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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.

Click below to explore an online version of the 2018 School of Global Access viewbook. 

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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.

This resource identifies strategies and skills among successful immigrants. It includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who are flourishing in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Become a member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free and benefits are many.

Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

Learner Reflections: A taste of the Calgary Stampede
Intercultural Development

Learner Reflections: A taste of the Calgary Stampede

July 17, 2018

The following blog post was written by Carmela Dimaculangan at the School of Global Access.

Each year, the Calgary Stampede welcomes over a million visitors from around the world to ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’.

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International ELL
English Language Learning

International ELL

July 16, 2018

The following blog post was written by Kim Carson, a faculty member at the School of Global Access.

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Diversity Games: Experiencing culture through activity
Intercultural Centre

Diversity Games: Experiencing culture through activity

July 11, 2018

The Intercultural Centre was excited to offer Diversity Games 2018, an event specifically catered towards English language learners in literacy programming.

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Part-time Language Skills Program
English Language Learning

Part-time Language Skills Program

July 10, 2018

The Part-time Language Skills Program offers a wide variety of Continuing Education courses for those interested in further developing their skills in the English language.

This program has a course that will cater to a variety of needs, whether you are looking to:

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Learner Reflections: Intermediate ELL
English Language Learning

Learner Insights: Intermediate ELL

July 4, 2018

Mantaj Singh Sangha is currently a student in the part-time Language Skills Program at Bow Valley College.

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Wednesday July 25, 2018

ICan Crew: Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

7:30am to 4:00pm

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