ELI actively supports professional development within the fields of international education and English language teaching through NAFSA: Association of International Educators. NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA membership provides unmatched access to best-in-class programs, information, and resources.
ELI faculty uphold standards of excellence in English language teaching. Through professional interest sections, professional development programs, publications, and advocacy efforts, TESOL enables thousands of educators, researchers, and administrators worldwide to become more effective, more knowledgeable, and more skilled and to have a voice in shaping policies that affect their work.
ELI is a proud member of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP). UCIEP is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. The ELI program is committed to the consortium's effort to ensure that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers.
The English Language Institute is accredited through University of Montana Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.