Red River College Language Training Centre
About Red River College Language Training Centre
At its current downtown Winnipeg location, Union Station, the Language Training Centre (LTC VIA) offers accessible and innovative language programs for permanent resident students working at CLB 3-8 who want to study either full-time (20 hours per week) or part-time (15, 12 or 9 hours per week). Courses are offered during the day and in the evenings. Programs include the Foundations stream (CLB 3-4), the English for Employment and Academic Study stream (CLB 5+) and English for Specific Purposes programs (CLB 7+).
In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the LTC as a whole (both urban and regional locations) served over 2000 clients. LTC students share as their ultimate goal successful integration into Canadian society and life. They may achieve this in part through through settlement, education and training and/or employment.
Language programs at the LTC employ an employment-focused curricula. They also incorporate features such as unpaid work placements, networking opportunities and special events centered around career and pathway planning.
English for Specific Purposes programs include programs that pathway students to employment, such as the Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI), bridge students into regulated professions, such as Health Care Culture, Language and Communication Skills for Internationally Educated Nurses, and focus on a particular client group, such as Communication for Engineers and Technologists.
The LTC is part of Red River College's School of Education, Arts and Sciences. Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) certificates issued by the Language Training Centre are accepted by many of the college's academic programs as evidence that a student has met that program's English language requirements.
Language programs are typically offered either face to face or through blended delivery (a mix of face to face and online learning). As of March, 2020, all programming is being delivered 100% online using Red River College's LEARN learning management system. As of August, 2020, there is limited face to face learning in a limited number of classes.
The LTC uses the Canadian Language Benchmarks competency framework and follows the portfolio-based language assessment (PBLA) approach.
The LTC employs qualified, experienced and supportive staff, including faculty, instructional designers, educational assistants, academic coordinators, program facilitators, language assessors, student integration coordinators, counselors and administrative staff, who all strive to create a learning and teaching environment that supports newcomers in acquiring the communication, socio-cultural, academic, employability and power skills necessary to empower them with the confidence they need to find their own success in the community, while studying, or at work.
LTC VIA is home to eSkills, a Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
LTC VIA is an IELTS Test Site and a CELBAN Test Site.
In addition to its downtown Winnipeg location, Red River College Language Training Centre has three other rural, small-centre locations in the province of Manitoba: Steinbach, Arborg and Thompson.
Products & Services
Detailed program descriptions can be found at https://www.rrc.ca/ltc/programs/
As per the Language Training Centre's agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, eligibile clients include:
i) Permanent Residents of Canada.
ii) Protected persons as defined in section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
iii) Individuals who have been selected, inside or outside Canada, to become permanent residents (pending verifications) and who have been informed, by a letter from the Department.
iv) Convention refugees and protected persons outside Canada who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by the Department.
v) Live-in Caregivers: Temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit under section 112 or received initial approval for permanent residence under section 113 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations