English Language Intensive

UBC Certificate Program

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The Intensive English Program is a full-time English language training program designed for English as an additional or English as a second language (ESL) students, offered in 16-week sessions beginning in January, May and the end of August. You can come for just one session, or stay for longer – our multi-level program ensures that you will have new challenges and new courses to select from as your English improves. When you successfully complete 16 weeks of the program and three courses at one level, you will earn a UBC Certificate in English Language for that level.

Our 16-week sessions align with the UBC academic calendar to allow for a smooth transition for students granted conditional admission to UBC degree programs.

IEP 8 Week Option          

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers an 8-week IEP option which allows for more flexibility in start dates. Each 16-week session has two 8 week terms. Students who take an 8-week term will have access to the same resources and social activities as the 16-week session students. After 8 weeks, students will receive a transcript, however, 16 weeks of study are needed to earn a level certificate.

*Please note that students who register for an 8-week term may be placed in classes separate from ongoing IEP sections.