English Language Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) has more than 45 years' experience in offering programs and activities for students from all over the world who are studying English as an additional language.

ELI has English programs from elementary to advanced levels to help you achieve your language and learning goals. Learn English quickly and well from our experienced instructors who specialize in teaching English to foreign language speakers.

Courses and Programs


Business English (BE)

This full-time 3-week program is designed to build your confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English in business contexts. It is offered by the English Language Institute on the UBC Point Grey campus. LEARN MORE

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is a full-time 16 week integrated skills program for high intermediate students. Reading & Writing are taught in 2 blocks and Speaking & Listening in 1 block. LEARN MORE

English for the Global Citizen (EGC)

English for the Global Citizen (EGC) gives you the opportunity to improve your English conversation skills through a self-reflective approach of learning. EGC is a 3 or 4 week program offered as full- or part-time. LEARN MORE

English Fundamentals Program (EFP)

The English Fundamentals Program (EFP) is a skills-based program designed to develop your abilities in English reading, writing, speaking and listening. EFP is a full-time program offered in January, May, and August/September. Register for 8-week sessions. LEARN MORE

English Language Courses

Future Global Leaders
Practise and improve your English language skills at the University of British Columbia with high school students from around the world. In the Future Global Leaders pre-university summer program, English language courses are taught through themes like global citizenship and cross-cultural communication. LEARN MORE

English Language Intensive

UBC Certificate Program
The English Language Institute's Intensive English Program is a full-time English language training program 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. LEARN MORE

UBC Vancouver English Experience Program (UBC-VEEP)

The UBC Vancouver English Experience Program is an exciting program that helps improve your real-world English language skills, as well as personal and professional skills, that you can use for your career, study, and travel. New full-time 16-week sessions, divided into two 8-week modules, begin in January, March, May, July, September, and October. LEARN MORE