ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES AT UNT IN THE CITY OF DENTON, TEXAS
Study English at the University of North Texas in 2023 or 2024. Contact a representative to get a quote, to receive more information, and a pdf brochure
STUDY ENGLISH AT UNT
The Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas is a fantastic school that has offered ESL programs for over 40 years in Denton, Texas.
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Start improving your skills by studying in the USA in one of the most popular Academic English Programs at the University of North Texas.
LEARN ENGLISH IN A GREAT COLLEGE TOWN SUCH AS DENTON, TEXAS
UNT is located in a wonderful college town in Denton, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area, where you can network, work in your skills and discover great tourist spots.
TOP 10 REASONS TO STUDY ENGLISH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXASThis is one of the most popular destination for international students
AN INSTITUTION WITH MORE THAN 40 YEARS TEACHING ESL
The Intensive English Language Institute of UNT has taught English for over 40 years, which is evidenced in the outstanding quality of their programs.
EXCELLENT TEACHERS AT UNT’S INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
The teachers of the IELI at the University of North Texas are excellent professionals who employ a fantastic methodology to help you learn English.
OUTSTANDING CEA-ACCREDITED ENGLISH PROGRAMS
The English programs of the IELI at UNT are accredited by the prestigious CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation).
SMALL CLASSES AT THE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT UNT
English classes at the IELI at the University of North Texas have 12 students in average, so classes are more personalized, and students receive more attention.
A GREAT CONVERSATION PARTNER PROGRAM
The IELI offers a conversation partner program, in which students are paired with native speakers, so they can practice their English outside the classroom.
ALL LESSONS TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE UNT CAMPUS
The classes from the English programs at UNT are taught inside the campus , so you get to live an awesome college experience.
ENJOY UNT’S DIVERSE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT
Inside the campus of the University of North Texas you can make new friends, network with professionals, and interact with people from all over the world.
YOU CAN HAVE LOTS OF FUN INSIDE THE UNT CAMPUS
You can participate in on-campus events, and activities, so you will have fun while putting your English into practice.
ACCESS TO ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES AT UNT
As a student of the IELI at UNT you will have access to on-campus facilities, such as libraries, computer labs, sports and student health facilities.
LEARN ENGLISH AT AN EXCITING CITY SUCH AS DENTON
Denton is a fascinating college town located within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area, and a place where you can interact with other students and see awesome tourist attractions.
ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXASTHE INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OF UNT
ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM
The Academic English Program offered by the Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas is an excelling full-time program, which has 6 different levels of proficiency, with each session lasting for 8 weeks. It is offered 5 times a year and contrary to its name, the Academic English Program is appropriate not only for those looking to learn English for academic purposes, but also for professionals or people wishing to improve their English for social purposes.
- Full-Time Program
- Clases are on campus
- 20-23 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
- 6 levels from beginner to advanced
- Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams may be placed in higher levels
- You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
- Sessions of 8 weeks. Each session is one level
- 12 students per class in average
- Access to libraries, sport facilities, health centers, etc.
- Extra-curricular activities
- Certificate of Completion
- Applies for student visa
- Students need to be at least 17 years old the first day of classes. No maximum age.
- International students are welcome to apply
- Students must be high school graduates
More information about the academic English program
Students have English classes 23 hours a week (Monday through Friday). Class schedules for the Academic English Program include 20 hours of core classes and 3 hours of supplemental classes.
All students of these English Courses must take a placement test the first day to determine their level within the program. This Intensive English Academic program at UNT has 7 different levels from beginner to advanced levels. The completion of the most advanced level of this program qualifies students for all undergraduate programs and most graduate degree programs at the University of North Texas.
Each session of this English Program is 8 weeks long. Students can take 1, 2, 3 or more sessions. Each session in a different level. Moreover, this ESL (English as a Second Language) Program offers 5 sessions during the year: Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer.
Students can take a TOEFL and GRE preparation class. These courses have an extra cost and are only available to students enrolled at the Intensive English Language Institute. The courses are offered every year, but not during every term.
Students must arrive before the first day of orientation week, which last 2 days. During these days, the student must take the placement test, register on the program, receive the UNT student ID card, pay for tuition, attend a seminar about academic policies, cultural adjustment, health and safety information, meet the English instructors, and other students. During this week, the Intensive English Language Institute also plans many fun and informative activities, such as shopping trips, UNT campus tour, welcome party, and social events.
PRICES & DATESComplete the contact form to get a quote
PRICES AND DATES ENGLISH PROGRAMS 2023 - 2024How much does it cost to study English in University of North Texas?
Table with costs and dates of the Intensive English Programs at UNT 2023 - 2024
|Spring I, 2023||January 23 - March 17|
(Arrival deadline: January 16)
|Spring II, 2023||March 20 - May 12|
(Arrival deadline: March 13)
|Summer, 2023||June 5 - July 28|
(Arrival deadline: May 29)
|Fall I, 2023||August 21 - October 13|
(Arrival deadline: August 14)
|Fall II, 2023||October 16 - December 15|
(Arrival deadline: October 9)
For example if you want to study for approximately 6 months, you can take the Fall I, Fall II and Spring I sessions. You will not repeat the same course, because each session will be in a different level.
