Information Session

Information Session at the Language Training Centre, Important Information for Permanent Residents and Refugees

 

The winter term is from February 12 to June 29, 2018.

Before February 12, watch for an email or phone call from your instructor with details of your class, like room number and start time. Check your email every day, including your spam or junk folder. Please respond promptly to the email from your instructor to confirm your attendance in the class.

 

Full-Time English Language Learning 

  • Students in the full-time program need to be available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, for the whole term.
  • A class has a maximum of 20 students.
  • Classes are 25 hours each week.
  • Target skill areas are listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

 

  • For CLB 3 and CLB 4
    • The Foundational Focus Study Plan prepares learners function and participate in Canadian society.
      • Required courses: Foundational Intensive English, Canadian Community and Culture, and computer lab
      • Elective courses: Speaking or Writing*
    • The Employment Focus Study Plan prepares learners for work in construction.
      • Pathway Program to Construction Skills

 

  • For CLB 5 and Higher, students choose 1 of the following:
    • The Employment Focus Study Plan prepares learners to find and retain employment.
      • Required courses: English for Employment Purposes, Workplace Language Exposure Course, and computer lab
      • Elective courses: Speaking or Writing*
    • The Academic Focus Study Plan prepares learners for post-secondary training.
      • Required courses: English for Academic Purposes, Career Readiness, and computer lab
      • Elective courses: Speaking or Writing*
    • If you’re interested in English for Specific Purposes, please click here for more information.

* When choosing your electives, please select the course that will help you in the area you feel you need to improve the most. This will be the skill with the lower CLB level.

 

  • The full-time program might NOT be the best choice for students who are currently working and/or looking for childcare. Please make sure to choose the program with the schedule that suits you for the whole term. Consider work, family, health, vacation plans before choosing the full-time program.
  • If you have questions or need to withdraw from a program, please contact Bernice Jacoby.
    • Phone: 204-945-6151, extension 6307
    • Email: bjacoby@rrc.ca

 

Part-Time English Language Learning

  • Our part-time program has morning, afternoon, and evening schedules.
    • Morning, 9:00 – 12:00, 5 times a week, M, Tu, W, Th, F
    • ››Afternoon, 12:00 – 3:00, 5 times a week, M, Tu, W, Th, F
    • ››Evening, 6:15 – 9:15, 4 times a week, M, Tu, W, Th
    • ››Evening, 6:15 – 9:15, 3 times a week, Tu, W, Th
    • ››Evening, Blended, 6:15 – 9:15, 3 times a week, Tu, W, Th
      • This blended evening class is for learners with CLB 6 or higher. It is a combination of classroom and online learning – classroom two evenings a week, online one evening a week.
  • A class has a maximum of 20 students.
  • Target skill areas are listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Note: Common reasons why students may prefer the part-time program to the full-time program are employment, day care issues, regular health appointments, and  responsibilities in Canada or abroad.
  • Please make sure to choose the program with the schedule that suits you for the whole term. Consider work, family, health, vacation plans before choosing a schedule.
  • If you have questions or need to withdraw from a program, please contact Indira Herrera Gonzalez.
    • Phone: 204-945-6151, extension 6379
    • Email: iherreragonzalez146@rrc.ca

 

Wait list

  • Students are currently on a wait list. We are doing our best to accommodate everybody. Thank you very much for your patience.
  • Your name is put on 1 wait list – either on the full-time program or the part-time program, not both.
  • If you don’t receive an email or phone call in January or February, that means you will remain on the wait list. There may be many people on the wait list, which could mean a long wait time, but you will be contacted as soon as a seat becomes available.
  • While waiting, you might want to consider attending other FREE English classes in Winnipeg. Click here!

 

Switching Schedules

  • Please note that you will be placed on the wait list if you decide to switch programs before or after classes start.
  • If you take a holiday in the middle of the term after classes start, your seat will be given to another student, and you will be placed on the wait list.
  • If you tell us that you want to switch programs today or in the future, the change in program will not happen immediately. Your name will be removed from the current waitlist and added to the new wait list. There is no guarantee there will be a seat in the current term. Please make sure to choose the program with the schedule that suits you for the whole term.

 

Attendance

  • Students can be absent 2 days per month if needed because of illness, family emergency, appointment or interviews.
  • Students must be on time for class.
  • Students have to be available for the first day of the term, February 12, 2018. If a student cannot attend class on the first day, his/her seat will be given to another student.

 

Contact us at 204-945-6151.

  • Full-time Program: Bernice Jacoby, extension 6307, bjacoby@rrc.ca
  • Part-time Program: Indira Herrera Gonzalez, extension 6379, iherreragonzalez146@rrc.ca

 

Learner Progress Reports and LINC Certificates

  • ›Students who complete the program qualify for a Learner Progress Report and a LINC Certificate if they meet the required number of class hours (200 hours minimum) and if they have sufficient assessments.
  • ›Those that finish the session but do not meet the above requirements will receive a Learner Conference Summary. This does not include a CLB.

 

What supports are available to LTC students?

  • Counselling (available at the LTC)
  • Academic counselling and Recognition of Prior Learning (available at the LTC)
  • Settlement support (available at the LTC)
  • Community connections (available at the LTC)
  • Employment counselling (other RRC campuses)
  • Cover letters, resumes, job interview skills (other RRC campuses)
  • Fitness (other RRC campuses)

 

Programs for permanent residents and refugees are funded by the Government of Canada.

 

Important Values of Red River College:

  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • A Healthy Environment
  • Contribution to Community

 

The LTC is located at the Union Station Building (VIA Rail), 123 Main Street, Winnipeg MB

The main campus of Red River College is located at 2055 Notre Dame Avenue.

Red River College has campuses in the Exchange District in downtown Winnipeg – the Roblin Centre and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute.

 

Traditional Territories Acknowledgment Statement

Red River College campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.