We are a great place to learn English.
When you study English at Bow Valley College, you join a community of people from around the world. As Calgary's largest English language learning provider, we are a recognized leader in English language learning.
Our programs help you develop the language and intercultural skills that you need to achieve your career and education goals in Canada.
Learners choose Bow Valley College because of our well-respected reputation, welcoming community, and our highly qualified instructors.
Learn more about our English Language Learning Programs.
We share our expertise through research and innovation.
Applied research is at the heart of what we do. We carry out innovative projects to support inclusive and diverse teaching and learning communities. Explore these recent projects to learn more:
eLearning Toolkit: Supporting English Language Learning Online
An online resource to increase ELL instructors' expertise in planning, facilitating, and evaluating online language learning with a focus on ways to promote accessibility, enhance communication, and foster engagement.
Pilot Project: Open Educational Resources in the ELL Classroom
This project focused on how English language learning instructors used the OER In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook in the classroom.
Learn more about our Applied Research Projects.
In the Workplace – Learning About Canadian Workplace CultureRead more...
Help Newcomers Develop Communication Skills for Fast-Paced Work Environments
“I asked you to cover for me.
“Yeah, don’t you remember?”
“No, not at all.”
“It was right after we were talking about soup for tomorrow’s lunch.”Read more...
The following blog was written by Tanya Yaunish, a faculty member at the School of Global Access.
Shukria learned the skills she needed to succeed while she was a learner in the Youth in Transition (YiT) program at Bow Valley College.Read more...
Like many newcomers to Calgary, Nilofer Naderi arrived in 2015 with a long-term goal. She wanted to become a high school math teacher. She knew it would be a long journey as she had very little confidence in her English listening and speaking abilities.Read more...