Enriched Programs and Exceptional Experiences: UBC Programs for EAL Students

Date & Time

Tuesday May 3rd, 10:30am-12:00pm


UBC Point Grey – Continuing Studies Building (2121 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4), Room 213


Attendees will be able to learn more about these program models, with opportunities for questions and discussion:

The UBC English Language Institute’s Conditional Admission Program is an 8- or 16-week academic English program supporting students conditionally admitted to UBC Vancouver who have not yet met the UBC English Language Admission Standard. Data has shown on completion of this program students are as successful as regularly admitted international students, including native English speakers, when they begin their degree credit programs. http://eli.ubc.ca

UBC Vantage College has a mandate to develop UBC’s understanding of ways to support first-year UBC students with English as a second language, for the benefit of all UBC students. It is intended to be a living laboratory of scholarly teaching, using leading pedagogical, administrative and ethnological approaches to better understand how international students learn. Vantage College’s innovative pedagogy, academic English programming, and administrative process are already attracting attention and interest from universities around the world. http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/

The UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs currently runs two innovative programs with custom-designed courses that meets the interests and needs of Ritsumeikan University students and offers them a unique opportunity to participate in a study-abroad year at UBC that is focused on providing an effective language learning experience. http://rits.ubc.ca/

The UBC Academic English Support Program is an innovative, blended program which offers free, individualized support to all UBC students whose first language is not English. This support includes one-on-one language coaching with experienced professionals, self-access online modules, discussion groups, writing workshops, and instructor-led classes. http://aes.ubc.ca


Andrew Scales (Academic Director, UBC English Language Institute)

Francis Siu (Head Instructor: Assessment, UBC English Language Institute)

Brian Wilson (Curriculum Manager, UBC Vantage College)

Reginald D’Silva (Academic Director, UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs)

Sheri Wenman (Program Manager, UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs)

Eilidh Singh (UBC Academic English Support Program)


Please email eilidh.singh@ubc.ca with ‘YES: Celebrate Learning’ in the subject line if you are interested in attending.