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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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TEDxBowValleyCollege 2017
Intercultural Development

A Sneak Peek into TEDxBowValleyCollege 2017

September 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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Volunteerism: A Remedy for Culture Shock
Intercultural Development

Volunteerism: A Remedy for Culture Shock

September 14, 2017

The following blog post was written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

Experiencing culture shock can feel overwhelming and exhausting for many international learners.

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ELL Training Network Update
English Language Learning

ELL Training Network Update

September 6, 2017

The Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement launched the ELL Training Network in the spring.

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate: Raising the Bar, 100%
Career Advancement

Immigration Practitioner Certificate: Raising the Bar, 100%

August 31, 2017

The following blog post was written by Christine Burke, Business Development Officer with the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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At the Centre with Reika Hamilton
Intercultural Development

At the Centre with Reika Hamilton

August 29, 2017

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

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Upcoming Events View all

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Communal Table: Language and Identity

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday September 27, 2017

VESL Workshop: Planning a Tutorial Session

6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday October 4, 2017

CRTP Information Session

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wednesday October 11, 2017

VESL Workshop: Vocabulary for Basic Learners

6:00pm to 8:30pm

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