We are on air on Radio Russia

15.09.20

We are on air on Radio Russia

Yesterday Evgenia Efremova became a guest of the Our Time program on the Radio of Russia radio station. Evgenia is not only the Academic Director of the Global Ambassador, but also a researcher at the Brain and Neurocognitive Development Laboratory of Ural Federal University.

The topic of the issue was the manifestation of unfavorable mental reactions in schoolchildren in conditions of distance learning. Is distance education beneficial and what learning conditions need to be met to ensure that your child has long-term motivation to learn? Hear about it on the air of the program "Our Time" link.

30.04.20

ONLY TODAY DISCOUNT for the 5-STEP Writing Strategy & Practice for TOEFL & IELTS workshop

Register for the upcoming workshop:

5-STEP Writing Strategy & Practice for TOEFL & IELTS

Date: 5 May 2020
Time: 18:00 (UTC +3)
Language: English
Virtual place: Worldwide Zoom
Registration: TAP HERE to register with the unique price 390₽ * ONLY UNTIL MAY 1
* On Friday the price will be 390₽ for IELTS & TOEFL Webinar participants, and 975 rub for other participants

As a result of this workshop:

  • get to know the types of essays on IELTS & TOEFL
  • understand how TOEFL / IELTS essays are evaluated
  • learn a 5-step essay writing strategy
  • produce your own essay
  • learn how to avoid typical mistakes that even advanced students make
  • BONUS: all participants will get a chance to receive detailed written feedback based on TOEFL / IELTS scoring criteria on one of the essays. More details during the webinar.

Coaches:

  • Evgeniya Efremova - Ed.M Harvard University, Academic Director of the Center for Education and International Testing Preparation “Global Ambassador”, Expert in the development of academic English skills, Author of TOEFL preparation courses, IELTS
  • Anastasia Zhdanova - Deputy Academic Director of the Center for Education Abroad and Preparation for International Testing, Global Ambassador, Fellow and Fulbright Alumnus

20.04.20

Second online session with The Language Game with Professor Harvard University Dr. Bruno della Chiesa!

Register for the upcoming Language Game session:

The Art of Disagreeing in Cross-Cultural Contexts

with prof. Dr. Bruno della Chiesa (read more in Wikipedia) & Evgeniya Efremova, Ed.M.






During the session participants will be assigned to teams to work on a solution to a case, followed by a presentation to an expert. Each group will be led by a facilitator whose task is to help a team to work as efficiently as possible to accomplish the tasks. Our teams' facilitators:

  • Aireen Andal Grace - PhD Student, Ural Federal University, Cross-Cultural Communications Specialist at Global Ambassador
  • Anastasia Zhdanova - Fulbright Scholar, Deputy Academic Director at Global Ambassador
  • Adam Petty - Graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Study Abroad Advisor at Pomona College
  • Greg Murray - Graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, College Admission & Profile Development Specialist, English Language Trainer.



  • When: 25 April and 2 May 2020

    Time: 06:00 pm (UTC +5)

    Place: Online & Worldwide (Zoom)

    Linguistic requirement: English (B2 or above)

    Want all the details? Read the PDF file with complete description of the event :)



    During this session you will:

    • Learn about the typical differences in the culture of disagreement across the globe and useful strategies to recognize signs when something 'goes wrong'
    • Practice 'disagreement' with an international peer and receive honest feedback about your words' emotional impact.
    • Solve and present a case-study as a part of an internationally mixed team and receive feedback from an expert

    What is "the Language Game"?

    The Language Game is a genuine Cross-Cultural Communication Space. The Language Game is a virtual cross-cultural communication environment that brings together English language speakers and learners of diverse cultural, linguistic and other backgrounds. Our topic-based sessions build your intercultural awareness and effective cross-cultural communication skills through immediate interaction with international peers in the English Language.

    The project is a joint effort supported by Harvard Graduate School of Education's faculty and graduates and Global Ambassador International Education.

