List of programs

RCIIS offers various English programs from beginner to advanced level students. Our experienced teachers work with you every step of the way to make sure you reach your goal.

Programs

Pre-Foundation

Pre-Foundation

  • Introduce themselves and talk about their interests and hobbies.
  • Understand and use simple grammar such as the 'be' verb, simple present and wh-questions.
  • Understand and use vocabulary related to topics like colour, clothing, transportation, time, large numbers, etc.
  • Make short simple sentences and reply to simple questions; talk about likes/dislikes, family and routines; order a meal in a restaurant /go shopping and understand and write basic texts
ESL Foundation

ESL Foundation

  • Wide range of activities and assessments
  • Warm, inviting atmosphere with the goal of making students feel comfortable
  • Focus on communication and grammar
  • 4 - 12 weeks program length
  • Grammar lessons, presentations, partner activities, and quizzes
  • 4 skills covered (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
  • Report card (Passing score of 70%)

Foundation

Entry level

Pre-Academic

Pre-Academic (Levels 1 to 4)

Wide range of activities and assessments

Warm, inviting atmosphere with the goal of making students feel comfortable

Focus on communication and grammar

4 - 12 weeks program length

Grammar lessons, presentations, partner activities, and quizzes

4 skills covered (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)

Report card (Passing score of 70%)

1 2 3 4

Entry level

Power Speaking

Power Speaking (Levels 1 to 4)

Personalized 1 on 1 feedback with the teacher

Dynamic, energetic, and active

Constant feedback (pronunciation, grammar, intonation, etc.)

Cultural components and idiomatic language

Interactive activities and presentations

Focuses on speaking, listening, fluency, and pronunciation

Role plays, activities and speaking in front of others

Builds confidence, vocabulary, and presentation skills

1 2 3 4

Entry level

IELTS

IELTS

No set length

Covers all four components of the IELTS exam

Great for academic / general purposes

Learning exam taking skills

Entrance Level – IELTS 4.5 / RCIIS Level 3

2 Mock tests per session

Detailed individual feedback

Skilled and experienced IELTS teachers

Algoma / Acsenda accept IELTS Report cards for entry into some programs

3 4 5 6

Entry level

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

12 weeks minimum study time

Students need to extend another 4-weeks if they don't pass

Majority of pathway partners require EAP

Truly prepares students for life in a post-secondary institution (College or University)

Modern and fresh topics

Experienced Canadian teachers

Learn not only academics, but also study tips, coping strategies, and how to work with others

5

Entry level

Advanced Discussion

Advanced Discussion

No set length

Teacher as facilitator

Student-lead activities and discussions

Students and teacher select daily articles for analysis

More focused on advanced vocabulary

Challenging and contemporary topics

Thought provoking and mentally stimulating

Heavily student focused

Promotes free thinking and critical analysis

5

Entry level

Business English

Business English

4-8 weeks

Focus on Business topics and vocabulary

Focus on upper-intermediate English skills

Mock interviews, sales pitches, group presentations, case studies and negotiations in English

Learn useful skills for the workplace

Study and discuss strong business practices and models in English

Heavy focus on group discussions, presentations and teamwork

Learn practical business vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms

3

Entry level

Customer Service & Job Preparation English

Customer Service & Job Preparation English

Focus on English skills to improve job searching ability and ways to excel in the service industry

Intermediate English language proficiency required

Resume writing, interviews, LinkedIn profile creation, and learning to deal with customer complaints in English

Learn how to build a professional profile and resume that looks good to employers in English

Improve students' skills when dealing with customers and co-workers in English

Students will receive a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the course

2

Entry level

Speaking

Speaking

4-8 weeks

Role plays

Fun activities

Individual and group presentations

Focuses on speaking, listening, fluency, and pronunciation

Builds confidence, vocabulary, and presentation skills

Many interesting and useful topics covered to help students live in an English-speaking country

Fun, flexible and dynamic

Foundation 1 2 3 4 5 6

Entry level

Grammar

Grammar

No set length, continuous materials and lessons are provided and taught to students

Focus on grammar rules, exceptions, verb tenses, and other grammar topics

Helps students to understand the backbone of English grammar rules

Improves students speaking and writing fluency and their ability to communicate naturally

Builds student English knowledge and expands their vocabulary

2 3 4 5 6

Entry level

STAR

STAR (Stage Technique Accent Reduction)

8 weeks

4-week STAR Drama plus 4-week STAR Accent Reduction

Pair work/group work, speaking muscle exercises

Specially trained teacher

Learn mouth muscle exercises to improve pronunciation and develop proper speaking techniques

Helps students to develop good physical speaking habits so they can speak confidently and naturally

Improves fluency by teaching students how and when to use word stress, intonation changes, and speaking with emotion

3 4 5 6

Entry level

Advanced Speaking & Writing

Advanced Speaking & Writing

No set length, continuous materials and lessons are provided, students can stay indefinitely

Pair work, group discussions

Regular feedback is given

Challenging and rewarding for all student types

Individual instruction as well as dynamic group and partner work

Helps develop speaking fluency and pronunciation, as well as written grammar and sentence structure

Very flexible with interesting topics

3 4 5 6

Entry level

STAR

Café English

Our uniquely designed program is ideal for students to get hands on experience while learning English. It allows students to practice common café scenarios while obtaining specific and immediate one on one feedback from a certified ESL teacher with barista experience. Students learn the language skills required to work at a café and practice it daily.

2 3 4

Entry level