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

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  • Fall term start
  • RRC Polytech Language Training Centre (Exchange District Campus)
  • Tuition is not charged for permanent residents and refugees


This program develops the academic language and study skills for Permanent Resident students that is needed for university and college programs in Manitoba.

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

Admission Requirements

When you apply to this program you will be required to provide proof of adequate English language proficiency.  A referral from WELARC and a Canadian Language Benchmark of 7.

Who Should Enrol?

Take this program if you are a Permanent Resident student and if you wish to improve your academic English language skills to pursue your educational goals at Red River College Polytechnic, 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
1There are no Program/Student fees for Permanent Residents

Red River College Polytechnic 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. Students will listen actively to discussion, conversations and lectures on a variety of topics with varying lengths with emphasis on improving: listening comprehension (by using pre-listening, during listening and post-listening and fix-up strategies), note taking (organization, completeness and accuracy of notes), understanding the relationship between ideas, and the speaker's intent and attitude,, critical and analytical listening, study skills and test (exam) taking strategies and building academic vocabulary.

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A variety of authentic academic reading texts will be used, including formatted, unformatted, instructional and informational texts.  Students will engage in a variety of reading tasks with emphasis on improving:

- Reading comprehension (using Pre-reading, During reading, and Post-reading strategies)
- Understanding of the relationship between ideas and the author's intent and attitude.
- Critical and analytical reading
- Performance in identifying the communicative value of text, organization of ideas and structures in texts, and distinguishing between fact and opinion
- Integration of reading and writing by means of notetaking, annotating, outlining, diagramming/mapping
- Study skills and exam-taking strategies
- Skimming and scanning
- Academic vocabulary and vocabulary building skills.

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Students will develop their speaking skills through a variety of authentic and realistic tasks in academic situations including; impromptu speaking, one academic presentation (10-15 minutes) and pronunciation practice with the emphasis on improving: the use of complex structures, the use of academic vocabulary and topic specific vocabulary, fluency and intelligibility, control of grammar and pronunciation, the use of proper word and sentence stress, intonation, rhythm, pitch and linking, the use of techniques to get attention, interrupt, direct the conversation, give examples, express opinions, agree or disagree and the development and integration of critical thinking skills in all speaking tasks.

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The writing course will provide opportunities for students to develop further skills in the writing process.  Students will complete a variety of writing tasks and assignments which will represent authentic writing situations to be encountered in their future academic studies.  Sentence- and paragraph-level skills will be reviewed and reinforced.  Students will work on writing descriptions and summaries of formatted text (visual graphics - tables, graphs, diagrams, etc.), as well as paraphrasing and summarizing unformatted text, including academic articles.  Students will develop essay and report writing skills required to support their academic writing needs.  Students will also be introduced to a variety of research skills and write a research paper.  Study skills and test-taking techniques will be identified and practiced throughout.

Students will have opportunities to discuss their work with instructors and peers in a safe and respectful learning environment.

PROJ-1008Project Based Lab
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RESR-1006Research and Documentation
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This course will focus on academic language tasks related to developing effective research skills and documentation practices, with learning activities designed for Canadian Language Benchmarks Levels seven and eight.  Students will learn how to focus a topic or central questions; store and manage source information; access online sources, library resources, and research databases to located sources; evaluate and ask critical questions about sources; integrate sources effectively using signal phrases, quotations, paraphrasing, and summarizing; cite sources accurately; and format bibliographies according to APA guidelines.

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.

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.

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