Every ELI student is automatically enrolled in the Intensive English Program. It includes at least 20 hours of class instruction a week. Students take core classes in the four skills, along with classes focusing on grammar and vocabulary and academic lectures. In addition to these, students take a computer lab that introduces them to ReggieNet, the online course platform used throughout Illinois State University. There are also a number of electives offered a different times of the year including Current Events and Introduction to U.S. Classroom Culture. TOEFL Prep classes are also available.