Program-Specific Workshops for EAL Students

Sessions are held weekly to address the common language challenges of students in the program. Please find the session for your program and attend to meet the tutor. Students with exceptional need may be offered individual tutoring, depending on the availability of tutoring resources.

Applied Accounting — Exchange District Campus

These workshops help students with all four language skills, depending on student need. Students will get individualized feedback on speaking and writing skills, as well as tips and strategies tailored to their strengths and weaknesses.

These workshops will be re-activated upon request.
For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.632.2336.

Automotive Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

Please submit a tutoring request form

Business Administration Year 1

Workshops help students with all four language skills, depending on student need. Students will get individualized feedback on speaking and writing skills, as well as tips and strategies tailored to their strengths and weaknesses.

These workshops will be re-activated upon request.

For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.632.2336.

Business Information Technology

Please submit a tutoring request form 

Business Technology Management

Please submit a tutoring request form

Civil Engineering Technology/Architectural Technology/Construction Management

These workshops focus on the language skills needed for success in Technical Communications and other course work, as well as prepare for the coop work experience. EAL students from all years are welcome to attend.

Mondays 11:00-1:00
Room:
 AB34
Drop In Support: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Session: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Lisa Vogt: lvogt@rrc.ca or 204.632.2336.

 

Culinary Arts and Professional Baking

These workshops focus primarily on listening to and following verbal and written instructions, including  learning technical vocabulary. However, other skills, such as reading and test-taking, will be covered on student request.

These workshops will be re-activated upon request.

For more information, please contact Stephen Sawchyn: ssawchyn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Early Childhood Education

These workshops allow ESL students to practice speaking tasks in small groups, and focus on speaking tasks within the ECE practicum. The focus is on gaining fluency and confidence that can be transferred into the workplace. Both Year 1 and Year 2 ESL students are welcome to attend.

Workshop Dates:

  • Friday, September 28th
  • Friday, October 5th
  • Thursday, October 11th
  • Thursday, October 18th
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • Friday, November 1st ***10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2nd
  • Friday, November 9th

Room: A103
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Drop in supports will also be available on the following days, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in A103:

  • Friday, October 12th
  • Friday, October 19th – 12-1
  • Friday, October 25th – 12-1

Please come with questions and resources to these drop in sessions!

For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

 

Electrical Engineering Technology

These workshops help students build writing skills needed to complete technical writing tasks and the final thesis project. Grammar and usage is discussed, and students should bring their writing tasks for guided support.

Notre Dame Campus

Term 4, 5, and 7
Room: A222
Time: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dates: Weekly
*Starts January 22, 2018

For more information on the EET workshops, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Health Care Aide

These workshops can help you with all four language skills, depending on what your priorities are. For example, you can practice listening to, clarifying and summarizing instructions. You can practice giving clients instructions and describing procedures in a clear and organized way, as well as engaging clients in small talk for therapeutic purposes. You will get individualized feedback on speaking and writing skills, as well as tips and strategies tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.

These workshops will be activated upon request.

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Health Information Management

These workshops help you practice the medical terminology that you need for your program, but can also support all four language skills depending on what you need. For example, you can practice your presentations before you give them, get feedback on assignments, and work on interviewing and employment skills, like telephone skills. You will get individualized feedback and tips on how to improve your speaking and writing.

Room: tbd
Times: tbd
Dates: Ongoing starting September 2018.

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Health Unit Clerk

These workshops can help you with all four language skills, depending on what your priorities are. For example, you can practice moving between medical terminology and lay language, telephone skills, or reading handwritten requisitions. You will get individualized feedback on speaking and writing skills, as well as tips and strategies tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.

These workshops will be activated upon request.

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Restaurant Service: HTM students will practice working at Jane’s Restaurant as servers and hosts. The workshops cover vocabulary, pronunciation, and sociocultural information that will help you work more confidently.

Room: Jane’s Restaurant
Dates: 

January 8 to 24, 2018, Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00

January 26 to February 14, Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00

HTM Integrated Skills: In this workshop, you bring your ideas about what you want help with. We will give you feedback and help you practice your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Please let us know how we can help you!

Room: PGI-301
Dates: These workshops will be re-activated upon request.

Preparing for the HTM Co-op: In collaboration with Student Employment Services, these workshops will help to prepare ESL students with speaking skills for the co-op interview and subsequent workplace.

Room: tbd
Dates: February 26 to March 2 — Group A from 1:00 to 2:00 and Group B from 3:00 to 4:00.

