Second Language Training

Second Language Training


Second Language Training

Rosetta Stone

Is it time to brush up on your second language skills? Did you know you can access Rosetta Stone for free from the Calgary Library? All you need is a library card. Don't live in the City of Calgary? Apply online to be added to the Calgary MFRC Rosetta Stone wait-list. we have several Rosetta Stone licenses that can help you with your language aspirations, whether that be learning a new language, improving current skills or expanding your English.
For more information on our Rosetta Stone licenses please contact Liz Marks at

Allies Web

Allies Web is an online second language training program for CAF members that: 

  • Has content and is organized according to the competency levels of the Canadian Armed Forces Second Language evaluation. You can even prepare for your language test. 
  • Allows you to practise reading, writing, listening, and speaking and maintain your language skills. 
  • Allows you to focus on the skills you need and skip the rest. 
  • Enables your progress and success to be tracked automatically, which means you can measure your own achievement.

Language Learning with Netflix

Improve your skills on your own, effectively and enjoyably, by watching films and series in the language you study.

Build your listening comprehension with thousands of hours of authentic language in context. After installation, you will have additional features for language learning when you watch videos on the Netflix website.

  • Subtitles are shown in two languages, allowing you to compare the original audio and text with a translation in your language.
  • The extension allows you to listen to subtitles one at a time, and to change the playback speed.
  • There's a pop-up dictionary, and the extension suggest the most important words for you to learn.
  • 'Pro' Mode enables additional options for subtitle translation, and the ability to save words and phrases. These will be highlighted whenever they occur in the subtitles.

Their extension can be used for studying many languages. Check out their special catalogue to find films and series in the language you study. Their extension runs on Google Chrome on desktop and laptop computers running Windows and MacOS. You will need an active Netflix subscription.


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