Our Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) at UBC has over 50 years’ experience offering programs and activities for people all over the world who want to improve their English-language skills.

Programs are available online or on campus and range from 3 weeks to 8 weeks long.


Elevate your English communication skills through themes and topics that inspire dialogue and growth for today’s interconnected world.

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ASPIRE High School

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Business English

Build your confidence in speaking, reading, and writing English in the business world.

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Learn real-world, practical English skills in the classroom as well as in the UBC and Vancouver community.

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English for Academic Purposes

Develop your skills in academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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International professional development program for secondary school English language teachers.

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Study English with Canadian and International students with a focus on global citizenship, civil society, and sustainability.

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Programs Dates and Fees

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Customized Programs

Looking for something different? Learn about our Customized Programs.