Improve your English

UBC welcomes students from all over the world, many of whom speak English as an additional language. If you want to improve your English, there are a range of programs that will help meet your needs.

Language Proficiency Index

Academic English Support Program

  • If your reading, writing, note-taking or pronunciation skills are holding you back from fully participating in class consider getting some help from the Academic English Support Program. It is open to all students, and is completely free!

Tandem Language Learning Program

  • If you are looking to practice your English skills, or any other language, consider joining the Tandem Language Learning Program. The program matches two people, who are interested in learning or improving in the native language of their program partner. If you are looking to improve your English language skills, you would be paired with a fluent English speaker who is interested in learning or practicing your native language.

English Corner @ UBC

  • Meet other UBC students from around the world and help build your language skills together with weekly meetings and social outings for all those involved.
  • The English Corner meets every Wednesday from 5-7PM in the AMS Nest’s room 2514 or 2515, located directly above Pie R Squared Pizza.
  • For more information, check out their Facebook page

UBC Writing Centre

  • Need to improve your writing skills? The UBC Writing Centre offers free writing support for all UBC students. Meet with tutors for feedback, to get questions answered, or just to brainstorm.
  • For a list of services or to book an appointment, visit the UBC Writing Centre website.

English Language Institute

  • The English Language Institute (ELI) offers 16-week and 8-week English language programs with start dates throughout the year. The ELI also offers an ‘English for the Global Citizen’ program and an ‘English for Business Communications’ program with varying start dates. For more information, visit the ELI website, email, or call 604.822.1555.

For a list of off-campus English resources visit this website.

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