What is included in the "Program Fee" of the English course, and other costs to consider
Within the tuition fees, there are several things already included, but also a few extra items you must consider.
The following fees are included in the "Program Fee"
- Tuition Fee (classes, academic advising, cultural and social activities, orientation, placement testing, and books).
- UNT Fees (Student ID, Technology Fee, libraries, recreation center, student union, and campus activities and events).
- Health insurance (mandatory)
Other costs to consider
- Application fee: a USD$75 non-refundable fee paid upon your application, which covers the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which is needed to apply for the student visa.
- Visa costs: international students who enroll on a full-time program in the USA need the F-1 student visa. Costs related to the F-1 visa include the SEVIS I-901 Fee (US$350 aprox.) to register on the Student Exchange Visitor Information System and a Visa fee (US$160 aprox.). These are costs set by the U.S. government.
- Accommodation in Denton: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider certain housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options UNT recommends for foreign students.
- Flight Tickets from your country to Denton, USA
- Food: you should consider food costs when planning your budget, which will depend on where you eat.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXASAll the application process is online. Follow the instructions below
Steps to apply for a program
1. Application Process
2. Acceptance Process
3. Visa Processing
5. Classes start!
1. Application Process
Documents must be sent to untvivecampus.com
Documents needed to apply
1. Application Form
Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.Download Form and Instructions
2. Passport Copy
Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.
3. Financial Verification
Bank letter or bank statement that shows that you or your sponsor have at least the "Estimated Total Expense" of the program. Amounts can be in US dollars or your local currency.
The estimated total expense is an estimate made by the university that includes tuition fees, and an estimate of what you might spend in medical insurance, housing, meals, books and supplies for one academic year. Flight tickets are not included in this estimation.
*UNT requires you to show financial verification for one academic year, even if you plan to take only one intensive English program session.
Bank document must show at least the following amount:
- Starting on Fall I, Fall II or Spring I (9 months): USD$$27,711 (plus $4,144 per dependent)
- Starting on Spring II or Summer (12 months) : USD$$35,803 (plus $5,600 per dependent)
4. Application Fee
Non-refundable application fee of $75 dollars paid to the The Intensive English Language Institute. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the instructions mentioned by the representative.
Send your application documents
A representative need to review all your documents are correct.
Your application documents must be sent to untvivecampus.com
*If you are a transfer student from another US school, please contact us for more details. The application process is different
2. Acceptance Process
After we have received all your application documents and you have paid the application fee, you will be contacted by the admission office within 2 weeks.
If you are applying for a full-time program, you will need an F-1 student visa. After you have been accepted in the program, the admission office will send you the acceptance documents plus the form I-20, needed to apply for the F-1 student visa.
3. Visa Processing
Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at UNT.
- If the program you are applying for is a full-time program (18hrs/week or more), you will need the F-1 student visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
- If your program is less than 18 hours a week, you will have to travel to the U.S. as a tourist with a B1/B2 tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. As a tourist, you can only stay in the U.S. the time period your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.
Please check the website of the U.S. embassy of your country to see the steps you need to apply for a visa.
Generally, for a F-1 student visa, students must do the following:
- Complete the DS-160 form
- Schedule an appointment at the U.S. embassy
- Pay for the F-1 student visa (approx. US$160)
- Pay for the I-901 SEVIS Fee (approx. US$350): https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html
- Go to the embassy on the scheduled day
You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/
Next, you need to make full payment of all remaining fees, which is due by registration week, and can be done by credit card, eCheck, check, cash or money transfer. You will receive more information regarding dates once you begin the application process.
5. Arrival at School
You should arrive at least a week before the program start date to attend the orientation. On your admission letter you can find more information about the orientation and the initial placement test. On the first day at school you should bring your passport, F-1 student visa, 2 pencils and tuition payment.
Important: We suggest that you apply at least 2 months in advance.
ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSYou will be able to participate in several activities during the program
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN DENTON AND ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXASMost of the activities are free!
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM IS BY PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
International students can participate in activities as:
- On campus events and activities
- Joining student organizations
- Participating in the Conversation Partner Program
- Cultural and social activities
- Using the recreation center
While learning English at the University of North Texas, you can enjoy all kind of activities, to have fun while you put your skills into practice. Some of them are on-campus events and activities organized by UNT to interact with fellow students; student organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests; the Conversation Partner Program, that pairs you with a native English speaker; cultural and social activities organized by the IELI; and the recreation center facilities you can use to do sports, exercise and make new friends.
Information about the city of Denton, Texas
Denton was named the best small town in Texas. Located on the north end of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, in North Texas on Interstate 35, Denton is known for its active music life; the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, and 35 Denton Music Festival, which attract over 300,000 people to the city each year. The city experiences hot, humid summers and relatively few extreme weather events.
With over 45,000 students enrolled at the two universities located within its city limits, Denton is often characterized as a college town. As a result of the universities' growth, educational services play a large role in the city's economy.
