Language Centre

 
Note: Any RMC student (not including those in Preparatory Year at RMC Saint-Jean during the 2019-2020 Academic Year), military or civilian, who is currently enrolled in a programme of study at RMC, and who has taken courses prior to 8 September 2020 will be granted legacy rights by Senate such that they will not be required to pass any LCF course in order to meet the requirements of their programme of study, even if they change programmes before or after 8 September 2020 or are required to repeat an academic year provided they remain subsidized under ROTP. ROTP students granted legacy rights will not be required to pass any LCF course; however, they will still be required to take Second Official Language and Education Training (SOLET) to obtain BBB on the Public Service Commission (PSC) Second Language Evaluation (SLE) as a requirement of ROTP. Any RMC student, military or civilian who is currently enrolled in a programme of study at RMC, and who has taken courses prior to 8 September 2020, or any student who was previously granted and conferred a degree and wishes to obtain a second degree in accordance with Academic Regulation 4 or to upgrade their degree in accordance with Academic Regulation 5 will be granted legacy rights by Senate if they are admitted into their new programme of study no later than 8 September 2020; anyone after this date will not be granted legacy rights by Senate. Any RMC student, military or civilian who is currently enrolled in a certificate at RMC, and who has taken courses prior to 8 September 2020, and is admitted to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering will be granted legacy rights by Senate if they are admitted into their new programme of study no later than 8 September 2020; anyone after this date will not be granted legacy rights by Senate. Any RMC Saint-Jean students who were in their Preparatory Year during the 2019-2020 academic year will not be granted legacy rights by Senate; all remaining RMC Saint-Jean students who were students at RMC Saint-Jean during the 2019-2020 academic year will be granted legacy rights by Senate.

Second Language Training

Based on the result of a placement test, anglophone students will be registered in LCF100, LCF200, LCF300, or LCF400. Students will automatically be exempt from applicable lower level LCF courses once placed in the appropriate course. Students who attain a Second Official Language (SOL) proficiency level of at least BBB or higher on the Public Service Commission (PSC) Second Language Evaluation (SLE) will be exempt from LCF courses at RMC.

The PSC SLE is the only SOL certification-testing instrument currently accredited and used by the CAF to assess the SOL proficiency level. (DAOD 5039-8, Canadian Armed Forces Second Official Language Certification Testing)

Note: All students who do not achieve the "exemption" level of bilingualism on initial testing are required to take second language.

The aim of the Language Centre is to enable students to function well in their second language as officers of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Every effort is made to ensure that students become bilingual in the shortest possible time. Classes are small, with a maximum of 10 students. In first and second year, six periods, each lasting 50 minutes, are timetabled for each week of the academic year.  In third and fourth year, four periods per week are timetabled. The learning process is given a practical aspect by the frequent use of technology. Classroom activities are designed to promote a high level of participation by the student. Students who have not reached the appropriate fluency level by the end of their second year take an intensive summer course of 250 hours.

Official testing is granted when students reach an acceptable level; the tests determine whether they have achieved a satisfactory rate of progress, they also indicate their actual level via a linguistic profile.

Language Centre Director

Mr. R.P. Paquet, B.A., M.A. (Laval)

Language Center Teaching Staff

List of Teaching Staff

French as a Second Language

All non-Francophone students who have passed the Public Service Commission’s bilingualism tests with a minimum of BBB can register for the Minor, Certificate, and Attestation in French as a Second Language. (Only students with BBB or with a maximum of one C in thier profile (CBB, BCB or BBC) will be allowed to follow these programmes)

The course will be split between the Language Centre and the Department of French, Literature and Culture, in a one third (LC) /two thirds ratio (FLC), The Language Centre portion of each course – the bilingualism portion – will focus on grammar, syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation. The French, Literature and Culture portion – the biculturalism portion – will explore the language via argumentation, persuasion, debates, conversations, analysis and literature, all of which with various themes.

For more information on the French as a Second Language programmes follow the link. 

Second Language Course Descriptions

LCF100 Compétence de base – partie I

This course intended for beginners takes up the basic knowledge required to start communicating in the target language.

Note(s):
This course is only available to students enrolled in the 4-pillar programme.
Contact Hours:
Variable
Credit(s):
0

LCF200 Compétence de base – partie II

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in level 100 and leads to a level of communication that allows simple exchanges.

Note(s):
This course is only available to students enrolled in the 4-pillar programme.
Contact Hours:
Variable
Credit(s):
0

LCF300 Compétence intermédiaire – partie I

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in level 200 and leads to a functional level of communication in most situations.

Note(s):
This course is only available to students enrolled in the 4-pillar programme.
Contact Hours:
Variable
Credit(s):
0

LCF400 Compétence intermédiaire – partie II

This course refines the language skills required to reach level B on Public Service linguistic tests.

Note(s):
This course is only available to students enrolled in the 4-pillar programme.
Contact Hours:
Variable
Credit(s):
0
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