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Global Village Calgary

Calgary, CA
515 1st Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
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Accreditations

Global Village English Centres have schools across Canada and the USA. Located in the heart of one of Canada’s most interesting and vibrant cities, GV Calgary is known for its highly experienced teachers, international student community and huge variety of English courses.

GV Calgary is situated in a heritage building in downtown Calgary and is surrounded by modern architecture, public art and beautiful parks. The school has 24 modern classrooms and offers a wide range of English courses.

GV Calgary attracts students from all over the world and the school is also the city’s first IELTS testing centre with a
reputation for providing first class IELTS preparation courses in both the day and evening.

Courses

GV Calgary has 19 fully qualified, native English-speaking members of teaching staff with a wide range of experience and specialisms. The school is known throughout Canada for its enthusiastic teachers and academic excellence.

On top of a wide choice of General English courses, GV Calgary is also a certified IELTS testing centre and official CELTA teacher training centre. Before arrival at the school, students are given a level assessment test which enables staff to place them in the course best suited to them.

Teachers at GV Calgary offer continuous feedback and support in order to help students achieve fluency. The school welcomes students from over 50 countries and speaking English at all times while in Calgary is actively encouraged.

GV Calgary also offers a varied social program, including trips to the Rockies, horseback riding and music club.

Type of courses

GV Calgary offers a range of General English Programs (GEP) suited to students who wish to achieve overall fluency in English. GEP Courses are taught according to a 10, 20, 25 or 35 lesson-per-week schedule in small groups of 12, with a nationality mix of students from over 50 countries. GV Calgary’s fully accredited General English Programs focus on developing skills in all areas, with particular emphasis on speaking fluently. The curriculum is fully interactive and encourages communication in English at all times.

Depending on the course, students can choose an additional elective course to follow in the afternoon. Elective courses are tailored to individual needs and include Essential Vocabulary, Grammar Practice and Writing Skills. For students seeking more individual attention, GV Calgary also offers one-to-one General English lessons, where learners work with their teacher to achieve specific language goals.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the GV school building in Calgary every day from Monday to Friday from 08.45 to 15.30. Courses have set start dates each month - contact the school for further information.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: Certificate on completion of the course.

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For students looking to begin a career in international business, GV Calgary offers a business course to improve fluency in formal English used in the workplace. The course helps to expand business vocabulary and develop key skills needed to succeed in a professional English-speaking environment. Students follow a targeted curriculum of exercises and activities designed to increase confidence in business negotiations, marketing and professional language.

Key Facts:

English for Business: 25 lessons per week with set start dates each month. 4,8 or 12 weeks course duration. Intermediate language ability and above only.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: English for Business is taught at the GV Calgary school building from Monday to Friday.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes.

Course certificate: Students who complete the four or eight week English for Business sessions will receive a certificate. Students who complete the full 12 week course are presented with a Business English Diploma.

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GV Calgary is a certified IELTS exam testing centre and the school offers a range of IELTS exam preparation courses to a very high standard. IELTS is an English language qualification accepted by universities and employers around the world. GV Calgary offers IELTS preparation at three levels of proficiency and all courses focus intensively on the four modules of the IELTS test. Courses are taught by highly qualified IELTS instructors and being an official IELTS testing centre means the school’s knowledge and experience of the exam is second to none.

Key Facts:

IELTS preparation courses are taught on a part-time or full-time basis. GV Calgary also offers evening IELTS courses for those students unable to attend during the day.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: The GV Calgary IELTS programs are delivered on a four-week rotation. All courses are taught at the school building in Calgary from Monday to Friday. Evening classes start at 18.15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

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Choose a course

General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £201
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £216
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £231
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £432
Duration
45mins class
Duration
2 - 16 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £864
Duration
45mins class
Duration
4 - 12 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £432
Duration
45mins class
Duration
2 - 12 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

  • Global Village Calgary Computer Room
    Computer Room
  • Global Village Calgary Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • Global Village Calgary Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
Location
515 1st Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

GV Calgary is located in the downtown area of this beautiful and progressive city. Calgary lies in the province of Alberta in Canada, around 80km east of the imposing Canadian Rockies. It has a population of around 1.2 million people and is known throughout the world for its cultural blend of the traditional ‘Canadian West,’ - encapsulated in the annual ‘Canada Stampede’ festival which features rodeos and cowboys - and the sophisticated atmosphere of a truly modern city. In Calgary you will find busy shopping streets, buzzing restaurants and nightlife and some of Canada’s finest national parks closeby. The city also sees at least 300 days of sunshine a year and this, combined with Calgary’s high standard of living, attracts thousands of international students each year. Calgary has an efficient public transport system which combines buses with a light rail system. Calgary International Airport lies 17km east of the city and serves destinations all over the world. The city is also a major rail network hub, with connections to all major cities in Canada and some in the USA.

Accommodation

Student residence

Single Studio

£540/week

Price/week: £540

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Area: At Princes Island Place, choose from a variety of private and shared apartments. Whatever you opt for, you’re a 12-minute streetcar ride from Alberta College of Art & Design, and a 20-minute ride from SAIT Polytechnic. Keep a car in the garage for weekend adventures, or use the bus stop directly across the road. Catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains from Calgary Tower’s 360-degree observation deck, or meet threatened species including tigers, rhinos and komodo dragons at Calgary Zoo.

Minimum stay: 14

Amenities: N/A

Nearest tube: N/A

Facilities: Car Parking; Laundry; Facilities; Cooking; Water; Included Heating; Included Concierge; Secure Door Entry; Gym

About the Student residence:

Sleep in late at your student housing, then take the scenic route through waterfront Eau Claire Park to quaint brunch spot 1886 Buffalo Café. Soak up 100 years of history whilst enjoying your huevos rancheros and hash browns, before crossing the river to Prince’s Island. In summer, spend the day canoeing on the river or picnicking with friends amidst the park’s colourful borders, and in winter, don your skates and hit the iced-over lagoon. In the evening, make your way to eclectic arts space Broken City. Expect comedy shows, live music, pub quizzes and an excellent craft beer selection.

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