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THIS IS WHO WE ARE #Welcome CIBT Education Group #We Are Canadian Staff Spotlight

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#Welcome Education can be a confusing maze of choices and decisions. At KGIC and KGIBC-CTC, we know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to make the right educational choices for your future. Having been in business since 1996, KGIC has helped more than 35,000 students to do just that, guiding them to discover the path that is right for them. As a student, you are a unique individual with your own special cultural background, learning style and goal plan, and it is our mission to help you reach your highest potential. With locations across Canada, KGIC has partnerships with many universities and colleges, providing a clear pathway to your post-secondary education.

Since 1996, KGIC has helped more than 35,000 students make the right educational choices. Our dedicated team of upbeat professionals are always available for one-on-one chats and pride themselves on providing you with personal and individualized academic counselling whenever you need it. While you may be far from home, you are far from alone when you study with us. Unlike many other schools, KGIC and KGIBC-CTC have their own creative in-house curriculum design and development team. What this means for you is that our learning materials are always fresh and innovative, giving you the competitive edge you need to succeed both academically and professionally in today’s world. On behalf of our staff and teachers, we’d like to welcome you to the KGIC family, and encourage you to discover what we can do for you. Best, Tanya Scorah Executive Director

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a member of CIBT EDUCATION group inc.

About #CIBT Education Group CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE Amex, CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and has cooperative joint programmes at over 70 locations in 18 countries. Its subsidiaries include King George International College, Sprott-Shaw Community College (established in 1903), Sprott-Shaw Degree College, and CIBT School of Business China. Through these subsidiaries, CIBT Group offers accredited business and management degrees, and programmes in college preparation, automotive maintenance, information technology, hotel management and tourism, English language training, English teacher certification, and other career/vocational training. In addition to its wholly-owned subsidiaries, CIBT Group is the exclusive licensee for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (ALHA-EI) in China and the Philippines, and the WyoTech Automotive Institute for China. CIBT Group also owns Irix Design Group, a leading design and advertising company based in Vancouver, Canada.

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10 CIBT China locations

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hen people outside of Canada envision the “typical” Canadian, many tend to imagine someone with fair hair, light eyes and fair skin. Upon their arrival, they see many faces of their own country reflected back at them and they wonder, “Where are all the ‘real’ Canadians?”

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Canadian government adopted multiculturalism as an official policy. What does this mean for the country? It means that Canada is a vibrant and diverse cultural mosaic, that we are different from countries that have the ‘melting pot’ policy. It means that, rather than expecting newcomers to blend in with their surroundings, Canada welcomes and encourages them to retain and celebrate who they are, regardless of where they come from. In Canada, we celebrate a wide array of cultures and many of the holidays that represent them. For example, Chinese New Year is commonly celebrated according to the lunar calendar in January or February. During this time, some businesses even close and change their work hours. In October, Diwali, a Hindu festival, is celebrated throughout Canada. If you walk around any metropolitan Canadian city, you can partake in an eclectic feast from several different parts of the world. For lunch you have a choice of pho (Vietnamese noodle), souvlaki (Greek), tacos (Mexican), or shwarma (Middle Eastern), all often within a ten-minute walking distance of each other. While it’s true that many countries around the world have a homogeneous population and certain traditional foods that they are known for worldwide, this is not the case in Canada. Here, we have people from all over the world, all of whom are Canadian. Being Canadian means being accepting and inclusive; it means being open and welcoming to all the world has to offer. It is sometimes said that the stereotypical Canadian loves hockey and beer, is overly polite, and always ends a sentence with “eh.” While these traits may be true of some Canadians, our real identity is about being proud of where we come from and being able to share our culture with our neighbours.

Being Canadian means being accepting and inclusive; it means being open and welcoming to all the world has to offer.



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MIYUKI 1 STEVEN 2 SCOTT 3 How long at KGIC: 3 years What you do: Japanese Counselor, Vancouver What you like about your job: I enjoy meeting new students and watching and helping them grow through their experience at KGIC. Receiving a “thank you” from students makes my day Interesting fact about you: I used to be a competitive singer whenI was in high school!

After teaching in Taiwan for 2 years, I travelled through Asia absorbing as much food and culture as possible. I completed my master’s degree, then worked for 4 years as an executive assistant learning the ropes of the business world before joining KGIC in 2010. Teaching and visual art are my passions, and I now love sharing my experience and knowledge to business students as the BEDP Instructor and Coordinator.

1 year teaching all ages in Ma'anshan, China. • 2 years teaching all ages in Yonago, Japan. • 9 months teaching at KGIC Victoria. I enjoy the drive, enthusiasm, and humour the students bring to my class, and I try to provide the same to them.

AILTON 4 TERESA 5 ANDREW 6 How long at KGIC: 1 year What you do: Brazilian Marketing Manager What you like about your job: I enjoy meeting new people, traveling to new places, and taking on new challenges. Interesting fact about you: On the weekends I moonlight as Spiderman, but don’t tell anyone!

My name is Teresa Frymire. I’ve been working at KGIBC since March 2004 as a TESOL Instructor (I’m a dinosaur here)! Something that’s interesting about me is that I’m crazy about anything Spanish. Of course, I love the language and have been studying it off and on for years. I’m also a flamenco dancer. I’ve been dancing for over 15 years and have been a part of a small group called Aire Flamenco (pronounced ‘Iray’) that performs in Vancouver. Ole!

My name is Andrew Shedden, and I teach EPE at KGIC Toronto. I enjoy teaching at KGIC, as it is a school that gives students a positive impression of Canada. Before settling on teaching, I worked over 25 jobs! Everything from blacksmith to street musician to web administrator!

KARLA /AMY JOSEPH 8 RANIA 14 years of experience teaching ESL 7 years at KGIC / KGIBC-CTC 5 years teaching TESOL Passionate and caring Creative and hard-working


11 years of experience teaching ESL 7 years at KGIC / KGIBC-CTC 6 years teaching TESOL-C Dedicated and enthusiastic Creative and knowledgeable


I’m Rania El Souri. I have been the Admissions Registrar for almost 2 years. I speak English, Arabic, and Spanish. I enjoy learning about differnent cultures and languages. I have visited many countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Cyprus.

I’m Joseph Gallagher, and I’ve been working here since June 2009 as an IT-K instructor. I run the ‘role-play’ class, and love my job for 3 reasons: 1. the textbook (awesome topics) 2. my co-workers, and 3. the students. I’ve taught in China, India, and Pakistan. I love music and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and can be seen walking around the campus everyday with a big smile on my face.

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Speaks 4 languages Has adopted a cat in Japan Loves Spanish food Is also a singer and songwriter Loves watching students grow into authentic teachers

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Had an afro when he/she was in high school Recommends visiting Peggy’s Cove Wears our ‘George The Bear’ mascot costume during KGIC events

Answer Key: Stefan, Steven, Teresa, Joseph, Amy, Karla & Teresa, Miyuki, Rania, Ailton

Stefan Hostacny has been teaching at KGIC Robson Campus in Vancouver since April 2006. He teaches Grammar 3, Reading and Writing 3, Listening 4 and Communications 3. He loves influencing people in a positive way and making a difference in their lives by providing positive examples.

#oh canada

before you land #BeforeBoarding What do I need to have ready before I board the airplane? Before getting on your flight to Canada, there are some important documents and information you need to make sure you have upon arrival in Canada. These documents and information should be kept in a safe place as part of your carry-on luggage. Do not put any of these documents into your checked luggage.

What do I do with the #CustomsDeclarationCard? On the plane, you will be given a Customs Declaration Card and a multilingual leaflet explaining how to fill out the card. If you have any problems filling out the information on the card, the flight attendant can assist you. You will need the following information when filling out your declaration card:

Your address, flight information, purpose of trip, & place of departure

Your full name and date of birth

Your Letter of Acceptance from

KGIC or KGIBC-CTC. A bank statement showing you have enough money to support yourself in Canada (if you are asked)

Important contact telephone numbers in Canada (homestay,

person picking you up, student house information)

Duration of stay, list of Check the appropriate goods you are bringing boxes that apply to you into the country over Your signature duty-free allowance

For a list of countries that require a Visa before entering Canada visit

Airplane Travel Tips Relax, get comfortable and sleep as much as you can. There are a few simple things you can do so that you will not be too tired when you arrive in Canada.

Drink lots of water

Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine

Get lots of rest before flying and rest on the plane

Try to stretch and exercise in your seat while on the plane

When you arrive in Canada, stay awake until 11pm, don’t stay up later than 11pm. Your body needs to adjust to the new time zone

Clearing Canada Customs and Immigration #WelcomeToCanada After getting off the plane, you will go to Canada Customs and Immigration. They will check your passport and documentation. Follow the signs in the airport to find Customs and Immigration. If you are not sure where to go, ask airport staff and they will direct you.

Do you have everything on your checklist prepared?

#LuggagePick-up Now that you have cleared Canada Customs and Immigration, you can pick up your luggage. Look at one of the large information boards for your airline and flight number. This will tell you which carousel your luggage will be on. Before going to the luggage area and leaving the immigration area, make sure you have all the documents you need. If you have a study permit or work permit do not go to the baggage claim area until you have met with the immigration officer for the 2nd interview. You will not be able to return to the immigration area if you miss this interview and will not receive your study or work permit.

Problems at the Airport If you have any problems while at the airport, remember to stay calm. Go to an airport information booth or approach an airport attendant for assistance. Canadians are very friendly and are there to assist you. DO NOT PANIC.

For more information on arriving in Canada you can also visit the airport websites. Vancouver and Surrey, BC:

Victoria, BC:

Toronto, ON:

Halifax, NS:

For information on documents needed before entering Canada visit the Government of Canada website: KGIC Airport Pick-up Service is available at all our locations. Your agency will take care of booking a pick-up service for you if you request it.

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After you land Life as a student in Canada can be exciting and thrilling. It is a chance for many students to discover their independence and challenge themselves with new experiences and personal growth. You will find many differences between living in your country and living in Canada. You might also be surprised to find some similarities. Without a doubt, moving to Canada will bring big changes to your life, whether you are here for only a month, or you are studying here for a year or more. Regardless of how long you will study here, you will have to face a new city, new people and new ways of doing things. Here are some quick facts about Canada for you to check out:

#Did You Know •

Half of Canada is covered with forests, which should not be surprising, considering one-tenth of the world's forests are here.

Many inventions including: basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, the telephone, standard time, the television, the zipper, and the first snowmobile were invented in this remarkable country.

The lowest temperature recorded in Canada was -63 degrees Celsius at Snag,Yukon on February 3, 1947.

Canada is over 40 times bigger than the UK and 18 times bigger than France.

Justin Bieber is Canadian and so is Celine Dion.

In 1883, the baseball glove was invented in Canada.

Canada is the 2nd largest exporter of potatoes in the world.

Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other country in the world.

We have $1 and $2 coins. We originally called the $1 coin a loonie, and when we changed the $2 bill to a coin, everyone called it a toonie.

40% of the world's newspapers are printed on Canadian paper.

