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Global Village English Centres, Victoria

General English Program [Victoria, British Columbia]


  • Strict "English Only Policy" promotes serious study and accelerates language skill acquisition
  • Nationality Quotas: Limited number of students from the same country in General English Program
  • Plentiful activities in picturesque Victoria: Whale Watching; Kayaking; and the Royal BC Museum
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Established in 1989, Global Village English Centres (GV) are private English language schools offering top-quality English language instruction among its seven locations worldwide: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Victoria in Canada, Hawaii in the United States, and Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. All seven centres provide its students with the opportunity to register at more than one GV location or transfer between GV schools to diversify their English studies. Understanding that each student arrives at GV with specific goals and dreams, GV offers a total care service called “GV360°” that is designed to ensure that every aspect of a student’s language learning experience is addressed through personal one-on-one discussions with teachers and staff, whether for individual entry interviews to determine students’ English ability level, feedback interviews with teachers, or monthly support meetings with student counseling staff. GV pays close attention to the needs of their students by offering small classes at all ability levels from Beginner to Advanced while classes are communication-based and focus on speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary building. In order to provide students with a total English immersion experience, GV adheres to a strict “English Only Policy” and students must use English both in and outside of the classroom, as well as during all GV-organized activities. The directors of all seven GV schools meet on a regular basis to review academic and curricular- related issues pertinent to the programs in order to ensure and uphold high academic standards among all programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1989
      Membership/Accreditation : PELSA, CLC
      Enrollment : 150
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, ferry, bus
    • Global Village English Centres
      1290 Broad Street, Suite 200
      Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 2A5  CANADA
      TEL: +1 250-384-2199
      FAX: +1 250-384-2123
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • The school offers high quality Homestay Programs where students live with a local family. During their stay students will have many opportunities to use their English and to learn about the local culture. Other types of residences are also available. It is best to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Check the Course Data Page to make sure that your desired housing option is available for the course to which you will apply. Additionally, the school may introduce privately-owned apartments; however, students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The centre is ideally located in the heart of Victoria’s tourism and shopping district. Public transportation is easily accessible and the school is a short walk from Victoria's beautiful harbor. Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is one of Canada's most beautiful cities. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a short plane or charming ferry ride away from downtown Seattle and Vancouver. Victoria is known around the world for its gorgeous gardens, superb shopping and cosmopolitan dining. Because Victoria enjoys one of the warmest climates in Canada, residents are free to enjoy such outdoor activities as whale watching, hiking, sea kayaking and boating throughout the year. It is just a few hours away from the world-renowned ski/snowboarding resort of Whistler. Also nearby are Vancouver and Seattle in the US - all great for weekend getaways.
  • Study Options
    • General English Program (25 lessons/week)

    • Overview
    • The General English Program is offered throughout the year and is ideal for those students able to dedicate time to their English studies. Students enrolled in the program receive 25 lessons of classroom instruction per week.

      The program offers nine levels of instruction from Beginner to Advanced. Placement in these levels depends upon the results of a Placement Test and Intake Assessment (oral interview) which will be taken on the first day of class.

      The General English program is the perfect program for an all-round language learning experience with a focus on communication. The instruction includes language structure, vocabulary, speaking, and writing. The instruction of each level is uniquely structured, where students learn how to use practical English in real life situations.

      The program has a strict "English only policy." Students are asked to speak English while they are at school and during activities. Students who fail to speak English will be asked to leave school for the day.

      Class sizes range from 10 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 - 14 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 9 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 1-24+ weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years old
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
    • Costs
      CAN$ 150 (US$ 115)
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      1-11 WEEKS CAN$ 365 per week
      12-23 WEEKS CAN$ 345 per week
      24+ WEEKS CAN$ 330 per week
      CAN $220
      1-24+ WEEKS CAN$ 200-290 per week N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN $90 (one way)
      CAN$ 10 per week
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay Fees include meals.
  • Location
    • Canada Victoria, British Columbia
    • Location
      Global Village English Centres
      1290 Broad Street, Suite 200 Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 2A5  CANADA
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Victoria International Airport:
      School provides a pick up service for CAN$85 that brings homestay students directly to their host family’s residence. Although travel time varies depending on where the host family lives, it usually takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Students can also travel by taxi directly to their homestay.
      Students traveling straight to campus can take a taxi that will cost approximately CAN$40 and arrive on campus in 30 minutes. The campus is also accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 5.0
      Accommodation: 5.0


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