English for Specific Purposes

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. 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.

Now is the time to build your future

Choose one of the following interest areas to learn more about the English programs offered at Red River College Polytechnic’s Language Training Centre.


If you have plans to pursue training opportunities and/or enter the job market in a specific occupational field, these programs are for you!

Develop Skills

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Computer Awareness
  • Workplace Language Exposure (available for some programs)
  • Job Market Preparation
  • Settlement Topics

Learn About

  • Employment
  • Further language and skill training
  • Post-secondary studies
  • Collaborative Language Portfolios

“Involving us in the process of learning rather than teaching was the greatest approach I had seen. Applying all the speaking, writing, listening and reading strategies in [industry-related] tasks encouraged me to study and count this program as a bridge to my future profession.”

Samaneh, Former Language Training Centre Student

Program Fees

There are no tuition fees for Permanent Residents and refugees who are eligible to attend LTC programs, thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

There is a one-time fee of $25 for a mandatory student identification card, plus fees for materials and books in the AEPUCE program.

Entrance and Language Requirements

  1. You must be a Permanent Resident or refugee
    Only Permanent Residents and refugees are eligible to apply.
  2. Visa students are not eligible for English for Specific Purposes programs
    Visa students who are interested in studying at the Language Training Centre should contact the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships for more information on our programs for international students.
  3. You must have an English language assessment
    All eligible applicants must have an English language assessment from WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre). Once your English language skills have been assessed, WELARC will refer you to a language training program. Students that have been referred to Red River College Polytechnic’s Language Training Centre will be contacted regarding your orientation and registration.
  4. Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark levels
    The English for Specific Purposes programs are designed for learners at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 7 to 8.
  5. Proof of language proficiency
    When you apply to one of these programs, you will be required to provide proof of adequate English language proficiency. Each program requires a different language proficiency level.

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If you would like to learn more about the English for Specific Purposes programs, please get in touch with our team.

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