English and French are the two official languages of Canada. The Trans-Canada Highway is over 7604 kilometres in length and is the longest national highway in the entire world. Canada has 38 national parks, over 1000 provincial parks and about 50 territorial parks.

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Despite being the 2nd largest country in the world, the population is only approximately 34 million. The oldest Canadian on record was Marie-Louise Meilleur. She was born on August 29th 1880 and died on April 16, 1998 at the age of 117.

to que: pronounced “tu:k”) a fitted wool hat how come?: spoken casual form of “Why?” double-double: a Tim Horton’s coffee with two cream and two sugar (although some other coffee shops will recognize this term) give’er: to work hard or put a lot of effort into something eh?: pronounced like the letter A. Used to check for agreement or attention. what’s up?: a casual greeting meaning “How are you?” or “What’s happening?” hoodie: a hooded sweatshirt, with or without a zipper what gives?: a casual question meaning “What’s going on?” or “Why are you doing that?” how’s it goin’?: a casual way to say, “How are you?” heads up!: to give notice of advance information; or to give a warning of immediate danger

#directory HOW TO APPLY FOR A SIN (SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER) CARD Get an application and complete it. •

This can be done online or at the nearest Service Canada Centre. You need the “Application for a Social Insurance Number” form, Form NAS2120.

Gather your documents. Primary Document You need the original of one of the following documents: • study permit and a contract of employment from the school or employer on campus • work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

How can I call my country? To make an international phone call, dial 011 + country code + city code + phone number.


What you need: •

ID: driver’s license, student card or passport.

Verification of Canadian address: this can be a bill or letter you have received with both your name and address on the envelope.

For more information you can visit the following websites. Toronto: Victoria: Vancouver: Surrey: Halifax:

Submit your application and documents.

Driver’s Lisence info

You have two options: • Take your application and original documents to the nearest Service Canada Centre. • Mail your application and original documents to Service Canada. • Once this is correctly completed and received, you can expect to receive your SIN card within 10 business days. More information can be found at:

I would like to open an account, please. I would like to deposit money into my account. I would like to withdraw dollars from my account. I’d like to change this into Canadian dollars.

Information in other languages can be found at index.html

Need Help? Dial 911 for emergencies (only) Dial 411 for directory assistance

HOW TO APPLY FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE You can buy medical insurance at the front desk, but before you go you will need the following things: 1. Money. It costs $2/day plus tax. You can pay for as many months as you need. 2. You will need your student number. You can find this information on your student card, letter of acceptance, or on your schedule. 3. Your medical insurance card will be ready two day after you pay for it.

How do I open a bank account in Canada? If you want to open an account at a Canadian bank you will need to have a student visa or work permit. You will also need an address in Canada (homestay, apartment or house). Banks will not accept a hotel, motel or hostel address. To open a bank account you will need: • • • •

Your address in Canada Photo Identification Your Student Visa or Work Permit Letter of Acceptance or Letter of Enrollment from KGIC

If you want help opening an account when you arrive in Canada speak to a counselor at your school and they can give you more information.

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Discover historic Maritime charm mixed with modern cultural flair.



eltic culture is alive and well in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where you can find the most lasting legacy of the sinking of the Titanic. The largest city in Atlantic Canada has a large collection of Titanic artifacts at its famed Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where visitors can explore remnants of the legendary ship close up. Halifax is a place rich in history, culture and breathtaking vistas. A mix of museums, art galleries and churches, Halifax also boasts a hopping night life with plenty of pubs and “watering holes,” where pub crawling is a way of life. Those drawn to the salty air of the ocean can stroll along the city’s expansive boardwalks and find locals playing lively Celtic tunes with a backdrop of ships from all over the world.

Movie Ticket: $11:50 Pint of beer: $5.00 Dinner: $20 Tim Horton’s XL coffee: $1.93 One bedroom apartment: $650-1000


Halifax, founded in 1749, is home to one of the world’s great natural harbours and the world’s longest waterfront boardwalk. Here you can experience the pleasures of an urban centre and still be minutes away from the charm of small coastal villages and nature for which Nova Scotia is well-known. If you ever need a reminder of when to eat lunch, the historical Citadel fortress, which is the highest part of downtown Halifax, still fires the noon hour cannon every day. If you want to have the ultimate Canadian experience while enjoying an international setting of languages, foods and cultures, then please visit Canada’s Ocean Playground. Join the thousands of visitors at Halifax’s Seaport Farmer’s Market and enjoy the best of farm fresh produce, prepared foods, wines, artisan crafts and even live music. On a sadder note, but one of historical interest, is Halifax’s role in recovering victims of the Titanic in 1912, many of whom were laid to rest in three of the city’s cemeteries. For fans of the 1997 film Titanic, you might want to pay a visit to the Fairview Cemetery and stop at grave marker 227, labelled “J. Dawson,” the inspiration for “Jack,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s character.

#transportation KGIC Campus Main bus route to

Right outside the building:

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Across the street from the building:

5, 10, 20, 41, 59, 68, 80, 81, 82, 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 53


Cash Fare

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Senior & Child Student

$2.25 $1.50 $2.25

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Transfers are free until the time of expiry



provides a worry-free and comfortable commute downtown

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1. Visit Citadel Hill. 2. Go on a harbour cruise to either enjoy the view itself or go whale watching. 3. Go to the Split Crow Pub on one of the evenings they have live music playing. 4. Take a stroll, hike or run through Point Pleasant Park. 5. Visit the Seaport Farmer’s Market on a weekend morning. 6. During the winter, go ice skating (free skate rentals) at the commons. 7. Enjoy the International Busker Festival down on the waterfront every summer. 8. Be thoroughly entertained by “Shakespeare by the Sea” Company Troop in the summer. 9. Take a trip to Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. 10. Be amazed by the artistic talent in Halifax at the Nocturne: Art at Night event.

Adult/Student $3.23

Child/Senior $2.50

Monthly Pass: $100

fare for a 6km / TAXI Estimated 10-12 minute cab ride is:


Halifax Stanfield International Airport KGIC Halifax campus is about 34km / 35 minute drive from the airport. The airport has a shuttle service to and from the city from select hotel locations.


RETURN FARE $36.00 INCLUDED IN PRICE Bicycles are cheap, eco-friendly,

and a great way to explore the city on sunny days.

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A Resident of Halifax is called a Haligonian. Halifax has the longest continuous seafront boardwalk in the world. The mayor of Halifax swims in the harbour every year. Every year Halifax gives a tree to the city of Boston as a thank you for their help after the Halifax explosion on December 6th, 1917.




We have: •

9 classrooms

Wireless Internet

• Power Speaking and Modern Media (PMM)

Student Lounge with computers

• English for Post Secondary Education (EPE)

Microwaves for students


Kitchen with a fridge

Programs at KGIC Halifax Campus: • English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 1-6

• Intermediate English for Post Secondary Education (IEPE) • TESOL • IELTS

Minimum age: 16 years


anada’s largest city has also been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the fastest growing among the G7/8 nations. Truly a world-class metropolis, Toronto boasts the most corporate headquarters of any Canadian city and is a hub for finance, business, telecommunications, transportation, media, and fashion, to name just a few. Shopping and dining in Toronto is second to none, with Eaton Centre being the main tourist attraction for shopaholics. What’s more, many North American celebrities can be spotted taking in the sights, especially during the city’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Explore one of the most economically powerful cities in the world, with one of Canada’s most beautiful skylines.

#TORONTO #toronto

Making memories in #TO Whether you prefer living downtown or in North York, on the Danforth or along Bloor West, there is always something exciting going on in Toronto! It’s the biggest city in Canada, with a population of over 2.5 million people. Toronto has one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world, so everyone can feel welcome. If you plan to travel, Toronto is just a bus ride away from Niagra Falls, Montreal, New York, Algonquin Park and many other beautiful attractions in southeastern Canada. If you want to experience a safe, multicultural, urban life, you simply must come to Toronto.


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Dream of Riches at Casa Loma A majestic castle tucked away in the middle of Toronto lets you experience elegance you won’t find anywhere else. Play Canada’s Game at the Hockey Hall of Fame The ultimate place devoted to the great Canadian game. Find Sophistication at Stratford Watch Romeo and Juliet come alive only a few hours away from Toronto at the most famous Shakespeare festival in North America. Relax on Centre Island Hop on a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto to walk or bike around an island park with sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario. Shopping in the Distillery District Experience a trip to the past surrounded by heritage buildings while enjoying cafes, art galleries, great shopping, and with a working distillery, Ontario’s finest beer. Encounter Colours at Algonquin Park Whether it’s the bright blue of the open sky or the changing colours of the autumn leaves, one of Ontario’s largest provincial parks is a true escape from the city into nature. All Night Art at Nuit Blanche An outdoor art festival that runs for one night in October from 7pm–7am. International and Canadian artists create works that span downtown, and make staying up all night more fun than ever. Discover Cultures at Caribbean Carnival Get more than a taste of Toronto’s diversity by celebrating with Canadians from the Caribbean ­— dancing, music and food are all part of this 10 day extravaganza. Save Money at Honest Ed’s Find bargains at Toronto’s largest and most colourful discount store, but be careful not to get lost in the 3 floor maze! Taste Niagara After seeing Niagara Falls, experience the taste of the area by sipping on wines from local vineyards.

#TorontoFunFacts •

Every year, dozens of Hollywood movies are filmed in Toronto. Next time you’re in a movie theatre, look for the Toronto landmarks! X-Men was filmed in Casa Loma, The Incredible Hulk on Yonge Street, and best of all, Chicago was filmed in Toronto!

Toronto has the world’s second largest Chinatown, but it’s only one of five in the city!

Movie Ticket: $10.00 Pint of beer: $5.00 Dinner: $20 Cup of Coffee: $1.50 One bedroom apartment: $750-$900 Hockey Game: $50


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To help office workers stay warm in winter, Toronto has a 28-kilometre underground network of malls and paths (called the PATH), stretching from Union Station all the way to Dundas Street.

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Yonge Street, which is the unofficial centre of the city, is actually the longest street in the world. Starting at Lake Ontario, it runs almost 1900km!



