English as an Additional Language

"Improving my English communication skills has given me more confidence at my workplace, and is essential to my success."

Maria Paz Alfaro Del Prado
Student, Business English for International Professionals

Speaking and writing effectively in English are invaluable skills in today's global market, and will set you up for success whether you're studying or working in North America or doing business around the world.

If you're looking to strengthen your English language skills, our offerings for Vancouver-based learners, international students and Canadian Francophones offer a variety of options to increase your confidence in your speaking, reading and writing skills. Immerse yourself in a language program or take a part-time course in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square (offered online for Spring 2020).

Courses and Programs



Business English for International Professionals

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Business English for International Professionals helps non-native English speakers and new immigrants to Canada learn how to communicate appropriately in a Canadian English-speaking business environment. This part-time program offers you the flexibility to learn and improve communication skills around your schedule. Courses take place at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver. LEARN MORE