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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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What's New

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.

School of Global Access Membership

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

Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

School of Global Access Professional Development Sharing Sessions
English Language Learning

School of Global Access Professional Development Sharing Sessions

October 18, 2018

Bow Valley College is home to many exceptional ELL instructors, all who bring their unique teaching styles, interests, and areas of expertise to classroom instruction.   Faculty are eager to share and learn from colleagues to expand their teaching practice and bring fresh ideas to their classroom

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Student Mentorship
English Language Learning

Student Mentorship

October 16, 2018

The following blog post was written by Tyler Elliott, faculty member at the School of Global Access.

The mentorship program at the School of Global Access has been running for the past 11 years and has trained and placed over 2,000 learners. 

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English Language Learning

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy: Bow Valley College launches a new resource

October 11, 2018

Bow Valley College is introducing a new resource for ESL literacy practitioners: A Practical Guide for Teaching ESL Literacy. This resource is a useful and in-de

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English Language Learning

The Role of Hope in Our Classrooms

October 9, 2018

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

With our students, hope gives them the energy and the power to push through the challenges of learning a new language.

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Bridge Program
English Language Learning

Bridge Program

October 4, 2018

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

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Building Capacity in Supporting our LGBTQ+ Community

11:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday October 24, 2018

Fix It Clinic

7:30am to 1:00pm
Tuesday October 30, 2018

Student Insights: Importance of gratitude

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday November 6, 2018

Student Insights: Parenting

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wednesday November 14, 2018

Conversation Café: Value of International Educational Experience

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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