Tickets KGIBC students receive a discount price:

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TTC is a 24 hour system KGIC is a short walk from Eglinton station

Monthly Pass $126


GET TO KNOW #TORONTO CAMPUS Programs at KGIC TORONTO Campus: • English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 1-6 • English for Post Secondary Education (EPE) • Intermediate English for Post Secondary Education (IEPE) • Toronto Summer Residence Program • IELTS • Power Speaking and Modern Media (PMM)

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20 classrooms

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Microwaves for students


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Minimum age: 16 years Programs at KGIbC TORONTO Campus: • Business Management (BM) • Business English (BE) • Advanced Business Management (A-BM) • Interpreting & Translation Korean (IT-K) • TESOL Advanced (TESOL-A) • TESOL for Children (TESOL-C)

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13 classrooms with TV`s and sound systems

Wireless Internet

A Large student lounge

Computer lab

Microwaves for students


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Minimum age: 18 years

Visit the heart of British Columbia

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he capital of British Columbia, Victoria, is one of the most scenic of all Canadian destinations, and a unique mesh of British, European and Asian influences. Its world-famous Butchart Gardens houses some of the most eye-catching plants and flowers seen anywhere, and is a must-see for anyone who appreciates natural beauty. Want to sip high tea like they do in Britain? The Empress Hotel offers afternoon tea, with sandwiches and pastries in a posh atmosphere that will make you feel like royalty. The Parliament buildings, particularly mesmerizing when lit up at night, are located in the middle of the city and are also not to be missed.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia. Greater Victoria has a population of 350,000. The city is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and nicknamed Canada’s garden. The year-round temperate climate makes Victoria the perfect destination for visitors interested in playing outdoors and strolling through gardens. Victoria has a very unique sense of community. Each neighbourhood has its own distinctive character and charm. Most people live within walking distance of parks or the scenic waterfront that surrounds the city. The downtown area is a short walk, bike or bus ride away.

#WhyDoYouLike VictoriaCampus? What Our Current Students Are Tweeting

#WhyVictoria? Victoria has a mild climate. Even though it may snow, the snow will melt quickly. If you have never experienced snow, it’s nice to see and feel it, but it can be annoying when it stays. Even Vancouver gets more snow and is colder than Victoria. Because of the mild climate, there will be flowers almost all year around.

Feng, Ti Kang The Staff are very warm and friendly, it feels like home. You can meet many people from other countries. @KGICVictoria Al-Ansari, Maryam

The Victoria campus is small and intimate. The city itself is not as big as Vancouver and Toronto. It is easy to get around by bus and doesn’t take too long to get from one side of Victoria to the other side. Plus, it’s a safe city.

The teachers here are very kind and caring. It feels like my second home. The classes are also very interesting. @KGICVictoria Ishihara, Shinya

Victoria is an amazing city to live, study and play. The Victoria campus is right in the heart of downtown in an old building that’s located in Bastion Square, which is a historical site. It’s been around since 1890. When you step out of the building and turn left, you can see the inner harbour and the ocean. On your lunch break you can sit on a bench by the water and relax. Since Bastion Square is a popular spot, there is a market in the summer months where you can buy clothes, jewellery, chocolates, books, and much more. Often there is a street performer who plays music. Victoria is an artsy city.

I enjoy speaking with the staff and students. There are many exciting activities to join. @KGICVictoria Cheng, Yu-Yang (Eric) There is a great relaxed atmosphere here which is great for studying. The teachers here are very kind and friendly. KGICVictoria Peiro, Pame I’m not only learning English but I’m learning about other cultures from the friends that I have made. @KGICVictoria

Our campus will be renovated December 2011. If you want to study at the KGIC campus with the freshest walls and the shiniest floor, come do it here in Victoria!

#transportation The most common transportaion in Victoria

Cash Fare $2.50

10 Tickets $22.50

Day Pass $7.75

Monthly pass $74.50 sold on campus

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the ferry terminal at:

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SWARTZ BAY Walk on passanger $14.25 It is more convenient to take the Pacific Coach Line to downtown Vancouver

#TopTenMustDosInVictoria 1. If you would like to meet locals, go to Moka House on Cook Street. Moka House is an artsy coffee shop, where you can order many different kinds of drinks and snacks. Every month they feature a local artist’s work. 2. The breakwater at Ogden Point is a seawall that leads into the ocean, which was completed in 1916. While walking on the wall, which is surrounded by the ocean, you can see seals, starfish, and other water creatures if you are lucky. There is also a display of Native American art along the wall that you can look at while strolling along. Afterwards, you can warm up at the Ogden Point Café. 3. On a sunny day, you can take the harbour ferry from the inner harbour to Spinnakers. While sitting in the 12 passenger ferry, the driver will tell you some interesting facts about Victoria. Spinnakers is a restaurant that uses fresh local ingredients and brews its own beer. 4. Everyone who comes to Victoria must go to Butchart Gardens. No matter what time of the year you go, there is always something beautiful to see. From July to August there is entertainment in the evenings, and every Saturday there is a fireworks display. If you have some spare time before or after your visit, you can go to the Butterfly Gardens, where you can see big butterflies and moths. If you are more into birds of prey, you can make a stop at The Raptors at Church and State Winery, and see eagles, hawks, owls, turkey vultures and more. 5. Do you want to see what the inside of a castle looks like? Craigdarroch Castle was finished in 1890. Even though the castle isn’t huge, it is still quite fantastic to look at from the outside and if you want, you can take a tour and check out the rooms inside. In the souvenir shop, you can buy many interesting things.

6. Goldstream Provincial Park is an “old growth temperate rain forest”. You can go for walks there throughout the year. From October–December thousands of salmon return to the park to spawn. While walking next to the stream, you will see many dead and alive fish in the water. These fish attract approximately 270 eagles a day. 7. At Fisherman’s Wharf, you can see many colourful floating homes. These are practically houses that are floating on the water. 8. Dallas Road is a well-known road in Victoria. At least once while you are here, you should get together with friends and walk along Dallas Road, which is a walkway that goes right along the ocean. Grab a cappuccino at Moka House and walk on Dallas Road to the Breakwater. There are many benches along the path where you can sit, watch the sun go down and relax while smelling the fresh ocean breeze. 9. Since Victoria is an island, it’s the perfect place to go whale watching. If you feel adventurous, you can choose to go on a zodiac, but if you don’t want to be that close to the water, you could choose a big, heated boat. From here, you may see seals, sea lions, otters, eagles and hopefully some orcas or whales. 10. The Empress Hotel has been open since 1908 and is definitely a grand hotel. The old building is covered in green vines that turn red in autumn. At night, it is illuminated by colourful lights. Even if you are not staying there, you can walk through the old building, to take a look at the interior design. The hotel is especially known for Afternoon Tea, where you get served a variety of snacks and tea. John Travolta, Barbra Streisand, Queen Elizabeth II, and many other celebrities have been at the Empress for Afternoon Tea.

Movie Ticket: $10.50 Pint of beer: $6.00 Dinner: $15 Cup of Coffee: $2.25 One bedroom apartment: $800+ Hockey Game: $15 Lunch:$10


GET TO KNOW #VICTORIA CAMPUS Programs at KGIC victoria Campus: • English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 1-6 • English for Post Secondary Education (EPE) • Intermediate English for Post Secondary Education (IEPE) • Power Speaking and Modern Media (PMM) • IELTS • Business English • TESOL • TESOL-I

Minimum age: 16 years

We have: • • • • • • • • •

16 classrooms Wireless Internet Student Lounge Computer lab Microwaves Vending machines TVs Kitchen Resource library

Immerse yourself in “Hollywood North”



ong ranking as one of the most “liveable” cities in the world, Vancouver, British Columbia is a mecca for tourists, residents, and students alike. The urban feel of the city mixes seamlessly with numerous beaches and parks to create an atmosphere that is both cosmopolitan and Zenlike. Also known as “Hollywood North,” this world-class city is home to a thriving film industry, with many major motion pictures being filmed there each and every year. Vancouver’s year-round mild climate is second to none in all of Canada, making it the perfect place to take up a wide variety of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, running, sailing and so much more. An eclectic blend of cultures from all four corners of the globe, Vancouver offers something for everyone. Students coming from abroad to study in Vancouver will find universities that consistently rank among the best in the world in terms of educational quality, and the third largest public library system in Canada.


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Explore Stanley Park, Vancouver’s downtown sanctuary. Covering 1000 acres, this beautiful park features an 8.8 km seawall that runs the perimeter of the park. It provides a perfect path for jogging, rollerblading, biking and hiking. Get together with friends, rent a bicycle or rollerblades and take a day to enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in the world. On a budget? Take a self-guided tour of Vancouver’s local treasures. Vancouver's waterfront public art installations are at the heart of Vancouver’s character. Grab a coffee from one of many downtown coffee shops and explore local public art and monuments with a map from Tourism Vancouver. Grab take-out from Stepho’s restaurant. Take it down to the beach at English Bay and watch the stunning sunset. Wander Commercial Drive—the “Little Italy” of Vancouver—Grab a delicious Italian coffee and finish off the night with an amazing meal and authentic mojito at Havana Cuban restaurant. Sample one of the most interesting fusion foods at Japadog hot dog stand. North American hotdogs combined with authentic Japanese ingredients.

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Take a “trip” to Afghanistan at the Afghan Horseman restaurant. Ask for a seat in the back room where you will sit on the floor surrounded by cushions as you watch Middle Eastern belly dancing while eating unique delicious food. Head to the Awaz Hookah House to sample fruit flavoured tobacco from a hookah while you sip on Arabic tea and listen to chill grooves. If you are a fan of beer, you must head to St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen. With over 40 types of beer on tap, you can sample various West Coast brews. Try one of the 218 flavours of Gelato at La Casa Gelato. Sample as many flavours as you’d like for free. If shopping is your thing head to Queensborough Landing Outlet Mall in New Westminster. Find deals on brands like: Mexx, La Senza, Guess, Aldo, Tommy Hilfiger, Le Chateau and Esprit.

Movie Ticket: $12.00 Pint of beer: $5.00 Dinner: $15+ Cup of coffee: $2 One bedroom apartment: $1000




Trolly Busses / Standard Busses

Main bus route to


KGIC Campus

Stops across the street

Transfers are free until the time of expiry


Canada line: Vancouver to Richmond and yvr

millenium line: Vancouver to Burnaby

Expo line: vancouver to surrey For KGIC Campus: Burrard Station TO KGIBC-CTC?

KGIBC-CTC is only a one block walk from the Granville SkyTrain Station





minute From North Vancouver to downtown Van


Fares Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3

Hike/picnic the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Hailed as the second largest granite monolith in the world, this is a perfect day trip from Vancouver. Pack your favourite foods to enjoy while you take in the stunning view of Howe Sound from the top of the mountain. Alice Lake Provincial Park

provides a worry-free and comfortable commute downtown 5am-12am approx.


Stawamus Chief

Cash Fare

Fare Saver

Bus Pass

$2.50 $3.75 $5.00

$21.00 $31.50 $42.00

$81 $110 $151

Take in the stunning views of the Tantalus Range and if you’re brave enough, go for a swim in the chilly glacier-fed waters. Harrison Hot Springs Situated an hour and a half drive from Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs is one of Vancouver’s great escapes. Harrison Hot Springs is located on the edge of Harrison Lake, the town feels very much like a European spa town. Along with taking a relaxing dip in the hot springs pool, you can also swim or go boating on the lake or enjoy a beer and schnitzel in the chalet restaurant. Bowen Island Located just a quick 20 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver, Bowen Island is the perfect little escape from city life. Enjoy local artwork or shopping for jewellery and fair trade goods in the village square. Looking for a little exercise? Try going for a hike around Killarney Lake, or Mount Gardner. If mountain biking is your thing, try the network of rural trails that range from easier lakeside pedaling to thigh-burning mountain climbs.

