Learn English in Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island

Why is Victoria a top Canadian destination to learn English?

Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is more than just a picturesque city; it’s a top Canadian English study destination for several compelling reasons.

Just finished a great English class with your new friends? Why not take a break and have lunch outside surrounded by fresh Canadian air, beautiful trees, mountains, and the open water. Studying English in Victoria is an experience that you will never forget!

Victoria, Canada, location of GV Victoria where students come to learn English skills. Inner harbour and parliament.

1. Diverse and Inclusive

Our multicultural atmosphere is supporting and friendly as you learn English in Victoria.

2. Breathtaking Sights

Practice real-life English surrounded by Victoria’s stunning landscapes.

3. Quality Education

Global Village offers top-notch English classes with small classes and experienced instructors.

4. Safe and Welcoming

Ranked one of Canada’s safest cities, Victoria is welcoming and secure.

5. Culturally Rich

The city’s many cultural activities give you a window into Canadian society and daily life.

6. Outdoor Adventure

Victoria’s mild climate and natural wonders make this the perfect setting for short- or long-term study.

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Festivals, concerts, and other activities each year.

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Bike paths and trails to help you travel and sight-see easily.

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International students from all over the world come to study in Victoria yearly.

Female international English student from Colombia facing the camera and smiling next to a Global Village Victoria banner.

“Global village quickly became my favorite place. Since the first day everyone was welcoming and kind. The teachers make the classes fun and they encourage us to work independently in order to improve every day. Having met many people of different nationalities not only helped me improve my English, it also allowed me to expand my horizons. It is one of the best experiences I have ever had.” -Isabela, Colombia

What is there to in Victoria while you learn English?

Adventure, shopping, culture, and nightlife – Victoria has it all.

Two English study students atop a cliff with trees in the background
Three mature ESL students on a downtown tour in Victoria, Canada

When you choose to learn English in Victoria, Canada, you’re not just embarking on a language-learning journey; you’re entering a world of adventure, shopping, culture, and nightlife. Victoria, nestled on Vancouver Island, is a lively and vibrant city that offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Explore the great outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and whale watching. Dive into unique shopping experiences, from boutique finds to bustling markets. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture through museums, art galleries, and festivals. And as the sun sets, Victoria’s nightlife scene comes alive with lively bars, musical performances, and a welcoming atmosphere. Learn English in Victoria, Canada, and make the most of your academic journey in this dynamic and exciting city.

Multicultural English Study friends at the beach in Victoria

A day in the life of a GV Victoria student

Imagine waking up in a cozy Canadian home, greeted by your warm and hospitable homestay host before you head off to class to join your international classmates. At Global Village Victoria, this is the beginning of your exciting day as an international student.

GV is committed to creating an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Our philosophy to provide students with experiences that are excellent, immersive, and enriching as they embark on their journey to learn English in Victoria.

Sample GV English student schedule:

7:30 AM

Each morning starts with a delicious breakfast prepared by your Canadian host. It’s not just a meal; it’s an opportunity to connect, learn about Canadian culture, and practice your English in a relaxed, real-life setting.

8:00 AM

Students usually choose to bike, walk, or take the bus through beautiful Victoria for their commute to the Global Village campus.

8:30 AM

Time to look over your notes before class starts! At Global Village Victoria, you’ll join a diverse group of international students from all over the world, all eager to improve their English skills. Our experienced instructors will guide you through engaging lessons tailored to your proficiency level.

12:00 PM

Lunchtime is an adventure for your taste buds. Downtown Victoria has amazing restaurants to explore, or stay in and enjoy a lunch provided by your homestay host! Either way, it’s the perfect time to make friends with classmates over a meal.

1:00 PM

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to attend elective classes to meet your specific needs and interests. Whether it’s business presentations, exam preparation, or conversation skills, these classes help you direct your journey as you learn English in Victoria.

3:30 PM

Victoria is your playground. Explore the city’s beautiful landscapes, from lush gardens to breathtaking beaches. Engage in exciting outdoor adventures like kayaking or discover the rich cultural scene through museum visits and local festivals. Every day is an opportunity to practice English in real-life contexts while making unforgettable memories.

