Welcome to GV Calgary
Specializing in English Classes and IELTS

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Located in the heart of one of Canada's most vibrant cities, GV Calgary is known for its great staff, the international community of its student body, and its stunning English school. We offer English classes in General ESL at eight levels and English courses in Business English, TESOL, and Cambridge First Certificate. As Calgary’s first IELTS Test Centre, we also have full-time as well as evening classes in IELTS preparation.


Important Information

GV Calgary's International Program is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit. The number for the Designated Learning Program of Global Village Calgary (Rocky Mountain English Center Ltd.) is O18761476312.

All international students must obtain a study permit for a program that is more than six months.

About Us

Calgary is a progressive economic centre. It is alive with young people and close to nature. World famous Banff in the majestic Rocky Mountains is only 90 minutes away.

Known for its friendly community spirit, Calgary provides a terrific quality of life. Our city and English school are safe, broadly tolerant and accepting. With its four distinct Canadian seasons, Calgary has the added benefit of more than 300 days of sunshine each year. For those who are looking for an authentic taste of Canada, Calgary is the place; GV Calgary is perfect for your English courses.

GV Calgary is in a beautiful location in downtown Calgary. It is surrounded by modern architecture and public art. Across the street from the English school is the park with the iconic ‘Learning Statues.’ On the same block is ‘The Bow’ which received the award for “Best New Building in the Americas” in 2013.  

Students thrive in GV Calgary’s international community where they learn and make new friends. The English school is famous for its outstanding academic quality, enthusiastic teachers and for inspiring students to be global citizens. GV Calgary offers a wide choice of English courses, including exam preparation and teacher training.

We are fully experienced in offering Cambridge CELTA. GV Calgary has the only CELTA TESL training course in the Prairie provinces of Canada.

Along with being Calgary's first Official IELTS Test Centre, GV Calgary offers full-time and evening courses for IELTS preparation.


 

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GV Calgary is recognized and fully accredited by Languages Canada and the International Association of Language Centres (IALC). Our English school is an active member of the national association, Languages Canada. As well, our international recognition with IALC is a sure measure of our high quality. We are proud to be the only English school from Calgary and the Prairies of Canada to be recognized as an IALC school.


Facilities

  • 24 classrooms with exterior windows

  • 2 web-enabled classrooms (31 stations in total)

  • Smartboard classroom

  • Free internet access and wireless network

  • Student lounge and games table

  • Vending machines and cable TV

  • Musical instruments and sound system

  • The IELTS Centre is an integral part of the English school

  • 515 1st Street SE, Suite 200, Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Global Village Calgary

 

What makes GV Calgary unique?

  • Modern English school in special heritage building

  • Wide choice of General English courses and English classes (e.g. General ESL at eight levels)

  • Official IELTS Testing Centre since 2005

  • Exam Preparation with flexible IELTS courses, including evening classes and online program

  • Official Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Centre since 2003

  • Known for inspiring student career success

  • High level of Computer and Wi-Fi access

 
  • Classes available at Intermediate level for students aged 25 years plus.

  • More than 50 nationalities represented in English school population

  • Accommodation Options with fully inspected host families, downtown hostel and apartment

  • Full Activities Program with Regular Excursions to Canadian Rockies

  • Calgary Stampede (10 days in July) plus Festivals throughout year

  • Teen Program in July with strong academic and activities focus

  • Proudly Canadian owned


Afternoon General English - 20 lessons week - AM

From 207.90 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 20 lessons of 45 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-06-30,2014-07-07,2014-07-14,2014-07-21,2014-07-28

General English - 20 lessons week - AM

From 225.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 20 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-06, 2014-01-13, 2014-01-20, 2014-01-27, 2014-02-03, more2014-02-10, 2014-02-17, 2014-02-24, 2014-03-03, 2014-03-10, 2014-03-17, 2014-03-24, 2014-03-31, 2014-04-07, 2014-04-14, 2014-04-21, 2014-04-28, 2014-05-05, 2014-05-12, 2014-05-19, 2014-05-26, 2014-06-02, 2014-06-09, 2014-06-16, 2014-06-23, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-07, 2014-07-14, 2014-07-21, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-04, 2014-08-11, 2014-08-18, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-01, 2014-09-08, 2014-09-15, 2014-09-22, 2014-09-29, 2014-10-06, 2014-10-13, 2014-10-20, 2014-10-27, 2014-11-03, 2014-11-10, 2014-11-17, 2014-11-24, 2014-12-01, 2014-12-08, 2014-12-15, 2014-12-22, 2014-12-29, 2015-01-05, 2015-01-12, 2015-01-19, 2015-01-26, 2015-02-02, 2015-02-09, 2015-02-16, 2015-02-23, 2015-03-02, 2015-03-09, 2015-03-16, 2015-03-23, 2015-03-30, 2015-04-06, 2015-04-13, 2015-04-20, 2015-04-27, 2015-05-04, 2015-05-11, 2015-05-18, 2015-05-25, 2015-06-01, 2015-06-08, 2015-06-15, 2015-06-22, 2015-06-29, 2015-07-06, 2015-07-13, 2015-07-20, 2015-07-27, 2015-08-03, 2015-08-10, 2015-08-17, 2015-08-24, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-07, 2015-09-14, 2015-09-21, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-05, 2015-10-12, 2015-10-19, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-02, 2015-11-09, 2015-11-16, 2015-11-23, 2015-11-30, 2015-12-07, 2015-12-14, 2015-12-21, 2015-12-28, less

