Second Language Training (SLT)
MFS
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:
 
In-class training:
The program, "Pour l’amour du fran├žais" (French training) and "For the love of English" (English training) is divided into 16 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 November, January to March, April to June.
** Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes are being held virtually until further notice.

Registration is available to the following, ordered according to priority: 
  1. Military Spouses / Partners
  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 (reimbursed if 85% attendance)
$100 - Military members (non-reimbursable)
$100 - Defence Team; DND, civilian, NPF and MFRC personnel (non-reimbursable)
$100 - Civilians (non-reimbursable)

Notes:
-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.                                                                                                                                                                                                           -Placement test may be required prior to the start of a second language class to help determine current level (free for military families & $35 for other participants). 


Online training – Rosetta Stone
 
Up for learning French or English in the comfort of your home?
The NBMFRC has Rosetta Stone licences available to CAF family members. The simple and intuitive approach of this online program allows participants to learn a new language using a method that combines listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
 
The Rosetta Stone licences are free of charge and valid for a period of 6 consecutive months. Each participant works on the Online Language Training at their own pace but must complete a minimum of hours per month.
 
In order to obtain a Rosetta Stone licence, each participant must complete an application form. Contact the NBMFRC or come visit us to get your registration form or for more information!

Benefits of learning a second language:
 
  • Increase your employability
  • Develop new skills
  • Improve your ability to communicate
  • Increase comfort and confidence
  • Enjoy travelling to English or French-speaking regions/countries
  • Keep your mind active
  • Open yourself up to another culture & language
  • And much more!
Interested in Second Language Training? Contact Melissa Cyr by email: melissa.cyr@forces.gc.ca