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Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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.

The Centre is a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

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The ESL Literacy Readers page has a new look. Our collection of forty theme-based readers is available in both print and audio book format.

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At the Centre with Nadia Khan
English Language Learning

At the Centre with Nadia Khan

February 14, 2018

At the Centre is an ongoing blog series that features Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA) faculty and staff. 

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ELL Training: Supporting Refugee Learners
English Language Learning

ELL Training: Supporting Refugee Learners

February 8, 2018

The Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement is leading a two-year project, funded by Calgary Learns, to create professional development workshops to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL practitioners working wit

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Using Think Alouds to Adapt Tasks for ESL Literacy Learners
English Language Learning

Using Think Alouds to Adapt Tasks for ESL Literacy Learners

February 6, 2018

The following blog post was written by Emily Albertsen and Jennifer Acevedo, faculty members at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA). This blog post is part of our Con

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Building Numeracy and Number Sense: Part 1
English Language Learning

Building Numeracy and Number Sense: Part 1

February 1, 2018

The following blog series was written by Donald Morris, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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IC Focus: Tackling the Terminology
Intercultural Development

IC Focus: Tackling the Terminology

January 30, 2018

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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Upcoming Events View all

Thursday February 22, 2018

Kintsugi: Perfectly Imperfect

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

Communal Table: Kristella Designs

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

Webinar: Teaching ESL Literacy, Skills & Activities

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday February 28, 2018

Teach your Talent: Dot Mandalas

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday March 6, 2018

VESL Workshop: Verb Tense Refresher

6:00pm to 8:30pm

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