Study English Plus Current Global Issues
The UBC English Language Institute’s new Global Citizenship through English (GCE) Online program advances your understanding of current global issues while improving your spoken English fluency and accuracy.
Example study topics include:
- Climate Action
- Green Business
- Women in Sports
- Sports Culture
- Inter-Generational Relationships
- Civil Society
4-Week Programs | Flexible Learning
Program Cost: $1,325 minus limited time 20% discount = $1,060
Improve your English fluency and accuracy in live interactive classrooms using UBC’s easy to use online learning systems. Focus on English communication skills with our highly experienced instructors.
- Four weeks of instruction, 15 hours per week, sixty hours total
- Practise English in real time with live video and instant messaging
- Work in pairs and teams with your classmates from different countries and cultures
- Take part in projects, facilitated discussions and short talks by guest speakers
- Join virtual tours of UBC’s campus and downtown Vancouver, and take part in virtual sociocultural events
- Receive a certificate of completion
As part of a top research university you’ll cover content from UBC Faculties on topics such as climate change, and safe, sustainable cities.
In GCE Online, you’ll use the UBC virtual classroom platform. This allows collaborative learning in realtime through videoconferencing, file sharing, and instant messaging taught by ELI experts in language learning.
The GCE program includes lots of English language practice with UBC undergraduates from Canada and many other countries around the world. Make more international friends while you enjoy daily sociocultural events such as Wellness Wednesday, Yoga and Dance classes.
Aug 4 - 27
Sept 8 - Oct 1
Oct 5 - Oct 29
Nov 2 - Nov 26
Nov 30 - Dec 17
Jan 4 – Jan 21
Jan 25 – Feb 18
Feb 22 – Mar 18
Mar 22 – Apr 15
Apr 19 – May 13
May 17 – Jun 10
Jun 14 – Jul 8
Jul 12 – Aug 5
Aug 9 – Sep 2
Sep 7 – Sep 30
Oct 4 – Oct 28
Nov 1 – Nov 25
Nov 29 – Dec 16
|Colombia/Mexico||9 - 11:15am|
|Chile/Brazil||10am - 12:15pm|
|Vancouver||7 - 9:15am|
|Japan/South Korea||8 - 10:15am|
|Thailand/Vietnam||6 - 8:15am|
|China||7 - 9:15am|
|Vancouver||4 - 6:15pm|
GCE Online runs every month for 4 weeks except in January and December which are 3 weeks. Classes run 4 days per week and are organized for your time zone – see charts.
Looking for more information on the Global Citizenship through English Online program? Find out more.