WELCOME to the English Language Institute (ELI)
at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thank you for your interest in the ELI, the professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
The ELI offers a range of ESL courses to students, area residents, business people, local corporations, and international visitors. We also offer a full-time Intensive English Program.
As the city's professional language learning resource for adults and higher education, the ELI is committed to "Bridging Cultures through Language" through playing an active role in our region's international identity. Read our mission statement to learn more about our purpose and commitments.
Explore our site to see the variety of courses and training programs we have to offer. Let us know how we can help you with specialized English language programs and/or cross-cultural training. We look forward to serving you.
- Registration is open for Fall 2013 part-time classes that begin in August. To read what classes are available, click here for our upcoming course schedule.
- Welcome new IEP students! The Intensive English Program will host its fifteenth cohort of students in Fall 2013 semester. Students report for Orientation on August 20. Full-time and part-time options are available. Would you like to join us? More information about our IEP and the IEP application are available online for your convenience.
- Read all about the ELI. For information on current ELI happenings, and to read stories by IEP students, check out the ELI's newsletter, called Language Links.