6:30 PM

After an adventurous day, you’ll return to your homestay, where your host welcomes you with a hot meal. Reflect on your day, share stories, and embrace the sense of belonging that comes with living in a Canadian home.

Two international English students sitting atop a cliff looking at the ocean and a forest

Why do people love learning English at Global Village Victoria?

Students immediately feel comfortable in our English school.

Global Village Victoria English instructors encourage a strong sense of community in their classes and students quickly make friends, gaining colleagues and professional connections from all over the world. Our classrooms are full of like-minded students who want to study, learn, and speak with you in English to help you learn even faster. Before you know it, you will be communicating naturally with your new friends and working on projects that will support your academic goals to help you get ready for your future endeavours!

Highly secure and safe, to ensure student safety and offer peace of mind

Staffed by expert English instructors who care about their students

Centrally located for tourism and easy travel to class

Government-approved Designated Learning Institution (DLI)

Learn English for business, academics, immigration, social purposes, and more.

Top-tier University & College Pathway Partners

Global Village English in Victoria is your gateway to top-tier universities and colleges in Canada. When you choose to study English with GV, you’re embarking on a path towards higher education excellence. Our close partnerships with prestigious institutions offer you a seamless transition from language learning to pursuing your academic dreams in Canada. With a commitment to academic excellence and a strong support network, Global Village English in Victoria is your stepping stone to success.

Highly accredited

GV is committed to excellence and is supported by a range of recognized accreditations. We take pride in our recognition from leading language education bodies, such as IALC and Languages Canada, which ensure that our courses meet rigorous quality standards. When you choose to study English with us, you’re choosing a trusted institution with accreditation that underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional language education. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your educational journey is backed by the highest standards of quality and excellence.

 

All of our course offerings are based on our General English Program, which has been approved by the British Colombia Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Safe accommodations, exciting activities

At Global Village English in Victoria, we understand that a successful language learning journey goes beyond the classroom. We offer not only top-tier English education but also a secure and supportive environment. Our carefully selected homestay accommodations provide a safe, welcoming haven for our students with a Canadian host family. When it’s time to step out and explore, you’ll discover a myriad of exciting activities in the vibrant city of Victoria. We blend the best of both worlds, ensuring that your study English in Canada experience is not only educational but also filled with unforgettable adventures.

Global Village Victoria University Pathways student smiling at camera and sitting at Camosun College in Victoria

I studied at GV Victoria for 9 months, and now I’m studying at Camosun College. I really appreciate the time I spent at GV. It was very meaningful to me and it helped me improve not only my English, but also communication and presentation skills. I’ve been studying at Camosun for over a year, taking Computer Science, Math and Statistics and I’m thinking of transferring to UVic later on.-Kenny Hongo

Ready to start your English study journey?

Global Village Victoria Social Media

🌟 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! 🇵🇪🇨🇦 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:

📅 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.
🚀 Enjoy the Ride: Success takes time, so savor the journey and learn from every step.
📚 Practice Makes Perfect: Read daily and actively engage with native speakers to enhance your vocabulary and fluency.
💪 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! ☀️ See you soon! 🌟

#GlobalVillage #PathwayProgram #StudentSuccess #CanadianEducation #proudmoment
Happy Victory Day!🇨🇦
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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✅Join us this week for indoor and outdoor activities!
🎱POOL & PING PONG / Thursday April 25th/ 3:45PM / $8
🚣‍♂️KAYAKING / Friday April 26th/ 1:15PM / $45
✅Join us this week for fun, socializing, history, and exercise!
⚽️SOCCER / Thursday April 18th/ 3:45PM / FREE
💂‍♂️ PARLIAMENT TOUR / Friday April 19th/ 1:15PM / FREE

Where is Global Village Victoria located?

Global Village Victoria is nestled in the heart of the vibrant city, providing students with a unique and immersive language learning experience. Situated in a picturesque setting on Vancouver Island, the campus is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and offers a safe, welcoming environment for students from around the world. Located in close proximity to cultural attractions, historic landmarks, and recreational hotspots, Global Village Victoria ensures that students not only enhance their language skills but also have the opportunity to explore and embrace Canadian culture.

1290 Broad St Suite 200, Victoria, BC