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Educational Programs

English Classes for Seniors

General Objective:

This program was launched for the first time in October 2019. 

The VCAC English classes for seniors are designed to provide Spanish-speaking seniors the vocabulary, listening, speaking and writing skills they need to be able to overcome the language barrier that English represents for newcomers, and help them to integrate to the Canadian Society. Once our senior 55+ people learn the basic English vocabulary and grammar, they will feel confident to socialize with the English-speaking community. They will also learn the way Canadians speak English, improve their confidence in speaking, and make new friends.

Thus, the VCAC is executing one of its mandates, that is support its members in adapting and integrating to the Canadian Culture. 

Instructor: Jesús A. Perdomo
Teacher of English as a Second Language Superlearning Ph: +1 403 708 5827 email: jperdomo@vcac.info
Instructor:
Rebeca Mijares Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages
Ph: +1 403 815-9962
email: rebeca@vcac.info

Spanish classes to the Calgarian Community

SPANISH PROGRAM
Description
Spanish is in the top five most spoken languages in the world and it’s the third most used language on the internet.
The course is for people who have no knowledge of the language. It aims to offer students, linguistic competence through the practice of the four skills of the language: listening, reading, writing and speaking, allowing them to have a good performance in simple situations of daily life.

General objective
At the end of the course, the student will have developed the communicative competence required to perform adequately in Spanish in simple situations of everyday life.

Source of information
Textbooks:
Easy Spanish Step by Step. Author: Barbara Bregstein (ISBN978-0-07-146338-6
Complete Spanish Step by Step. Author: Barbara Bregstein (ISBN978-1-259-64341-5

Instructor
Rebeca Mijares
Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages
+1 (403) 815-9962
rebeca@vcac.imfo

English Classes for Refugees

General Objective

These ESL courses are designed for newcomers that do not qualify to op to the English Courses provided by the Government of Canada. These courses will give enough knowledge to the participants who are looking to improve their English skills.

Specific Objectives:

These Courses will permit the students to learn English in the real world. The students will learn by listening, speaking, reading, and writing. After completing these three levels, the students will be able to work and communicate effectively and express themselves in English. In addition, they will:

  • Understand relatively simple texts on a variety of topics.
  • Speak, read, and write using the basic grammatical structures.
  • Introduce themselves and someone else.
  • Describe objects 
  • Learn about the regular and irregular verbs
  • Write sentences in present, past, and future 
  • Conjugate the most useful/common verbs in the present

Mentorship Program

Duration:

The connection between mentors and mentees will be three months with minimum contact of 1-2 per week. The relationship can continue after the first three months and be reactivated if both parties agree to do it.

The match will be made base on a survey fill up by all the participants, trying to connect similar profiles (not always possible).

Purpose

Supporting professional newcomers, professional young, and the community in general through our Professional Mentorship Program by teaching employment-related skills, workshop, and personal tutorial for them to learn the techniques required to find a job in their area of expertise

People will receive Personalized Career Guidance and Support. This program matches newcomers/professionals young with local experts who share similar professional backgrounds.

Skilled newcomers are launched into the job search process by providing them with information about:

  • The requirements, needs, and expectations of employers.
  • Creating professional networks.
  • Learning about the Canadian Resume Stile.
  • Understanding the Canadian culture.
  • Adapting to the Canadian workplace.
  • Learning about the hidden job market 
  • Providing recommendation about learning activities and informative seminars supported by such as Job searching, resumes, Taxes, entrepreneurship, and much more

Advance of Education Scholarship program​

Regulations and Guidelines

The VCAC scholarship program encourages excellence among the community members and young generations. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance and using a systematic approach, looking for a comprehensive citizen to represent the community in educational institutions. In addition, participants must have proven performance in other areas such as arts, sports, volunteering work, etc.

Funds  

The VCAC is actively looking for alliances to sponsor this program.  

Di Leone Group Inc

Di Leone Group is a Canadian immigration consulting firm, for individuals and companies, either within or outside Canada. They represent refugee and asylum cases in Canada, as well as Residences for Humanity and Compassion. This company has positioned itself as one of the most successful companies in immigration and humanitarian processes in Canada because they have appropriately trained human teams to ensure the success of the cases they represent.

Pineda Group

Pineda Group is a real estate company with more than 15 years in the market. They offer a personalized service with the highest quality and professionalism. Over the years, Pineda Group has been the winner of different types of awards.  

BBA Consulting

BBA is a private Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in different Canadian cities. BBA offers engineering services backed by advanced expertise. Its know-how is recognized in the energy, mining, metals, oil, gas, and chemicals sectors. BBA has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and ranks among the Best Employers in Canada. 

Carlos Ignacio Garcia

CIG is a financial advisor who provides the clients a good understanding of the various vehicles used to secure and grow the client investments. Their philosophy is that if the clients know about their financial situation, the more likely clients are to reach their financial goals, and they’re here to help the clients do that. They embrace investor education because it enables us to build strong relationships with our clients.

The scholarships will be awarded for the academic year, valued at $1000 each per year. The Sponsors will contribute 50% ($500), and the VCAC will donate the other 50% ($500) per scholarship. 

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