Accreditation and Affiliations


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 English Language Institute is a member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) and AAIEP (The American Association of Intensive English Programs), organizations that promote quality and high professional standards among intensive English programs in the United States.  In addition, the ELI endorses the Core Standards for intensive English programs set by TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).