Welcome to the Red River College’s Steinbach Language Training Centre. This part-time program aims to improve your English in order to find employment, to enter academic programs, and for everyday living in Canada.
Classes are funded by:
Registration and Placement Test
Placement tests help us learn which class is best for you. The tests are scheduled in Steinbach approximately once a month and take around 2.5 hours to complete. Please remember to bring your Permanent Resident document or card when coming to the Steinbach Language Training Centre for your placement test.
Please contact us to arrange your placement test.
After completing the placement test, new students can start each week at the beginning of a session, and then monthly after that. New students can only begin classes Monday mornings/afternoons and Tuesday evenings in Steinbach. Lorette evening classes begin on Mondays.
|Sessions and Breaks||Dates|
|Summer Session||July 10 – August 24, 2017|
|Fall Session||September 6, 2017 – January 26, 2018|
|Winter Break||December 20, 2017 – January 7, 2018|
|Spring Session||February 5 – June 22, 2018|
|Spring Break||March 24 – April 1, 2018|
English Class Times
Mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoons: 12:45pm – 2:45pm *
Evenings: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Subject to change without notice)
English classes are free for permanent residents and refugees since they’re paid for by the Government of Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – IRCC). We also offer free on-site childcare.
Regular attendance is important for your progress in English. You must attend 80% of your classes to stay in the program and attendance is taken daily. Warning letters will be given to morning or afternoon students who are absent more than three classes (nine hours). Warning letters will be given to evening students who are absent more than two classes (six hours).
If you need to be absent because of sickness, work or family obligations, please speak to your teacher and the office staff – you will still be counted as absent, but it is helpful for them to have this information. If you cannot attend regularly, we will discuss options for a better time and program for you.
If you are late or leave early this time will be subtracted from your hours of attendance. Three hours equals one absence.
Childcare is provided at the Steinbach Language Training Centre for parents with children 19 months to 5 years who are in morning classes. Bring your family medical card at registration, as well as diapers, a change of clothes, snacks and indoor shoes for your children. Note that no childcare is offered in afternoons and evenings.
Student Progress Reports
You will receive a Canadian Language Benchmarks Progress Report at the end of each session (January and June) or if you leave the program. You must have a minimum of 150 hours of class instruction and an adequate amount of assessments in your portfolio to receive a progress report. For hours to be counted towards a progress report from more than one session, you must study continuously in the program.
LINC certificates are given at the same time as the student progress reports and follow the same rules. LINC Certificates can be used for proof of language for Canadian citizenship. The Canadian Government requires completed level 4s in Listening and Speaking. If you are studying English in the program to gain citizenship, please talk to the office, so that they can give you more important information.
- Turn off cellphones while in class. Please let family and friends know that you do not want to receive phone calls during class time.
- No smoking is allowed in our building.
- Our program is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear any perfume, cologne or fragrance.
Eastman Immigrant Services helps newcomers to settle in Southeastern Manitoba.
- Reception and Orientation
- Employment Counselling
- Special Events
For more information, contact them at:
Settlement Department: 204-346-6609
Employment and Career Planning: 204-326-5159
Special Events: 204-346-6609