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Dear ELI Students,

Fall classes are scheduled to be on-site classes on campus. Students may either take on-site classes at The University of Alabama campus or take online classes from their home country.

We look forward to meeting either in-person or online.

English Programs

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ELI Student Outside of BB Comer Building

Intensive English Program (IEP)

  • 20-25 hours/week
  • 5 levels (high beginner to advanced)
  • 3-week, 4-week, 6-week, 8-week sessions up to 1 year
  • Students in an engineering classroom

    Pathway to UA

  • Study English and begin your degree
  • Earn up to 17 academic credits
  • Begin in August or January
  • UA campus in the fall season

    Semester Abroad at UA

  • Experience life in the US
  • Take English and university courses for credit
  • Transfer credit to your home university
  • Learn English to Succeed


    Improve your English and experience US life and culture on a beautiful university campus.

    • Professional teachers with master’s degrees
    • Organized activities to meet university students from the US
    • Low cost of living
    • Over 200 degree programs offered at The University of Alabama
    • Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, one of the top 50 college towns

    Watch a video about studying at the ELI

    Chilean student speaking about studying at the ELI.

    ELI student from Turkey sitting outside B.B. Comer Hall

    Former ELI Student

    “Before coming to the US, I never thought I would meet such wonderful people. The ELI faculty and office staff were a major source of satisfaction for me, and they helped me overcome the difficulties of learning English.”
    Yudum T., Turkey