Thursday, 15 June 2017

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA Canada)

Coming to Study in Canada this Summer?

Don’t forget to get your eTA before your flight!

All visitors to Canada who don’t need a visa or study permit are required to have an eTA. To make sure your entry to Canada goes smoothly, make sure you get your Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Applying for an eTA is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. You need your passport, a credit or debit card and an email address. It costs CAD $7 to get an eTA.

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GV Vancouver. She Has Done It All!

Maryam Alrasheed has done it all at GV Vancouver.

She successfully passed GV 7 and qualified for a pathway. She won the outstanding student of the month award. What could she do for an encore? IELTS of course! 

Maryam says “After I finished a few months at GV8, I took the IELTS test and got 6.5. I was lucky and I wanted to do better. My teacher Aaron pushes us really hard to do better on all parts of the test. We get lots of homework and he teaches us so many things about what we should and shouldn’t do on the test. I have now gotten an official score of 7.0 and my goal is at least 7.5. I’m hoping to get 8.0 though!” After opening so many doors for her future what does Maryam want to do next? Not surprisingly, she has set her goals high.“I want to study epidemiology. That is my dream.” 

If you ask any of her teachers and classmates, there is little doubt her dream will come true in the near future.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

GV Hawaii Delivers 27% Average Improvement For Cambridge Over Winter FCE Class

As Hawaii’s largest Cambridge exam center, Global Village Hawaii [GVH] students have achieved outstanding results and benefited from GV Hawaii’s many years of expertise. Additionally, GVH is Hawaii’s only IELTS test center.

In order to help students improve, GVH monitors test scores of students on a weekly basis. As an example of how much you can improve, the FCE class in the Winter 2017 had an average improvement of 27% while studying at GVH! Additionally, in the most recent term, both FCE & CAE had a 100% passing rate on the exams for students who automatically placed into the program! 

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"No Pain, No Gain!"

GV Victoria is the official test centre for CambridgeCELPIP and IELTS in Victoria, BC.

Preparation and awareness are the keys to success and this is how our program has been designed. GV Victoria has several resources and preparation options to help you take your next step:

The full-time program and/or private lessons give students in-depth study of the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking sections, and strategies for the test day. Monitored feedback is also an integral part of each lesson.

“The IELTS preparation program at GV Victoria gives the students the opportunity to develop all skills at the same time. The course demands hard work and dedication. During my first weeks, I learned to notice my strengths and weaknesses and where to focus my efforts on. My teacher and my classmates were very important in this process and every day we shared new techniques and study tips. Since I needed the score to enter Camosun College, I was  also combining the full-time program with private lessons. After two months following this routine, I took the test  and I PASSED IT! It was a hard time but you know: ‘No pain, no gain!’”

– Maria Fernanda Morgan, Brazil