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TAMIU International Language Institute

Laredo, Texas USA



School Introduction

Laredo's Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a Member of The Texas A&M University System, and a primarily Hispanic-serving, state-assisted institution offering 78 undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and business, with a special focus on developing an international academic agenda for the State of Texas. Its accredited programs have earned state, national and international recognition.

The University was founded in 1970 as Texas A&I University at Laredo, becoming Laredo State University in 1977 and Texas A&M International University in 1993.

ESL Program Introduction

The University's International Language Institute (ILI) offers a high quality English as a Second Language program emphasizing dynamic, interactive teaching in small classes. The learner-centered environment promotes rapid language acquisition and includes intensive study, high-tech computer/language lab, experienced and caring instructors and fun extracurricular activities. Those finishing the last level of ESL with a "B" or better are TOEFL-exempt when applying to TAMIU. A TOEFL score of 550/213 is necessary for undergraduate/graduate admission.

The ILI also offers English Conversation, TOEFL Preparation, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, French and Italian courses.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring 1: January , 2010 - March, 2010 (8 weeks)
Spring 2: March 2010 - May 2010 (8 weeks)
Spring 3: January 2010 - May 2010 (16 weeks)
Summer I: July 2010 (8 weeks)
Fall 1: August 2009 - October 2009 (8 weeks)
Fall 2: October 2009 - December 2009 (8 weeks)
Fall 3: August 2009 - December 2009 (16 weeks)

Tuition: $1, 250 (160 hours)), $644 (80 hours)
Placement Exam: $30
Housing: approx. $500 (4weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

TAMIU International Language Institute
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041