Online classes

How it works

Follow the steps below and you’ll be connected to your teacher in no time!

1

Download Zoom

Download the zoom application. The application works for phones, tablets, or computers, but we recommend using a laptop if possible.

2

Get Ready

For the best results, we recommend using headphones or earphones. We want you to hear your teacher with the best quality possible!

3

Join your class

Find your class ID on the list below and check your student portal for the corresponding password. All of our classes have waiting rooms, so make sure to join before the scheduled time.

Our online classes can only be recorded or downloaded for personal use.

Have questions about Zoom?

How can I join my class?

Finding and joining your class is easy. First, find the name of your class below and check your student portal (https://rciis.ca/students) for the corresponding password.

Can I use Zoom on my smartphone?

Yes! You can use zoom on phones and tablets. If you use your smartphone you will be missing out on some important features, so we recommend using your computer for the best results.

Do I need to use a webcam?

For most of our classes, webcams are highly recommended. We want to keep the experience as close as possible to our in-person classes. This means communicating with your teachers and fellow students 'face to face'.

The only class where webcams are mandatory is our EAP program. To be successful in this class, students will need to complete presentations, debates, final exams, and speaking tests. Without seeing your face, the teacher will be unable to fully evaluate all of these assignments.

What should I do if I can’t hear my teacher?

If you can’t hear your teacher at all, try disconnecting your headset (if you’re using one) or try using the computer speakers. If this doesn’t work, check the audio settings of your computer and make sure the volume is turned up. Restarting your computer (or smartphone) may also be a solution.

What should I do if my teacher can’t hear me?

If your teacher is having trouble hearing you, make sure your microphone is properly connected and you’re not ‘muted’ at the bottom of zoom. If you still have problems, try unplugging your headset (if you’re using one) or restarting your computer.

I got disconnected, what should I do?

If you get disconnected from your class, or the class closes suddenly, just rejoin the class when you can. The class will stay open for the scheduled time, so your teacher will be able to let you back in. If you are having internet connectivity problems, see if other people0 are using the same internet connection.

If you have more questions, try the following links for additional information:

Online classroom list

Sometimes changes happen to our online classes. You can stay up to date and find the right classroom by following this list!

Morning

Program Teacher Days Time Class ID Book
Advanced Discussion Spencer Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 392 055 080
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Jim Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM 632 075 269

Listening & Speaking

Reading & Writing

ESL Foundation Noushin Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 274 134 250
ESL Foundation

Merged with Noushin: 274-134-250

Albert Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 140 303 611
IELTS Uma Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 292 998 224
Power Speaking 2 Paulo Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 831 297 587
Power Speaking 3 Mel Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 526 031 775
Power Speaking 4 Cortni Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 641 729 843
Pre-Academic 1 Ellie Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 131 997 561
Pre-Academic 2 Adam Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 462 431 798
Pre-Academic 3 Rachel Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 164 612 241
Pre-Academic 4 Maggie Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 626 004 871

Afternoon

Program Teacher Day(s) Time Class ID
Advanced Speaking & Writing Uma Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 193 099 403
Afternoon Speaking 1 Rachel Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 945 283 874
Afternoon Speaking 2 Lesley Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 920 786 732
Grammar & Writing Maggie Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 858 3678 0017
Grammar 1 Noushin Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 961 900 450
STAR DRAMA Spencer Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 954 282 291

Evening

Program Teacher Day(s) Time Class ID Book
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Mel Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 816 304 788

Listening & Speaking

Reading & Writing

Evening Speaking 2 Maxx Mon - Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 897 6993 2516
Grammar & Speaking Noushin Mon - Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 837 1540 8806
IELTS Sami Mon - Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 886 6579 6334
Pre-Academic 1 Paulo Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 851 9502 9199
Pre-Academic 2 Timo Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 859 7470 3744
Pre-Academic 3 Cortni Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 854 0639 6271
Pre-Academic 4 Anna Mon - Fri 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 850 1830 4913

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