Gulf Language School (GLS) is proud of our academic tradition of excellence. Accreditation by international authorities validates our quality and dedication to teaching excellence. Accreditation signifies that the program has a purpose appropriate to higher education and has resources and services to accomplish and sustain that purpose.

Overall, accreditation enhances educational quality throughout the United States by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by experts in the field. Gulf Language School is committed to building a tradition of integrity and quality enhancement – these tenets are the foundation of our operations of teaching, service, and learning.

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The Intensive English Program at Gulf Language School is accredited by the Commission on Intensive English Program Accreditation (CEA). The Intensive English Program completed a process whereby the program administration, faculty, and staff reviewed and reported on all aspects of the program to ensure that the program met a standard of excellence required by the accreditation commission. The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) reviewed the program’s mission, its curriculum, student services, finances, facilities, and many aspects of the program’s administration. A site visit was conducted to verify the program’s claims before the commission make a decision to grant accreditation.

Filing a complaint against a CEA accredited program

A program or institution that is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation must continue to meet the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions throughout its period of accreditation. To ensure such compliance, CEA offers the public the opportunity to report any evidence that the standards are not being met.

Why to file:

An accredited program must continue to meet the CEA Standards. Complaints may be filed for non-compliance.
An accredited program must report any substantive change that affects its eligibility for accreditation. Complaints may be filed for failure to report substantive change.

Who may file:

Students, faculty members, staff members, and others outside the program who may have knowledge of an alleged failure by an accredited program to maintain the CEA Standards, may file.

How to file:

An accredited site must have a copy of the CEA Standards available for public view. If you have a concern, ask the site for a copy.

  • Complaints for non-compliance of the CEA Standards must be written and signed, must refer to a specific standard, and must document the nature of the non-compliance.
  • Complaints for failure to report a substantive change must be written and signed and should explain how, in process or content, the program has substantively changed from when it was accredited.

Adjudication of complaints:

CEA sends a copy of the complaint to the program for response. The complaint is adjudicated by the CEA Standards Compliance Committee, which reviews the complaint and the program’s response. Complaints must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the complainant on a separate page and should be mailed to the address below. If you have questions, please contact CEA.

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314