About Us

The English Language Institute, founded in 1971 and a unit of the Graduate School of Education at 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.

  • Administration and Staff
    Our experienced administration and staff have helped thousands of students achieve their goals. 
  • Our Mission and Vision
    The English Language Institute is a leader in English language training.
  • Our History
    Since 1971, the Institute has played a key role in supporting UB students, faculty and staff.
  • Our Location
    ELI is located in Baldy Hall on the UB North Campus between Lockwood Library and O'Brian Hall.
  • About the University
    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.
  • About Buffalo-Niagara
    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.