Learn English with real teachers, in REAL TIME from the comfort of your home!
Easily join our virtual classes from your computer or mobile device.
Why choose GV LIVE Classes?
Learn English from GV’s experienced and passionate teachers who will create a comfortable virtual learning environment and support you to reach your learning goals
Enjoy an interactive virtual classroom experience where you’ll be able to ask and answer questions, participate in small group discussions, and receive regular feedback.
Be part of GV's dynamic online learning community where you can connect, have fun, and make new friends from around the world!
GV Online Study
Get FREE access to a wide variety of online course modules. Our GV ONLINE Study integrates into your virtual classroom learning, and also provides extra English practice to help you improve your skills on your own schedule and at your own pace.
College and University Pathways
Our GV LIVE Classes are partner approved! If you plan to study higher education in Canada or the USA, Global Village has you covered. Study Academic English in our virtual classrooms and then transfer directly to one of our pathway partner schools. In most cases, no additional English language test is required! Sign up to try a free GV LIVE lesson, and ask us about our pathway options!
English for Business Program
Do you want to build English vocabulary and communication skills for business, careers and the professional workplace? Our English for Business program will help you do just that! Learn about Canadian and international business cultures, and develop specialized vocabulary and English language skills through focusing on business themes.
IELTS or CELPIP Preparation
Our test preparation classes will help you get familiar with these popular test formats, and develop targeted test taking strategies. Global Village is a test preparation leader– join us to achieve your goal on the General or Academic IELTS test or the CELPIP test. We offer both Full-time and Part-time IELTS study options, and Part-time CELPIP study.
Global Competence Certificate
The Global Competence Certificate is a program created by the New York-based, Sentio Global Education Network, and is used in conjunction with English language classes to broaden a student's perspective of the people and cultures of the world. By combining our virtual classes with a wide variety of technology-based resources, students build new skills and understanding, and enhance their English communications while focusing on key topics like Self-Awareness; Awareness about Others; Emotional Intelligence; and Developing Bridges to Others.
General English Program
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced English speaker, this superb overall course will give you the skills and confidence necessary to get to the next level of proficiency. Our General English curriculum is designed to create a communicative classroom environment. Student will expand vocabulary, increase listening, reading, and writing skills, and build the confidence necessary to use English in a variety of settings.
Private or Semi-Private Lessons
Get focused, one-on-one English learning support from one of our experienced teachers, in a schedule that is convenient for you both. Our Private and Semi-Private lessons are available to support you with General English, helping you practise and improve your communications skills. We also offer lessons focused on test preparation to help you prepare to achieve targeted goals on standardized English tests and exams like IELTS, Cambridge, CELPIP, and more. Or focus on specialized English topics that meet your unique needs, like Aviation, Entrepreneurship, and more.
- General English Program:
- 5, 16, 20, 25, or 30 lessons per week
- Business English Program:
- 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 lessons per week
- English Pro:
- 16 lessons per week General English + 2, 4, or 6 Tutorials
- English for Academic Purposes (Pathway):
- 10, or 30 lessons per week
- IELTS Preparation:
- 5, 7, 10, 20, 25, or 30 lessons per week
- CELPIP Preparation:
- 7 or 10 lessons per week
- High School Preparation:
- 10 or 30 lessons per week
- Global Competence Certificate:
- 10, 20, 25, or 30 lessons per week
- GEP + Global Competence Certificate:
- 30 lessons per week
- Cambridge Teen Learners Program:
- 10 lessons per week
- Cambridge Young Learners Program:
- 10 lessons per week
- Private or Semi-Private Lessons:
- General English or Test Preparation
Frequently Asked Questions
What are GV LIVE classes?
GV LIVE classes are live interactive virtual education provided through the online learning platform, Zoom. Classes are taught in real time by GV Instructors. Students can connect to LIVE classes from their desktop computer or mobile device, as long as they have an internet connection. GV LIVE classes happen on a set schedule, and students are given information to join their specific classes.
What is GV ONLINE Study?
GV ONLINE study is a blended learning tool which is sometimes used as part of our classes, but may also be used as an additional resource for students who want to enhance their language learning with practice activities and exercises that they can complete at their own pace. GV ONLINE is available 24/7.
Who teaches GV LIVE Classes
GV LIVE Classes are taught by GV's experienced and passionate teachers - the same great people who have been teaching in our real-life classrooms!
Are GV LIVE classes interactive? How do students participate?
Our GV LIVE classes are totally interactive. Students can ask and answer questions either by speaking directly, or using the chat window. In addition, Zoom provides a feature that allows teachers to assign students to “breakout rooms” for smaller group work. Students can interact together in their breakout room and the teacher can drop in any time to see how things are going before bringing the whole class back together to continue discussions and learning.
How many students are in a class?
Our GV LIVE online classes have a maximum student number of 12 in Hawaii, and 16 in Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria; however, class sizes may vary depending on the particular class.
What is the class schedule?
In our GV LIVE classes, one lesson is 50 minutes long, the same length as in our face-to-face classes. GV LIVE Classes are available in a variety of weekly time-tables, providing 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 25, or 30 lessons per week.
How do students submit homework?
Students may be asked either to email homework to their instructor, or to submit their homework through the chat feature in Zoom. Homework will typically be reviewed together as a class.
Do GV LIVE classes include weekly quizzes?
Yes, students will still complete weekly quizzes (e.g. competency checks), just like in our face-to-face classes. Quizzes are managed directly through Zoom during the class time.
Do I need to use the video function to join my GV LIVE classes?
In GV LIVE classes, our teachers create a friendly classroom atmosphere where students can relax, share personal stories, and make friends from around the world. When you study in a virtual classroom, the video function is an important part of connecting with your classmates and creating rapport. It helps create an experience that’s similar to GV’s real life classroom experience. For the best GV LIVE class experience for you and your classmates, we strongly encourage using video.
For the best experience, how should I connect to GV LIVE classes?
While students can connect from any internet-connected location, on any device, students will have the best experience if they connect using a desktop or laptop computer with a strong and stable internet connection. For classes that focus on speaking, students may feel comfortable using their mobile phone. However, for classes that may require some writing, it will be easier to participate if students have a keyboard available.