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The Intensive English Program of the English Language Institute at The University of Alabama was accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation in September 2002 and is currently accredited through 2017. The ELI agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs.


The ELI is a member of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), a professional organization for college and university intensive English programs.

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The ELI is a member of EnglishUSA (formerly AAIEP), an organization promoting high professional standards among US intensive English programs.