Monday, 11 September 2017

Customer Service Is Our Way Of Life At GV Calgary

At GV Calgary, we are truly fortunate to serve wonderful international students who have come here from around the world.

We have some special ways (and special staff!) to serve students. We are fortunate  to have Kanae from Japan as an Admin Coordinator. Find out more about Kanae and hear from one of our Korean students in this video: http://go.gvenglish.com/e/60942/wbe2Earj4v0/bndcwv/449200965

Vanessa, our Academic Advisour  and Terry, our Director of Programs, help students select their best course of study. Along with Greg, our EAP and Pathways Coordinator, they assist students make a plan, and even apply for further study. Carla, our Head Registrar, plus Erin, our Events Coordinator and Tania, our COO and IELTS Centre Manager, also share GV Calgary’s team philosophy that “Everyone matters!”

Special mention must also go to Canada Homestay Network, with whom we work. Their representative Heather, who is based in the School, ensures  that Calgary’s reputation for hospitality is well deserved. She has even been known to host students in her own family home while they are in transition. Talk about commitment and caring!  Find out more about some of our admin staff and teachers: http://go.gvenglish.com/e/60942/algary-teachers-and-staff-html/bndcwx/449200965

Taking Flight On Career And Life Goals With IELTS Preparation At GV Calgary

Graciele and Alex Rispoli and two sons

Since it began offering the IELTS test in 2005, GV Calgary has constantly expanded its IELTS course options. We offer three full-time levels, as well as part-time, private lesson and online course options. Here are some success stories, and their own words, from some of the many of our very successful students.

Graciele and Alex Rispoli  are from Brazil and both took IELTS Prep recently. Graciele is now studying Hospitality Management at SAIT. Alex says, “We only have good memories of GV Calgary. It was really worth it. During this year you helped our family so much, My wife could learn English from the basic to college level and was accepted into SAIT. I got prepared for IELTS, where I got my score of seven as intended. It was a wonderful year we had together. As Graciele said,  “I am going to miss them!”



Omar Omana is from Venezuela  where he was studying Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Canada three years ago “ with zero English”, he says. After leaving GV, he went on to study at SAIT and recently has graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Program there. At GV Calgary’s May Graduation, Omar received the “Alumni of the Month” Award and gave a great motivational speech.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Student Emails: “I Passed!!!”

Global Village Toronto teachers and staff love to hear from former students who have achieved success in English and gained the certificate they needed. Here are some extracts from real emails from happy GV Toronto Test Preparation Students:

IELTS Score: The Exact Score She Needed!
“Above all, I would like to thank your educational centre Global Village Toronto for giving me opportunity to pass IELTS Academic module. Your teachers are very professional…everything…explained was easily understood and simple to study even when it seemed to be difficult. I will use my results for applying to college taking a course of designer.”

IELTS Score: 7.5/9.0
“I was your student for the first two weeks of February at Global Village. I wanted to take the opportunity and thank you for your help and teaching me. I got the score I was looking for!“

IELTS Score: 8.0/9.0
“This is just an email to say thank you! I took the IELTS General Exam in early March and was successful. Your tips   and guidance were a big part of success. Thank you so much! Continue to be the excellent teacher that you are.”

IELTS Score: 8.5/9.0
“After all I am very satisfied with the class I took at Global Village. The techniques I learn is really useful, especially reading. There is one section I didn't even read the article at all, just use the quick scan techniques I learned and go straight forward to circling key words, and I am very confident I got 10/10 on that section too. The speaking part techniques are also very useful, your instructor told us in case of a stuck, flip the topic and talk about down side, which I actually encountered and used the technique.”

CAE Score: Pass at Grade C
“I have passed!!!!!!! Yuhuuuuuu!! I feel so relieved and proud of myself!! And also really happy!! I'm very happy with my marks!!! Do u remember my marks in March??? What a change!! Thank you very much for everything,  your help and support was really important!”

Personal Care And Support In Paradise From The Start To Finish

At GV Hawaii, we believe in being flexible for most programs so students are able to start their studies from any week throughout the year. Orientation is given on the first day of school and students receive a warm welcome, testing is done to assess the students English level, and important information is shared about the school and Hawaii. This orientation process is done to ensure students start their studies with a positive first step.

At the end of each study block, a joyous graduation ceremony is held to recognize all graduates and announce special student awards. Students are given a colorful lei (Hawaiian necklace) and a certificate from their teachers.Join us for ‘Serious Learning and Serious Fun’ here in paradise! 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

My last week in GVT

I do not know where to start. It's hard, my last weekend in Canada I'm thinking over a lot of things, as our country is beautiful and absolutely the most beautiful place for me in the world, but also because I have met here a new, beautiful and inscredible country for me. It's hard to write this article because I remember a lot of beautiful memories that I never want to forget and which I want to repeat all the time. I have seen many new friends who have impacted my life and my heart. I met many great staff and teachers here. And above all, I learned English here and removed all the obstacles that prevented me from loving that language.

GV "just thanks is not enough, you gave me more than I expected myself and I am grateful for you."

Until time and space allow me to come back here.

Wahington

GV ve spolupraci s ISX nabízí spoustu super měst v americe, které můžete navštívit. Já jsem si vybral právě cestu do Washingtonu a co k tomu říct. Tento článek píšu v autobuse s obrovským množstvím vzpomínek.  Musim zacit vetou, pokud opravdu budete mit možnost něco navštívit, tak rozhodně neváhejte jet do Washingtonu. Je to město s obrovskou historií a překrasnými monumenty, budovami a spoustou dalších věcí.

Ve washingtonu je natočený nespočet filmů a musím říct, že pocit z filmů je úplně odlišný. To co jsem viděl na vlastní oči je daleko krásnější a příjemnější.  Jediný nepřítel, který mě ve Washingtonu potkal, byl čas. Měl jsem pouze 3 dny na prohlídku města a to opravdu nestačí.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Graduation

Po závěrečném testu a následujícího dne Vás čeká "graduation" nebo také dokončení měsíce ve škole . Následující den přijdete do školy, jako obvykle a po pozdravení hovoříte o testu, jaký byl, jak to na Vás působilo nebo také čemu jste nerozuměli. Můj průběh dne byl zhruba takový, že jsme vyslechli každého,  co se mu líbilo nebo nelíbilo a částečně jsme o tom hovořili. Samozřejmě byl k náhledu i test, který poukázal na chyby nebo nedostatky, které bylo potřeba doplnit. Já jsem dostal presny instrukce, kde se musim zlepšit abych mohl být lepší v angličtině (slovní zasoba). Když jsme si každý prošli test s naší učitelkou a nesměli jsme další dotazy, tak jsme se pomalu přesunuli do větší Auly. V této Aule probíhalo hodnoceni všech kočících studentů v GV. Je to částečně smutný ceremoniál, protože při tom prvním jsem já neodjížděl, ale viděl jsem odjíždět přátele se kterými jsem zažil spoustu nového a nezapomenutelného. Každopádně, každý má svoji cestu a tohle misto na rozloučení je parádní. Odcházíte za potlesku všech žáků a učitelů, protože jste dosáhli něčeho a to chtít se naučit něco nového a tím je angličtina.