    Purchase ticket here:

    Option 1. Buy now - 500 RUB, 1 ticket, full access

    Option 2. Buy now - 300 RUB for active GA students only, 1 ticket, full access

    Option 3. If you are a non-Russian resident, please, purchase a ticket by filling the form:

    Your English level *
    Your Email *

    20.04.20

    Free webinar! IELTS or TOEFL: what to prepare for and how to take in a pandemic?

    International English tests for study or work abroad
    IELTS or TOEFL: what to prepare for and how to take in a pandemic?

    Date: April 23 2020
    Time: 18:00 (Moscow time)
    Webinar Language: Russian
    Virtual platform: Zoom
    Registration by link required (participation is free)

    The program includes:

    • 7 Important Steps for Successfully Passing TOEFL and IELTS
    • IELTS or TOEFL: detailed comparison and acquaintance with the tests
    • New formats for passing tests during the period of “self-isolation”
    • Typical difficulties of Russian-speaking students and preparation strategies
    • Effective Home Training Programs

    Speakers:

    Evgenia Efremova - Ed.M Harvard University, Academic Director of the Center for Education and International Testing Preparation Global Ambassador, Expert in the development of academic English skills, Author of TOEFL preparation courses, IELTS

    Anastasia Zhdanova - Deputy Academic Director, Center for Education Abroad and Preparation for International Tests, Global Ambassador, Fellow and Fulbrigh Alumnus

    22.04.20

    FREE Live Webinar. IELTS vs TOEFL: Which test to take during the lockdown?

    Live Webinar (Free)
    IELTS vs TOEFL: Which test to take during the lockdown?

    Date: Sunday, April 26 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM (UTC +5)
    Language: English
    Square: Zoom (you will receive the link upon registration)
    Register here: REGISTRATION

    If you plan to study or work abroad or if you need to confirm your level of English with a standardized test, I invite you to join my webinar IELTS vs TOEFL: Which test to take during the lockdown?

    As a result of this webinar you will learn:

    • 7-step strategy for success on IELTS / TOEFL

    • What makes IELTS and TOEFL different?

    • Where to take the test during COVID-19 test-center lockdowns

    • What typical challenges international students experience taking the tests

    • Effective resources for successful self-preparation at home

    Prepare and pass IELTS for 6.0+ points without leaving home? Really with the Online IELTS Intensive course.

    08.04.20

    Prepare and pass IELTS for 6.0+ points without leaving home? Really with the Online IELTS Intensive course.

    Prepare and pass IELTS for 6.0+ points without leaving home? It's real!

    Every day we work to make the learning process convenient for our customers. Therefore, we are launching the Online IELTS Intensive course. During the 3 months of training on the course, you will get acquainted with the techniques and strategies for successful passing the test, taking into account the characteristics of each of the components of the IELTS structure.

    What are successful test strategies?

    • In the classes at Global Ambassador, we devote many hours to practicing the parts of Speaking and Writing. You can read texts and listen to audio tasks at home at any time convenient for you. Upon completion of tasks you will automatically see your result and be able to analyze errors.
    • Academic vocabulary is not difficult and not boring. Especially if you study it with us in an interactive format and immediately put it into practice. We have prepared a lot of exercises for you in the format of the exam.
    • We will help you build an effective skill in working with academic texts and introduce strategies for successfully completing assignments in the Reading section. For example, speed reading, which will help you not to go into details and see the main meaning of the whole passage.

    An individual approach through the online platform for group courses Online IELTS Intensive will allow you to get the same quality content, but at a low price. In virtual groups, students learn to evaluate each other from the point of view of the examiner. This helps a better understanding of one's own progress. The average IELTS score of students after completing courses in Global Ambassador 7.0.

    Classes in the Online IELTS Intensive group will be held on the Zoom online platform.
    Required Language Level: Intermediate (B1 +)
    Duration of the course: 3 months (classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
    Wednesday 19: 00-21: 15 (ECB)
    Saturday 12: 00-14: 15 (ECB)
    Course Start: April 15 (Wed), 19:00 (ECB)

    With full payment of the course until April 12, a 25% discount is applied - 18 900 rubles / 24 600₽

    Sign up

    Join the Online IELTS Intensive group and we will help you achieve your goals. If you have questions, please call our administrator by phone or click the orange button at the bottom right of the screen to write to the messenger.

