About the ELI

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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Intensive English Program

The 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; the program also welcomes individuals who are not students and wish to improve their English language proficiency.

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Evening Program

The Evening Program offers a variety of part-time courses suited to the specific needs and schedules of various English language learners.

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We’re Coming To Your Country

Representatives of the University at Buffalo and the English Language Institute may be visiting your city in the near future. If you are interested in meeting with us — or assisting UB’s recruitment effort in your country — please visit the International Enrollment Management website for more information about the schedule of overseas recruitment activities.

View the International Enrollment Management website.