The University of Michigan English Language Institute

The University of Michigan English Language Institute

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English such as:

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 the ELI-UM and ELI-UM authorized official examiners in the United States and Canada. The MELAB consists of three parts: a composition, a listening test, and a written test containing grammar, cloze, vocabulary, and reading comprehension problems. An optional speaking test is also available. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.

Notice for test takers in Ann Arbor: MELAB tests are no longer administered at the University of Michigan. They are given at Washtenaw Community College. Address and contact information available here.

General Information

Registration Information

Test Takers

MELAB Administrators

Officers and Professionals

MELAB Contact Information

MELAB Testing Program
500 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2028

phone: 1.866.MYMELAB
(toll free) (1.866.696.3522)
fax: 734.615.6586

MELAB Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Eastern standard time)