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VGC Virtual: Our Extra Student Services Explained

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re excited to see how well everyone is taking to our virtual classrooms. While it certainly is a different experience than taking part in a real-life class session, we’ve received some great feedback from our students on the positive sides of online learning! Many students are enjoying how technology can enhance the learning experience, and how easy it is to communicate with people and learn from a distance as if the classroom is in your home! 

Another great benefit of being part of VGC virtual is access to all of our extra student services that are included in your tuition – from the comfort of your home! Here’s an overview of what VGC offers: [/vc_column_text][icon_feature icon_position=”left” border=”no” icon=”icon-user” title=”Academic office hours”]For students who have questions related to grammar, English in general, homework or any other class-related topics we offer academic office hours where members of the academic office will always be available to make sure that all of your questions are answered. These are available to all current students and teachers will provide each student with the zoom access code to make sure that you can log in!

When: every Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM PST and every Friday, 12:00 – 1:00PM PST [/icon_feature][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][icon_feature icon_position=”left” border=”no” icon=”hb-moon-copy” title=”Weekly workshops”]Our weekly workshops go beyond traditional language study. These interactive training sessions have rotating topics and are designed to help students by providing practical information on a variety of different topics. The workshops cover topics such as Resume and Interview skills, Social Media, Online Study Skills, and Canadian Culture! 

Resume and Interview Skills: This workshop is for all students who are interested in applying for a job in a North American company. We’ll cover tips on how to write the perfect cover letter, explain the ins and outs of a Canadian-style resume and cover strategies for a successful job interview. 

Social Media: Social media is an important factor in not only getting a job but learning English! Learn the ins and outs of networking online and understanding all those weird English words you see on Twitter. Topics might include: Linkedin do’s and don’ts, social media abbreviations and slang,  how to network online, and social media culture.  

Online Study Skills: In today’s world, being able to effectively study online is more important than ever. This workshop will help you develop study skills to help you get the most out of the virtual world. Topics might include: making the most of different platforms, effective study skills, and useful self-study resources and how to sue them.

Canadian Culture: Improve your English while learning about what makes Canada Unique. Topics might include Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Stereotypes, Canadian Traditions and Celebrations, Canadian Slang, Canadian Sports, Canadian History and Facts and Stats  etc…

When: every Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST[/icon_feature][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][icon_feature icon_position=”left” border=”no” icon=”icon-desktop” title=”Continuing studies”]Once graduated, all VGC Virtual students gain access to our Continuing Studies online platform, a platform designed for our alumni to maintain the English level they earned. We provide a new online English lesson every week, and they are divided into four categories: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. By offering you the opportunity to practice and continue to learn English online, we want to make sure that you keep the English level that you graduated with from VGC Virtual. This is just one of the ways in which students will always remain part of the VGC family.

When: available for one year after graduation[/icon_feature][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]by Henriette Freese[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]