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English Language Institute

The UBC Extended Learning English Language Institute (ELI) offers courses in English as an additional language (EAL) for adult learners, and welcomes thousands of international students through its doors every year. Classes are taught by experienced instructors with specialized training in teaching EAL, and programs include socio-cultural activities led by UBC students hired as cultural assistants.

  • Single term, 16-week programs are available year-round at levels ranging from elementary to advanced. Programs include English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English Fundamentals Program (EFP) and UBC Vancouver English Experience program (UBC-VEEP).
  • Successful completion of the EAP Level 600 UBC Certificate in English Language is accepted as proof of English language proficiency for UBC undergraduate admission.
  • The EAP is part of UBC's Conditional Admission program for academically outstanding students at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Short programs of three or four weeks are also available in the winter and summer months.

The UBC English Language Institute also offers programs funded by Heritage Canada and administered by the French Programs Unit of the BC Ministry of Education.

Explore English

Explore English is a five-week program offered in May and June. This unique program offers French speaking Canadians the opportunity to study and speak English with students from around the world. This program is part of the Canadian government-sponsored Explore Program.

UBC English Language Institute
2121 West Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.1695
Fax: 604.822.1579

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