Bilingual Education Institute

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who want to improve their English-language skills for academic, business, and social success. BEI’s curriculum is designed to develop your whole-language experience.

BEI’s Intensive English Programs

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who want to improve their English-language skills for academic, business, and social success.  BEI’s curriculum is designed to develop your whole-language experience.  We integrate grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and American culture.  Our IEP is a 16 month long program, with seven start dates each year.  Each cycle is 7 weeks.  Our assessment will determine which level you begin with and you decide on how many levels are needed until you reach your English-language goal.  

Why Study at BEI?

Since 1982, Bilingual Education Institute has prepared students for both academic and business success, while integrating American culture through effective English-language instruction.  All IEP classes are located at our campus, in the heart of Houston’s world-renowned Galleria shopping district.  Small classes allow students to receive more individualized attention from their teachers.  Our dynamic classes are taught by highly-qualified native-speaker instructors.  Through our intensive curriculum, students develop the self-confidence and knowledge needed to communicate in a new target language.  

BEI prides itself in providing:

  • Small and safe campus setting
  • 16 students maximum per classroom
  • 9 Levels of Intensive English Classes
  • Language, Communication, & Cultural Development
  • ACCET Accreditation
  • Form I-20 Issued for Intensive English Programs
  • Affordable tuition
  • Free Conversation Club
  • Free Tutoring Sessions
  • TOEFL & IELTS Preparation Available
  • Exceptional, Native-English Speaking Instructors
  • Fun outings and activities each cycle

High-Tech Classrooms: 

Our classrooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology, including Apple computers and Hitachi Starboards, adding new ways of producing more interactive classrooms which enrich and diversify learning experiences.  This opens up a new world of possibilities for involving students in interactive games and learning activities, as well as sharing multimedia language and culture input.       


Morning Intensive English Program

Afternoon Intensive English Program

International I-20 Student requirements:

Students desiring an I-20 must complete the following steps:

  • Complete the International Student Enrollment Agreement
  • Prepare the supporting documents
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport Photo page
  • Pay the application fee of $90.00

About BEI

Bilingual Education Institute (BEI) has been serving students and professionals in the Houston and global communities for over 30 years. 

During these years, BEI has provided language and culture training to individuals who represent all education, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

BEI is nationally accredited by the prestigious accrediting agency, ACCET.  ACCET is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

BEI provides quality teaching to our students motivating them to achieve in areas of academics, business, and in local and global communities.  In these areas, students are empowered through communication and language learning.

Why Study in Houston, Texas?

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States.  While Houston has long been recognized as the energy capital of the world, it is the energy of its diverse population, vibrant business climate and quality of life that make it unique. It is an international city. It is a leader in the arts, education and healthcare. It is a city that continues to take the best of its past and build on the future. Houston is proud to be home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest and one of the most successful medical care and research facilities in the world. We are also proud that the first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong, was the name of our city, when he said, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." 

Program Intensive English Program Morning
Schedule 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. (Monday – Friday)
Full term Tuition $1,750.00 (7 weeks)
Registration $90.00
Program Intensive English Program Afternoon
Schedule 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. (Monday – Thursday)
Full term Tuition $1,650.00 (7 weeks)
Registration $90.00


$1,000—$5,000 Semester

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English Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes, English for Professionals

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Type of School

Intensive English Program

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

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  • Accreditation and Certification

    ACCET Accredited, EnglishUSA Member
  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

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