Intensive English Program

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The ELI offers a year-round, 6-level Intensive English Program for students from around the world. Our program features 6 levels of study, from beginning to advanced. Students take 20 to 24 hours of class per week in classes as well as cultural discussion programs and special topics seminars.

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Classes and seminars are taught by ELI faculty members, who have master’s degrees in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and have experience living and teaching outside of the United States.

Our program is accredited by CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a member of UCIEP (University & College Intensive English Programs) and EnglishUSA.

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Pathway to UA

The Pathway to UA program is designed for degree-seeking students who need a higher level of English proficiency. The programs can be completed in one or two semesters.

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Semester Abroad at UA

The Semester Abroad at UA program is designed for non-degree-seeking students who want to study abroad and earn academic credit.

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Other Programs & Additional Information

The English Language Institute provides a variety of programs, including customized programs for groups upon request.

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Pathway to UA

The Pathway to UA program is designed for degree-seeking students who need a higher level of English proficiency. The programs can be completed in one or two semesters.

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Intensive English Program

The ELI offers a year-round, 6-level Intensive English Program for students from around the world. Students can begin classes in August, October, January, March, May and June.

English + Business Program

The English + Business Program is offered two times each year by The University of Alabama (UA) English Language Institute(ELI) with the UA Culverhouse College of Commerce.

In Memoriam: Mahdi Alhashem (1996–2017)

ELI faculty, staff, students, and alumni are deeply saddened that former ELI student Mahdi Alhashem died tragically in a car accident on November 24, 2017. 

Mahdi, who was from Saudi Arabia, was an ELI student from Spring 2014 – Spring 2015 and was enrolled as an undergraduate student at The University of Alabama at the time of his death. 

The ELI extends its deepest sympathy to Mahdi’s family and friends at this very sad time. His positive attitude, kindness, and willingness to help other students will long be remembered at the ELI.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

The English Language Institute
Box 870250, 101 BB Comer
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0250
USA

Physical Address

The University of Alabama
400 McCorvey Drive
101 BB Comer
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487