General English - 25 lessons week

From 248.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-06, 2014-01-13, 2014-01-20, 2014-01-27, 2014-02-03, more2014-02-10, 2014-02-17, 2014-02-24, 2014-03-03, 2014-03-10, 2014-03-17, 2014-03-24, 2014-03-31, 2014-04-07, 2014-04-14, 2014-04-21, 2014-04-28, 2014-05-05, 2014-05-12, 2014-05-19, 2014-05-26, 2014-06-02, 2014-06-09, 2014-06-16, 2014-06-23, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-07, 2014-07-14, 2014-07-21, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-04, 2014-08-11, 2014-08-18, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-01, 2014-09-08, 2014-09-15, 2014-09-22, 2014-09-29, 2014-10-06, 2014-10-13, 2014-10-20, 2014-10-27, 2014-11-03, 2014-11-10, 2014-11-17, 2014-11-24, 2014-12-01, 2014-12-08, 2014-12-15, 2014-12-22, 2014-12-29, 2015-01-05, 2015-01-12, 2015-01-19, 2015-01-26, 2015-02-02, 2015-02-09, 2015-02-16, 2015-02-23, 2015-03-02, 2015-03-09, 2015-03-16, 2015-03-23, 2015-03-30, 2015-04-06, 2015-04-13, 2015-04-20, 2015-04-27, 2015-05-04, 2015-05-11, 2015-05-18, 2015-05-25, 2015-06-01, 2015-06-08, 2015-06-15, 2015-06-22, 2015-06-29, 2015-07-06, 2015-07-13, 2015-07-20, 2015-07-27, 2015-08-03, 2015-08-10, 2015-08-17, 2015-08-24, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-07, 2015-09-14, 2015-09-21, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-05, 2015-10-12, 2015-10-19, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-02, 2015-11-09, 2015-11-16, 2015-11-23, 2015-11-30, 2015-12-07, 2015-12-14, 2015-12-21, 2015-12-28, less

General English - 30 lessons week

From 270.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-06, 2014-01-13, 2014-01-20, 2014-01-27, 2014-02-03, more2014-02-10, 2014-02-17, 2014-02-24, 2014-03-03, 2014-03-10, 2014-03-17, 2014-03-24, 2014-03-31, 2014-04-07, 2014-04-14, 2014-04-21, 2014-04-28, 2014-05-05, 2014-05-12, 2014-05-19, 2014-05-26, 2014-06-02, 2014-06-09, 2014-06-16, 2014-06-23, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-07, 2014-07-14, 2014-07-21, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-04, 2014-08-11, 2014-08-18, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-01, 2014-09-08, 2014-09-15, 2014-09-22, 2014-09-29, 2014-10-06, 2014-10-13, 2014-10-20, 2014-10-27, 2014-11-03, 2014-11-10, 2014-11-17, 2014-11-24, 2014-12-01, 2014-12-08, 2014-12-15, 2014-12-22, 2014-12-29, 2015-01-05, 2015-01-12, 2015-01-19, 2015-01-26, 2015-02-02, 2015-02-09, 2015-02-16, 2015-02-23, 2015-03-02, 2015-03-09, 2015-03-16, 2015-03-23, 2015-03-30, 2015-04-06, 2015-04-13, 2015-04-20, 2015-04-27, 2015-05-04, 2015-05-11, 2015-05-18, 2015-05-25, 2015-06-01, 2015-06-08, 2015-06-15, 2015-06-22, 2015-06-29, 2015-07-06, 2015-07-13, 2015-07-20, 2015-07-27, 2015-08-03, 2015-08-10, 2015-08-17, 2015-08-24, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-07, 2015-09-14, 2015-09-21, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-05, 2015-10-12, 2015-10-19, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-02, 2015-11-09, 2015-11-16, 2015-11-23, 2015-11-30, 2015-12-07, 2015-12-14, 2015-12-21, 2015-12-28, less

IELTS preparation - 25 lessons per week

From 281.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-13, 2014-02-11, 2014-03-10, 2014-04-07, 2014-05-05, more2014-06-02, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-22, 2014-10-20, 2014-11-17, 2014-12-15, 2015-01-20, 2015-02-17, 2015-03-16, 2015-04-13, 2015-05-11, 2015-06-08, 2015-07-06, 2015-08-04, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-23, 2015-12-21, less

Cambridge materials, exam and administration

395.00 CAD / each
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-12-25

CAE, CPE, IELTS Support: 12 lessons

660.00 CAD / each
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-12-23

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - 30 lessons/week

270.00 CAD / each
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-13, 2014-02-11, 2014-03-10, 2014-04-07, 2014-05-05, more2014-06-02, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-22, 2014-10-20, 2014-11-17, 2014-12-15, 2015-01-20, 2015-02-17, 2015-03-16, 2015-04-13, 2015-05-11, 2015-06-08, 2015-07-06, 2015-08-04, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-23, 2015-12-21, less

