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April 2013 CEA Updates

April 2013 Grants of Accreditation

The following accreditation decisions were made at the April 2013 Commission meeting.

Granted 5-year initial accreditation

  • AF International College, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • AF International School of Languages, West Lake Village, CA, USA
  • American Language and Culture Program, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
  • English Foundation Program, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Hawally, Kuwait
  • English Language Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Institute for English Language Studies, Taylor University, Upland, IN, USA
  • International Education Services/Eurocentres, San Diego, CA, USA

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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

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September 2012 News

Message from the 2012 Commission Chair
Ann Frentzen

CEA entered a new and exciting growth period with the passage of PL 111 requiring that intensive English programs be accredited. And, while most of this growth is coming from institutions needing accreditation to operate, we continue to receive a heartening number of applications from university/college programs and from those outside the US. As of mid-August 2012, CEA had 109 accredited sites and over 210 new applicants in various stages of the accreditation process.

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