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English Language Institute is OPEN

ELI is still open, but we are limiting our in-person office hours to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Send an email to during regular business hours and you will receive a reply.

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The English Language Institute assists international undergraduate students in acquiring the sophisticated use of English at the university through a sequence of English courses that fulfill UB’s Communicative Literacy requirement.

The English Language Institute offers a variety of programs and services designed to support graduate students and the University community.

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) provides high-quality, intensive English instruction, preacademic training and cultural orientation to international students preparing for university study in the United States. We also welcome individuals who are not students and wish to improve their English language proficiency.

The English Language Institute offers a variety of conveniently scheduled part-time courses that are customized for the specific needs of graduate students, working professionals and community members.