The American Language Institute provides these policies for your information. Please be aware that you will receive additional information regarding these policies during your orientation. Faculty and staff at the institute are always available for questions concerning these policies, so please do not hesitate to ask. We love to help.
A condensed version of the American Language Institute's policies are immediately below, and full PDF versions are available at the end.
American Language Institute Policies
All policies at the American Language Institute (hereafter, A.L.I.) are posted at the institute’s website (americanlanguageinstitute.org) and are subject to change. All students studying at the American Language Institute are required to follow all policies. Students must download and read the A.L.I. Student Handbook (English version). The handbook can be downloaded at americanlanguageinstitute.org.
The American Language Institute uses the iPad for Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking classes. All students must have an iPad with them for all class meetings.
Course Attendance Policy
All students are required to attend all courses and all sessions during their time at the institute.
If a student enters the classroom after the instructor, he or she is marked absent. Students must attend 85% of classes to be eligible for A.L.I. policies and continued study at the institute.
Medical or other Excuses
There are no excused absences for hospital visits, illness, airport pickups, TOEFL tests, or other situations that cause students to be absent from the institute. The A.L.I. follows the protocols concerning attendance established by the Department of Homeland Security for F1 and J1 students. Failure to fulfill the attendance requirements is also failure to meet the requirements of F and J visas. Students who do not meet these requirements are in violation of their status, placed on probation, and must apply for reinstatement.
In order to be a student in good standing, a student must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 (out of 4.0) for the term.
All students receive progress reports in weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5, generated in GradeBook Pro or a system equivalent to its capability.
To move forward to the next level, a student must have the following grades:
- Reading and Writing: B- (course GPA 2.67, or no less than 80%)
- Listening and Speaking: B- (course GPA 2.67, or no less than 80%)
- Elective: B- (course GPA 2.67, or no less than 80%)
- Grammar: C (course GPA 2.0, or no less than 73%)
Teachers may use end-of-term Accuplacer and/or speaking assessment scores as a factor in determining final grades, but the A.L.I. will not require either test score as a condition for students to go to the next level.
Academic Honesty Policy
Students are required to submit original work. Details on the policy can be found in the A.L.I Student Handbook. If a student plagiarizes or cheats on any assignment, the student receives a grade of F on the assignment. If a student plagiarizes or cheats on any assignment for a second time, the student receives a grade of F for the course and is dismissed from the institute. This includes all homework. Copying homework from a classmate is a violation of the A.L.I. Academic Honesty Policy.
Student Conduct Policy
Students at the institute must follow the Student Code of Conduct of The University of Toledo, including the Smoking Policy. The Student Code of Conduct may be viewed at https://www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/conduct/docs/documents.html.
If a student has a problem with a fellow classmate or a faculty member, the student shall attempt to resolve the problem with the affected classmate or faculty member first. If no resolution can be achieved, the student may request a meeting with the institute Associate Director.
In an effort to promote the highest levels of health and well-being, effective August 1, 2014 The University of Toledo has become a tobacco-free zone.