#VancouverFunFacts •

Vancouver is North America’s second largest port; both in tonnage & physical size, and is also one of the world’s major cruise ship ports.

Vancouver is amongst the largest film production centers in North America. It is second to L.A. in television production & third behind LA and NYC in feature film production.

A resident of Vancouver is called a Vancouverite.

Vancouver is probably the only place in the world where it is possible to ski, play golf and go to the beach, all in the same day.

Valid for all froms of public transportation in Van

Bicycles are cheap, eco-friendly,

and a great way to explore the city on sunny days. Vancouver has many bike lanes throughout the city.

Programs at KGIC Vancouver Campus: • English as a Second Language (ESL) Levels 1-6 • Power Speaking and Modern Media (PMM) • English for Post Secondary Education (EPE) • Intermediate English for Post Secondary Education (IEPE) • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) • IELTS • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) • Trailblazers Outdoor Adventure Program

We have:

Minimum age: 18 years

• 31 classrooms • Wireless Internet • Student Lounge with computers • Microwaves • Vending machines • TVs • Two kitchens

GET TO KNOW #VANCOUVER CAMPUS Minimum age: 18 years

Programs at KGIbC-CTC Vancouver Campus: • Business Management (BM) • Advanced Business Management (A-BM) • Interpreting and Translation - Korean (IT-K) • Business Interpreting and Translation - Korean (BIT-K) • English Preparation for Teachers (EPT) • TESOL • TESOL Advanced(TESOL-A) • TESOL for Children (TESOL-C) • TESOL for Middle School (TESOL-M)

We have: •

19 classrooms

Two computer labs

Wireless Internet

Student Lounge


Vending machines

Two TVs

Two kitchens with a fridge in each

Resource library

#SURREY Visit the festival center of BC


s British Columbia’s second largest city in terms of population, “sunny Surrey”—as it is often called—is growing by leaps and bounds. Voted Canada’s Cultural Capital in 2008, Surrey is host to the annual Fusion Festival, described as “the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture.” Surrey is well-known for being one of the most culturally diverse municipalities in Canada. For artsy types, Surrey has a thriving digital arts community, arts centre and art gallery. Is sports more your thing? Surrey has lots to do, with sports facilities throughout all of its six distinct town centres. Surrey is also the home of Kwantlen Polytechnic University; many of it’s degrees are unique to Western Canada.


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Visit The River Market to try some of the delicious food, sights and shopping that they offer. You can also take an old-fashioned paddlewheeler cruise up the Fraser River, or check out what they are up to at the Vancouver Circus School With 7 major courses in Surrey including the Northview Golf & Country Club, which hosted the PGA tour between 1996 & 2002, you can find a course to suit your needs. Surrey holds many great festivals throughout the year. You can try an assortment of foods and cultural experiences at the Fusion Festival. Enjoy some homemade cooking and entertainment at the Blueberry Festival. Take your kids to the Children’s Festival, or check out the hundreds of classic cars at Langley’s annual Cruise In. Surrey is called the city of parks for great reason. There are numerous parks to visit and enjoy such as Bear Creek Park or the beach-front Blackie Spit, which is located on beautiful Crescent Beach and home to some of the best bird watching in Canada. Designed by world-renown architect Bing Thom, the Surrey Library has just recently been opened. Conceived to be a place not only to find books but a community center, this 77,000 square foot library is a great addition to the Surrey City Centre. Located almost next door to Surrey Campus, people can stop by and enjoy one of Canada’s favorite pastimes, ice-skating. Take a day trip to scenic Fort Langley. One of BC’s oldest structures, Fort Langley takes you to days gone by to understand what it was like to live much further in the past. Also take a break to enjoy a coffee in one of Fort Langley’s many wonderful coffee shops. Located in Aldergrove, BC, the Greater Vancouver Zoo has been dedicated to the protection and conservation of endangered species since 1970. Take the opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest creatures, big and small. Take in some culture at the Surrey Arts Centre. Complete with a theatre for catching all sorts of great plays and an art gallery to see the fine art that Surrey has to offer, this is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture that is Canada. One of the sunniest beaches in the Greater Vancouver Region, Crescent Beach gives you a chance to relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the water. It also has lots of activities to keep you engaged, including swimming, kayaking, crabbing and boating.If none of these catch your fancy, then stroll down the street and enjoy some ice-cream from one of the local shops.

#WhyDoYouLike SurreyCampus? What Our Current Students Are Tweeting Sameera & Ameera Alshehr [Saudi Arabia] We love KGIC Surrey because KGIC’s system is very good, and the teachers are friendly and helpfu. @KGICSurrey Zamora Galvon Fabiola, Galindo Herrera Yessica Fabiola, Daniel & Alfonso [Family From Mexico] Surrey KGIC is so nice because my principal is very nice and it is different than other schools because it is very fun and friendly, and all the time helping students. @KGICSurrey Farina Jose Vticente [Italy] I love Surrey KGIC because here we have good people and it feels like my house! Soares Naves Gomes Leonardo [Brazil] KGIC Surrey is good because of the people. It’s very very good. The dorm is very good and the city is very good. CAI Mingjun (Carl) [China] Surrey KGIC is nice because the teachers are very kind. There is a good study system and the atmosphere is very good!

#transportation All busses stop at Surrey Central Station

Main bus route to

KGIC Campus

A short walk to your classes Transfers are free until the time of expiry


provides a worry-free and comfortable commute downtown 5am-12am approx.

Canada line: Vancouver to Richmond and yvr

millenium line: Vancouver to Burnaby

Expo line: vancouver to surrey For KGIC Campus: Surrey Central Station

GET TO KNOW #SURREY CAMPUS Programs at KGIC surrey Campus: • • • • • • • •

Children ESL Junior ESL Adult ESL High School Bridge Program for Juniors and Children Business English Global Leaders Club Edition Summer Program PMM IELTS

Minimum age: 6 years

We have: • • • •

14 classrooms Wireless internet Media room Student fridges and microwaves • Vending machines • Athletic room • Student house (Surrey Central Inn)



the heart of kgic #FAMILY <3

#An Academic Director’s View Chet Galpin [Academic Director]

In 1996, King George International College opened a small English language school in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities: Surrey, BC. With the dedicated teaching staff and positive family atmosphere of this small campus, KGIC quickly began to grow. Another campus was opened in Vancouver, BC just over a year later and from there the school continued to prosper and expand. KGIC is now one of the largest ESL schools in Canada, and having been with KGIC almost since its beginnings in 1996, I have had a chance to see firsthand how KGIC has succeeded in becoming one of the leaders in the ESL industry. One of the foremost reasons for KGIC’s success is its innovative ESL program. Always a leader in the industry, KGIC has created a program that is tailored to the individual student. Its unique flexible level structure allows a student to study in each of the four main areas, grammar, reading & writing, listening and communications including pronunciation, at the level that is best for him or her. This gives the student the best opportunity to gain confidence and succeed in his or her English language studies. In addition to this, KGIC develops its own curriculum, which is constantly evolving to suit the needs of the students. For example, KGIC is now introducing the new Career World Curriculum in the higher ESL levels to provide students with language skills and vocabulary that will give them more opportunity when moving into an English-based work force. Of course, another great reason for KGIC’s continued success has got to be its staff: the KGIC family. The fully qualified teachers are always ready to help students achieve their English goals and our unique Academic Support program helps students to set goals and gain the skills that are needed to succeed in their studies both in our ESL program and any further education they should pursue. Furthermore, the staff’s enthusiasm creates a positive, family atmosphere that helps students to enjoy their studies while living abroad. Having a successful ESL program is a combination of many important factors, including experienced qualified teachers, a well-designed purposeful curriculum, and supportive and understanding staff. KGIC has all this and more, but really the true measure of success for an ESL program is the success of its students which King George International College has understood from day one when the school motto, “Your success is KGIC’s success”, was introduced.

Classroom Chirps What our students are tweeting about Chet and the KGIC family

Sameera & Ameera Alshehr [Saudi Arabia] Chet is super happy and friendly he makes KGIC best place study <3 @KGICSurrey Tarq Ibrahim Bagbag, Saudi Arabia “KGIC is always changing to help the students “ @KGICToronto Wanessa Fraga Silviano, [Brazil] We don’t just learn language, we learn culture also.” Tadao Mura, [Japan] KGIC my like my home. I have many friends and I am always meeting new people. Adrian Garcia Ostiguin, [Mexico] KGIC is my family in Canada. I join every activity with my friends Soares Naves Gomes Leonardo [Brazil] “I can meet other country students, the program is great to improve my English skill.” CAI Mingjun (Carl) [China] I LOVE KGIC <3 Soares Naves Gomes Leonardo [Brazil] KGIC Surrey is good because of the people. It’s very very good. The dorm is very good and the city is very good.

The only 3 reasons you need to choose one of our campuses Your first week

personalised program

Say “no” to average and “yes” to KGIC! Did you know that KGIC has a flexible level system customized to suit your individual needs? At KGIC, we believe the learning process should not be the average of your abilities. Everyone has different needs, speeds, and styles of learning, and KGIC’s ESL program is created just for this!


Create your personal plan today! Level 6 (2 months) Level 5 (2 months) Level 4 (3 months) Level 3 (3 months) Level 2 (3 months) Level 1 (3 months) Foundations (3 months) Grammar

Reading & Writing



Turn the page to learn about CWE and our unique in house curriculum

Day 1 (Monday)... 1. Arrive early Be here between 8 and 8:30am to check in at admissions

2. Please bring: • • •

A pen and paper Copies of your passport Health insurance

don’t forget your smile!

3. Check in at admissions • •

Submit copies of your passport and health insurance to admissions Spend a few minutes getting to know other students while you wait for the placement test to start Fill out the information sheet (make sure you know your Canadian address)

custom-made curriculum

You asked and we answered!

All books and materials are written and developed at KGIC for YOU. Based on your needs, KGIC’s professional curriculum development team has produced a specialized ESL program that helps students learn as much English as effectively and efficiently as possible. We have also teamed up with Pearson Longman to produce quality grammar textbooks for our lower level learners. KGIC is excited to launch its new Career World series of textbooks! Career World has been written in-house by journalists with extensive teaching experience who know what it takes to take your English to the next level. How is Career World different from other ESL programs? Career World has been designed to help intermediate and advanced students not just study English, but to use their English. It combines real world situations, communicative activities, and contemporary topics with academic application. What does this mean to me? It means you learn English the way it is used in the real world, including English for the university setting, the job, or everyday situations. It means that you can feel confident whether you are speaking, listening, reading, or writing in English. When you feel confident in the way you communicate, you are bound to succeed at whatever you do. What is it all about? Career World has four different series of exciting and compelling content, all designed to challenge and engage students in a variety of topics centred on the world of careers and working. Communications-Levels 4-6 This series features all new engaging topics to get students talking and structured practice to help them improve fluency. Includes an all-new pronunciation section to help students with word and sentence stress and focus on problem areas.

