in the United States.

Program Overview
Students attend 23 hours of class per week, Monday through Friday. 
In addition to core and supplemental class time, students spend 15 to 20 hours per week on homework. Instructors provide office hours to help students outside of class.

   - 7 levels of English proficiency (0-6)
   - Beginner through advanced 
   - 5 terms offered each year
   - 8-week terms: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer

Communication & Writing Classes (20 hours/week) 

Communication Writing Supplemental (3 hours/week)

Reading
Listening
Speaking
Pronunciation
Vocabulary
Critical thinking 

Writing
Grammar
Spelling
Library research

Speaking
Listening
Spelling
Note taking skills
Other academic skills

 

Placement Test
All new students take a placement test to determine their proficiency in the English language. The test lasts two hours and will assess listening, reading, grammar and composition skills.  Preparation is not required. Test results place students in levels 0 through 6 of the Academic English Program. The test is administered on the first day of orientation. Students may be assigned additional work to meet the expectations of the level they auto-placed into based on test results. Test results are available within the week.

Automatic placement at IELI: Your Ticket to UNT
International students who have taken TOEFL iBT or IELTS within the last 12 months may place directly into IELI levels 4, 5, or 6. Students must submit official scores to IELI for automatic placement. Test scores must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of Registration and Welcome Week. Click here to submit your scores. 

Students with these test scores Will place into And will need …
TOEFL iBT score IELTS score   IELI Levels
50 5.5 4 3 terms (6 months) to complete IELI
55 composite with sub-scores  13 5.5 overall with all sub-scores ≥ 5.5 5 2 terms (4 months) to complete IELI
60 composite with sub-scores  15 6.0 overall with all sub-scores ≥ 6.0 6 1 term (2 months) to complete IELI

 

Conditional Admission to UNT
Students enrolled in level 6 with conditional admission to an undergraduate major at UNT may enroll in two UNT courses while completing level 6.

English Proficiency Requirement at UNT
IELI graduates meet the English proficiency requirement for admission to UNT. IELI graduates are not required to take an English proficiency exam for admission to UNT.

Fast Track to UNT
To help students get started sooner at UNT, IELI now offers the course, “Fast Track to UNT.” This course is designed to get students through Levels 5 and 6 in ten weeks in summer so they meet the English proficiency requirement. Students participate in 25 hours of class and 10 hours of guided work each week so they can begin their undergraduate or graduate studies in the fall at UNT.
 

For more information about our Academic English Program, please contact us at ieli@unt.edu or call us at +1 (940) 565-2003.