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Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Day Program

Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week

Since 1970, the International Language Institute has provided English instruction to thousands of students from all parts of the world. ILI has become known for its excellent teachers and friendly atmosphere and is committed to providing quality language instruction as well as the help, services, and support our students need to study effectively in the United States. Most of our students take the intensive English day classes, which are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2:10 pm, including a short morning break (10:40-10:55 am) and a lunch break (11:45 am -12:30 pm). We offer 12 different levels, from the very beginner to the most advanced, plus TOEFL, GRE and GMAT test preparation classes. Official sessions start every 4 weeks, but students may start any Monday.

See what some of our former students have to say about our Intensive English Program! Read some of their testimonials!


F-1 Visa Information

How to Obtain an I-20 Form

Whether you are a new student from abroad wanting to come to the U.S. to study English or a transferring student from another school, here is all the information you need to obtain an I-20 form from ILI. We can also assist your with your transfer or change of status application.



Living with an American Family or 4stay

Homestay is available for our F-1 students who wish to stay with one of our selected families during their visit in the U.S. and enjoy total immersion into American living, culture, and language.  A variety of other housing options are available through our partner, 4stay.


Semi-Intensive ESL


We offer 6 different levels in the evening on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:40-8:45 pm. Students may begin any Tuesday.


Semi-Intensive ESL


We offer 6 different levels in our Saturday program from 9 am to 1:05 pm including a short break. Students may begin any Saturday.


TOEFL Preparation

3 classes to choose from

Intensive daytime TOEFL preparation with 25 hours per week, semi-intensive TOEFL evening or semi-intensive TOEFL Saturday class.


Private Tutorials

One student, one teacher

Ideal for any student who wishes customized instruction in specific areas, like work related vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, etc.


Semi-Private Tutorials

Two students, one teacher

Two minds, but one mutual goal!  Lessons can take place at ILI, your office or home. Travel charges may apply for off-site instruction.


Special Group Classes

Your group, your location

For companies or organizations who would like to offer professional, customized English group instruction at their place of business.