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Undergraduate English Program

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.

Graduate SPEAK Test

UB Graduate School policy requires the SPEAK test (Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit) for all international graduate students receiving graduate, research, or teaching assistantships, regardless of whether or not the student is expected to teach a class immediately.

Overseas and Customized Programs

The English Language Institute works with departments to provide language upgrade and preacademic training on our Buffalo campuses and as part of the University’s overseas programs.