College to welcome Chinese students for Summer English Language Camps

9423696972_138ad37c33_kRed River College’s International Education office will again showcase the best Manitoba has to offer this season, while welcoming a group of visiting Chinese students taking part in its Summer English Language Camps.

Launched last year, the two-week program provides a unique way for international students to improve their language skills, while also learning more about local and national culture through field trips and tours of Winnipeg.

Delivered by RRC’s Language Training Centre, the camps balance fun and interactive classroom sessions with outings to some of the city’s most popular attractions — including parks, museums, historic sites and summer festivals — all while helping students build confidence by using English in class and in everyday situations.

“Last summer, students took a tour of the city with Winnipeg’s Trolley Tours, walked through the Exchange District, went on a tour of the Manitoba Legislature Building, and were able to attend tours of various programs that RRC has to offer,” says Kelsey Griffth-Parker, Program Coordinator of the summer camp.

“They also visited Polo Park Shopping Mall, Assiniboine and Kildonan Park, and were involved in many ‘Winnipeg’ activities — including visiting Lower Fort Garry, The Forks, and attending a Goldeyes baseball game!”

This year, 19 students from the Shenyang Institute of Engineering and 12 from the Shanghai Medical Instrumentation College will take part in the language camp program, which runs from July 27 to Aug. 8.

Camp organizers are currently seeking volunteers to assist with airport pickups, field trips and tours — activities that will take place during afternoons, evenings and weekends.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kelsey Griffith-Parker at k.griffthparker@gmail.com.