ILUNO Intensive English
UNO has offered English as a second language to international students for over 40 years. Whether you are an international student preparing to enter university, a new immigrant looking to learn the local language, or a professional who needs to bring your language skills to the next level, you are in the right place!
ILUNO students are in class 3 to 21 hours every week. Sessions last eight weeks and are scheduled six times throughout the year so you can learn English quickly!
Our ILUNO students collaborate with program instructors to evaluate and understand their strengths and needs in English and select language classes at one of seven levels – beginning to advanced.
ILUNO Intensive English is one of the oldest and most highly regarded English as a Second Language program in the region.
Experienced instructors teach:
- Reading and vocabulary
- Grammar and writing
- University exam preparation (including TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE)
- Critical-thinking skills
Instructors are available daily to meet with students to discuss their classwork, language skills, and future academic plans.
COVID-19 makes it difficult for many students to travel, and we want people to stay safe. But we also know you have plans for education and work. We want to help! We have classes meeting online for you to join, but our classes also meet some days every week for students who are studying in Omaha.
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High-Quality Instruction, Teachers Who Care
Since 1978, the ILUNO program has helped students prepare for university, careers, and life in the United States. We are here to help you connect to the world and reach your future goals!
Our teachers have many years of training and work hard to make sure students feel comfortable in class, understand the material, and are ready to reach the next level.
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Language Classes for Every Need
ILUNO offers small classes so students can practice English and work closely with their instructors. We offer classes from beginning to advanced level English to prepare students for university admission and life in the United States. Our IPD program helps participants develop professional skills for jobs or graduate-level admission.
New students take a language placement test during orientation, the week before classes begin. Your results help us place you in the class level with the best challenge at your current English level. Some ILUNO classes, like the Beginning level, might not be offered every term. Email us with questions.
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Learn more about the IPD program for Professional English
Life in Omaha, Student Support Services
ILUNO students receive personalized assistance and orientation services from a dedicated International Student Advising team. Advisors can meet with students by zoom appointment to give immigration assistance, help with academic plans, set up housing, and give information on health, counseling, or legal needs. Any question or concern is welcome. 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. We want to help ILUNO students feel at home - on campus and in the community. Students enjoy:
- Weekly Chat with International Student Advisors on Zoom
- Weekly Tea with Jaisy discussions on Zoom with a UNO Counselor who understand the international student experience
- Bi-weekly Conversation and Culture Hour discussions and activities on Zoom
- Other social and educational activities that are sponsored by UNO departments and groups and can be found on Presence
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- Applying to ILUNO
- ILUNO Costs & Session Dates
- ILUNO Classes
- ILUNO Staff & Instructors
- IPD Professional English program
Go to the Getting Started in ILUNO page to learn about:
- Requesting on-campus housing
- SEVIS requirements & Immigration steps
- Health insurance requirements
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.
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