    Learn more about IELTS Preparation Courses

    02.04.20

    Interactive webinars on TOEFL and IELTS this weekend!

    TOEFL and IELTS Webinars April 5

    Doubt the effectiveness of online group preparation for TOEFLibt or IELTS? Now is your time to erase stereotypes, learn new skills and achieve goals even faster and more interesting!


    TOEFL Webinar
    IELTS Webinar

    Webinar "Must-Have Skills for TOEFL ibt"

    Date: April 5 (Sunday) 17: 00-18: 30 (ECB), 15: 00-18: 30 (Moscow time)

    Presenter: Anastasia Zhdanova

    Minimum language level: Intermediate (if you do not know your language level, go through free online test.)

    Webinar Language: English

    Register here (registration occurs upon payment)

    As a result of the webinar, you:

    1. In practice, you will understand how effective preparation is built in an online group in Zoom

    2. learn how to get the maximum score in the “Speaking Question 1” section of the “Speaking” and work out the necessary strategies for an effective answer

    3. Develop strategies for reading the text to understand the topic, purpose, organization and basic ideas of the text, which will allow you to successfully cope with the tasks in the “Reading” section under conditions of limited time.



    Webinar "Must-Have Strategies for IELTS Exam"

    Date: April 5 (Sunday) 11: 00-12: 30

    Presenter: Anastasia Zhdanova

    Minimum language level: Intermediate (if you do not know your language level, go for free online test)

    Webinar Language: English

    Register here (registration takes place upon payment)

    As a result of the webinar, you:

    1. In practice, you will understand how effective preparation is built in an online group in Zoom

    2. learn why many Advanced students instead of 8.0 get only 6.5 and learn strategies for building an effective answer in the “Speaking” section

    3. master the basic strategies that will allow you not to make typical mistakes in the tasks of “Listening Section 2”

    4. Develop strategies for reading the text to understand the topic, purpose, organization and basic ideas of the text, which will allow you to successfully cope with the tasks in the “Reading” section under conditions of limited time.

    19.04.20

    The Language Game with Harvard Professor Bruno della Chiesa

    Register for the upcoming Language Game session:

    The Art of Disagreeing in Cross-Cultural Contexts

    with prof. Dr. Bruno della Chiesa (read more in Wikipedia) & Evgeniya Efremova, Ed.M.

     



    During the session participants will be assigned to teams to work on a solution to a case, followed by a presentation to an expert. Each group will be led by a facilitator whose task is to help a team to work as efficiently as possible to accomplish the tasks. Our teams' facilitators:

  • Aireen Andal Grace - PhD Student, Ural Federal University, Cross-Cultural Communications Specialist at Global Ambassador
  • Anastasia Zhdanova - Fulbright Scholar, Deputy Academic Director at Global Ambassador
  • Adam Petty - Graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Study Abroad Advisor at Pomona College
  • Greg Murray - Graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, College Admission & Profile Development Specialist, English Language Trainer.



  • When: 25 April 2020

    Time: 06:00 pm (UTC +5)

    Place: Online & Worldwide (Zoom)

    Linguistic requirement: English (B2 or above)

    Want all the details? Read the PDF file with complete description of the event :)



    During this session you will:

    • Learn about the typical differences in the culture of disagreement across the globe and useful strategies to recognize signs when something 'goes wrong'
    • Practice 'disagreement' with an international peer and receive honest feedback about your words' emotional impact.
    • Solve and present a case-study as a part of an internationally mixed team and receive feedback from an expert

    What is "the Language Game"?

    The Language Game is a genuine Cross-Cultural Communication Space. The Language Game is a virtual cross-cultural communication space for English language speakers and learners that promotes intercultural awareness and effective cross-cultural communications skills through open and problem-based interaction with people from across the globe.

    The project is a joint effort supported by Harvard Graduate School of Education's faculty and graduates and Global Ambassador International Education.

    Purchase ticket here: $ 7 USD per 1 participant, full access

    Your English level *
    Your Email *

    23.03.20

    We work online! Opening hours and gifts are here.

