Welcome to GV Victoria
An English school well known for our caring staff

GV Victoria is a CIC Designated Learning Institution:  DLI # O19319050762

Located on visually stunning Vancouver Island, Global Village Victoria is ideally situated in the centre of the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.  GV Victoria is an English school well-known for our caring staff, our diverse international community of students, and a friendly, positive atmosphere. We offer English classes at eight levels of General ESL as well as Specialized English courses like English for Business, Power Speaking, Cambridge FCE and CAE preparation, English for High School, and Teen Activity Programs.  As Victoria’s only IELTS Test Centre, we also offer full-time, part-time and evening classes in IELTS preparation.


Global Village Victoria is situated in the centre of one of Canada’s most charming cities. The English school is only a few minutes’ walk from Victoria’s picturesque inner harbor as well as outdoor cafes, pubs, boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls. Victoria is also recognized as the warmest city in Canada with a progressive outlook and artistic flavour. The City of Victoria is safe with a strong sense of social and environmental consciousness. Students can enjoy a West Coast lifestyle and participate in incredible natural experiences like whale watching, kayaking, hiking and cycling, as well as snowboarding and skiing.  Nearby Vancouver and Seattle can be reached within 2-3 hours’ travel.

Students immediately feel comfortable in our English school. Global Village Victoria teachers encourage a strong sense of community and friendship in their English classes. GV Victoria students make rapid progress with their English and can quickly make friends from around the world.  The variety of English courses means that students have the flexibility to study in General English or Specialized Programs, such as English for Business and Power Speaking.  Exam preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge FCE and CAE have led countless ESL students to success. As Vancouver Island’s first and only IELTS Test Centre, Global Village Victoria allows students to prepare for IELTS and to take the official IELTS exam within our English School.  

Global Village Victoria offers a compelling learning experience for students whether they are closer to 16 or 60. The English School is known for its academic quality, the high integrity and friendliness of staff, as well as inspiring students to be better English speakers and international citizens. With its distinct geography and outlook, Victoria is one of the most highly valued locations to live in Canada. Students have the advantage of living in a city with all the amenities of a bigger city, yet with the friendliness, safety and sense of community where everyone is valued as an individual.

Our Vancouver English SchoolFacilities

  • 19 bright classrooms

  • A multimedia computer lab (16 computers)

  • Free internet access and wireless network

  • 3 student lounges and spacious kitchenette

  • Cable TV with Netflix

1290 Broad St #200 Victoria, BC V8W 2A5 Canada
(250) 384-2199


What makes GV Victoria unique?

  • Official IELTS Test Centre

  • Official Cambridge Test Centre

  • Outstanding Junior Programs from July to August

  • Classrooms and services located on one floor

  • Highly successful test preparation programs

  • Friendly and experienced staff

  • Afternoon courses for specific language needs

  • Canada's warmest city with beaches and mountains
  • High quality homestay program.  If you would like to be a host family click here
  • Great Pathways to Camosun College and Royal Roads University
  • GV Victoria only - Power Speaking Program

  • Great alternative accommodation options

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