Intercultural Fair and Dance, May 17th, 2018 at the Uplands Campus. Don't miss out on the chance to meet other international students in the district. The Fair starts at 5pm and is free to attend!
Exposing yourself to a native speaker is a fantastic way to improve your English proficiency, as anyone who has watched English TV shows and films to help them learn can tell you. By watching these videos, it’s possible to get a sense for how speakers’ mouths move and how conversations are structured, things which you can’t learn from just a textbook. Given this, it’s no surprise that YouTube is proving to be particularly handy for language learners, as you can rewind to go over something you didn’t quite understand.
If English isn’t your first language and you’d like to perfect your skills in grammar, pronunciation and your accent, perhaps in preparation for studying abroad in an English-speaking country, here are some excellent YouTubers you should be watching.
YouTube has long been more than just a collection of funny cat videos, with loads of helpful channels which can help you brush up on anything from your fitness to your cooking. One interesting trend in particular is the growing number of videos aimed at helping people learn a new language.
Check out this website for links to 7 YouTubers to watch! https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/7-youtubers-who-can-help-you-improve-your-english
Test Fee: $299
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Test Centre Website: ieltsvictoria.com
How to apply
To complete your registration you must have an electronic copy of your passport photo and signature page or both sides of your Permanent Resident (PR) card. Please have your credit or debit card information ready. Note that you will be asked to set up a candidate profile and chose your preferred test date.
Click on the link to practice free sample questions: www.ielts.org/about-the-test/sample
English language proficiency deadlines
All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission. Deadlines to submit proof of English language proficiency are:
· Gustavson School of Business (commerce) – March 15, 2018
· All other faculties and programs – May 1, 2018
Students are reminded that applications will not be processed until proof of language proficiency has been confirmed. Please submit documentation as soon as possible. www.uvic.ca/elr
Access thousands of videos with full English-Chinese subtitles, a built-in dictionary, pronunciation challenges and more, it's no wonder that there are 2 million users that are learning English on VoiceTube the fun way.
Click here to start: https://www.voicetube.com/
Are you looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Please click on the link for job postings for ESL Students.
Click here for job postings:victoria.volunteerattract.com/
There will be a IELTS information session on Thursday October 19th in the Library at LUNCH. If you would like to register please bring a PDF copy of your passport and a credit card to register. The cost is $309.00
Our IELTS Preparation course at Global Village Victoria has been designed to prepare you to succeed in your IELTS examination. This course includes in-depth study of the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking sections of the IELTS test and includes strategies to better prepare you for your IELTS test day. Classes run Monday to Thursday from 8:45am to 2:10pm and on Fridays from 8:45 to 12:20pm. Visit the Global Village Victoria website for upcoming Start Dates.
The Scotiabank National Scholarship is back!
Fifteen (15) successful applicants will each receive a $5,000 Scholarship.
The Scholarship is open to yconic members who are:
Below is a list of all upcoming International Student Program activities and excursions. Click on any of the activity titles for more details. Click here for a one-page list of upcoming excursions.
On-line booking is available for most of our excursions. Click here for instructions on how to use on-line booking.
Rocky Mountain Tour (4 days) $500 October 20 - 23 2017, deadline to apply - September 20, 2017
Halloween Ghost Tour $15 October 27, 2017 deadline to apply - October 13, 2017
Whistler Ski & Board Tour (3 days) $625 December 8 - 10, 2017 Deadline to apply - October 6, 2017
Mt. Washington Ski & Board Tour $180 December 16, 2017 Deadline to apply - November 1, 2017