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University of Alabama
English Language Institute

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Communication, Engineering

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media

University

The University of Alabama (UA), located in Tuscaloosa, is a large and beautiful campus in the western part of Alabama. The student population is approx. 39,000 from 78 different countries. Ranked one of the best public institutions in the USA, UA competes at the very highest level in sports and attracts many of the best and brightest students around the world. UA offers Conditional Admission for undergraduate study and Provisional Language Admission for graduate study to international students who meet the academic qualifications for admission but who do not yet have sufficient proficiency in English.

City

Tuscaloosa, a small city, with a population of 100,000 residents, is centrally located in the Southeastern United States and close to major cities and beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Many multi-national corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, International Paper, and Google (next year) are located in Alabama and help with the diversity and economic growth. Recreational activities such as water and outdoor sports (including golf and American football) are very popular in Alabama. The weather is relatively warm throughout the year.

Activities

ELI Activities include international dinners, shopping in the surrounding area, and trips to local venues, mountains, and cities including Atlanta, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, and Nashville. Students can participate in cultural, recreation, sports, and fitness clubs. There are more than 500 student organizations, which are a great way to meet and make new friends from all over the world.

Course of Study for Intensive English Program

  • 20 to 24 hours weekly
  • Six different levels of instruction, beginning to advanced
  • US conversation partners
  • Small classes
  • Faculty hold graduate degrees in TESOL
  • Conditional admission available
  • University credit courses available concurrently with English
  • Access to university facilities and events
  • iBT/Institutional TOEFL and IELTS

Campus & Tuscaloosa Life

  • University dormitory housing
  • Outstanding university facilities
  • Weekend activities/field trips
  • Friendly "southern hospitality"
  • College town environment
  • Mild climate
  • Large, beautiful campus
  • Reasonable cost of living

2018 CALENDAR

Spring 1 January 4 – February 27
Spring 2 March 1 – April 30
Summer 1 May 8 – June 19
Summer 2 June 21 – August 2
Fall 1 August 20– October 11
Fall 2 October 16 – December 13

Costs Per Session

  COST COST
 

(Fall/Spring Sessions)

(8 weeks)

(Summer Sessions)

(6 weeks)

Tuition 2,052 2,052
University Student Fee 516 384
Medical Insurance

(Required-unless student provides proof of acceptable coverage. An insurance waiver form must be completed by the student’s insurance company and submitted for consideration prior to enrollment.)

285 215
On-Campus Housing
(Housing charges vary according to assignment. Estimated range of cost for housing is $1425 – $2225 per session. All housing assignments are subject to availability.)
1,438 1,050
Meals (estimate) 842 842
Books (estimate) 150 150
TOTAL $5,283 $4,693

Half-sessions are available at the beginning of each full session. Please go to our website for an estimated cost of the Fall/Spring or Summer half sessions. http://international.ua.edu/eli/full-and-half-session-costs/

English + Business Program

http://international.ua.edu/eli/ebp/ 

  • Program offered jointly with the UA Culverhouse College of Commerce

  • Designed for students or business professionals who want to improve their English language skills and learn about business concepts/practices in the USA
    (High intermediate proficiency in English recommended)

PROGRAM DATES FOR 2018

  • January 4 – February 2, 2018 (19 class days)

  • June 21 – July 20, 2018 (19 class days)

PROGRAM COST FOR 2018

  • $3,125

Includes tuition, fees, insurance, housing, meals, textbooks, airport transfer, various program activities.

Customized Group Programs

http://international.ua.edu/eli/customized-group-programs/

  • Can be designed for groups of 10 or more participants
  • Start and end dates can be chosen by the group
    • Short-term (2-6 weeks)
    • 3 to 5 hours daily
    • Specialized curricula
    • Flexible content and focus
    • Weekend trips and activities 

Sample customized group programs include:

  • Training workshops for English teachers
  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement & Southern Culture Tour
  • English training for university students and/or professors

Teacher Training Program

http://international.ua.edu/eli/ttp/

  • Improves the teaching skills for English language instructors through three key components: English language training, American culture, and pedagogical training.
  • Designed for groups of 15-30 instructors
  • Available during  the fall and spring semesters

Let the English Language Institute design a specialized program for your group! Contact the ELI for more information.

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University of Alabama
English Language Institute
101 BB Comer Hall
Box 870250
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0250
P: 205.348.7413
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