The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is proud of its record of success since opening in 1977. Talented instructors and passionate staff prepare students for university studies and help with adjusting to life at University of North Texas. UNT is located in Denton, a safe and charming Top Ten college town in the exciting Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Enjoy the sunny climate, growing economy, competitive sporting events and vibrant music & arts district.

Why study at UNT's Intensive English Language Institute?

  • IELI classes are fully in-person so you can participate in classroom-style learning
  • Enjoy living in a safe, engaging college town in the vibrant, exciting Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Study with the best and fully engage on our beautiful campus with 425+ student clubs and organizations
  • Guarantee that your study abroad experience will be life-changing to super charge your education and career trajectory
  • UNT boasts 114 bachelor’s degrees, 97 master’s degrees and 39 doctoral degrees

What will I learn in my classes?

  • Communication - 10 contact hours per week of speaking, listening, reading, and vocabulary
  • Writing - 10 contact hours per week of composition, research, and grammar

What are the benefits of studying at IELI?

  • Quality: Elite UCIEP Membership
  • History: Founded in 1977
  • Faculty: All Hold M.A. in TESOL with years of Intensive English Program experience
  • Multi-Levels: Study at the right level for your best learning
  • English in Action: Conversation Partners and participation in campus activities
  • Language Learners: Students from many different countries
  • Dormitories: Available year-round