Intensive English for International Students (IEIS)

IMPORTANT: Due to the impact of Covid 19, our courses will be offered online using an alternative delivery method comprised of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. Students will need a computer/laptop with a webcam, access to an internet connection, good-quality headset and microphone.

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

  • Each program is approximately 15 weeks long, with about 70 days of face-to-face study, 22-25 hours of instruction each week.
  • There are three intakes each year – in late August, January, and May.
  • Classes run Monday to Friday, with 5 hours of classroom time each day. Classes may take place between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • 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 need to 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

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Program Dates

  • Fall 2020: September 8, 2020 – December 18, 2020
  • Winter 2021: January 11, 2021 – April 10, 2021
  • Spring 2021: May 5, 2021 – August 20, 2021

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’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’s IT-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’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’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, 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