Classes focus on language and cultural skills needed for successful university study. IELI has four levels of instruction. Each level takes one 15-week semester (or one 10-week summer session) to complete. Classes meet 18 hours per week. Level 1 is high beginning. Students entering IELI must have a basic knowledge of English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Some classes at levels 1 and 2 are multi-level. Students who place into level 1 repeat these classes for additional credit upon advancing to level 2. The content of the courses varies from term-to-term.
Classes at all levels are credit bearing. Depending upon major department, undergraduate students may apply up to 18 IELI credits as elective credit towards graduation.