Chat Room and Listening Lab

At ELI, you’ll have many opportunities to practice your English outside of class, so you can learn even faster.

Chat Room

The ELI Chat Room is a conversation partner program for students wishing to practice conversational English with native speakers. UB students may sign up for sessions with native-English-speaking undergraduate students to practice their spoken English and learn about the university, the local community, and American culture. Sessions are available late in the afternoon during the fall and spring semesters.

Open Listening Laboratory

The ELI Open Listening Laboratory is available in the late afternoon year round for all students to practice their listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Located in Clemens Hall rooms 1 and 3 (basement), the Open Listening Lab offers individual listening and pronunciation practice with taped materials.