English Language Programs (ELP) is the professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area. The ELP offers a range of ESL courses to students, area residents, business people, local corporations, and international visitors.

INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB has partnered with INTO University Partnerships to offer English language resources on campus, expand access to a UAB degree worldwide, and provide customized Pathway programs for ambitious international students that support their transition to living and learning in the United States.

Academic English program
The Academic English program at INTO UAB offers part-time and full-time English language study for students who wish to quickly improve their academic, professional, or general English skills  It offers excellent preparation for student who are planning to enter INTO Pathways or UAB undergraduate or graduate study. Students who wish to study full-time in the AE can receive support in the application process for an F-1 student visa.

Pathways Programs
Pathways programs provide a bridge between English language study and full-time university enrollment, in which students continue to improve their English language skills while also enrolling in university coursework that applies towards their future degree program at UAB.

Benefits of Academic English and Pathways Programs
Students receive personalized academic advising and support services throughout the programs of study, learning in small classes taught by English language teaching professionals and university faculty. Participants in these programs are UAB students who have full access to all university facilities, including recreation centers, libraries, clubs, and on-campus and sports events.

Specialized English Programs
One of the hallmarks of the English Language Programs at UAB is the ability to design and implement a range of specialized programs for various university and corporate needs, including corporate tutoring, workplace language training programs, short-term specialized programs for visiting students or scholars at UAB, and cross-cultural training programs.