4. Take the placement test • •

Listen carefully to the placement test instructions Complete the test and have an oral interview

5. Learn about KGIC at our orientation

Day 2 (Tuesday)... Pick up your books and listening Cds Get your Class Schedule:

student rewards and scholarships Study for FREE @KGIC

Listening-Levels 4-6 The listening series offers new and challenging listening activities to improve studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to understand and be understood, including exciting and up-to-date podcasts. Reading and Writing-Levels 4-6 The Career World Reading and Writing series features topical readings with high level vocabulary and commonly used idioms, comprehension activities, fun web search assignments, and a wide variety of interesting writing projects aimed at developing the writing skills necessary for English business and university success. Grammar-Levels 4-6 The Career World Grammar series will focus on review of the basic rules and usage of specific grammar points, and then elaborate on some of the exceptions to these rules and look at less wellknown rules and usage of that grammar point. From structured exercises to speaking, editing and writing activities, this series will give students an edge in knowledge within the realm of everyday and academic grammar.

We know how hard you work and we want to reward you! Each month we give away different prizes for excellence in English, participation and effort! As well, every two months we give away scholarships to the top student at each campus! A few more reasons why your #1 choice should be KGIC: Integrated Learning in all our classes Monthly progress reports to assess your development Academic counseling to assist with your learning growth Free after school clubs to continue learning English in fun and alternative ways Clubs: English Lounge, Speak Like a Pro, Guitar, Phrasal Verbs, Movie, Yoga, Singing, TOEIC, IELTS, Slang and Idioms *Clubs vary from campus to campus and are subject to availability

Bring in a passport-sized photo to receive your student ID card

your photo here

You are now ready for the next 3 days to meet your teachers, sign up for activities and enjoy your classes.

academic support Toronto and Vancouver have a full-time Academic Progress Supervisor to provide personal assistance for students who need extra help in studying English.They are available for academic counseling during breaks and .after-school hours Surrey, Victoria and Halifax campuses offer Academic Support services provided by individual ESL instructors. They assist their students in improving particular aspects of their language skills in relation to their class material. The office hours of each instructor are set up individually according to their .schedules KGIC offers the Academic Support Program to our students in order to provide individualized attention and assistance for their academic growth. Students learn in class as part of a group, but their learning patterns and processes are all different. The program aims to complement the students’ in-class learning by paying more personal attention to students’ individual progress. Students receive guidance and study suggestions such as study tips, practice ideas, study material and references, as well as ideas to come up with long-term study plans to achieve their goals. The services are free .of charge for all KGIC students All students are encouraged to come in for academic counseling in order to ensure that their English language skills are improving consistently and .steadily

Study Tips #InTheLoop Learn English in a social environment. The English language is a means of communication, and it needs to be used in social situations to .be meaningful. You should to learn it in situations where you and / or other people are using the language to interact with each other If you want to learn English quickly, think of ways to make your stay in Canada more enjoyable. The foreign students who come to appreciate the new environment and culture are usually the fastest learners of the language spoken in that region. If you find your .everyday life here boring, come up with more activities to make it more enjoyable Set up a goal to motivate yourself to study more. If you have something that you would like to achieve, you will make a more conscious effort to learn more. Come up with a goal that you will have a good chance of accomplishing; make it realistic, and break the process .down into small steps


Take notes on EVERYTHING! Carry a vocabulary list, and write down any new words, ideas or situations. Ask native speakers to explain .them, or do some research to find out more To respond to a question, answer in complete sentences. Instead of saying “Yes,” say “Yes, I did my homework.” Or, instead of saying “Peter,” say “It was Peter who wrote the word on the board.” If you keep answering to questions with only one word at a time, you .won’t become able to speak like an adult and explain ideas clearly If you want to improve your listening skills, learn about common conversational topics and people’s responses to them. Do some research or read articles on commonly discussed topics, and check the vocabulary. This will help you catch words and follow .people’s conversations better


The Junior and Children’s Programs at KGIC’s Surrey Campus are a great way for younger students to learn English in a warm, supportive environment and create better opportunities for their future.


With a flexible level structure based around BC school curriculum learning requirements, KGIC provides the tools necessary for students to continue advancing in their English studies. Our curriculum works around the student’s abilities so that he or she is in the best class for his or her English abilities. Furthermore, having the curriculum designed around the BC school curriculum allows students the option of moving to a public school system through our bridge program.

Bridge Program

KGIC has partnered with several public school districts, such as the Langley and Chilliwack school districts, as well as other private institutions, to provide a pathway to acceptance into either the public or private school system. Through our curriculum and qualified teachers, students will be given the necessary tools to succeed no matter which path they choose to follow.

Activities & Field Trips

In addition to our regular curriculum, KGIC offers students opportunities to participate in fun, educational field trips, such as the Vancouver Aquarium and Science World in Vancouver. These trips give the students a chance to take what they have learned in the classroom and bring it into the real world. Students in our youth programs also have fun participating in different sporting activities, including dance classes, martial arts, soccer, basketball, ball hockey and more.

KGIC Children’s Program/Junior Program

Bridge Program KGIC: Chilliwack Schools

Students are taught the essential English language skills they will need to succeed in Canadian elementary or secondary school classrooms.

KGIC: Langley Schools

KGIC: St. John Brebeuf School

By providing a general overview of the subjects they will encounter in a Canadian classroom, while providing intensive language instruction, the Bridge program makes the transition into a public/private school easier and more successful.

Chilliwack Schools Public Schools Grades 1–12

Langley Schools Public Schools Grades 1–12

St. John Brebeuf Public Schools Grades 1–12

Delta Schols Public Schools Grades 1–12

International students will be automatically granted admission to these schools upon successful completion (Level 4) of KGIC Children’s or Junior’s program.

TORONTO SUMMER RESIDENCE KGICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toronto Summer Residence Program is located in the City of Mississauga at the University of Toronto. Students will live in a five-story dormitory with 24 hour security. All dorm rooms are suites with two private bedrooms, a private bathroom and a semi private washroom. Students will have free internet access in the lobby and will be able to connect to the Internet in their dorm rooms. With acres and acres of beautiful scenery and greenery, there are several fields where students can play soccer, volleyball and .baseball as well as trails for hiking English Studies: Students will study reading & writing and listening in one of 3 levGLOBAL LEADERS

.els: beginner, intermediate or advanced Workshops and clubs are designed to help students improve their communication skills while pursuing their interests at the same time! Options include art, .drama, science, history, music and math Group activities take students out of the classroom and into the world! Group activities include: sports, tournaments, guest speakers and community involve.ment Theme activities will help student gain confidence and leadership skills. Theme nights include: drama, speech, skit, !movie, games, dance and much more

GLOBAL LEADERS CLUB EDITION During KGICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Global Leaders Club Edition Summer Camp, students will study the basic four skills: Grammar, Reading & Writing, Listening & Pronunciation, and Communications. Classes will be taught using an integrated approach to language learning allowing students to utilize all skills. Special focus will be placed on communications, group activities and .individual presentations students will have during their afternoon

clubs; they will be furthering their English knowledge while experiencing many different life-enriching activities :that include overnight Camping trip, a tour of Vancouver and the famous Stanley Park, a trip to Science World, a trip to Victoria visiting the world famous Royal B.C. Museum, Playland, a fun filled amusement park and Grouse Mountain where students will see real live bears, .eagles and wolves

TRAILBLAZERS Trailblazers gives you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accomplish amazing things in four weeks. Some highlights include climbing the Black Tusk a peak of 2315 meters and gazing at glacierfed lakes. In 2011 Trailblazers from around the world will again challenge themselves and develop lifelong friendships that will cross borders and oceans. From the classroom to the wilderness, you will learn 1st aid and CPR, water safety, environmental minimum impact techniques, critical thinking and judgment skills, how to navigate your way in the wild open country of British Columbia with a compass and GPS, and much .more

Our leadership certification program combines unforgettable camping and hiking experiences in British Columbia with practical English language usage related to outdoors, leadership, teamwork. Our leadership certification program combines three weeks of practical English language usage with special survival skills seminars and workshops in beauti.ful Vancouver, Canada Trailblazers is not an English course and ...





How to Give Your Presentation


Think about the best speaker you know. Now compare that person to the weakest speaker you know. Want to know what makes them different? The best speaker has POWER! Whether you are a student giving a class presentation, or a CEO speaking to an audience of thousands, here are a few tips from our PMM: Powerspeaking & Modern Media Program, to give your next presentation more POWER! DEVELOPED SKILLS

WEEKLY topics

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Practice your speech as much as possible, but don’t leave it to the last minute! Practice several times a day, every day. Then, practice a few times the night before, but don’t stay up late rehearsing; you need a good night sleep to be relaxed and present with power!


Powerspeaking 1 and Introduction to Media


Popular Culture


News and Journalism





Powerspeaking 2 and Stereotypes

Want to know if you look professional? Videotaping is the best way to watch yourself speak, but if a camera is not available, speaking to a full-length mirror or audio-recording your speech can be useful. Don’t just focus on your weaknesses, also notice your strengths, it will help build your confidence!


increases when engaged in English CAREER OPPORTUNITIES





Film and documentaries


• Confidence and public speaking skills • Communication skills • Cultural awareness and knowledge • Formal presentation skills • Listening skills • Knowledge of modern media • Comfort

PROGRAM duration



WEEK certificate

If you can, try to rehearse in the actual room you will be presenting in, or imitate the environment as much as possible. Doing this will make you comfortable and relaxed in the place you will be speaking.

PMM EXPRESSION What should your body do while you’re speaking? Be aware of your posture. Make sure you are standing up straight. Using hand gestures can help to emphasize a point. Just make sure that you are not fidgeting or slouching. Where should you look? Engage your audience through eye contact. Often when a speaker is nervous, they look at the floor or the ceiling or even straight at the back of the room. A few moments of eye contact with your audience will have them paying more attention.

RATE YOURSELF – TIMING IS KEY! How do I know if my speech is long enough? Time yourself on a clock or stop watch, and practice often to make sure you don't speak for too long or too short a time. Remember to pace yourself by taking regular deep breaths when you pause. This will also help you stay cool and calm!

is a public-speaking program designed to help speakers improve their pronunciation, intonation, fluency and overall presentation and speaking skills. Media is used as a common topic for individual speeches, group presentations, impromptu speeches and debates to engage students’ attention while they learn current terms and concepts.

