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Dear ELI Students,

Please note that ELI classes will be offered online for the Spring semester following The University of Alabama guidelines. You will receive emails from your instructors about the online classes.

If you are living on campus, please complete the housing form that was emailed to you from the ELI Director, Bill Wallace. We look forward to meeting with you online.


English Programs

Overview Flyer

ELI Student Outside of BB Comer Building

Intensive English Program (IEP)

  • 20-26 hours/week of English classes
  • 6 levels (Beginner to Advanced)
  • 3 to 8 week sessions
  • Students in an engineering classroom

    Pathway to UA

  • Currently pending final Board of Trustees approval
  • Study English and begin your degree
  • Earn up to 17 academic credits
  • 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

    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