This English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program is designed to prepare students for the following information technology academic programs offered at Red River College: Business Information Technology (BIT), Business Technology Management (BTM), Network Services Technician, 3D Computer Graphics, and Digital Media Design.

This full-time, 14-week communication program is intended for international students with a background/interest in computer systems or information technology (IT), who have not met the English language requirements for their academic program.

This program helps students:

  • Develop English language skills that will enable you to interact in an IT environment
  • Learn the academic skills and strategies necessary to succeed in a college program
  • Learn language specific to IT training and employment
  • Obtain cultural information about being a college student and being employed in Canada

Knowledge and skills are gained through adult English as an Additional Language classroom study, computer laboratory work, guest speakers and workshops, field trips, and observations of academic programs.


  • Must be an international visa student with a current study permit
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 6

Program Dates

  • Spring 2019 – May 6, 2019 to August 16, 2019
  • Fall 2019 – August 26, 2019 – December 13, 2019
  • Winter 2020 – January 8, 2020 – April 24, 2020
  • Spring 2020 – May 4, 2020 – August 14, 2020

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