Intensive English for International Students (IEIS)

Update for Winter 2022

Red River College Polytechnic is planning to continue to offer online classes for the Winter 2022 term. All students in the Intensive English for International Students program will need a laptop with a web camera, access to a high-speed internet connection, and a good quality headset with a microphone. See RRC Polytech’s Technology Requirements for more information.

We recommend that students consider travelling to Winnipeg for the Winter 2022 term, to have access to all resources and supports during their studies.

This full-time intensive English language program is for students fulfilling the language requirements for their chosen academic program at Red River College Polytechnic.

  • Each program is approximately 15 weeks long, with 22-24 hours of classes (including 2-10 hours of online learning) per week.
  • Online classes include a combination of virtual classes (using WebEx or Microsoft Teams), collaborative work, online class content (text, videos, and other content) and individual activities that can be completed according to a flexible schedule.
  • There are three intakes each year – in late August, January, and May.
  • Classes run Monday to Friday, with four or five hours per day, and are scheduled between the hours of 8am and 10pm (Winnipeg time zone).
  • If a student requires more than eight days off in a term, they will need to defer their studies to the next available term. This could impact the student’s study plan for their academic program start date.
  • Placement assessments must be booked prior to arrival. Please contact Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) at intled@rrc.ca or 1.204.632.2143. Students with IELTS scores may not be required to take a placement assessment.

Entrance Requirements and Fees for International Students:

Please contact Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) at intled@rrc.ca or 204.632.2143 for information on this program, space availability, and fees.

Develop Skills:

  • Listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation
  • Computer skills and online English language practice
  • Sociocultural communication
  • Language readiness for academic programs at college or university

“I have graduated and will move to college soon. I felt the LTC program is very beneficial and useful for me. Currently, I feel more confident to study the academic program.” – Jeremy, International Student

How to Register →

Program Dates

  • Winter 2022: January 4, 2022 – April 22, 2022
  • Spring 2022: May 2, 2022 – August 12, 2022
  • Fall 2022: August 29, 2022 – December 9, 2022
  • Winter 2023: January 3, 2023 – April 21, 2023
  • Spring 2023: May 1, 2023 – August 11, 2023

The delivery of ESP programs is contingent on student enrollment.

Intensive English for International Students (IEIS)

Full-time Courses

I. Foundations

  • Foundations
    • If you would like to learn cultural skills for daily life in Canada, and learn the language skills you will need to attend an academic program in a college or university in Canada, this program is for you!

II. College Readiness

  • Communication for Business and Finance
    • If you have a background or interest in business and would like to develop language skills to help you interact in a business environment or pursue further business training, this advanced level program is for you!
  • Communication for Health Professions
    • If you have a background or interest in the health care field and if you need to develop your language skills for entry into RRC Polytech’s Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk program, this pathway program is for you!
  • Communication for I.T. Professions
    • If you have a background or interest in computer systems and IT (information technology), and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s IT-related programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.
  • Communication for Engineers and Technologists (formerly Communication for Technical Professions)
    • If you have a background or interest in engineering, and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s engineering- or manufacturing-related programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.
  • Communication for Culinary Arts
    • If you have a background or interest in cooking, and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s culinary programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.
  • Communication for Transportation Technology
    • If you have a background or interest in transportation technology, and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s transportation technology programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.
  • Academic English Program for University and College Entrance
    • Take this program if you wish to improve your academic English language skills so you can pursue your education goals at Red River College Polytechnic, the University of Winnipeg, or the University of Manitoba.
  • Communication for Business and Entrepreneurship

For more information

Please contact Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) at intled@rrc.ca or 204.632.2143 for information on this program, space availability, and fees.

Tuition Fee Payments and Refunds
Manitoba Health

Download: Student Guidebook – Post Arrival