Коледж VanWest має різноманітну і багату історію надання освітніх послуг англійською мовою та кар’єрного навчання в Канаді. Коледж був створений в 1988 році та, окрім вивчення англійської мови та мовних курсів у Ванкувері, ми також пропонуємо сертифіковані державою Програми професійної підготовки, де студентів інструктують бізнес-професіонали, які мають досвід у своїй галузі. Наші кампуси знаходяться у Ванкувері та Келовні, Британська Колумбія, Канада. Якщо ви шукали сертифіковану школу англійської мови в Канаді, де ви можете вдосконалити свої знання англійської мови та отримати найкращий досвід навчання - це ідеальне місце для вас! VanWest College пропонує широкий спектр курсів англійської мови та клубів міжмовного обміну, які задовольнять потреби та запити кожного студента. У коледжі VanWest ми організовуємо захоплюючий та різноманітний щоденний графік, який підходить для людей на будь-який інтерес та національність. Значна частина досвіду студента прилягає на позаурочний час, коли він зустрічається з новими друзями та отримає насолоду від усього, що можуть запропонувати Ванкувер та Келовна. Одними з найпопулярніших видів діяльності учнів у школі є розмовний клуб та обмін мовами, де студенти отримують можливість практикувати бесіду з викладачем та однокласниками безкоштовно. Ми сертифіковані Філією приватних навчальних закладів (PTIB) при Міністерстві Вищої Освіти БК та акредитовані EQA, IALC, Quality English та Language Canada. Таким чином ми можемо гарантувати, що будемо проводити програми професійного навчання та курси англійської мови у Ванкувері та Келовні, що відповідатимуть і перевищуватимуть найвищі освітні стандарти!
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ОТРИМАННЯ ДИПЛОМА ПРОФЕСІЙНОГО КОЛЕДЖУ ПРО СПЕЦІАЛІЗАЦІЮ ПІСЛЯ ЗАКІНЧЕННЯ СЕРЕДНЬОЇ ОСВІТИ, КООПЕРАТИВНІ ДИПЛОМИ ТА СЕРТИФІКОВАНІ ПРОГРАМИ
ОТРИМАННЯ ДИПЛОМА ПРО СПЕЦІАЛІЗАЦІЮ ПІСЛЯ ЗАКІНЧЕННЯ СЕРЕДНЬОЇ ОСВІТИ ЗА ПРОГРАМОЮ «УПРАВЛІННЯ ЛАНЦЮГАМИ ПОСТАЧАННЯ / SCM»
Please let us know about the company you worked for and your responsibilities. My Co-op placement has been with world-renowned company, Zara, that is staffed with amazing people. The people I worked with were, and still are, truly concerned with my and other members’ personal growth and success. I was responsible to provide excellent customer service and responding to complaints to find a solution immediately. What are your achievements? After successfully working at sales position about 9 months, I was offered to become assistant manager at the company by my supervisor. Working for this company has given me confidence into my future career and helped me develop long-term goals that are both realistic and at the same time achievable. I was able to increase my interpersonal and networking skills immensely as I often interacted with customers and provided daily reports to my supervisors. What was the obstacle and how did you get over it? As an international student, working in another country is always challenging at the beginning. It requires extra effort and attention to secure a position. I was lucky to have great team at the work and in school so that most of the difficulties have turned into advantages and great memories that I will carry forward to my future career. Knowing that assistance will be available and ready whenever I need, and respectful support I receive made me confident about my life during the program and at work. Also, it is important to mention that the financial support was crucial for the continuation of my education. What did you learn from classes? What was useful when you worked? I learnt fundamental principles of business and hands-on skills to gain employment in the commerce and marketing sector in my academic terms. Experienced class instructors provided us real-life examples to understand more about Canadian work environment and this helped me to understand expectations from companies when I work in Canada. Please tell us about your future plan. Having both academic and work experience in Canada after 2 years made me self-confident to look more further opportunities in Canada and I realized about myself that I am good with communicating with people. Therefore, I would like to explore potential career paths involve people interactions in to develop my career further.
Q, Why did you decide to take Cross Cultural Communication Diploma? At first, I was thinking to take the Global Customer Service Corps Certificate program, which includes paid internships, but there are two deciding factors in choosing the Cross Cultural Business Communication Diploma. The biggest reason was that after returning to Japan, I wanted to work in a workplace where English is the main language, so I wanted to acquire English skills specialized in business. Secondly, I felt that I didn't need to take paid internship because I originally found a job and had work experience in Canada. Q. What were the differences between ESL and College class? I think the biggest difference is whether you are studying English or learning something in English. I felt that the ESL class was mainly about getting used to English, such as giving presentations in English, understanding grammar, and reading long sentences. On the other hand, College classes are delivered and proceeded based on those. Also you need to discuss with many students who work in Canada or thinking of living in Canada permanently. As a result, you will be required to have a higher level of English proficiency, and you will not be able to keep up with the lessons every time you look up grammar and expressions, so it is recommended that you build a solid foundation with ESL. Especially in class, the amount of reading is large and the amount of homework is enormous, so it is necessary to improve reading comprehension. Q, What did you learn from classes? The Business Language skill was very helpful. At that time, the number of students was 5, so I was able to receive detailed guidance from the teacher. Thanks to this class, I was able to learn not only speaking skills but also small differences in English nuances that I would not normally be able to learn. In particular, I learned by getting in touch with the current affairs of various countries through classes where I select business-based news that is held once a week, present it, and discuss it in class. Also, when I gave a presentation, I was able to receive feedback from the teacher on the spot when I finished the presentation, and I was able to check the details such as pronunciation and grammar mistakes, so I was able to improve my English proficiency. The teacher will answer any questions politely, so trusting the teacher to study is the fastest way to improve your English.
Why did you decide to entered Canada in the midst of Covid? I decided to go to Canada because I wanted to live abroad after graduating from college. Corona wasn't that serious at the time of the decision, so I applied comfortably. Of course, the departure was delayed for several months because of Corona. The reason why you chose Kelowna and your first impression was that？ I chose Kelowna because I thought small and medium-sized cities would suit me better than the urban areas when I decided to go to Canada. I thought that my tendency, including learning English and living, was better in small and medium-sized cities. The first impression of Kelowna was very good. When I first arrived at the airport, I was a little worried because I could only see mountains and fields around me, but I changed my mind when I arrived at the homestay. I liked the downtown area because it felt like a peaceful and quiet city with moderately advanced urban areas. I loved it because my homestay family was also good people. Overall, it was better than what I had hoped, so I was surprised to be able to do it How did the street look when you arrived at Kelowna compared to Korea? I felt that the streets were relatively quiet and peaceful because I only lived in big cities. Also, the elderly looked good and they greeted me with their eyes, so I took a walk often. Another difference compared to Korea is that it is a pet, but when I go out for a walk, more than half of the people have pets on the street, so I thought it was very different. You finished your language course in Kelowna and you are waiting for co-op program, how was your language course in Kelowna? To be honest, language classes were a little hard. The class time and method were similar to Korean school. Also it's been a while since I've studied like that, so I felt very awkward. And when I entered the school, there were a lot of students who were absent from the school due to Corona. But I got used to it quickly because the teachers tried to teach me really well.