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The Centre provides leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the Centre at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

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2017 Year in Review
English Language Learning

2017 Year in Review

January 11, 2018

We're excited to look back on 2017 and highlight our staff, faculty, and learner accomplishments.

Thanks for making it such an amazing year!

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Intercultural Centre Wrap Up for the 2017 Fall Term
Intercultural Development

Intercultural Centre Wrap Up for the 2017 Fall Term

December 20, 2017

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.  

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VESL Volunteer Profile: Charles
English Language Learning

VESL Volunteer Profile: Charles

December 18, 2017

Since 2005, VESL (the Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project) has supported the professional development of volunteer ELL tutors throughout the city of Calgary.

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The Curtain Falls on TEDxBowValleyCollege 2017
Intercultural Development

The Curtain Falls on TEDxBowValleyCollege 2017

December 14, 2017

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.  

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Multiformity of Media Use in the EAP Classroom: Part Two
English Language Learning

Multiformity of Media Use in the EAP Classroom: Part Two

December 12, 2017

The following blog post was written by Bob de Hooga faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA). This blog post is part of our Conferenc

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Wednesday January 17, 2018

Speed Friending

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Communal Table: Harf Designs

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday January 30, 2018

Teach your Talent: Candle Dance

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday February 15, 2018

Learner Insights: You Matter!

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday February 27, 2018

Communal Table: Kristella Designs

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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