Some activities you can try and places you can visit near Denton are:
- The Murchison Performing Arts Center, located on the UNT Campus.
- The North Star Dragway, where you can experience fast and exciting races.
- The Ray Roberts Lake State Park
- Try local craft beer at Denton County Brewing Company
- Enjoy live music at one of the many venues you can find around Denton.
- Try visiting Dallas or Fort Worth for a more exciting city life experience.
Information about University of North Texas
The University of North Texas (UNT), based in Denton, is a public institution of higher education and research committed to a wide array of sciences, engineering fields, liberal arts, fine arts, performing arts, humanities, public policy, and graduate professional education. Ten colleges, two schools, an early admissions math and science academy for exceptional high-school-age students from across the state, and a library system comprise the university.
As one of Texas' largest universities, UNT offers 99 bachelor's, 83 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs.
UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 19 consecutive years
An environmental philosophy program recognized as the best in the world by the International Association for Environmental Philosophy.
- 38,000 students in total
- 400 student organizations
- Classified among R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity
- Founded in 1890
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HOUSING IN DENTONMost common housing options for international students in Denton
STUDENTS FROM THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM CAN LIVE ON THE MAIN UNT CAMPUS IN DENTON, TEXASLiving on campus is the recommended option for international students
Dormitories On UNT Campus in Denton, Texas
The Intensive English Language Institute of UNT offers on-campus housing for their international students.
Students who live on campus have a larger support network, direct access to faculty and staff, and close to all the facilities that the UNT campus offers. You will be engaged through one-on-one interactions, community connections, and campus events.
UNT has the largest residential campus in the North Texas region, with 14 residence halls.
More information in the following link:
Please apply in advance. We recommend you to apply with at least two months in advance
If you choose to live off campus. It is your responsability to find a place. Students must contact directly the housing provider off campus.
FAQSDo you have any question about studying English at UNT?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING ENGLISH IN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXASIf you do not find the answer, please contact a representative filling the form below
What is the Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas?
The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is the English school of the University of North Texas, which has offered courses for over 40 years. Its long tradition is reflected in its great curriculum, the high quality of its faculty and its fantastic ESL programs.
Why should I learn English at the Intensive English Language Institute of the University of North Texas in Denton?
Both the English institute and the University of North Texas are outstanding and excelling institutions, with a long tradition of preparing foreign students, which assures you will receive nothing but the best possible education. Moreover, Denton is a lovely college town where you can network with fellow professionals, make new friends, and practice your English skills outside the classroom.
I am not a student at the time. Can I enroll on the IELI with a student visa?
Yes, you can. All you need to do is enroll on a full-time English program and apply for the F-1 student visa at the nearest US embassy.
Does the English institute at the University of North Texas offer scholarships?
No, no scholarships are offered.
Are there any comments or reviews about the English program at UNT?
The Intensive English Language Institute at UNT has a remarkable Academic English Program for full-time students, which is taught by excelling teachers using the state-of-the-art resources and facilities of the school. This is why students have excellent reviews and comments about the program.
Which are the different steps of the application process for the F-1 student visa to study English at UNT?
Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.
- All full-time programs in the U.S. require a F-1 student Visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
If you need an F-1 student visa, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (I-20 form) from the The Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas. In some countries it can take several weeks to obtain a visa interview at the U.S. embassy.
You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/
Will classes be taught at the UNT campus?
Yes, all classes are taught inside the UNT campus.
Do students receive a certificate from UNT?
Yes, the school provides a completion certificate to students.
How does the IELI evaluate my current English level?
You take a placement test during orientation week.
How many levels does the Academic English Program at UNT have?
There are 6 different levels, from beginner to advanced.
What's the average amount of students per class in the Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas?
12 students in average.
Can I use the on-campus facilities of UNT?
Yes, you have open access to the recreation and health facilities at the University of North Texas. You can also make use of the different libraries you can find.
How old do I have to be to enroll on the Academic English Program at the University of North Texas?
You must be 17 years old. You must also be a high school graduate.
Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exams to apply for the English programs at the University of North Texas?
No, but you can use the results of these tests to join a more advanced level at the IELI. However, a high school diploma is required.
Can I use a tourist visa or ESTA to enroll on these programs at UNT?
No, you need an F-1 student visa to apply.
Is health insurance mandatory to learn English at UNT?
Yes, it is mandatory for you to have a health insurance to study English at UNT with an F-1 student visa.
Do I need to buy books to study at UNT?
No, your books are already included within the program fees.
Do I need to pay an application fee to enroll at the IELI of UNT?
Yes, there is a US$75 application fee.
When should I pay the program fees? What are the payment methods?
You must pay during registration week and the payment methods include credit card, eCheck, check, cash or money transfer.
Can I work while learning English at UNT?
Yes, you can work for up to 20 hours per week on campus with an F-1 student visa. However, these positions are open for undergraduate and graduate students too, so openings are very limited.
Do I need immunization to learn English at the University of North Texas?
Yes, you must comply with a tuberculosis screening, and have been vaccinated for meningococcal meningitis if you are under 22. More information will be given during orientation week
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