Have you of th heard e OPIc ? All PMM students can take the OPIc Test for Free. Turn to page [] for more information


#untangling technology in the classroom with

Luc Corjin [Business Management Coordinator]

The Business Management Program in 2012


ven teachers have learning moments. In fact, it is my firm belief that real teachers have learning moments all the time. A key learning moment for me came in late 2010, when I had given my class an assignment to reflect on their learning experience as children of the digital generation. One of the smartest students in the class, a young woman from Mexico, put it most succinctly and bluntly: my generation’s way of learning, based on reading and memorization, was now definitively a thing of the past. Anything of interest can, and will, be Googled. The information available online will vastly outstrip what can be found even in the best of textbooks. Contrary to what many hard-copy textbook advocates will claim, thanks to some careful analysis, even the accuracy of that information can be instantly verified. The most casual visitor of many business management classrooms will notice the presence of orphaned textbooks: too bulky, ill-adapted to a specific program or curriculum, out dated as of the day of release. Students come in, open their laptops, or unlock their iPads. Whether we think of this as a nuisance or a miracle is irrelevant. We live in augmented reality: the classroom has been invaded by outside reality, mediated by the Internet. To gradually move away from textbooks and into e-books and electronic devices is simply to recognize what is going on, and to use that new context to maximize what students learn and optimize how they learn. No business session is complete without reflection on what is happening in the economy. No textbook statement or theory is alive without reference to outside authorities and actual examples. No business management classroom can claim to prepare students for management without incorporating technology. Moreover, the time is now to reflect, students and teachers, on how the technology can be employed for better end results.

No business management classroom can claim to prepare students for management without incorporating technology. Technological Advancement and Business Management in the Future


he digital generation has taken over the business management classrooms. There is no point in denying or slowing down this evolution. With a new generation of ‘millennial’ students, the future may point toward a new delivery mode in the form of tablets. As for the question ‘Why?’ the simple answer is ‘Why not?’ Business instructors, more than anyone else, must face the reality of constant change. Classroom reality has been invaded by cyber reality, to make way for augmented reality. Introducing e-books into the classroom in the future has the potential to give us a unique opportunity to maximize learning opportunities and optimize the learning experience.

Business Management

BM-BE #a simple comparison chart Business English


BE is an introductory course to basic business concepts and procedures as well as developing job application and interview skills.


PROGRAM duration


Goal Students





To gain an understanding of basic business concepts and skills needed in the workplace

To gain a working knowledge of some of the basic principles of key areas of business management

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WEEK certificate

Introduction to International Business, Human Resource Management, International Finance, Globalization and Cultural Awareness, International Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship


PROGRAM duration

Developing Resumes & Cover Letters, IT—Use of Technology in Business, Quality in Business, Selling & Marketing in Business, Financing a New Business, Financial Control & Basic Accounting, Ethics in Business / Fair Trade, Team Management


BM is an introductory business management program for students keen to take a first look at some of the most commonly covered business management topics.

WEEK certificate WEEK

Topics covered


Students interested in basic business concepts and business procedures Students interested in job application and interview skills Students with an interest in business who want to develop their English skills while learning the fundamentals of business Students interested in developing skills that will make them more desirable to potential employers Students interested in 4 weeks of work experience

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Students with different academic background who want to obtain or upgrade essential business knowledge in order to expand their professional opportunities Students with a business administration or business management background who want to cover this material in English Young professionals willing or ready to interrupt their career to gain a working knowledge of basic business management principles and current business issues Mature professionals interested in a career change

Lectures, individual and team projects, exercises, class discussions, assignments, presentations, online sources

Lectures, individual and team projects, exercises, class discussions, assignments, presentations, online sources

4-week optional work practicum (with 12-week program only)

BM: 4-week practicum Advanced BM: 6-month mandatory internship

Small classes; instructor with teaching and real life business experience; continual development of English skills alongside real-life business applications

Small classes; ongoing coaching by seasoned instructors with wide business expertise; continuous link with global business reality


#WhatDoTheyMean A conversation between two professional colleagues:

Idioms used in the conversation:

Charlie: “Hi, Diane.”

A golden opportunity a great chance or occasion which should be taken advantage of. It should not be missed.

Diane: “Hi, Charlie.” Charlie: “How are things going for you with the new promotion?” Diane: “Well it really is a golden opportunity, but I must say it’s pretty tough, I am struggling to keep my head above water right now. I have all my other work and now my boss wants me to create an Internet marketing campaign that will go viral but I haven’t got a clue what to do.” Charlie: “He really wants to drive sales through the roof, eh?” Diane: “Yeah. I have to come up with an idea that will generate a lot of buzz, but I haven’t had the time to really get to work on it. I was hoping that Dave would be able to help me, but he really hasn’t been pulling his weight on our other projects, so I don’t know if I trust him to help me with such an important promotion and all the red tape I have to go through just to get this going makes it even more difficult. I’m really stuck.” Charlie: “Don’t worry too much. You are very good at thinking outside the box, so I’m sure you will come up with a great idea that your boss will be happy with. You always seem to pull through in the end.” Diane: “You’re right. I can do this. Thank you so much for your encouragement, Charlie. I’ll talk to you later.”

To go viral when content on the internet is spread rapidly by being frequently shared on social media sites To not have a clue to not have an idea about or understand what to do about something or how something works To drive sales through the roof to increase sales much more than expected To pull one’s weight to do one’s fair share of the work needed to be done Red tape rules and regulations, usually from government, that prevent work from being done quickly To think outside the box to come up with new and innovative ideas that are different from the norm To pull through in the end to successfully complete work through a problem or illness

Charlie: “Bye.”

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To struggle to keep ones head above water to have to fight from becoming overwhelmed when there is a problem or too much work

5. 6. 7. 8.

Creating a Business Career Technology and Communicating Delivering Quality in Today's Workplace Project Management and Coaching Your Team Sales, Marketing and Negotiations Presenting with Confidence Understanding the Financials Ethics in the Business World

DEVELOPED SKILLS • Effective Presentation Skills For Business • Writing Business Plans • Marketing Strategies • Stock Portfolio Management • E-Commerce • Marketing Research And Trends • Latest Management And Leadership Theory • Import/Export And International Trade Logistics • Global Business Perspectives • Cross-Cultural Awareness And Communication Skills • Case Studies To Develop Critical Thinking Skills Studies To Develop Critical Thinking Skills

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Successful graduates can pursue jobs in:





WEEKLY International Business MODULES Human Resource Management International Finance Globalization And Cultural Awareness International Marketing International Management Business Development And Entrepreneurial Skills

DEVELOPED SKILLS • Effective presentation skills for business • Writing business plans • Marketing strategies • Stock portfolio management • E-commerce • Marketing research and trends • Latest management and leadership theory • Import/export and international trade logistics • Global business perspectives • Cross-cultural awareness and communication skills • Case studies to develop critical thinking skills

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Successful graduates can pursue jobs in:

Entrepreneur, business development manager, human resources manager, operations management, accountant,

financial manager


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Have a killer resume and cover letter: This is the first thing that will introduce you to a potential employer. Make sure you have a teacher or Canadian friend look it over and help with editing. Activate your network: We have a saying: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Tell everyone you know what type of job you are looking for. You never know who knows the person who can get you the job you want. Be Proactive: Finding a job that you really want is not easy. The job will not come to you. You have to go and find it! Be patient and persistent: Don’t expect to find a job in one day. Set aside time every week to look over job postings and continue to search for that job that you really want. Practice for the interview: Try to think about the questions that you might be asked in the interview. Practice saying your answers out loud, or ask your roommate or friend to do a mock interview with you.


ith over 40 Hotels, Resorts, Inns and Suites from British Columbia to Quebec, and several more properties under development, Sandman is Canada’s fastestgrowing, privately-owned hospitality company. In addition to great accommodation, people can enjoy a variety of dining options during their stay with Sandman. Sandman Hotel Group is committed to positively impacting the community by building relationships, inspiring philanthropy and promoting goodwill both inside and outside the company.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT Business Name: Location:

English Program (BE) Sandman Hotels, Inns and Suites (Victoria) 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4M5

ELEP: English Language Experience Program Improve your English skills in the classroom AND at a Canadian company. Learn the ins and outs of finding a job in Canada, networking, creating a killer resume, and landing the job! 3 months study + 3 months work 4 months study + 4 months work 6 months study + 6 months work 9 months study + 9 months work

Advanced Business Management – Coop Combine useful business management training with practical work experience in Canada! 6 months study + 6 months work (paid or unpaid)

Sandman Hotel Victoria has been taking our students for practicums for the past 6 years. During their practicum, with the help of the Business Develop Manager, Ms. Elfriede Schmoll, our students are given the chance to experience every aspect of the hotel business, including front desk duties, housekeeping, research, and maintenance. Students have the chance to communicate in English with international tourists, as well as with coworkers from different ethnic backgrounds. Some students might feel overwhelmed at the beginning of their practicum with the new tasks they have to learn or simply with the English communication skills involved. However, by the end of their work term, most students find the experience very precious and practical. They are able to understand the Canadian work culture with hands-on experience, use the business knowledge they learned in class, and feel more confident when dealing with English speakers, especially in listening and speaking!

Coop Coordinator Intro-Cathy: Why she loves helping students! Shhh….let me tell you a secret….students LOVE working. Of course, students also like their teachers and classmates, and tell us that they learn a lot at school, but work is really special for them. Why? Work is where they have a chance to practice all the things they have learned in school and have a chance to meet a lot of other Canadians. Work makes them feel like an important and useful part of Canadian society while they are here. And, most importantly, work provides the experience that helps prepare them for going back home and getting started in their careers. Of course, not everything about the work experience is stress-free. Students are expected to dress professionally and do job interviews in English, many times in competition with other candidates. Finding transit routes to a new job can be a challenge. And, it can be stressful to discover that sometimes the jobs are unpaid or the pay is lower than they would hope to receive. However, ultimately, when students are packing and getting ready for their flights to return home, they often tell me that their work experience here was one of their favourite parts about being in Canada. That’s why helping students find jobs can be such a rewarding experience for me.

tesol for middle school WEEKLY topics

tesol Introduction to Teaching • Teaching Reading •Teaching Speaking • Teaching Listening • TeachingGrammar•TeachingPronunciation • Teaching Writing • Preparing to Teach

tesol for children Children as Language Learners • Lesson Planning • Group Formation • Games and Instructions • Child Friendly Grammar • English through Stories • Working with Words • Fun with Phonics • Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Chants • Drama • Feedback and Error Correction • Writing • Assessment • Positive Discipline


Children as Language Learners • Lesson Planning • Group Formation • Games and Instructions • Child Friendly Grammar • English through Stories • Working with Words • Fun with Phonics • Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Chants • Drama • Feedback and Error Correction • Writing • Assessment • Positive Discipline

tesol advanced Introduction to Teaching • Teaching Reading • Teaching Speaking • Teaching Listening • Teaching Grammar • Teaching Pronunciation • Teaching Writing • Preparing to Teach

english preparation for teaching Communication and The Teaching Experience • Using Course books • Relationships and Trouble in the Classroom Development • Job Satisfaction • Student Development and Language Learning • Organization Professional Development • Gender in the Classroom

tesol advanced

• Working within an adult learning environment•Classroommanagement•Inductive versus deductive teaching • Leadership• Lesson planning • Integrating skills and systems • Cross-cultural awareness

• Working within an adult learning environment • Classroom management • Inductive versus deductive teaching • Leadership • Lesson planning • Integrating skills and systems • Cross-cultural awareness

tesol for children

english preparation for teaching

• Adapting to suit different ages and ability levels • Topic based teaching language and delivery • Student centered approaches to learning • Increasing meaningful student production • Using motivating activities • Creating a positive learning environment

• Using language to lead and manage a discussion • Giving clear instructions • Analysis of the parts of speech and usage of English • Presentation skills • The basics of lesson planning • Pronunciation • Fine-tuning speaking


tesol for middle school 8 WEEKS TESOL FOR ADULTS + 4 WEEKS TESOL FOR CHILDREN • Content based instruction • ESL instruction • Material development • Classroom management skills • Classroom discipline skills • Lesson planning • Developing creative activities


I totally recommend TESOL-C to people who love children!

