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Welcome to the School of Global Access

We provide leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

We are a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

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Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services

ELL instructors can use this resource to assist newcomers to Canada in finding and retaining entry-level positions in the food services industry. This resource focuses on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening. This project is funded by the Alberta Government.

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy is a useful and in-depth resource for ESL literacy practitioners. The resource can support both instructors with dedicated classes of ESL literacy learners and instructors who have ESL literacy learners mixed with non-literacy learners.

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Working the Field of Dreams
Intercultural Development

Working the Field of Dreams

September 5, 2019

The Intercultural Centre (IC) first met Mohamed El Daher in the fall of 2018.

Intercultural Week 2019: Ubuntu
Intercultural Development

Intercultural Week 2019: Ubuntu

September 5, 2019

The Intercultural Centre is hosting its second IC Week, from October 29-31. Addressing the annual theme of Ubuntu, October’s IC Week will explore our interconnectedness within different mediums, and topic areas.


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