If you have strong academics but don't meet the UBC English language requirement, you may be eligible for conditional admission to UBC Vancouver.Read More
Improve your English conversation skills & experience how UBC's leading the way in applying principles of sustainability, global citizenship & civil society.Read More
The 8-week option allows for more flexibility in start dates. The 8-week term students will have access to the same courses as the 16-week students.Read More
Meet some of our ELI Alumni from all over the world! You can read about their experience at the ELI. See if you can find an ambassador from your country!Read More
Located close to downtown Vancouver, The University of British Columbia is one of the largest and most highly rated universities in Canada and the world. The UBC Continuing Studies English Language Institute (ELI) has welcomed thousands of students to its ESL programs since it first opened in 1969. Study English with experienced ESL teachers with graduate degrees and specialized training in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
If you have strong academics but don't meet the UBC English language requirement, you may be eligible for conditional admission to UBC Vancouver.Find out more...
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) NEW
Focus on developing your academic English skills in a 16- or 8-week integrated skills program. The EAP 600 level certificate meets UBC's English Language Admission Standard for undergraduate programs.
Did you know that UBC is an official IELTS test centre? The Test Centre is conveniently located in the UBC Continuing Studies Building also known as the ELI building!Find out more...
Improve your English conversation skills and experience how UBC is leading the way in applying principles of sustainability, global citizenship and civil society.Read More
"CA" stands for Cultural Assistant. CAs are UBC students whose mission is to help ELI students make the most of the social side of their studies.Read More
There's a lot happening every week at the ELI! Social activities are optional and extra-curricular. Students can choose what to participate in.Read More
Would you like to share your experience at the ELI with prospective students? Do you have advice for anyone thinking of coming to the ELI? Become an ELI Ambassador and share your story!Read More
What's happening at the ELI now? In the ELI Blog, you can read up on what's new and what current students and teachers are up to. We would love to have articles from Alumni as well. Feel free to submit an article of your own!Read More
English Language Institute Search
Complete one year of intensive English preparation combined with academic coursework then transition into the second year of your chosen degree program with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree within four years.