University of New Brunswick - English Language Programme



Established in 1950, the University of New Brunswick English Language Programme (UNB ELP) is one of the oldest English Second Language schools in Canada. Our reputation is built on intense, efficient and effective language instruction Courses are designed to enable students of all language levels to acquire confidence and competence in English. Annually we attract hundreds of learners from 70+ countries.

Whether you're learning English to advance your career, apply to university, or just improve your overall skills, the English Language Programme at UNB's Fredericton campus can help you achieve your goals.

Areas of Expertise

We offer: A proven way to learn English. A wide variety of courses and formats. Class sizes ranging from individual to large groups. Experienced, qualified and highly capable staff. A picturesque campus in a friendly city. Skills for lifelong language learning.

On Campus Housing

Residence accommodations are available to students enrolled in select courses. Please contact for details.

Incoming Students

If you're looking for a proven way to learn English, the University of New Brunswick English Language Programme is the place for you. Established in 1950, ELP serves hundreds of students from over 70 different countries every year. ELP's SUBMARINE© methodology involves 24/7 total immersion in English, with all classroom instruction and all aspects of life taking place in English. ELP offers a variety of other formats: from full-term formats designed for students studying abroad for an extended period, to formats customized to suit your needs. ELP students participate fully in campus and city life, and many live in residence on campus. Whichever of our formats you choose, your agreement to use English only means you will experience steady progress, strengthening all aspects of your English abilities.

Career Planning

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A student membership provides you with access to the Richard J. Currie Centre, Lady Beaverbrook Gym and Sir Max Aitken swimming pool.


Each month, activities and local events are shared with students.


A variety of clubs and societies are available at UNB: academic, cultural, sports and special interests.

Information Technology

UNB's Information Technology Services (ITS) department provides technology support, information and services. Students have access to campus WiFi and computer labs.


Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, is a vibrant, cultural city. Numerous festivals and events complement the theatre and arts performances, markets, fairs and multicultural activities available in the city throughout the year.

Affiliated Institutions


International Involvement

UNB has agreements with many universities worldwide.

Campus Tour

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UNB's other facilities and services include: libraries, Bookstore, cafeteria, pharmacy, cafés, multi-faith room, etc.

Modified on November 15, 2021