The online summer program at the UBC English Language Institute provides a similar curriculum to our on-campus programs, in a format that is convenient for those who choose to study virtually. Students will come together in online classes to improve their English-language skills in the context of current themes such as global citizenship, social justice and digital literacy. The Explore program at UBC consists of predominantly synchronous (instructor-led) lessons supported by some asynchronous (own-time) activities.
Each day starts with virtual classroom lessons that focus on grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening. Our online classes are interactive and use a variety of tools to create an engaging learning environment. Students will receive extensive feedback from experienced English Language Institute instructors and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with their classmates.
In addition to the classroom lessons, we offer optional sociocultural activities hosted by cultural assistants—all current UBC students. These activities provide a space to interact in a fun and exciting English environment.