TESOL - Teacher Training Diploma, 8-weeks: 30 lessons/week

From 324.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-02-11, 2014-05-05, 2014-08-25, 2014-10-20, 2015-02-17, more2015-05-11, 2015-08-31, 2015-10-26, less

TESOL

From 324.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-02-10,2014-05-05,2014-08-25,2014-10-20

English for Business - 25 lessons per week

From 281.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-13, 2014-02-11, 2014-03-10, 2014-04-07, 2014-05-05, more2014-06-02, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-22, 2014-10-20, 2014-11-17, 2014-12-15, 2015-01-20, 2015-02-17, 2015-03-16, 2015-04-13, 2015-05-11, 2015-06-08, 2015-07-06, 2015-08-03, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-23, 2015-12-21, less

Job Readiness Workshop (2-lessons)

75.00 CAD / each
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-12-30

English + Nature and Wildlife Conservation (Placement Fee)

500.00 CAD / each
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-01-13, 2014-02-11, 2014-03-10, 2014-04-07, 2014-05-05, more2014-06-02, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-28, 2014-08-25, 2014-09-22, 2014-10-20, 2014-11-17, 2014-12-15, 2015-01-20, 2015-02-17, 2015-03-16, 2015-04-13, 2015-05-11, 2015-06-08, 2015-07-06, 2015-08-04, 2015-08-31, 2015-09-28, 2015-10-26, 2015-11-23, 2015-12-21, less

Teen Activity Program - Fullboard Homestay Included

From 950.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 14
Maximum age : 17
Students max per class : 16 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 15 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2014-07-01,2014-07-28,2015-07-06,2015-07-13,2015-07-20,2015-07-27

Homestay

From 160.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Double room, shared bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 160.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 2
Single room, shared bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 185.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Roomstay

From 140.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Single room, not specified, internet shared and wifiFrom 140.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Furnished Apartment Downtown

From 622.50 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Single room, private bathroom, internet shared and wifiFrom 622.50 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1
Double room, not specifiedFrom 712.50 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Executive Homestay (Full Board - 4 weeks)

From 210.00 CAD / week
Single room, private bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 210.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Hostel Downtown (Priced From)

From 225.00 CAD / week
Double room, shared bathroomFrom 225.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Activities

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Highlights include:

  • Skiing, snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains

  • Hiking, horseback riding, rafting

  • Fitness, running, climbing, skating and tobogganing

  • Soccer, hockey, table tennis and Foosball tournaments

  • Karaoke, Music Club







  • Calgary Stampede for 10 days in July

  • Heritage Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Dinosaur Museum, Glenbow Museum, West Edmonton Mall

  • Excursions to Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis, Canmore

  • Overnight trips to Jasper, Fernie


 

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Course1 week+3 weeks+4 weeks+5 weeks+8 weeks+9 weeks+12 weeks+16 weeks+24 weeks+36 weeks+
Afternoon General English - 20 lessons week - AM270.00  256.50    229.50  207.90  
General English - 20 lessons week - AM300.00  285.00  270.00  255.00 240.00 231.00 225.00
General English - 25 lessons week330.00  314.00  297.00  281.00 264.00 254.00 248.00
General English - 30 lessons week360.00  342.00  324.00  306.00 288.00 277.00 270.00
IELTS preparation - 25 lessons per week330.00  314.00  297.00  281.00    
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - 30 lessons/week      306.00  277.00 270.00
TESOL - Teacher Training Diploma, 8-weeks: 30 lessons/week    324.00      
English for Business - 25 lessons per week314.00   297.00  281.00     
English + Nature and Wildlife Conservation (Placement Fee)500.00          
Teen Activity Program - Fullboard Homestay Included950.00 950.00 950.00        
Fixed dates courses (price per week in CAD)
CourseStarting price
Cambridge materials, exam and administration395.00
CAE, CPE, IELTS Support: 12 lessons660.00
TESOL2,592.00
Job Readiness Workshop (2-lessons)75.00
Accommodations (price per week in CAD)
Accommodation1 week+4 weeks+
Homestay
Single room
185.00  
Double room
160.00  
Roomstay
Single room
140.00  
Furnished Apartment Downtown
Single room
622.50  
Double room
712.50  
Executive Homestay (Full Board - 4 weeks)
Single room
 210.00
Hostel Downtown (Priced From)
Double room
 225.00
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Student Opinion

"My GV experience was one that I will never forget. I met people from all over the world, learned many things about different cultures, and the main thing we had in common  was ENGLISH.  All of the GV staff, including homestay, made an effort to ensure the best time possible."

Sara Mosimann, Switzerland

Membership & Accreditation

  Languages CanadaImagine - Education in CanadaInternational Association of Language Centres

Further Study Partners


Thompson Rivers UniversityUniversity of ReginaJait PolytechnicUniversity of LethbridgeOkanagan College