Programs For Permanent Residents and Refugees

English Language Learning (ELL) programs

StudentsThese competency-based programs are for students who want to develop English language proficiency for further education (ELL for Academic Study), employment (ELL for Employment), or settlement and daily life (ELL Foundations). We offer full-time and part-time programming. Each term is 5 months long, and you can continue to move up a level until you reach the required level for your chosen academic program in College or University or until you reach your personal goals.

In addition to classroom study, your learning will be enhanced through language and computer laboratory work, guest speakers, field trips, informational interviews, community contact assignments, and observations or volunteer experiences.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs

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These competency-based programs are for students who want to develop English language proficiency for further training opportunities or employment in a specific job market. We offer full-time and part-time ESP programs. Some programs are delivered in a blended format with both face-to-face classes and online learning. Most programs are 5 months long.

In addition to classroom study, your learning will be enhanced through language and computer laboratory work, guest speakers, field trips, informational interviews, workplace exposure, and observations of career programs.

In all ESP classes, there is an emphasis on learning and using appropriate socio-cultural communication in a Canadian context.

Program Components

LEARN

LEARN is Red River College’s learning management system (LMS) for the delivery of online teaching and learning. Students will use the tools within LEARN to access the course content, link to resources, communicate with the instructor and other students and to submit assignments. Some courses have chat rooms, some have class mail lists and some have a discussion board. (Adapted from the microsite of Continuing Education.)

Workplace Language Exposure

A Workplace Language Exposure program is a part of the English Language Learning for Employment program, as well as some of the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs. This 3-week exposure gives students the opportunity to learn and use workplace language, gain valuable Canadian work experience, practise essential employability skills, and make important connections with employers and colleagues in your occupational field.banner11-oct015