ILUNO Intensive English
New Intensive English (ILUNO) students collaborate with program instructors to evaluate their English ability and select language classes at one of seven levels – beginning to advanced.
ILUNO Intensive English is one of the oldest and most highly regarding English as a Second language programs in the region. Experienced instructors teach reading and vocabulary, grammar and writing, listening, pronunciation, university exam preparation (including TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE), and critical-thinking skills. Instructors are available daily to meet with students to discuss their class work, language skills, and future academic plans.
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The Advantage Track is a program that offers alternate proof of English proficiency. It is open to currently-enrolled ILUNO students who plan to take undergraduate courses at UNO. This program includes a writing and reading component, an interview process with program faculty, and evidence of strong academic performance.
Students who meet all UNO undergraduate admission requirements except language proficiency may receive Conditional Admission into academic programs at UNO. They know in advance that they can begin studies in a degree program as soon as they have met the English proficiency requirement and submitted updated financial documentation.
Serving the Community
ILUNO’s Service Learning class is an experiential form of learning that allows students to practice speaking and listening as they participate in civic engagement. Students learn new vocabulary and about volunteerism, meet members of the local community and are productive in the community. In-class assignments include research, presentations and reflection activities that provoke insight into what they have learned in the class. Service Learning partners with several local public schools and non-profit organizations, giving students an opportunity to experience philanthropy and explore American culture.
Read more about campus and community activities, as well as housing options on the Housing, Campus and Community page.
ILUNO Student Services
ILUNO students receive personalized assistance and orientation services from a dedicated International Student Advising team. Advisors can be met by zoom appointment to provide immigration assistance, coordinate academic plans, arrange housing, and help provide appropriate health, counseling, or legal referrals. Any question or concern is welcome and students can also get tips on safe travel, good restaurants, and other out-of-the classroom advice.
Advisors organize or promote social events and volunteer opportunities, helping ILUNO students feel at home - on campus and in the community. Students enjoy:
- weekly Chat with International Student Advisors zoom meetings
- weekly confidential group zoom meetings with a UNO Counselor who understands the international student experience
- bi-weekly Conversation and Culture Hour zoom meetings
- other social and educational activities sponsored by UNO departments and groups offered on Engage
New ILUNO Students
Make sure you read the information on Getting Started in ILUNO. If you have any questions, call 1.402.554.2293 or stop by Arts & Sciences Hall 241 to make an appointment. All new ILUNO students are required to attend an orientation that begins the Thursday before their first session, and orientation schedules for each session are available on the Getting Started in ILUNO page as well.
Current ILUNO Students
Students who are enrolled in ILUNO classes can find information on attendance, ILUNO policies, and tutorials to help use UNO technology at Current ILUNO Students.