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SLE preparation - CBC level

SLE preparation – CBC level

In order to keep all our students and teachers safe, the SLE preparation – CBC level takes place ONLINE on ZOOM until further notice.


SLE preparation - CBC level


Are you a federal government employee? Are you preparing for the 3 tests of the Second Language Evaluation in the public service of Canada, or do you need to renew or maintain your CBC level in French?

Alliance Française Ottawa offers 100% online high-quality French training, well organized and supervised, with clear objectives and personalized feedback.


Preparation for French Second Language Evaluation – CBC level training:

Advantages Get CBC level in French?

  • Complete training program for written tests and the new second language oral test, designed to meet the specific needs of the public service
  • Small groups formed of students who share the same level and needs, to better interact and communicate authentically
  • Themes specifically curated for the Public Service of Canada
  • Documents and exercises carefully selected to meet the needs of public servants
  • Individual follow-up during the training period: orientation test for all new students, regular follow-up interviews with an expert in French as a second language for public servants with individual feedback and personalized advice and tips to progress

Content :

  • Communicative and action-oriented pedagogical approach
  • Practice through themes related to real work situations to improve language skills
  • Grammar put in context by following communication goals
  • Enrichment of the vocabulary related to work and to the public service commission lexicon
  • Various oral activities related to the selected themes

Class activities:

  • Grammar reviews, drills, and exercises of systematization
  • Practice for reading and writing tests
  • Videos and press articles of francophone medias to practice comprehension, enrich vocabulary and practice communication in an authentic language
  • Debates and discussions on subjects related to work
  • Oral presentations based on studied subjects
  • Mock exams to prepare for the oral test of French as a second language

Learning materials:

  • AF Ottawa exclusivity: new innovative program, specifically designed to meet the needs of public servants, on our learning platform Apolearn and online exercises on Frello
  • Online lessons on ZOOM lead by experienced French teachers
  • Study of authentic contemporary documents to learn French in a real context and to become fluent
  • Selection of relevant documents and useful resources published by the Canada School of Public Service

From B1.3 level

New students must take the Evalang orientation test to assess their level.

Written comprehension in French (level C) Written expression in French (level B) Oral proficiency (level C)


January 18 to March 31

99 hours, $1 732.50*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays : 8:30am – 11:30am

From B1.3 level

March 1st to May 12

99 hours, $1 732.50*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays : 8:30am – 11:30am

From B1.3 level

April 19 to June 30

99 hours, $1 732.50*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays : 8:30am – 11:30am

From B1.3 level

*In addition for new students: $45 yearly registration fee


Alliance Française Ottawa follows the European framework for Languages, also called CEFR, adopted by the European Commission and all around the world. Your progression is therefore supervised, following official and recognised norms.

The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency in reading, listening, speaking and writing from beginner to the more advanced level: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1 and C2.

Alliance Française Ottawa Modules

SLE preparation - CBC level

How to enroll?

“A1.1 level classes are designed for new students who have never studied French before and have no knowledge of the French language.”

To complete your test Evalang:

You will have an orientation interview with one of our French as a second language teachers, in person at our location or by phone, to complete your level assessment.

Contact us:



to book an appointment

Choose your course

With the help of one of our teachers and our team at the reception, choose the course that fits your goals and your schedule.

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