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English Language Services (ELS) provides innovative and student-centered English language instruction in all Illinois Institute of Technology colleges for students in various programs, building communication and critical thinking skills in unique, interdisciplinary classroom environments.
ELS offers language instruction relevant to the academic, personal, and professional needs of the Illinois Tech community, helping international students and scholars develop the communication skills they need for success.
There are several program and course options for international students to refine their language and communication proficiency.
Take an English Language Assessment Test
We offer English Language Assessment testing for international student applicants. We test your listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities to identify which English courses will most benefit you.Learn More
Enroll in an English Language Course
The English Language Program provides courses for currently admitted international undergraduate and graduate students who need to improve their English language skills in both professional and social interactions.Learn More
Apply to the Intensive English Program
Offered in spring, summer, and fall, this 12-week program gives students the opportunity to meet new people from different countries and cultures and to experience Chicago while preparing for their careers and further academic study.Learn More