WOW 3 month intensive experience!


TESOL-C was much more intensive and hectic than I had expected. There was a great fellowship with my classmates because of numerous passionate discussions and presentations.

Presentations x 3!


I didn’t only study teaching theories, but gave many valuable presentations in front of classmates! This led me to become a confident public speaker. Listening to my classmates’ presentations helped to build new ideas for my future lesson plans!


You can take this program with no problem even though you have no teaching background. Instructors will teach you the tactics of teaching English to Children from scratch!!

Teaching is so much fun!


I realized how fun it is to teach English to children from this program. I now know which materials to use to deliver a fun class depending on what I am teaching!

Great 4 week practicum in Canadian institutions!


Being able to go to an elementary school or also kindergarten is an unforgettable experience. I’ve gotten to see children’s reactions to my lessons and to me over the course of the 4 weeks.

By: Chieko Abe REQUIREMENTS: Students must have either TOEFL: CBT 173/ PBT 500/ iBT 61 or TOEIC: 650 or completed level 4 at KGIC or any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. An interview is required unless the student has completed EPT and has the instructor’s recommendation. A criminal record check (Schedule F) must be obtained prior to practicum.

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By: Yuka Bando

Feedback is super thorough!


I learned much more in TESOL-C than at my university!


I totally thought I would learn the same things as I studied in my university. However, you can get hands-on experiences from TESOL-C. KGIBC instructors taught me how to give fun lessons with lots of attention on students!!

TESOL-C Instructors are on fire!


All instructors are passionate about teaching! I was always impressed by their performance in class. They showed us how to teach any songs or drawings by using the whole body!

I was able to get many pieces of advice on my lesson plans and also presentations from teachers’ perspectives. It was very helpful to analyze my weaknesses when teaching. I felt like I was always improving each presentation.

The challenging practicum in daycare!


All children are native speakers and of course they are very fluent in English. You will be surprised how much English you can pick up from children.

TESOL-C experience will benefit you!


I majored in teacher-training at my university in Japan, and I did not expect to learn so many useful and practical lesson ideas.

TESOL for Middle School is a 3 month program. The first 2 months are in the classroom, where the students learn teaching techniques, skills, and theory. The final month, they are sent on practicum to a Canadian middle school and KGIC Surrey campus for two weeks each.

Well, our school has been sponsoring TESOL for Middle School students for three years. I came here two years ago, so, I have been sponsoring teachers for two years.

So, what kind of presentations do they do?

What kind of responsibilities do the practicum students do in your class?

How long have you been a sponsor teacher?

Are the students alone or in groups for their presentations?

Again, this depends, but, generally the students give a presentation of something cultural from their country of origin. For example, they might give a presentation on origami, or famous temples, or traditional food, or traditional holidays, etc…

Well, this depends; often, on the confidence level, English skill level etc…but, in general, my practicum students must teach one lesson. This lesson is usually a presentation, not a real lesson. I don’t make the practicum students teach math or science, for example.

Usually I am giv en two practic um students at on e time, and so the students are usually in grou ps of two for th eir presentatio ns.

What else do the students do?

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How does your school benefit from accepting practicum students? I really like the cultural aspect of the program. My students get to meet people from different parts of the world; they get to learn a little bit about their culture, their language, their traditions, etc…

I think I would encourage them to be as active as possible in the classroom. Get up and meet the students, talk with the students, get to learn their names and just chat with them. My students are genuinely curious about the practicum students and they want to talk with them.

If you had some words of advice for students about to go on practicum, what would they be?

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#A ROAD TAKEN: A TOEFL JOURNEY Peter Faure [TOEFL Coordinator]


eople say that life is a journey; it starts when we are born and each choice we make affects our path in life. All choices are important, but one particularly important time is when we complete high school and go to university, when we take our first tentative steps toward independence and a career. Finding a path in life is not easy, and after graduating from university in Japanese and linguistics I tried many jobs before becoming a teacher and traveling to distant countries. I taught ESL at first, but slowly ended up specializing in teaching academic preparation courses, mostly IELTS and TOEFL. Now, several years later, I’m still doing it and it still makes me happy. One reason I enjoy teaching academic preparation courses is that I have fond memories of my years in university. Those years were not always easy of course, but I learned a lot and also realized how important an education is. Teaching TOEFL, I often feel like I meet students with similar goals and worries as I had when I was their age. I find it easier to communicate with them and it’s very rewarding when my experience and knowledge can help them along their own journey. Another reason I enjoy teaching TOEFL is my love of learning. ESL is important of course, but the time when students prepare for a TOEFL test is more than that, it’s a turning point in their life; the moment when learning English stops becoming a goal and it actually becomes a tool that they will have to use to understand and assimilate a much wider range of knowledge. This allows us to have a much more interesting class environment, in which a wide variety of topics, ranging from science to history, can be discussed and which can allow us to learn new things together.




In conclusion, I think most of us grow up with some dreams, and whether those dreams involve traveling or settling down and starting a family, our career is something that will make those dreams possible. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than doing my best to help my students, within my own limits, move along their own journey and find their own path.

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Test of English as a Foreign Language


Cambridge First Certificate of English


International English Language Testing System

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Cambridge ESOL

British Counsal, IDP, Cambridge ESOL

Program Length

8 weeks *flexible

12 weeks (4, 8, 12)

Flexible 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks

Skills Learned

Grammar, listening, reading & comprehension Weekly practice tests

General language classes to build grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focus on real English used in everyday work, study and leisure situations

The Academic Module helps students prep for college/university. The General Training Module is designed for prospective immigrants. Four skills tested: listening, reading, writing, speaking Bi-weekly practice tests

Available Locations

KGIC Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria

KGIBC Vancouver, an Official Cambridge Testing Venue

KGIC Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria

KGIBC-CTC Advantage

Oral practice for speaking component on TOEFL IBT. Weekly computerized practice activities & 2 full practice tests every month. Immediate feedback and error correction. One on one after school counselling. University Placement Counselling for students interested in attending University in North America.

Intensive preparation for the Cambridge FCE focusing on building exam vocabulary and exam-task techniques, and incorporating weekly progress testing. Daily exam task practice. All 5 exam skills tested every week. Experienced teachers skilled in teaching the Cambridge tests.

Full time intensive preparation for IELTS test for better results. Immediate feedback and error correction. University counselling for students interested in attending a North American university. Experienced teachers skilled in teaching the IELTS test. One on one after school coaching & speaking practice tests recorded & emailed to students

English teachers, Accepted in some countries as proof of fluency in English, Enhance academic performance

English teachers, Improve performance on entrance exams, Enhance academic performance

English teachers, Accepted in some countries as proof of fluency in English, University acceptance all over the world (Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree), Enhance academic performance

1.86 months 8 week Cert. program

4,8,12 weeks, Cert. of Attendance for each week period

4, 8, 12 weeks, Cert. of Completion for each 4 week period

26.5 hours per week Mon. to Fri. In class:

26.5 hours per week Mon. to Fri.


Career Opportunities

Certificate Program

26.5 hours per week Mon. to Fri. In class: 0.93 months 4 weeks 106 hrs. 1.86 months 8 weeks 212 hrs.

0.93 months 4 weeks 106 hrs. 1.86 months 8 weeks 212 hrs. 2.79 months 12 weeks 318 hrs.

In class: 0.93 months 4 weeks 106 hrs. 1.86 months 8 weeks 212 hrs. 2.79 months 12 weeks 318 hrs.

Certificate Requirements

Attendance of 80% or higher and successful completion of 70% of course assignments.

70% average upon successful completion of all modules

Students are supposed to attend at least 75% of the total number of classes in order to get a certificate for the whole period of enrolment

Entry Requirements

Students must have either TOEFL: PBT 450 / IBT 45/46 or TOEIC: 550 or completed level 3 at KGIC or any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required.

Students must have either TOEFL: CBT 173 / PBT 500 / IBT 61 or TOEIC: 650 or completed level 4 at KGIC or any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required.

Students must have either TOEFL: CBT 123 / PBT 435 / IBT 40 or TOEIC: 470 or completed level 2 at KGIC or any recognized international language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam.


interview by computer test




Do you need academic, certified proof of your Englishspeaking ability? Do you want certification that is becoming recognized around the globe in both the business and academic worlds? Why not take the ACTFL-OPIc?

WHAT IS THE ACTFL OPIC? The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) is a test that measures how well you speak in a language by comparing your performance with the criteria described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. It is a structured conversation between an interviewer and the person who is being tested. The test is a series of recorded questions which are accessed by computer. The test scores have seven levels. The evaluations are done by ACTFL professionals in the United States. An Official ACTFL OPIc Certificate, indicating one of seven possible proficiency levels, is issued upon successful completion of the test.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE OPIC? The OPIc is appropriate for a variety of purposes: employment selection, placement into training programs, demonstration of linguistic progress, and evidence of training effectiveness. It is great for students and/or professionals looking to demonstrate their ability to communicate in another language.

WHY TAKE THE OPIC? The ACTFL OPIc has proven to be incredibly popular with both the academic and corporate worlds. The Korean market is being led by Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement that they have selected the OPIc as their Official Employment Test, and other corporations are quickly following their lead. The test is also making its way into Latin America and is very popular in the North American academic, commercial and government markets. It was developed by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

WHERE CAN YOU TAKE THE OPIC? KGIC is an official testing site for the ACTFL OPIc, and is also one of the only private language and career colleges in Canada to offer this test. Since 2008, all KGIC campuses deliver the ACTFL OPIc test via secure Internet connection. For more information, please visit the website:

EPE helped me so much to get to where I am today. I was able to improve my English skills, especially my reading and writing, and it really prepared me for Laurentian University.

LaurentianUniversity Université Laurentienne

My advice for students on their way to college or university is to make friends with your classmates. Canadian students are friendly and will help you adjust to your new school. Group studying is a great way to learn and succeed. University isn’t hard, but you have to work hard.

I want to study in Canada because it has a high standard of education, and because universitylevel English is becoming the language of the world. I hope to do my master’s and later obtain my doctorate here. After that, with my studies in EPE and university, I will return to Saudi Arabia to start my own business.

