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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Box 870250
101 BB Comer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487 0250

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Host Institution: The University Of Alabama

Host City Size: 50,001 to 200,000

Year Established: 1982

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (205) 348-7413

Fax #: (205) 348-9266

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.eli.ua.edu

 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
HB:205
LI:205
I:205
HI:205
A:205

* Other Course Type: Culturally Speaking, workshops, seminars

Additional Course Info: ELI students meet 2 hours per week with UA students for conversation practice.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Graduate Study6
University Preparation6

ESP Additional Info: English + Business Program offered twice/year; Teacher Training Program & customized group programs on demand

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
GRE3
IELTS3
TOEFL iBT3
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
8January
8March
6May
6June
8August
8October

Terms Additional Info: All terms, whether 6 or 8 weeks in length, provide approximately 150 class hours of classroom instruction

Program Size: 75

Program Size, Summer: 60

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa2.00
Americas16.00
Asia26.00
Europe27.00
Middle East/North Africa29.00

Full-time Instructors: 8

Part-time Instructors: 0

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 8

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 0

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Part-time enrollment is available to students who are not on F-1 student visas.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: The minimum age requirement for admission is 17 years old.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 6

Courses that can be Replaced: Foreign language courses

Conditions: Eligible if admitted to pathway program (Pathway to UA)

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 12

Degree Levels: undergraduate, graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students may apply for conditional admission, which means that students may begin academic courses for credit as soon as they meet English proficiency requirements.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Program, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Program, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

Articulation Agreement(s): no

Articulation Agreement Details: Students who satisfactorily complete 24 credit hours at the local community college will be admitted to UA.

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
20526-8

Fees: $525

Insurance Cost: $360

Insurance Details: Students must purchase insurance from UA unless their own insurance is pre-approved.

Other Costs: books: approx $170

Financial Aid Available: no

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $1475

Housing Weeks: 8

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Students may request dormitory or apartment style housing.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $875

Board Plan Weeks: 8

Board Plan Additional Info: Students may purchase a meal plan or simply pay for each meal individually.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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