FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ACAEF-CT Academic English Prog for University and College Entrance

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  • May have multiple entry dates throughout the year
  • RRC Language Training Centre (Main Street Campus)
  • Tuition is not charged for permanent residents 

Red River College's Language Training Centre offers several full-time English for specific purposes programs from basic to advanced levels. They are designed to meet the language needs of students who have specific goals for studying, working, and living in Canada.

This program develops the academic language and study skills you need for university and college programs in Manitoba.

Upon successful completion of this program, the English language requirement for admission into academic programs at Red River College, the University of Winnipeg, and University of Manitoba will be waived.

Admission Requirements

When you apply to this program you will be required to provide proof of adequate English language proficiency

Who Should Enrol?

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.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
1There are no Program/Student fees for Permanent Residents
21 Term = 4 Months

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
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Students will develop their listening skills through the use of authentic and realistic listening tasks in a wide range of academic situations. Listening strategies will include the ability to follow instructions, identifying word cues and main ideas, listening for details and understanding the organizational structure of an academic lecture. Students will listen actively to talks and lectures of a variety of lengths. Note-taking basics in academic lectures will be identified and developed. Students will listen to synthesize information received from specific listening tasks, reading and discussions.

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Students will develop their reading skills through the use of a wide variety of authentic academic reading tasks. Strategies for improving reading comprehension and increasing reading speed will be addressed and developed. Students will read to critically analyze the relationship of ideas and the author's intent, attitude and objectivity. A variety of academic reading genres and formats will be used as well as formatted, unformatted, instructional and informational texts. Academic vocabulary development will be part of all reading tasks. Study skills and exam-taking techniques will be identified and practiced throughout.

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Students will develop their speaking skills through a variety of authentic and realistic tasks in academic situations. Students will make introductions and presentations about their profession or field of study and participate in interviews to gather information about academic study in a particular faculty or program. Impromptu reports and speeches will be an integral part of all speaking skill development. Students will identify and develop techniques to get attention, interrupt, direct the conversation, give examples, express opinions, agree and disagree. Debates, seminars and discussions will be part of the speaking activities students will participate in and lead. Students will develop and integrate critical thinking skills in all their speaking tasks. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying clear speech techniques in all speaking situations.

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Students will develop their writing skills through the use of authentic academic writing tasks. Students will focus on the writing process, including editing and revising skills. Sentence and paragraph skills will be reviewed and reinforced. Students will also develop essay writing skills required to support their academic writing needs. Summaries and critiques of academic articles along with research essays will be a major emphasis of the course. Grammar instruction will be used to support and enhance writing skills. Study skills and test-taking techniques will be identified and practiced throughout.

PROJ-1008Project Based Lab
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RESR-1006Research and Documentation
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Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Many EAL (English as an Additional Language) students have found that the English programs at the Language Training Centre have opened up employment opportunities for them.

Others have gone on to continue their studies in college or university programs. Perhaps the most widespread benefit for EAL students has been their increased ability to communicate effectively in the community.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact:

Red River College
Language Training Centre
300-123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1A3
Fax: 204-948-3214
Red River College
International Education Office
D214 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Fax: 204-632-5269

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.


Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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