The General English Program (GEP) is the most popular program at Global Village, offering eight levels from Beginner to Advanced.
GV General English provides:
A wide nationality mix of interesting, motivated students
> Small class sizes - an average of 13 students per class
> Certified teaching staff
> Focus on improving English speaking skills!
> Fully accredited in Canada
General English is available full-time during the day, and part-time during the evenings.
A standard full-time General English schedule consists of 20 morning lessons, Monday to Friday, plus afternoon elective classes, Monday to Thursday. The GV Intensive schedule includes one elective (total of 25 lessons/week); the GV Super Intensive Schedule includes two electives (total of 30 lessons/week).
Morning GEP lessons are based on a curriculum designed to promote a communicative classroom environment. GEP classes expand students' vocabulary, increase listening, reading, and writing skills, and build the confidence necessary to use English in a variety of settings.
From 8:45-10:25, instructors present English grammatical structures in a communicative way – with equal emphasis given to both accuracy and fluency. The classes are organized so that students use the new language in speaking activities and conversation.
From 10:40-12:20, the lessons are designed to help students develop English for everyday life. The instructor will present vocabulary and phrases through dialogue and role play situations to help everyone communicate better.
Afternoon elective classes cover a variety of topics that allow students to use their expanding English skills in achieving their personal goals - whether it be for further academic study, business pursuits or pleasure.
The part-time General English program is offered in the evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 17:20-19:25 Pacific time. These classes are currently on-line only. The instructor uses content and themes from the full-time General English program, with a special emphasis on speaking fluency and vocabulary development.
This program is available in both Face-to-Face and GV LIVE options.
Classes at GV Victoria are currently being offered in a HYBRID format, meaning some students are joining us in-person (f2f), and some are joining us virtually via the GV LIVE platform. Our live, interactive hybrid lessons are an excellent way for students in Victoria and other cities around the world to interact together, while receiving a top-notch GV education experience.