About Us

The English Language Institute, founded in 1971 and a unit of the Graduate School of Education of the University at Buffalo (UB), offers English language instruction, cultural orientation and pre-academic training to international students, scholars and professionals on an intensive and per-course basis.

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The experienced administration and staff have helped thousands of students achieve their goals. 
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The ELI Intensive English Program (IEP) is fully accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
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The English Language Institute is a leader in English language training.
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Since 1971, the Institute has played a key role in supporting UB students, faculty and staff.
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The ELI is located in Baldy Hall on the UB North Campus between Lockwood Library and O'Brian Hall.
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The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.

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The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.