Second Language Training

Second Language Training

Nathalie Vadeboncoeur – Second Language Training Specialist
Phone: (613) 392-2811 ext. 3855

French &  English Classes (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels)

The next session for French and English classes begins on September 25, 2023. (Registration deadline is September 15, 2023)

Courses for military spouses/partners and their dependents (minimum age 16 years) are offered at the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Classes run for 10 weeks beginning in September, January and April.

Each session offers a total of 40 hours of instruction plus an online component on LRDG portal.
Classes are held twice a week, either mornings, afternoons, or evenings depending on the requests.

The cost for a military spouse is a $50 deposit (required upon registration). This deposit is refundable at the end of the session with the completion of the course (75% or more of the online component completed and 75% or more attendance for the in-class portion) and the exams.

Courses are also open to military members for a cost of $85 non-refundable and to members of the community at a cost of $150 per session. However, priority will be given to spouses of military members (A minimum of five military spouse participants, with a maximum of ten students, is required per course).

Note: Courses are offered in-person/classroom sessions or virtual sessions, depending on requests. Please indicate which type of session you would prefer.
The Second Language Training is a national program and courses can be continued at most CAF Bases across Canada.

Spanish Classes (beginner level)

The Spanish classes will begin during the week of September 25, 2023 (Registration deadline is September 15, 2023)
The Spanish Beginner level 1 will be on Wednesdays evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for a duration of 8 weeks.

The Spanish Beginner level 2 will be on Thursdays evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for a duration of 8 weeks.

Courses are offered in-person at the Trenton MFRC location.
The registration fee for military spouses/partners, military members and veterans is $50.
Courses are also open to members of the community at a cost of $85. However, priority will be given to the military community until the registration deadline.

To register, please contact Nathalie Vadeboncoeur, Second Language Training:

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 3855

Come in and complete the registration form at the MFRC reception or contact Nathalie Vadeboncoeur at 613-392-2811 ext. 3855 ( ) for further information. An evaluation of your level will be made by telephone following your registration. You can also download and complete the registration form from home and bring it to the MFRC.

French Class Registration Form

English Class Registration Form

Spanish Class Registration Form

French/English Rosetta Stone program

Rosetta Stone is an informal self-directed online language training program. This program is limited (5 online licences) and available on request for military spouses/partners only.

Policy Rosetta Stone Registration Form

Other free online resources

For military members only, the online program ALLIES

For all those who want to learn a new language, please see the Babbel and Duolingo programs below. Le service de formation à distance pour adultes offer also some French Second Language course at no charge.

For more information and to register for a course or club, please contact Nathalie Vadeboncoeur, Second Language Training:

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 3855