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ESL / ELA Program

Welcome to the English Learning Academy (ELA) at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro!

Our center will give you the English language skills necessary for academic and social success. You will quickly master English through expert classroom instruction and through exciting programs and activities offered by ELA.

As an ELA student, you will have free and unlimited access to all University services and facilities with your paid enrollment. This includes recreational facilities, student health facilities, the library, e-mail, computer access, student organizations and clubs, and more!

Additionally, as an ELA student, you will not need to submit any test scores such as TOEFL or IELTS to start our academic programs at A-State when you successfully complete our ESL program!

Proud Member of the AAIEP

AAIEP logoThe English Learning Academy at A-State is proud to be a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs which demonstrates A-State’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest standards in the field of English as a Second Language.

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Our Mission

ELA provides quality instruction in English as a second language to prepare international students for academic study at A-State or other institutions of higher education in the U.S. The program seeks to develop students’ linguistic competency, cultural awareness, and critical thinking skills to enable them to succeed academically and to have a positive intercultural experience.

Life at ELA

TICE students at the bowling alley

At ELA, we make sure to provide plenty of opportunity for our students to form friendships and experience a variety of group activities.

Accredited by CEA

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English Learning Academy at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period (years) and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency.

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