Celebrating five decades of excellence in English language education
Launched in 1969 as a small six-week summer bursary language program, the UBC English Language Institute (ELI) has grown into an internationally respected English language school. Over the past 50 years, we’ve helped more than 50,000 students from around the world improve their English skills and achieve their educational and professional goals thanks to our immersive learning environment, professional faculty using advanced instructional approaches, and international staff. We’ve also fostered a welcoming and supportive community, where people from different cultural backgrounds come together through a shared common language to learn from each other and deepen their commitment to global citizenship.
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Join us as we celebrate 50 years of exceptional English language education.
Step back in time and experience moments from our past.
Our students, faculty and staff discuss the significant impact of the ELI on their lives.
The ELI’s reach spans the globe – see the countries!