Thursday, 21 June 2018

GV Vancouver Embraces Big Love Ball

GV Vancouver


Big Love Ball Vs AppBig Love Ball is making its way around the globe, into the hearts of every culture through the use of social media and the instantaneous nature of Instagram. Big Love Ball is an irresistible invitation to connect. In a moment it has become a movement. A message of inclusion and compassion. Big Love Ball is for everyone.

-Wendy Watts, Designer, Vancouver, Canada    www.bigloveball.com

Friday, 15 June 2018

Explore Victoria - The World’s Leading Experiential Destination

GV Victoria


The world's discovered Canada’s best-kept secret: Victoria!

We’ve got the awards to prove it. What does this mean for students?

#1 Top Student Destination in Canada: Victoria has some of the leading universities and colleges in Canada. Being in a small city allows students to immerse themselves completely in the local culture and improve their language skills quickly. And a GV Pathway can lead to top-rated Camosun College or another North American institution.

#2 Best Small City in the World: Weekends will be full of exciting activities such as kayaking, surfing, hiking, and whale-watching! Discover the joy of cycling to school on 137 bike routes, and experience the outdoors just steps away from the Global Village school.

#1 Hippest City in Canada: Victoria is the hub for local producers, vegetarian restaurants, organic bakeries and caf├ęs. Shop at local markets and chic boutiques, or attend famous events like Canada Day, Symphony Splash, and Rifflandia Music Festival.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

What Am I Going To Do In Toronto? Let Sarah Show You!

GV Toronto


As Canada's largest city, Toronto is a dynamic and exciting place to be, with something different  for everyone! But where do you start? Come to the Global Village Toronto Activity Desk, and meet Sarah, GV Toronto's Activity Coordinator and your Canadian friend and tour guide, who is ready to help you meet people and find your way around the city. "I was once a foreign student studying abroad in China," Sarah says, "so I totally understand how scary it can be to come to a new place, speak a new language, and need to try to communicate in front of strangers. All the teachers and staff at GV Toronto are working their hardest to make this transition easier for students of all English levels!"

Sarah wanted to show a student's opinion about the best activities in Toronto, so she shot this video interview with Lily, a student who has done many school excursions since arriving at GVT. Sarah says, "It was great to hear that Lily had such a good time on activities and that she really felt that she was getting a chance to use her English practically!"

So even if you are a bit nervous, with the help of your teacher, Sarah, and the other students, very soon, you'll be practicing your English outside of class and experiencing amazing sights, sports, neighbourhoods, nightlife, food and culture of Toronto!

Monday, 4 June 2018

Why Study At GV Calgary

GV Calgary


Calgary is a great destination any time of year, with its authentic four Canadian seasons. It’s in July, though, that we are full of summer energy with the Calgary Stampede festival in full force from July 6 to 15.

We are pleased to offer a special GV Calgary Stampede and the Rockies promotion during July.  Check out this webpage for more details. 

This year GV Calgary is welcoming students from over 90 different countries, and we are sure that there will be plenty of interest in the World Cup of Football which we also feature in our school as a major summer activity.

If you can’t come to GV Calgary in July, there is plenty to do year-round. Check out: ‘14 Top Calgary Tourist Attractions

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Why Vancouver?

GV Vancouver


A bustling west coast seaport, Vancouver is among Canada’s densest, ethnically diverse cities. It is a destination with a dynamic, highly-diversified urban economy with growing knowledge-based sectors and strong global connections – all with the uniqueness of being surrounded by a vast natural wilderness of the sea and mountains and wildlife that invites outdoor pursuits of all kinds.  Companies as varied as Hootsuite, Goldcorp, Lionsgate Entertainment, TED, and recently Amazon, call the city home.

GV Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest and most reputable international schools conveniently located downtown within reach of all the amenities. 

Friday, 25 May 2018

Getting Smart with your Listening Skills

GV Toronto


Listening skills are not only a critical part of being a good conversationalist, but are also now essential for understanding the wealth of information found in online videos, on all topics from cooking to automobile repairs and job interviews to self-improvement. GV Toronto students now have even more ways to practice listening skills through online video with the use of tablets and smart TVs in the classroom.

Teachers cast audio and video from their device to bluetooth speakers and smart TVs and bluetooth speakers for students to practice comprehension of Ted Talks, Youtube videos, resources from Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, as well as listening extracts from the new GV Online study platform.

Students are very often surprised at all the other interesting information they learn while studying English!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

GV Hawaii Welcomes You To The World’s Best Classroom!

GV Hawaii


GV Hawaii student life offers exciting opportunities to improve your English through one of our many language programs, make lifelong friendships, live with a local host family, and explore the majestic natural wonders of Hawaii through our school activities. Hawaii showcases beautiful white sand beaches, scenic mountain slopes, intimate marine life interaction, and summer long weather year round. Don’t take it from us, check out this website which gives 15 reasons to come to Hawaii! Also, witness how much fun students are having on the Maui Neighbor Island Trip.

Contact hawaii@gvenglish.com to enroll in a short or long term study program now!