The Ball State University Intensive English Institute (IEI) provides seven-week intensive English instruction for all levels of nonnative speakers of English who have a secondary school (high school) degree. IEI also offers customized programs.  All classes are at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA.

Why Ball State IEI?

  • IEI has taught English to nonnative speakers for more than 25 years
  • Innovative project-based curriculum
  • World-class teachers who each have a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language or equivalent
  • Immersion in American culture
  • Opportunity to interact and communicate with Ball State students
  • IEI Flyer in English
  • IEI Flyer in Arabic
  • IEI Flyer in Chinese
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation 

The Intensive English Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August, 2018 through August 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

In collaboration with Ross Community Center, the Intensive English Institute offers free ESL classes. These classes focus on Reading and Grammar and English conversation.
The fall 2021 session starts in October. See flyers for more information.