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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.

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Research and Development

Sharing a Success Story: Engaging Students in Social Innovation Research

April 12, 2019

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

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Research and Development

Co-Creation in Applied Research: Creating a new kind of knowledge

April 5, 2019

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

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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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Upcoming Events View all

Wednesday May 15, 2019

ICan Orientation

11:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday May 16, 2019

Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Monday June 3, 2019

Eid ul Fitr: A Gallery Walk

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday June 5, 2019

Stampede 101: History of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

11:30am to 2:00pm
Thursday June 13, 2019

Gratias Agere: An IC Appreciation Event

11:00am

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