    Opening hours from March 30 to April 5, 2020

    The ill-fated virus is trying to divide us, isolate, limit our freedom? No matter how!

    We perceived this situation as a challenge, because our mission is to help every inhabitant of the Earth to get the next level of education. Despite everything. In addition, we know that you need to prepare for exams and submit all documents on time, and we will do everything possible for this. Therefore, our tireless team will be in touch with you from home and online:



    Schedule for the quarantine period:

    We work online. Phones, e-mail and instant messengers work as before. Call us and write.


    office and administrators work online Mon-Fri from 09:30 to 19:30, Sat from 10:00 to 15:00.

    all language school classes take place in full online (details from teachers and administrators, as well as in Classroom)

    Phone number in Yekaterinburg, Russia: +7 (343) 385-11-53

    Phone in Moscow: +7 (495) 134-50-55

    Phone for Russia: 8 (800) 333-27-99

    Contacts for the CIS and the world: +7 (343) 385-11-53 or click on the orange button at the bottom right of the screen.

    Weekend telephone on COVID-19 (only if other phones do not answer) +7 (922) 172-97-42



    And here is the promised gift

    we offer you the feasible help: 500 rubles discount on first order any service in the Global Ambassador in the departments of Education Abroad and the Language School, but only if you really need this discount.

    How does it work? Everything is simple. We at the Global Ambassador also have a hard time, and if you are more difficult than us, take this discount and enjoy! That is, just decide whether this discount is necessary for you, and then leave a request below and say a code word when calling: 💝 Anti-virus discount

    We believe that we need to help and trust each other in this difficult time. As always.

    ❤️ Health to you and your loved ones.


    Submit your application

    23.03.20

    How to unwind on a remote site? Online courses Smart English. It has not yet been more profitable.

    Smart English online courses in mini-groups at a bargain price

    For the first time, our most popular Smart English course in mini-groups of 4-6 people online!

    Our answer is COVID-19. Classes are held on a specially adapted Zoom platform with the ability to fully simulate classes in the classroom:
    - all participants in the lesson see and hear each other and the teacher;
    - virtual rooms for work in pairs;
    - interactive whiteboard and chat;
    - Full access to Classroom and iTools content!
    You really won't notice the difference with offline classes.

    Suitable for you if you want to increase your English proficiency and learn to write, read, listen and speak English with confidence. The emphasis on speech and active interaction with the teacher will help you quickly overcome the language barrier and consolidate the grammar and vocabulary at the level of the language habit.

    We are waiting for students from all regions of the country and the world!


    Start learning Take the test

    What improvements have appeared for TOEFL iBT dealers?

    28.02.20

    What improvements have appeared for TOEFL iBT dealers?

    What improvements have appeared for TOEFL iBT dealers?

    The test development company is constantly working to improve the registration process and passing the TOEFL iBT exam to make it more convenient for test takers around the world. We have prepared for you a list of recent significant improvements:

    1. Find out your result in the Reading & Listening parts right away. Now you can find out your unofficial score in the Reading and Listening parts after the test. This will help you evaluate your abilities and decide on which universities to send results to.
    2. Raise your score for your final exam with MyBest Scores. Even if your result in any part is lower than last time, do not worry. Starting August 1, 2019, the TOEFL Results Report automatically includes MyBest Scores. This is a list of your best scores for each section of the tests that you have passed in the past 2 years. More than 100 universities around the world accept this kind of results.
    3. Save time. As of February 2020, the test time is 3 hours, which is 30 minutes less than last year's version. The format of the exam has not changed, but the number of questions in the parts Reading, Listening and Speaking has decreased.
    4. ... and nerves. Now you can find out the test results online 6 days after the day of passing the TOEFL.
    5. Are you sure that you could not cope with something? Retake the test in a week! The time between retakes was reduced to 3 days. Check with your nearest testing center for available dates.
    6. Registration? No panic! You can register online for the exam just 2 days before the exam. However, remember that late registration requires an additional fee.

