Staff Profile

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Abby, Academic Coordinator

  • Degree (s): B.A. in English Literature and currently studying Curriculum Design at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

  • Been with GV Calgary since March 2011. Teach the Cambridge FCE Preparation Class, General English as well as administration work.

  • GV Goal: To provide quality teaching along with creating an atmosphere that is fun and great for learning in. Also keeping Global Village Calgary up-to-date with current, interesting, and educational curriculum and lesson materials for the students and teachers.


Adora, Administrative Coordinator

  • Degree(s): B.A. in Communication Arts, major in Speech Communication.

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: March 2015.

  • GV Goal: To assist Accounts Payable, IELTS Centre, Registration so each can focus on their core competencies; to welcome and assist students and visitors so they can have a very pleasant experience at GV.


Adriana, General English Teacher and IELTS Teacher

  • Degree (s): Bachelors in Behavioural Science

  • Been with GV Calgary since 2007

  • GV Goal: My primary goal as an English teacher is to provide our students with the language tools to be confident to achieve the variety of goals they have, and to do this in a classroom setting that is interesting and keeps them motivated.


Carla, Head Registrar

  • Degree(s): B.Phil

  • Been with GV Calgary since July, 2011.

  • GV Goal: To ensure that student gets the best possible experience they can. 


Dalene, IELTS Customer Relations

  • Degree(s): B.A. Spanish

  • Been with GV Calgary since: September, 2013

  • GV Goal: To ensure that students feel welcome and have a positive experience at GV. I’m also happy to provide information and assistance to  people who are thinking of coming to study at GV in the future.


Damon, Facilities and Accounts Supervisor

  • Degree(s): B Econ., CMA (UK), CSP

  • Been with GV Calgary since: September, 2004

  • GV Goal: To provide GV students and staff a secure, clean & well-maintained building in which to study & work.


Derek, General English Teacher

  • Degree(s): B.A. in Sociology, Dip. Ed (ESL)

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: April, 2003

  • GV Goal: To provide students with opportunities to participate in exciting activities, learn more about Canadian culture, and see beautiful scenery and amazing sites.


Erin, Events Coordinator

  • Degree(s): B.A. Sociology/Criminology, B.Ed, CTESOL.

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: December, 2013.

  • GV Goal: Every culture finds its expression through language. As a teacher and events coordinator, I strive to help students improve both their language and cultural skills by immersing them in Canadian culture. Extracurricular activities and excursions provide a truly authentic way to learn what Calgary, Canada and the English language is all about.


Elaine, General English Teacher

  • Degree(s): B.A. Literature, CELTA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Graduate Studies)

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: 2009

  • GV Goal: To connect language study with positive life experiences, so that students can learn enthusiastically and meaningfully.


Eugene, General English Teacher

  • Degree(s): B.Ed in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Been with GV Calgary since: May 2019.

  • GV Goal: To help all of our learners enjoy the challenges along the way to achieving their potential with us here at GV.


Greg, General English / Cambridge FCE Teacher, EAP and Pathway Coordinator

  • Degree(s): B.A. English, Philosophy and CELTA

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: December, 2011

  • GV Goal: To offer a fresh and relevant variety of materials and activities in a classroom that engages and challenges students to improve their communication skills and broaden their cultural awareness. I strive to support teachers and admin staff in their efforts to provide a positive and memorable learning environment. I also assist GV students who are interested in pursuing their studies at a variety of Canadian post-secondary institutions.


John, Founding Director

  • Degree(s): M.A., Dip. Ed. (ESL), B.A.

  • Been with GV Calgary since its beginning in 1995.

  • Travel: Europe, Japan, Korea, Cuba, Brazil, Indonesia

  • GV Goal: Working with a great team of people, our goal is to make sure our students have a great language learning experience combined with knowing more about Canada and themselves.



Kanae, Administrative Coordinator

  • Degree (s): B.A. in English and Education, Diploma of Administrative Information Management.

  • Been with GV Calgary since May, 2016.

  • GV Goal: To ensure that students feel welcome, comfortable and fun studying English at GV. I also want to assist students/candidates in the Registration, IELTS, and the front desk with a warm friendly heart.


Karen, ESL Teacher

  • Degree (s): B.A.

  • Been with GV Calgary since April 2010.

  • GV Goal: I want to give the students the opportunity to view the English language as a communicative tool such as a computer or a book.  My goal is to help students develop their communication skills further.


 

Matilda, Assistant Director of Programs, CELTA Teacher Trainer, General English Teacher

  • Degree(s): BA, PGCE, CELTA, Delta

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: March 2017

  • GV Goal: To help all of our learners enjoy the challenges along the way to achieving their potential with us here at GV.


 

Phil, CELTA Trainer

  • Degree(s): B.A., M.A. in TESOL, CELTA, DELTA

  • Been with GV Calgary Since: May, 2005

  • GV Goal: To ensure students receive professional and efficient service at all points of their contact with the centre.


Tania, IELTS Centre Manager

  • Degree(s): B. Ed.

  • Been with GV Calgary since March, 2000.

  • GV Goal: To ensure that our students have a very positive study experience. I am always willing to meet with students to counsel them on their English level and place them in the best program to help them meet their English learning goals.


Vanessa, Academic Advisor

  • Degree (s): CELTA certified

  • Been with GV Calgary Since July, 2012

  • Places Visited:  all throughout Canada and the U.S., Mexico, Jamaica, Singapore, Malaysia, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Germany, Greece, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Serbia.

  • GV Goal:  To give students and potential students advice and information on our English programs; advice on how to reach their professional, academic, and personal goals in learning the English language; and advice on how to prepare for the IELTS exam (Academic and General).

  • 15 years of English language teaching experience: General English, Academic English, Professional English, and Business English; prepared students for University of Cambridge ESOL examinations - IELTS exam (Academic and General), General English exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), Business English exams (CEIBT, BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage, BEC Higher); English language assistant in secondary school (Slovenia, Europe).