Current Programs

Current Programs

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Second Language Training

Second Language Training (SLT)
English and French programs offer a variety of training opportunities to advance second language skills in either official language.  Programs also assist with preparing for and adapting to postings in French and English environments by focusing specifically on:

-linguistic survival
-integration to the community
-employment possibilities
  • Instructor Led Classes
English and French programs offer participants 60 hours of instructor led instruction. Classes are held twice a week for a period of 10 weeks. SLT classes follow a national curriculum adapted from the Canadian Forces Language program.  All required course manuals are included in the course fees. Participants will receive progress reports and a certificate will be issued upon completion of the class.

Now offering modules 1 - 15: 1 being beginner and 15 being business level. 
  • Placement Assessment
This placement assessment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes and is conducted online. The results help determine the current second language level of each participant.
  • Fees
Spouses and dependants of military members: $100.00
Community Members: $100.00
Military members: $100.00

Payment will hold your seat on the course and is required at time of registration. Military members and their spouses/dependants qualify for 100% reimbursement with an attendance rate of 85% (17 of the 20 classes) and upon return of all borrowed materials.
  • Class Size
A maximum of ten students per course. Military members and community members are welcome to participate; however, priority will be given to spouses of military members.
  • Resources
There is a wide range of resources available for community members to utilize and sign-out. Resources can be signed-out during office hours for community members and during class time for students.

Conversation Ensemble:
This program is free to all community members.

Conversation Ensemble is a casual, interactive and safe environment to practice your second language. Each week a new topic will be presented with new vocabulary. Attend one week or participate in them all.
  • Conversation Ensemble - French
Anyone with an interest in learning conversational French will benefit from this informal learning program.  Build grammar and vocabulary in addition to increasing your comfort level, all levels of French are welcome. Language resources will be on hand to enhance learning. 

It is strictly a drop-in program, therefore no long term commitment required, making it ideal for those interested in pursuing a second language but do not have time for the formal classes. Group meets once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Conversation Ensemble - English
Anyone with an interest in learning conversational English will benefit from this informal learning program.  Build grammar and vocabulary in addition to increasing your comfort level, all levels of English are welcome. Language resources will be on hand to enhance learning. 

It is strictly a drop-in program, therefore no long term commitment required, making it ideal for those interested in pursuing a second language but do not have time for the formal classes. Group meets once a week on Mondays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. 

For more information about Second Language Training, contact the Family Education Coordinator at 780-594-6006 Ext. 230