Thursday, 19 April 2018

Afternoon Skill Boosters at GV Vancouver

GV Vancouver

By far the most popular afternoon elective choices of students, especially among those in the lower and intermediate
levels, are the classic building-block skill boosters: Speaking with Fluency, Accurate Pronunciation,  Correct Vocabulary, Listening Comprehension.

Once these basic skills are in place, students elect for the advanced options such as Speaking with Power and Control,  Speed Reading for Gist, Active Listening.

Students in our exciting university and college pathways to Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University School of Business, and Vancouver Film School are required to enroll in Academic Prep, Academic Writing, and Presentation Skills.

Looking for something a bit lighter and more fun?   We periodically offer English through Film Making, Engaging with Social Media, Casual English and Slang, and more!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Popular Elective Classes at GV Hawaii

GV Hawaii

GV Hawaii’s Options Program offers a variety of exciting classes! Examples include:

Test Preparation Options classes:
  • Cambridge Exam Skill Building

Options classes that reflect topics of student interest:
  • Business English
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Conversation and Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary through Music
  • English Through Movies
  • Grammar Booster
  • Power Speaking
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
  • Independent Studies
These and other Options classes are from Monday to Friday, 12:20pm to 1:10pm.  Options class offerings each study block are subject to minimum enrollment.

Contact GV Hawaii now to reserve your spot in this popular Options program at

Saturday, 7 April 2018

A Choice for Every Learner

GV Victoria

GV Victoria’s Pathways to Camosun CollegeRoyal Roads Universityand the UVic Certificate of Business Administration make our EAP electives (English for Academic Purposes) a best-seller!

Tailor-made elective classes are offered in the afternoon portion of the program and are designed to help support students in their learning process.

To support and reinforce specific skill areas:To explore specialized areas of interest:
  • Everyday English
  • Advanced Conversation & Pronunciation
  • Academic Writing
  • Global Issues
  • Reading and Discussion
  • Listening & Speaking 
  • English for Social Media
  • Presentation Skills for Professionals
  • Preparation for IELTS
  • Slang and Vocabulary through Pop Music
  • English for Customer Service
  • Canadian Culture & Society

Monday, 2 April 2018

What's the Goal?

GV Toronto

Did you know that every course at Global Village has different learning goals? On the first day in any course, students receive a one-page course outline telling them exactly what they will be learning in that course, and what new skills they will have on course completion. 

Pictured on the right is an example from one of GV Toronto's most popular Electives: Slang and Vocabulary. The goals, or objectives, have been carefully created by experienced academic managers and teachers to fit the topic, skill focus and level of the course.

For instance, one objective for the GV2-3 Slang and Vocabulary Elective (High Beginner, A2 level) is to "increase your knowledge and usage of idioms in everyday life", whereas a corresponding objective for the same course at GV4-5 (High Intermediate, B2 level) is to "use techniques to remember and use new idioms effectively". This means that at the higher level, teachers are expanding on the teaching and practice of the vocabulary to instruct them on systems and strategies to become better independent vocabulary learners.

Monday, 26 March 2018

GV Calgary's Teen Program: Innovation And Flexibility

GV Calgary

GV Calgary is pleased to offer a full immersion experience with English classes, activities and homestay. In addition, we are proud to be part of helping our students to become global citizens. So, in July, 2018, our Teen Program is available with our new leadership training option.

Check out our video to see and hear teen students reflecting on their Calgary experience
Our Teen Program is very flexible, Students can take the program with or without the Leadership Program, and will improve their practical and academic English rapidly.

Although very popular in the Summer, teen programs can be customized any time of the year.
To see more, including our Sample TAP Activities Calendar,  click here.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

New Junior Program Choices At GV Toronto

GV Toronto

With more than 600 students in summer 2017, GV Toronto's popular Teen Activity Program (TAP) has seen tremendous growth. In 2018, GVT has three new exciting opportunities for junior students in Toronto:
Academic TAP
  • For students who wish to study more
  • 25 lessons per week
  • Academic focus - great for university preparation

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

GV High School Preparation - Strong Foundations Lead To Success.

GV Victoria

GV Victoria helps junior students prepare to meet the academic challenges of studying in a Canadian or American High School. Our High School Preparation is an intensive academic program specifically designed as a combination of General English in the morning and specialized elective classes in the afternoons.
  • Designed for learners age 14+
  • 4, 8 and 12 week program
Focused afternoon classes: English for Science, Literature, Math, Social Studies and more.
Technology studies: English for Social Media & Computers
Choose to add on 360ยบ support, which includes:
  • Settlement orientation
  • Assistance with application process to a local high school
  • Detailed feedback every four weeks on student’s Academic,
    Accommodation and Activities experience
*Available for individuals and groups.