Ready to learn the English language?

Learn English in Canada at our two schools in Calgary, A.B. and Victoria, B.C.

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Global Village proudly supports the Coastal First Nations / Great Bear Initiative.

What makes our English schools in Canada special?

Global Village is here to support you on your path to learning English language skills and spoken word mastery.

For over 25+ years, our Global Village English schools in Canada have been a trusted name for language students and study travelers and is a designated Learning Institution (DLI) authorized by the Government of Canada. GV has over 9 highly sought after awards and accreditations, including IALC and Languages Canada.

Whether you are looking for information about English courses, university preparation, accommodations, activities or study permits – we are here to help!

Want to hear from a real GV student?
Meet Manon, GV Alumni:

Manon joined us from Switzerland, worked hard, and with our support was able to complete her goals and is now a GV Alumni. Watch below as she talks about her experience at Global Village in Canada!

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Why Global Village?

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Visa & Immigration Advice

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Hosting Students + Accommodations

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Pre-Arrival Info

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Our Team

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Our Quality and Accreditations

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Academic success in Canada starts at Global Village.

Global Village has established pathway partnerships with over 15 top-tier universities and colleges to provide students with a seamless transition into their desired post-secondary institution. Through these partnerships, students can achieve their academic goals and pursue their desired careers. By completing Global Village’s English for Academic Pathways (EAP) course, students meet the English language proficiency requirement for college and university admissions.

In addition, Global Village Pathway institutions accept IELTS test scores as proof of English proficiency, and students can prepare for these tests through GV’s test preparation courses. This ensures that students are well-prepared for Canadian higher education and can confidently pursue their academic aspirations.

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Learn English with us in Canada at our beautiful destination cities, Calgary and Victoria. Find out what makes each city special!

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Happy Victory Day!πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Enjoy this important day for Canadians!
Our schools will be closed today in Calgary and Victoria. 

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πŸ’» Exciting news here at GV - Introducing our Online Pathway package πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ We're proud to partner with Camosun College, NAIT, and SAIT to deliver this unique opportunity.

πŸ‘‰ The GV Online Pathway package is designed for working adults who want to start working on their higher education experience while still in their home country – but are excited about being in Canada at the end of their language studies!

Study at your convenience during evenings and weekends, then wrap up with a special one-month capstone educational experience in Canada!

βŒ› Our inaugural cohort begins on July 14, 2024, with limited spots available.
Classes will be held Sunday to Thursday over a 16-week period. Then take a week off, and finish your studies in-person in your choice of Victoria or Calgary!

βœ… To join, you'll need an upper intermediate level of English, which we'll assess upon enrollment.

🀩 Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your skills and enjoy an excellent life experience here in Canada.

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Explore the beauty of Vancouver Island at Global Village Victoria! Our English school, nestled in the heart of British Columbia's capital city, offers a vibrant learning environment. With our dedicated staff, diverse student community, and welcoming atmosphere, GV Victoria is the perfect place to enhance your English skills while immersing yourself in Canadian culture. Come join us for an unforgettable experience! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸŒŸ #GVVictoria #LearnEnglish #StudyAbroad
Unlock the door to endless possibilities with Global Village. Opportunities don't just happen, they're crafted. 🌍✈️ #GlobalVillage #CreateYourOpportunities
Embark on a journey with us! 🌍✈️ The Global Village is more than just a school; it's an experience like no other. Feel the excitement of learning English in a vibrant, multicultural environment. Our students thrive, make lifelong friends, and create unforgettable memories. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Join us and immerse yourself in a world of language and culture. Reach out today to learn more about our English exchange programs. Your adventure awaits! #GlobalVillage #LearnEnglish #studyabroad
🌎 Looking for the perfect destination for your English exchange program? Look no further than Calgary! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Here are 3 compelling reasons why Calgary should be your top choice:

