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Global Village Calgary was established  in 1995 and is well-known for its strong academic focus and excellent students. Located in premium downtown facilities, just two blocks from a Light Rail Transit station, we are proud to be part of the energy of Calgary, one of Canada’s most dynamic, picturesque and safest cities. Located close to the Rockies, we offer an authentic Canadian experience.

At GV Calgary, we provide English classes at eight levels of General ESL as well as Specialized English courses, such as IELTS Preparation (three levels), English for Business, Cambridge FCE Preparation, TESOL, Teen Activity Programs and classes for 30+ students. Adult classes are for students aged 16+ and the average age in the School is 28 years.

At Global Village Calgary, you will find:

  • A professional, broadly tolerant and friendly international atmosphere
  • Great cultural diversity with students from over 50 countries
  • Friendly, professional  customer service staff whose goal is every student’s success
  • Experienced teachers who build classroom communities where students learn and make new friends
  • Flexible study programs and academic advisors who will help you plan your program for future success
  • 20 affordable activities (some are free) every month to practise your English and enjoy a rich variety of experiences in and around Calgary

As Calgary's Test and Test Preparation Specialists, we also offer classes and testing for IELTS, Cambridge FCE and TKT, and CELPIP.

Global Village English Centres - Calgary

515 First St. SE, Calgary AB, T2G 2G6
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Academic English/University Preparatory English, Business English, General English, Group Programs (English), IELTS Preparation, Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English), Cambridge Test Preparation, Youth / Junior programs (English)


Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training

Pathway and Partners Programs

Key institutions where GV Calgary students graduate to:

  • SAIT
  • Humber College
  • University of Regina
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • The King’s University

CELPIP, Cambridge Test, IELTS

Homestay, Assistance finding off-campus, private housing

Student Inquiries

Carla O’Dwyer
Head Registrar
1 403 543-7300