Centre For Excellence

English Language Learning

We are a leader in English language programming.

At the School of Global Access, we support a community of people from around the world. We are the largest provider of English language learning in Alberta. Our programs give learners the skills they need to live, study, and work in Canada.

We are committed to advancing the field of English language learning through applied research and instructor training. 

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What People are Saying

  • My class helped me to improve my English, participate in my community, and achieve my career goals.
    English language learner
  • When I came to Canada, everyone told me to learn English at Bow Valley College.
    English language learner
  • I believe that this is the right place for anyone who really wants to learn English. Everybody is kind and willing to help.
    English language learner

Connect With Us

Contact Us

For more information on our English language learning programs, contact 403-410-3400 or email globalaccess@bowvalleycollege.ca

Become a Member

Become a member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free. Learn more

What's New

Visit the ELL Training Network for upcoming PD sessions offered this fall. Learn more

English Language Learning Programs

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.


Visit our Multi-language website

Get information in multiple languages about our English language learning programs.
Visit Apply ELL

Visit our Multi-language website

Get information in multiple languages about our English language learning programs.
Visit Apply ELL

ELL Practitioners

Access training, professional learning, and teaching resources.

Professional development

We are an established leader in the delivery of professional development to practitioners, helping educators to better meet the needs of diverse learners. Learn more


We are proud to offer the ACE TESOL Certificate course. Obtain the qualifications to teach English in Canada or abroad. Learn more

Resources & Workshops

Explore the School of Global Access Resource Finder and access our expertise. Explore our Workshops to participate in an upcoming webinar or view a recorded webinar.

Applied Research Projects

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.

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