1️⃣ With the largest bikeway network in North America, Calgary offers unparalleled opportunities for exploration and outdoor activities. 🚲

2️⃣ Close to world-class tourist destinations like Banff National Park and Drumheller, Calgary provides easy access to breathtaking natural landscapes and unique cultural experiences. 🏞️

3️⃣ Recognized as one of the most livable cities globally, Calgary boasts a vibrant community, excellent healthcare, and top-notch education facilities, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience for students from all over the world. 🌟

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in English language learning while exploring the beauty of Calgary! Contact us today to learn more about our exchange programs. πŸ“š #EnglishExchange #StudyAbroad #CalgaryExperience
Experience the world with Global Village English! ✈️

With language schools in Calgary, Victoria, and Hawaii, we offer a variety of programs and locations to help you achieve your English learning goals. Whether you're looking to improve your conversational skills, prepare for an exam, or immerse yourself in a new culture, we have a program for you.

Ready to take your English to the next level?

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help you achieve your goals.

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🌟 Global Village Grad Spotlight: Renzo Conquers First Year at Camosun! 🌟

Renzo Rojas Bonilla (Post-Grad Diploma in Business Administration at Camosun College) is crushing his academic journey from Peru to Canada! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ While the first semester was challenging, Renzo adapted, improved his grades in the spring, and aims for that A in the fall! 🎯 Here are his wise words for future GV Pathway students:

πŸ“… Master Your Time: Create a schedule and stick to it! Prioritize tasks and manage them effectively.
🍎 Balance is Key: Nourish your body with healthy food, exercise, and good sleep. A healthy you is a successful you!
🧘 Mindfulness Matters: Start your day with meditation and gratitude. It helps put things in perspective.
πŸš€ Enjoy the Ride: Success takes time, so savor the journey and learn from every step.
πŸ“š Practice Makes Perfect: Read daily and actively engage with native speakers to enhance your vocabulary and fluency.
πŸ’ͺ Never Give Up! Challenges will come, but remember, others have overcome them, and so can you! Be confident!

We're so proud of Renzo and all our GV Pathway students who return to share their inspiring stories. We create a supportive environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Here's to continued success in your studies and summer jobs! β˜€οΈ See you soon! 🌟

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Happy Victory Day!πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Enjoy this important day for Canadians!
Our schools will be closed today in Calgary and Victoria. 

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Special congratulations, Alejandro Manuel! We’re delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience at GV. 

Good luck on the next step of your journey in life!

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Global Village Alumni Spotlight!

This week, we caught up with Juan de Dios, a Global Village Victoria graduate (summer 2023) who is now pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration and Sustainability at Royal Roads University!
He loves the beautiful campus's supportive environment and ample opportunities for focused study. 

Royal Roads is known for its project-based learning; Juan's experience reflects that. He collaborates with his team on real-world projects with local businesses, honing his presentation skills!

Juan's Top Tips for Future RRU Students:

- Master Time Management: Weekly deadlines require strong organization, find a balance with your schoolwork. Don't fall behind in your assignments!

- Sharpen Your Academic Writing: Proficiency in APA referencing is key.

- Boost Your English Skills: All crucial is reading, listening, and speaking.

"The transition from GV to university is challenging, but it prepares you for the real world," says Juan. He emphasizes the importance of being ready for education in a new language and acknowledges the valuable preparation he received at GV.

Thanks, Juan! We wish you continued success in your program and a well-deserved summer break!

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βœ…Join us this week for indoor and outdoor activities!
🎱POOL & PING PONG / Thursday April 25th/ 3:45PM / $8
πŸš£β€β™‚οΈKAYAKING / Friday April 26th/ 1:15PM / $45
βœ…Join us this week for fun, socializing, history, and exercise!
⚽️SOCCER / Thursday April 18th/ 3:45PM / FREE
πŸ’‚β€β™‚οΈ PARLIAMENT TOUR / Friday April 19th/ 1:15PM / FREE