Academic Language Assessments

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English Language Proficiency Assessment at the Language Training Centre

We believe that Red River College Polytechnic students need strong language skills in order to complete their programs successfully and then find and maintain jobs in their chosen careers. Our goal is to help prospective students realize the important role that language plays in a Red River College Polytechnic program and what steps to take to make sure they work hard to attain strong language skills.

For questions about assessments, please send an email to

Register for iCanTest

Registration Instructions

1. Click the “Select A Date” button

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2. Review the dates, then select “Tickets”

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3. Carefully review the ticket options. Choose 1 ticket from the options available, then click “Checkout”

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4. Complete the entire form. Ensure that the order summary is correct, then click “Place Order”. You will receive a confirmation email with your order details and information about the test.

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Who are we?

Who we are

Our approach to assessment

Who needs an English language assessment?

Who we test

Assessment for visa students studying EAL

Why we assess English language skills:

Why we test

Language demands of Red River College Polytechnic programs

After taking the language assessment:

How tests are scored

Receiving Institutional CanTEST results

Unsuccessful test takers?

Improving language skills

Before taking the language assessment:

Test preparation