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Program Overview

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of the largest and most highly rated universities in Canada. The UBC English Language Institute (ELI) has welcomed thousands of students to its ESL programs since 1969. Students study English with experienced ESL teachers with graduate degrees and specialized training in teaching English.

Highlights

  • Conditional admission to UBC degree programs
  • Activities and clubs organized and led by UBC students
  • UBC students help ELI students integrate into UBC life and Vancouver culture
  • In house Homestay program with a 24 hour emergency phone line
  • ELI instructors are industry leaders; many are published and invited to give presentations at international ESL conferences
  • Courses Offered & Fees

     
    Program Start Date
    Level
    Frequency
    (Per Year)
    Duration
    (Weeks)
    Hrs/Week
    Tuition
    (C$)
    Intensive English Program - 16 weeks
    Multiple
    Varies
    3
    16
    28
    6,025
    Intensive English Program - 8 weeks
    Multiple
    Varies
    4
    8
    28
    3,328
    English for the Global Citizen - Full Time/Part Time
    Multiple
    Varies
    4
    3 - 4
    18 - 27
    1,195- 2,223
    English for Business Communication
    July 2, 2013
    Intermediate
    1
    3
    27
    1,663
    English for English Teachers
    July 22, 2013
    Advanced
    1
    3
    27
    1,663
    English and University Culture
    Multiple
    Intermediate
    2
    6
    27
    3,325
    Summer Institute on Speaking Clearly
    TBA
    Advanced
    1
    1
    15
    500

    Specialized Accreditation

    • Languages Canada

    Program Options

    • Business English Programs
    • Conversational English Programs
    • Custom English Programs for Groups
    • English for Specific Purposes
    • English for the Workplace
    • English Proficiency Preparation (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS)
    • Integrated English Programs (Read, Write, Listen, Speak)
    • University/College Preparation

    Program Levels

    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    Program Schedule

    • Semester Programs (Fall/Winter/Spring)
    • Summer Programs

    Facilities and Location

    The ELI is located on the Vancouver campus of UBC. Students have access to 11 libraries, the Student Union Building, athletic facilities, intramural sports, museums, restaurants, campus wide wireless internet, and more. In the ELI building, students have access to 3 computer labs, the Student Study Centre, and Student Lounge.

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