Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB is intended for:

  • Students applying to United States, Canadian, British, and other educational institutions where the language of instruction is English
  • Professionals who need English for work or training purposes
  • Anyone interested in obtaining a general assessment of their English language proficiency for educational or employment opportunities

The MELAB is a secure test battery and is administered only by authorized official examiners. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.

Some international students who are applying to UALR take the MELAB in order to demonstrate their English proficiency. Contact the UALR Intensive English Language Program at 501.569.3468 for more information.

Non-UALR students should contact the University of Michigan to inquire about locating the nearest MELAB center. They can be reached at:

University of Michigan
English Language Institute Testing and Certification Division
500 East Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2028

Telephone 866.696.3522 or 734.764.2416