Your pathway to university When KGIC introduced me to the EPE course I saw a good opportunity to improve my fluency in English. Even if i am not going to apply to university in Canada, I decided to join this course to learn academic English, improve my communication, and more importantly, to organize and to express my ideas in a second language. In the EPE program, i must write academic essays and listen to lectures which is very useful to improve my skills and very important for my future career. Life and Learning Technology Today Relationships EPE has given me a great opportunity to improve that I need in univerHealthskills and Fitness


sities or colleges. For example, writing an academic essay in EPE allowed Adventure me to express my argument better in writing.Travel Thisand is very important because Science and Discovery you will need to write a number of papers inCommunication college. I also have done many presentations with my classmates. In order The to give a and good presentation, we News Controversy had to have numerous discussions and research in advance. As a result, Language andtake Literature we were always prepared for the class andArt, were able to most out of Food and Nutrition the class. I also enjoyed studying with EPE Media classmates who have interests and Culture in different study fields since they motivated and inspired me Health all the time Business and Financial with new ideas and information!

For students wanting to continue their studies at a public or private post-secondary institution, we offer the Intermediate English for Post-Secondary Education (IEPE) Program and the English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE) Program. IEPE and EPE contain a variety of challenging and stimulating material




designed to help students become proficient in the English they will need to succeed in their college or university. Students who successfully graduate from EPE will not need to present an official test score, such as IELTS or TOEFL, to our partner colleges or universities!





Food & Diet: Taste & genetically modified food Success: Skills for success, negotiating for success Media: Advertising, violence on TV Our urban life:City development, campaigning


Life and Learning Technology Today Relationships Health and Fitness


Psychology: Critical thinking & impressions Society: Ethics and social responsibility Technology: Technical influences & robotics Detecting bias & past communication


Travel and Adventure Science and Discovery Communication The News and Controversy

MONTH 3: PROGRAM duration

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Art, Language and Literature Food and Nutrition Media and Culture Business and Financial Health

PROGRAM duration

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Pathway chart Choosing the right school is an important step in your academic study plan. With 12 college and university partners, KGIC is ready to help you make the right choice. This can be done before or after you begin your journey at KGIC. Knowledgeable staff are available at each campus for consultations or advice. Don’t see the school of your choice on our list? We can still help you gain entrance For more info visit:

College and University Visits.

KGIC organizes visits to local colleges and universities on a regular basis. This is a great way to experience university life first hand!

Interested in a Masters? We have pathway agreements for masters programs at FILL IN

College and University Info Sessions We are always inviting different post-secondary institutions to visit our campuses and provide information on their schools and placements

ESL LEVEL 3 3 months monthly meetings

Take KGIC’s

online assessment test



3 months

3 months

Receive a personalized study plan from a KGIC representative

Monthly Meetings with the Pathway Coordinator—Staying on track is important. Regular meetings with your pathway coordinator will help you keep track of your study plan, academic goals and university applications.

IELTS 3 months









High Beginner









5 6


iBT 40; TOEIC 470; TOEFL PBT 450; CBT 133; iBT 46; TOEIC 550; IELTS 4.0; Cambridge KET; CAEL 30-40 TOEFL PBT 500; CBT 173; IBT 61; TOEIC 650; IELTS 5.0; Cambridge PET-FCE; CAEL 40-50; TOEFL PBT 550; CBT 213; iBT 81; TOEIC 800; IELTS 6; Cambridge FCE; CAEL 50-70

Saint Mary's University is delighted to work alongside KGIC and their students to ensure a smooth transition from ESL to university study. We recognize the caliber of the KGIC programs by allowing students who have successfully completed of the highest level of ESL to enter undergraduate degrees at Saint Mary's University. Kristen Sutherland, Saint Mary’s University








Use your time in language school wisely, listen to your teachers and do your homework. Think on your feet—make plans and outlines for the week because you will have to do this at University!


ESL LEVEL 6 2 months

2 months

Uni student-Bushra­­, Dalhousie University

ESL LEVEL 4 3 months Academic Assistance Improving your English can be tough, especially when you are short on time. KGIC provides acdemic counselling to help you target your work areas and improve at a faster pace.

IELTS 3 months

IELTS 3 months

TOEFL 2 months

TOEFL 2 months

LaurentianUniversity Université Laurentienne

IELTS 3 months

TOEFL 2 months After School Clubs


KGIC offers academic clubs to help boost your English abilities. Take a Power Writing, IELTS prep class to enhance your study plan. The best part is they are free! *Clubs may vary from campus to campus


EPE 2 months

3 months Advance to College / University after successful completion

IEPE 2 months “TRU and KGIC share a strong pathway partnership. Students coming to TRU from KGIC are well prepared for academic success at the university level.”

IEPE 2 months

Mike Henniger, Thompson Rivers University




IEPE 2 months




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oth IT-K and BIT-K curricula and textbooks are wellknown for their advanced level, wide-ranging topics and practicality. Developed and written by experienced teachers of KGIBC, the curricula are tailored to the needs and wants of our students. They are not designed only to teach interpreting and translation techniques but to improve students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through various activities, including presentations. The books cover extensive amount of vocabulary and expressions that our students can easily see and hear on the news, and they don’t just appear once—keywords from day one get repeated throughout the 8 weeks to help students retain what they’ve learned. Moreover, the lessons in classes are supplemented by our new online learning centre where loads of information regarding interpreting and translation, extra worksheets and other quick and fun lessons can be found. With their fantastic curricula, IT-K and BIT-K programs prove that learning can be fun, effective and rewarding all at the same time.

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IT-K Assistant’s point of view I think IT-K is a great course for Koreans that want to take their English studies to a new level. Even though I do not speak Korean (yet), how can I help? For one, I am a native Canadian, and that gives the students a great opportunity to try translating for someone that is well-versed with the English language, and knows many expressions/colloquial terms. Second, I have wide experience working with international students, I have taught in China, India, and Pakistan, and since I have been working here, I have developed an ability to really understand Korean students (after hearing Korean being spoken almost every day now for over 2 years). I'm young at heart, and am very knowledgeable about a host of topics that our textbook covers, and I am sure that all Korean students can benefit from me whilst studying in the IT-K program. See you soon! 


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인종 차별 당했어. In the sentence, 차별 means “partiality against a person on basis of his/her race”. So, you can use the word “to discriminate” Translation? I was racially discriminated against.

to discriminate, to favour

우리 선생님은 공부 못하는 학생들만 차별해. Now, 차별 means “favouritism”. It is easier to translate it if you paraphrase the sentence to 우리 선생님은 공부 잘 하는 학생들만 이뻐하셔. Translation? My teacher favours only the smart ones.


“안녕”이라고 인사했는데 무시당했어(못 들은 척 무시하고 그냥 지나갔어). The word “to ignore” is used when a person disregards something or someone. Translation? I said “Hi” to him, but he ignored me.

to ignore, to disparage

사람들은 대게 노숙자들을 무시합니다. (얕잡아봅니다.) Here, 무시 is not that people do not acknowledge the existence of the homeless, rather people belittle them. Translation? Homeless people are often disparaged.


한국이 일본을 이겼어. For the expression “이기다,” students automatically come up with the word “to win.” However, it means “to gain a prize or fame, or to be successful in a game, battle and etc.” when it’s used with an object. So, if we translate the sentence to “Korea won Japan,” it means that Korea won Japan as a prize so that Korea will take Japan to Korea.” Translation? Korea beat Japan, Korea defeated Japan OR Korea won a game against Japan.

to win, to beat

나 (상품으로) iPad 2 탔어. Since iPad 2 is a prize which I will take home, we will use the word “to win” to translate the sentence. Translation? I won an iPad 2.

당황하다 to be embarrassed,

도로 한복판에서 넘어져서 당황했어요. In the sentence, 당황하다 means 창 피하다. When you feel 창피스러워서 당황하다, you will use the word “to embarrass.” Translation? I felt so embarrassed when I fell down in the middle of the busy road.

to be flabbergasted

소개팅 한 사람이 만난 지 10분만에 프로포즈해서 당황했어요. Here, 당황하다 means 어찌 할 바를 모르다/어이없다. When you want to express the feeling of “순간 어찌 할 지 몰라 당황스럽다,” you can use the word “to flabbergast”. Translation? I was flabbergasted when my blind date proposed to me 10 minutes after we met.


경찰은 살인자로 유영철을 의심했습니다. In the sentence, 의심하다 means 유죄라고 생각하다. The word with a definition “to believe to be guilty” is “to suspect.” Translation? The police suspected Young-chul Yoo as the killer.

to suspect, to doubt

경찰은 유영철이 살인자가 아니라는 의심을 하고 있습니다. As soon as students see the word “의심,” they will come up with the English word “to suspect.” However, 의심하다 here means ~에 대한 의문을 가지고 있다/ 확실하지 않다 which has an opposite meaning to “to suspect.” When you are uncertain about or hesitate to believe something, you can use the word “to doubt.” Translation? The police doubt that Young-chul Yoo is the killer.

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It has been six months since then and I have definitely made the right decision. The classes are fun and informative at the same time. The teachers have work experience in the subject that they are teaching. Most teachers are still working outside of the classroom. The class sizes are quite small, so the teachers can take time to answer questions and provide help whenever needed. On top of that, the administration is excellent and extremely helpful.

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1. Be prepared to compromise. This apartment is shared and is not all about you. 2. Clean up after your own messes. A big part of independence is taking care of yourself. 3. Communicate with your roommate politely. Bad communication can turn ugly quickly.

1. Assume that you and your roommate have a psychic understanding of each other. 2. Choose a roommate based on how friendly they seem. Talk about your lifestyles. 3. Invade their personal space, eat their food or use their things without asking them.

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surrey central inn When students travel abroad, they have several options for living accommodations. One of the most affordable and enjoyable ways to live abroad is in a student dormitory and Surrey Central Inn offers this great opportunity.

Convenience Located just a short walk away from Surrey campus and Surrey Central Skytrain Station, the Surrey Central Inn offers an affordable way to stay close to the ‘action’. From SCI, you can get to school in just minutes and travel all over the lower mainland easily. You also have everything you need to make your life easy, including a kitchen, shared computers and wireless access.

Best of Both Worlds At SCI, you get the privacy of having a room shared with just one other person. With your own desk, bed, bathroom and TV, you also have the benefit of the social life that dorm life is known for. You can socialize and practice your English as much as you like with the rest of the students, but when you do want a little ‘me’ time, you can go to your room and just relax.

Meeting New Cultures and Practicing English Living in the dormitory allows students to meet and make friends with many people from other countries. The dormitory also provides students with the chance to practice their English with people from many other cultures that they live with in the dormitory.

Recommended by Students Woo Hyun Son (Korea) – Dorm life is so relaxed and free. I can cook myself and I have made a lot of friends from different countries, such as Brazil, Italy, Mexico and Japan Jose Farina (Italy) – I have such a good time knowing about other people’s countries and cultures. It is very nice to live with other countries’ people.

student housing The KGIC dormitory is a good place to live in Victoria, because you can meet with people from different countries and improve your English. Also, you should use English all the time if you want to talk with your roommates. About the atmosphere in the dormitory, I think it is very nice to learn from different cultures. The dormitory offers students an easy way to make friends from many different countries. Whenever students feel alone, there is always someone to talk with. Alan Jean, Mexican student

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