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Applied English

Activate your English language skills and learn to apply them in real-world contexts! You will strengthen your overall language proficiency through an integrated skills curriculum and then focus on developing your ability to operate in the language in the applied life and career situations of your choice. Not only will you develop your overall English skills, but you will develop your confidence and ability to function effectively in the specific roles and situations that matter most to you.
For more information about this program please contact the Global Learning & Language Centre

Emphasis will be placed on building English skills through task-based learning, projects, presentations and interactions to move from language awareness to active use of English to achieve meaningful communication goals. The curriculum encourages students to think more deeply about themselves and the world around them and empowers them as leaders and decision makers.

Choosing one of the applied options listed below will give you the opportunity to apply your language skills to a specific area of study and strengthen your ability to operate effectively in English in this chosen context.

Global English and Academic Skills

Improve your overall English language proficiency, expand your global awareness and learn effective academic English strategies with classmates from around the world. Maximize classroom time each week with our Intensive program or balance structured classroom time with free time activities with our Semi-Intensive and Standard options. 

• Intensive (25 hours/week)

• Semi-Intensive (20 hours/week)

• Standard (15 hours/week)

• Advanced Academic Preparation (20 hours/week)

Global English and Business Communication (25 hours/week)

Strengthen your overall English language skills and enhance your ability to communicate more effectively in professional settings.  Through the combination of an integrated skills curriculum and focused business communication training, this program will help you expand your vocabulary, build knowledge and refine your spoken and written communication skills so that you have increased confidence to interact with colleagues from around the world.

Global English and Leadership (25 hours/week)

Develop the global mindset required to be a leader in an increasingly diverse world. This program will help you gain the skills, confidence, and awareness you need to connect with people across boundaries and to lead positive change in your life, organizations and communities.  Designed for aspiring leaders seeking an immersive international education experience, this one semester program blends professional and personal leadership, team-based projects and exposure to RRU’s award-winning Learning, Teaching and Research Model alongside an interactive and engaging integrated English language skills curriculum.


English Level  Equivalency  



Global English and Academic Skills

4.5 IELTS (Level 1)

5.0 IELTS (Level 2)

5.5 IELTS (Level 3)

6.0 IELTS (Level 4)

12 weeks

(180 - 300 hours)

$3,600 CAD (Standard)

$4,500 CAD (Semi-Intensive)

$5,400 CAD (Intensive)

$4,500 CAD (Advanced Academic Preparation)

Global English and Business Communication

5.0 - 5.5 IELTS

12 weeks

(300 hours)

$5,750 CAD

Global English and Leadership

5.0 - 5.5 IELTS

12 weeks

(300 hours)

$5,750 CAD

*Applicable ancillary fees will also be charged.

Program level will be determined by a placement test on the first day of the program. Students will study Integrated English Language Skills and Global Competency alongside students in the International Pathway Program. 


Upcoming Applied English Program Start Dates: 

  • September 12, 2022
  • January 9, 2023

Canadian homestay information can be found here.

For more information about this program, please contact our Global Learning and Language Centre