Global Village Victoria

School Overview

Students immediately feel comfortable in our school. Global Village Victoria teachers encourage a strong sense of community and friendship in their English classes. Students make rapid academic progress and can quickly make friends from around the world.

With its distinct geography and outlook, Victoria is one of the most highly valued locations to live in Canada. Students have the advantage of living in a city with all the amenities they could want, yet with the friendliness, safety and sense of community where everyone is valued as an individual. A variety of English courses means that students can study in General English or Specialized Programs, such as English for Business or Power Speaking. Exam preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge FCE and CAE have led countless ESL students to success. As Vancouver Island’s first and only IELTS Test Centre, GV Victoria students can prepare for IELTS and to take the official IELTS exam on campus.

We offer the highest quality education at a level that is accredited both locally and internationally, so that you can have the confidence that your English proficiency will be recognized, regardless of where you choose to live and work.

Top Five Student Nationalities

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Brazil
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland

Testimonials

"Studying at Global Village was much more than I expected; the beautiful campus, the friendly students from countries such as Brazil, Switzerland, Korea and Mexico, and the teachers who gave me the opportunity to learn English in a variety of interesting ways like doing plays and presentations." - Shiho Horoto, Japan, General English Program.

School Message

We’re all about your experience of a lifetime. This means new, international friends, improved speaking ability and confidence, and new opportunities for your future. Celebrating almost 20 years of student success stories, we invite you to come and experience amazing students and teachers, as well as our friendly service and staff in GV’s modern, downtown facility.

About Victoria

Global Village Victoria is situated in the centre of one of Canada's warmest, most charming cities. The school is only a few minutes’ walk from Victoria’s picturesque inner harbor as well as outdoor cafes, pubs, boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls. Victoria has a progressive outlook and artistic flavour. It is safe with a strong sense of social and environmental consciousness.

Students can enjoy a West Coast lifestyle and participate in incredible natural experiences like whale watching, kayaking, hiking and cycling, as well as snowboarding and skiing.  Nearby Vancouver and Seattle can be reached within 2-3 hours travel.

Our Location

1290 Broad Street, Suite 200 Victoria, BC V8W 2A5, Canada.

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Courses Overview

We offer general English from beginner to high advanced levels, IELTS preparation courses, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We also offer private lessons, Power Speaking, English for business, and English + programmes: Yoga, Volunteer, 50+, Nature & Wildlife Conservation.

Accommodation

Homestay

Do you want to stay with an English speaking family? GV's in-house accommodation departments ensure timely, effective service. GV Homestay provides a safe, friendly and secure environment for students, while giving them the opportunity to experience and enjoy the local culture. We also offer non-homestay options such as furnished apartments/guest suites, and hotel accommodation.

All requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and are designed to meet each individual students' needs. We also have in-school Accommodations staff and a 24-hour emergency telephone line for students’ convenience and safety.

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