English for Academic Purposes & Pathways

GV has pathway and partnership agreements with quality post-secondary institutions across Canada and the USA. Students at our schools can receive counselling and assistance with university and college applications from our knowledgeable staff. We are also happy to coordinate with agents to create the best possible study plan for each individual student, and to assist with the communication process between agent/student and the college/university.



Preparing for University or College demands a high level of academic English. This involves developing a strong command of academic reading, note-taking and lecture skills, and of course, academic writing and research skills.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program (GV Canada schools) and GV Hawaii's University Pathways Program (UPP) help students prepare the skills they need for entering university. The EAP program combines 20 lessons per week of General English studies in the mornings with a double option afternoon class (10 lessons per week) for academic reading and writing skills.

The UP Program combines 20 lessons per week of General English studies with a five lesson per week Academic Option class. Each GV school offers a wide variety of specially designed option classes which focus on study skills, note-taking, presentations, academic writing and research.

Students who successfully complete this program will be ready to succeed at college or university.

PATHWAYS: These institutions will accept the Global Village certificate as proof of English proficiency (no IELTS or TOEFL score required).



Some colleges and universities require an internationally-recognized assessment exam score as proof of English proficiency for admission, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS is known as the world's language proficiency test because it is so widely used by institutions of higher learning in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and around the world.

In this case, students can choose to take GV's IELTS Preparation program instead of the General English classes; IELTS preparation at GV schools in Canada is a 25 lesson per week program, so students can also add one academic elective class (5 lessons per week). A 30 lesson per week IELTS Preparation program is available at GV Vancouver. GV Hawaii offers a five lesson per week IELTS Option class, which is combined with General English studies.

PARTNERSHIPS: These institutions require an IELTS or TOEFL (or other) score as proof of English proficiency.

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