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. In Levels 1-3 students concentrate on reading skills and conversation.  In Levels 4 and 5, courses on selected topics allow students to use their improving English to investigate areas of interest. Satisfactory completion of the highest level meets the English language requirement for acceptance to undergraduate programs at the University.

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Intensive English Program
PO Box 248005
Coral Gables, FL 33124-1610
(305) 284-2752
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Intensive Language Programs

Communicative language classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Mandarin Chinese and ESL throughout the year. These courses focus on meaningful communication in the chosen language. Specialized classes focus on Accent Reduction, Medical Spanish or Medical Haitian Creole, and/or Business Writing. A 7-day immersion-style program in Spanish is also offered. Several non-credit certificates are available: the English for Law School Studies Certificate is a 6-week summer program for international students, the Business Communication Certificate focuses on oral and written skills necessary for the workplace, and the Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate teaches skills needed to teach ESL or EFL abroad. The Intensive Language Institute also develops and conducts customized language courses on or off campus tailored for individuals, groups, and organizations with specialized language training needs. For further information, or to register for classes, please call us at (305) 284-4000 or visit us on the web at:  Email: