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Dear Future ELI Students,

The ELI offers Reading/Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Structure (Grammar) courses in our Intensive English Program. These classes are in person.

You can continue take 3-week online courses through our YES! Online program.

We look forward to meeting you 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
  • 6 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
  • YES! Online Courses

  • 3-week online courses
  • Personal attention and feedback
  • Certificate awarded after completion
  • ELI Classroom

    Local Students & Visitors

  • Take 1-2 English courses
  • Study 3-8 weeks or longer
  • Enjoy small class sizes
  • ELI students standing on the beach after a boat tour

    Customized Group Programs

  • Short term (2 - 6 weeks)
  • Flexible dates
  • Custom classes & trips
  • 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