English Language Learning Programs

If you would like to develop your English skills to work toward your goals for settlement, employment, further studies, or daily life, these programs are for you!

Full-time:
  • Each program is 5 months long
  • 25 hours of instruction each week
  • Class times are Monday – Friday; start and end times will vary
Part-time:
  • Each program is 5 months long
  • Class times are 9:00-12:00 (morning), 12:00-3:00 (afternoon), and 6:15-9:15 (evening)
  • Morning and afternoon classes are Monday to Friday.
  • Evening classes are either 4 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) or 3 times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
Fees:
Entrance Requirements:
  • Only Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible for these programs. As of March 31, 2013, Canadian citizens are no longer eligible to register.
  • Visa students who are interested in studying English at Red River College should contact RRC’s International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204.632.2143 for more information. (Click here to find out about our English language programs for International Students.)
  • All eligible applicants must have an English language assessment from WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre). Please call WELARC at 204.943.5387 to register for a language assessment. Once your English language skills have been assessed, WELARC will refer you to a language program that meets your needs. Students that have been referred to Language Training Centre will be contacted regarding your orientation and registration.
Language Proficiency Levels:
  • For learners at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 7.Student
  • There is one course for each CLB Level.
  • You will be asssesed and placed into the right level for your current language proficiency. When you complete one course, you may then enter another one at the next level, until you reach a language proficiency that you require for your education, employment, or settlement goals. Your instructors will assess your progress and tell you if you are ready to advance to the next level.
Develop Skills:
  • Computer and online language practice
  • Settlement topics (For example: cross-cultural issues; government, education, law and health care in Canada; Canadian culture, recreational activities, climate and weather; formal and informal social interactions)
  • Job Market Preparation (For example: job search strategies;interview questions; preparing a resume; employment information)
  • Workplace Language Exposure (Students in the higher levels will participate in a volunteer work experience in the final month of the program)
  • Listening (For example: authentic and realistic listening tasks like video, audio and guest speakers; listening for general comprehension and for details or information; listening dictations; listening for different purposes – retell, predict, follow instructions, specific details and sounds)
  • Reading (For example: authentic and realistic reading formats; building reading strategies; reading for general comprehension and for details; comprehension skills, vocabulary and idioms)
  • Speaking (For example: cooperative, pair, small group, and problem-solving activities; discussions, role-plays, simple presentations, and demonstrations; grammar to support accuracy and fluency; speaking strategies and self-monitoring techniques; developing clear speech through pronunciation activities in stress, intonation, and rhythm)
  • Writing (For example: purposeful writing tasks; editing and revising; sentence skills and paragraph skills; grammar, spelling and mechanics)

Program Dates:

  • Winter 2018: February 12, 2018 to June 29, 2018
  • Fall 2018: September 4, 2018 to January 25, 2019
  • Winter 2019: February 11, 2019 to June 28, 2019

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