CCPE’s American Language Institute (ALI) received its nine-year reaccreditation certificate from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), meeting the high standards of the international organization that focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs.
Since CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, some government sponsors will only work with CEA-accredited programs.
“The reaccreditation was definitely a long-term, team effort,” said Jacqueline Record, Director of ALI. “It reflects the excellent work done in the Intensive English Program (IEP) and across the institute by faculty and staff. I want to thank the ALI team for all its work this last year and prior. These results would not have been possible without their commitment.”
To receive accreditation, ALI programs had to meet 44 standards in 11 areas, with thorough documentation to back up every practice and procedure. The exhaustive process covered ALI’s mission, curriculum, faculty, facilities and equipment, administrative and fiscal capacity, student services, recruiting, student achievement, and program development.
ALI became one of the first CEA-accredited institutions in California in 2002. In the last five years alone, ALI has hosted students from 58 different countries.
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