For more information on all three of the HTM workshops, please contact Stephen Sawchyn: ssawchyn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

International Business

Room: D303
Times: Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m.
Dates: Weekly

and

Room: D306
Times: Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m.
Dates: Weekly

For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365 

Language Training Centre

These workshops are designed to introduce LTC students to language and academic tasks that they might encounter in different RRC academic programs. Each workshop will concentrate on language skills and tasks prioritized by the specific academic program, and will use program course materials as much as possible.

These workshops are intended for LTC students with higher CLB levels who plan to go on to an RRC academic program. Please consult Stuart Schwartz or Kathy Kerr in the LTC office to see if you are eligible to attend this workshop.

Room: Classroom D
Dates: 

  • Nursing – Wednesday, October 3: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences – Wednesday, October 10: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Business – Thursday, October 11: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Health Care Aide – Wednesday, October 17: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Engineering – Thursday, October 1: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Culinary – Wednesday, October 24: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Childhood Education and Education Assistant – Thursday, October 25: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

General Programs Readiness & Fit Workshop:
Monday, October 22 – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. p P107 (EDC)

For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

 

Nursing, Nursing Refresher, and BPIEN

These workshops can focus on academic skills (reading your Nursing textbooks efficiently, writing research papers, taking notes and studying for tests). They can also focus on speaking and listening for your Techniques and Health Assessment courses (practicing what giving instructions and asking questions during standard procedures and health assessments). We can help you practice some skills prior to clinical:  listening to shift end reports, summarizing patient information, reading handwritten notes, using SBAR, and charting. Finally, if anyone needs to retake a language assessment, we can help you prepare for it.

What we do will depend on what your priorities are. If you would like help with anything else (i.e. pronunciation or grammar), please let us know.

Room: tbd
Times: Fridays 11:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Dates: Friday, September 7 to Friday, December 7, 2018

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

QA QC in the Pharmaceutical Industry:

Do you want specific EAL feedback and tips for your assignments? Whether you are writing a report or preparing to train a colleague on an SOP, you can show us your work and we will help you with language support. We also partner with Student Employment Services to help you prepare for and practice an employment interview and to practice communication skills you may need in the workplace.

Dates, times and rooms:

Group 1: Tuesdays at 12:00 a.m., Room E-307

Group 2: Mondays at 12:00, Room E-307  (except for Weeks 1 and 2 — details provided during the QA QC Orientation)

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Science Laboratory Technology:

These workshops help you practice all four language skills depending on your priorities (i.e. vocabulary, pronunciation, or writing). For example, you can practice your presentations before you give them, get feedback on assignments, and work on interviewing and employment skills, like describing the skills and experience that you are building in the program. You will get individualized feedback and tips on how to improve your speaking and writing.

These workshops can be activated upon request.

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Technology Management:

An effective research report starts with strong reading and note-taking skills. Ideas must be developed, sequenced, and clearly marked so that the reader can understand the concepts clearly. Sources must be documented and correctly cited. The mechanical components of the paper, including grammar, formatting, and using vocabulary precisely, need to be checked. This workshop will assist students with developing the skills needed for writing their research report. We will also use the reading and note-taking skills covered to consider the case studies used in your program.

Group 1:

  • Tuesdays – 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (F202)
  • Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (F308) 

Group 2:

  • Tuesdays – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (F202)
  • Thursdays – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (F202)

Drop In:

  • Fridays – 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (F202)

For more information, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Additional ESL Workshops:

Occasional ESL workshops are offered at each campus during every semester. Look for the workshop posters posted on bulletin boards across campus, or check this web page.

Student Employment Services Mock Interview Partnership

The ASC ESL Team collaborates with programs with a high number of ESL students who are booking Student Employment Services (SES) for mock interviews. SES provides the initial pre-employment workshops up to and including interview preparation. Before the mock interviews, the ASC provides language support based on the specific field and related positions. The ASC and SES both participate in the mock interviews, providing each student with feedback from SES on their interview performance, and from the ASC on language.

Both Exchange District and Notre Dame Campuses

Dates, times and rooms: by appointment through Student Employment Services (mention you would like the integrated ESL support)

For more information, please contact Michelle Amaya-Torres: mamayatorres@rrc.ca or 204.631.3365.

Other Academic Success Centre workshops

ESL students are also welcome to attend any of the other Academic Success Centre workshops, for example in accounting, math, macroeconomics or statistics. For more information on these non-ESL workshops, please follow the link.

Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m.