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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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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.

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English Language Learning

Inclusive Teaching Practices Course

February 26, 2019

Inclusive Teaching Practices Course

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

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English Language Learning

In the Workplace – Learning About Canadian Workplace Culture

February 15, 2019

In the Workplace – Learning About Canadian Workplace Culture

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English Language Learning

Help Newcomers Develop Communication Skills for Fast-Paced Work Environments

February 13, 2019

Help Newcomers Develop Communication Skills for Fast-Paced Work Environments

“I asked you to cover for me.

“You did?”

“Yeah, don’t you remember?”

“No, not at all.”

“It was right after we were talking about soup for tomorrow’s lunch.”

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Working Collaboratively to Support Students’ Experiences with Research at Bow Valley College
Research and Development

Student research assistants share their collaborative applied research experience

February 12, 2019

The following post was written by  Dr. Martha Fanjoy, Researcher at the School of Global Access

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Connecting Organizations
English Language Learning

Connecting Organizations

February 8, 2019

Bow Valley College works with ESL Literacy Instructors from the YWCA

The following blog post was written by By Emily Albertsen, a faculty member at the School of Global Access

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Upcoming Events View all

Thursday March 21, 2019

IC Café – Anti-Racism Day

12:30pm
Wednesday April 3, 2019

Cultural Insights: Earth Day

11:00am
Thursday April 11, 2019

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

10:45am
Tuesday April 16, 2019

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

10:45am

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