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December 2012 News

December 2012 Grants of Accreditation

The Commission announced the following decisions at its November 29-December 2, 2012 meeting.

Granted 5-year initial accreditation

  • Academia Language School, Honolulu, HI

Granted 1-year initial accreditation

  • ESL-Plus Course of Study, Spanish American Institute, New York City
  • Learning for Academic Purposes (LEAP) at Weber State University
  • Florida English Language Institute, Dunedin, FL
  • English Language and Culture Institute, Monmouth, OR
  • Intensive English Program, Indiana University–Bloomington
  • English Language Institute, University of Texas–Arlington

Granted 4-year continued accreditation

  • English Program, King Saud University, Riyadh
  • Intensive ESL Program, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • International Education Center at Diablo Valley College, CA
  • St. Giles International, New York City

Denied accreditation

  • Optimus Language School, Los Angeles, CA

Granted 1-year accreditation for a new branch

  • INTERLINK Language Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Withdrew from accreditation

  • New England School of English, Boston

Commission Reviews for April 2013

The following programs and institutions will be reviewed at the April 2013 meeting of the Commission. You are invited to submit comments on any of the programs or language institutions coming up for review.

For initial accreditation

  • AF International College, Los Angeles, CA
  • AF International School of Languages, Westlake Village, CA
  • FLS International at Boston Commons, MA
  • FLS International at Citrus Colleges, CA
  • FLS International Las Vegas Institute, NV
  • FLS International at Lock Haven University, PA
  • FLS International at Marymount Colleges, CA
  • FLS International at Tennessee Technological University, TN
  • English Foundation Program at Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
  • English Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • English as a Second Language Program at Los Angeles Pacific College, CA
  • South Beach Languages, FL
  • American Language and Culture Program at University of Idaho, ID

For 4-year continued initial accreditation

  • College of English Language (CEL), CA
  • Program in American Language Studies/Intensive English Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ
  • ESL Program at Utah Valley University, UT

For re-accreditation

  • Intensive English Program at Saint Michaels College, VT

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