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Extreme Weather Notice

In extreme weather situations, please check for the most up to date information on ubc.ca for updates on campus conditions, classes or exams.

  • If UBC on-campus classes or exams are not cancelled, but there is bad weather, ELI on-campus classes will continue to be offered in-person.
  • If UBC on-campus classes or exams are cancelled, ELI on-campus classes will be moved online.

Please contact your instructor if you have not received information regarding switching your class to online in this case.

UBC English Language Institute (ELI)

Learn English from a World-Class Canadian University

The University of British Columbia’s English Language Institute (ELI) has over 50 years’ experience offering programs and activities for people all over the world who want to study English as an additional language.

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“I really feel more confident in English now”

“I really feel more confident in English now – I am probably writing better in English than in Portuguese! I feel that I can read English faster than before, and with a better comprehension… I liked the UBC English Language Institute online experience very much.”

Caroline Kuhn (Brazil)

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