Info for UAB Employees

The ELI is proud to serve the UAB community as a resource for both English language teaching and cross-cultural communication training.


English Language Training

The ELI provides high quality, specialized English language training opportunities for individuals or groups from non-English speaking backgrounds to improve their English for use for work at UAB or with UAB.For individuals, please recommend our Part-time English language study options.
Also, be sure to check with UAB’s Organizational Learning and Development Office. Selected ELI courses are offered periodically, throughout the year, free for UAB employees needing to improve their English language skills. Check the UAB Training and Development website or newsletter for dates and times.

For groups, please read about our Specialized Intensive English programs. Let the ELI's history in offering highly-regarded, customized training for groups visiting UAB inspire ideas for your program as well.



Cross-cultural Training

The ELI is a knowledgeable resource for training on how to work with persons of a different culture. In addition to training American faculty and staff, we also offer training to international faculty and staff on working with Americans. All training is designed to help improve understanding and communication between cultures.

An ideal way for UAB employees to receive ELI-led training on cross-cultural communication is to attend our seminars offered through UAB’s Organizational Learning and Development Office. These seminars are free for UAB employees interested in learning about the various cultural groups represented at UAB. Seminars are offered periodically throughout the year. Check the UAB Training and Development website or newsletter for dates and times.

If your department or school is interested in the seminars, but Training and Development is not offering them at a convenient time for your group, please contact the ELI office about organizing a seminar just for your department or office. Please visit our Cross-cultural Training Seminars page to peruse a list of all of the seminars we currently have available.


   email-white-icon iep@uab.edu 
   phone-white-icon  205.975.6638
UAB English Language Institute
EB 126
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250