The English Language Institute at The University of Alabama offers a number of English language programs. These help international students prepare or qualify for their chosen academic programs, advance their careers or generally improve their English language skills.
Intensive English Program (IEP)
This includes 20-26 hours of English classes each week, in 3-8-week sessions. Six different starting levels are available from beginner to advanced.
Pathway to UA
Undergraduate students study English before commencing their degree program and simultaneously earn a maximum of 17 academic credits. Start dates are in January, May and August.
Semester Abroad at UA
International undergraduates spend a semester as a student in America to study English and university courses with transferable credits to home institutions. Graduate students can also attend as visiting students.
English + Business Program
Led by business professors, students study English and business simultaneously. This includes 45 hours of English classes and 2-3 corporate visits.
Other programs include customized group programs, English Lite, the Academic Support Program and the International Teaching Assistant Program.