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College of Extended Learning

English Language Programme

English Language Programme

The English Language Programme (ELP) is located on the picturesque campus of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton. Established in 1950, ELP is one of the oldest English Second Language schools in Canada and attracts learners from over 70 countries each year. Our active approach to learning assists our clients to think in English, speak in English and write in English in a scenario-based, real-world environment. Trained in the ELP methodology, our instructors and staff are dedicated to ensuring that clients of all language proficiency levels receive a high-quality instruction. Whether you’re learning English to advance your career, apply to university, or just improve your overall skills, we can help you achieve your goals.


Whatever your needs or skill level, ELP has a program to meet your unique requirements:

Business Professional/Executive Formats: Designed for business professionals, adult learners, executives, and retirees. Choose from the 2- or 3-week immersion modules or the 2-week intensive day format that allows you to work while you study.
Executive Online Learning: Designed for business professionals. Identify and develop the areas in English that you would like to improve. Learn from the comfort of your home or office. Find out about custom-designed options to fit your needs.
Intersession & Summer Session Total Intense SUBMARINE© Immersion: Over the course of five weeks, this intensive immersion program offers “round the clock” language learning in one of Canada’s friendliest cities.
Daytime Personalized Format: Offered on a weekly basis with flexible scheduling.
Intensive English for Academic Purposes: Upgrade your English for university study. Choose from a variety of intensive day formats, including our Intensive English Term Format.
Program of Academic English Preparation: Applying to UNB but need to improve your English abilities? You may be eligible for the Program of Academic English Preparation (PAEP).
Specialized Formats and Workshops: Looking to improve your English for employment purposes? Choose from several workplace language training options. Programs can be custom-designed to meet your requirements.
Credit & Non-Credit Courses: Evening credit and non-credit English language courses for anyone interested in improving their English.
Study Abroad: If you are an international student interested in learning English in a new country, speak with your academic advisor to see if you're eligible to earn credits from any of our course offerings.

Assessment services

ELP offers a wide range of assessment services and flexibility of delivery. Comprehensive testing and assessment can be customized for individuals or groups.

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment Services (for eligible Newcomers to Canada)
    • CLBA - Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment
    • CLBPT - Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement test
    • ELTPA - Enhanced Language Training Placement test
    • CLBLA - Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment
    • CLBLPT - Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Placement Tool

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