    You can start preparing for the exam in group courses with our teachers:

    • TOEFL Maximizer
      Level: Upper-Intermediate and Advanced
      Course Duration: 2 months
      Course start: February 29, 2020, but you can still join March 10
    • TOEFL Intensive
      Level: Intermediate
      Course Duration: 3 months
      Course start: March 14, 2020

    Use promotional code “PIGEON”to get a discount 10% of the course price.

    You can find out the nearest exam dates, the details of the promotion and sign up for courses at the administrator or on the page TOEFL Preparation.

    What should I pay more attention to when preparing for IELTS?

    28.02.20

    What should I pay more attention to when preparing for IELTS?

    What should I pay more attention to when preparing for IELTS?

    Did you know that according to statistics, test takers gain more points in the parts Reading and Listening? In the Writing and Speaking parts, the average student is not gaining the insufficient number of points that the university requires. What is the reason for this?

    Evgenia Efremova, Academic Director, Global Ambassador, tells:

    • why there is a difference in the results of the individual parts of the test;
    • how the organization of the educational process affects the success of the IELTS;
    • how to teach your brain to practice skills;
    • and what more time to devote to preparing for IELTS.

    Global Ambassador faculty members are familiar with all stages of exam preparation from their own experience of passing and many years of experience preparing their students. If you want to take the IELTS and start training now, start attending classes in the IELTS Maximizer group:

    Level: Upper-Intermediate and Advanced
    Course Duration: 2 months
    Course start: March 12, 2020

    And for students who are preparing for the test themselves, we recommend that you sign up for individual training sessions. Our teachers will help you practice speaking and writing before taking the exam.

    Learn more about the course on the page. IELTS Preparation or at the administrator.

    13.02.20

    Global Ambassador took part in the organization of the US Consulate Speaking Club

    U.S. Consulate Talk Club Yekaterinburg

    Representatives of the Global Ambassador attended the event, which gathers about 150 people every month.

    On the eve of American Education Day, Evgeni Efremov, Anastasia Zhdanova and Elina Haneeva participated in the round tables of the English Conversation Club.

    Specialists and teachers of the company shared their experience of obtaining higher education in the USA with the participants and emphasized the importance of using different opportunities to learn the language and immerse themselves in culture. The US Consulate Speaking Club is a place of discovery of new knowledge.

    So, on February 11, event participants listened to a unique story Shina Koyamada (Shin Koyamada), an American actor of Japanese descent, a martial artist and producer. Sheen made his debut in The Last Samurai when he was an international student in the United States.

    We are grateful to the US Consulate General in Yekaterinburg for trust and sincere atmosphere!

    Schedule - January 2020

    23.12.19

    Schedule - January 2020

    Schedule for the New Year holidays 2020


    Dear students, incoming and future students of the Global Ambassador,
    Happy New Year 2020! We wish you great success this year: rapid language learning, high scores on exams and letters of admission!

    Language school

    We have a vacation from December 31 to January 3. Starting January 4, classes are held according to a negotiated schedule, and administrators work for you on the following days:

    • 4 January from 12: 30 to 16: 00
    • 6 January from 12: 00 to 16: 00
    • January 7 - day off
    • 8 January from 10: 00 to 19: 00

    To postpone, cancel or schedule classes outside of office hours, please write to chat on the website or Whatsapp.

    Education abroad

    From December 31 to January 8, the department has non-working days. Specialists will answer all your questions. January 9 2020.

    Just leave a request, and they will contact you on the first working day of the new year!

    Sign up

    Speak Out Contest and TED Style Presentation Course

    20.12.19

    Speak Out Contest and TED Style Presentation Course

    Speak Out Competition


    18 January Global Ambassador students will host the annual Speak Out! For you, this is an opportunity:


    • Assess your progress and learn to speak in front of an audience.
    • Take a free course "TED style presentations" in January, where you will learn to make competent visual and oral presentations and prepare your presentation with the help of school teachers.
    • Get one of two prizes 5000 rubles. to attend a language school or access the Oxford Skills / Vocabulary app.

    To participate, inform your teacher or fill out the form by December 25

    Participate

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