Second Language Training

Second Language Training


Second Language Training

If you are a military family member, posted to a community where the primary language is unfamiliar to you, Second Language Training (SLT) services are designed to help you integrate into your new surroundings.

The SLT program gives you the opportunity to enhance your life skills and improve your resume, while increasing your proficiency in your second language. Military Family Resource Centres (MFRC) offer Second Language Training as part of their mandate to deliver the Military Family Services Program.  Our approach is to design a program that is standardized across all points of access so that families can have the same experience, regardless of where they are posted.
Study options may include working independently online, or attending an SLT classroom program facilitated by your closest Military Family Resource Centre. The Second Language Training Program is comprised of, but not limited to, the following program components:
  • Online training: Rosetta Stone is a self-directed, online training program that allows learners to study at their own pace from the comfort of their own home. Military family members can obtain a license, FREE, from their local MFRC.
  • In-class training: The program, "Pour l’amour du français" (French training) and "For the love of English" (English training) is divided into16 modules, beginner to advanced. The online learning material is accessible 24/7, offering learners a flexible combination of self-guided learning and tutor-led classes. Sessions run from September to December, January to March, April to June. Book a FREE placement test with the SLT Coordinator to determine your level. ** Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes are being held virtually via Zoom until further notice.
  • *New* Conversation Club - Meet other learners and practice your conversation skills in a fun and casual setting.
  • *Coming soon! * Second Language Training Resource Lending Library

Registration is available to the following, ordered according to priority: 
  1. Military Spouses / Partners / Dependants 14+ yrs
  2. CAF Regular & Reserve Force personnel
  3. Defence Team: DND, NPF and MFRC personnel
  4. Civilians
In-class training Registration Fees:
$50 – Military spouses / partners / dependants 14+ yrs (reimbursed if 85% attendance)
$50 - Military members (non-reimbursable)
$80 - Defence Team; DND, civilian, NPF and MFRC personnel (non-reimbursable)
$150 - Civilians (non-reimbursable)

- Learners will require access to a computer and the Internet, for the self-guided, online components.
- Childcare may be available. Book early! *Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no childcare is available.

Interested in Second Language Training? Fill out the form below and our Second Language Training Coordinator will be in touch with you. 

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For more information about Second Language Training classes, please call 250-339-8290 local 6656 or email  

Francophone resources in the commiunity :
- RésoSanté
- WelcomeBc
- La Fédération des francophones de la CB
- Association des francophones
- Facebook
- Les mamans francophones de la vallée de Comox
-Conseil Jeunesse de la Colombie-Britannique (Francophone Youth Council of BC)
-L'annuaire des services en français en Colombie Britannique
-Francophone parents of British Columbia
-Economic Development Society of British Columbia
-French Distance Learning College (loans / bursaries available)
-Information, resources and online activités for francophone families