Language maintenance tools

The School offers a number of free online self-assessment tools, in English and in French, to help you improve or maintain your language skills.

Our online language learning products include self-directed evaluation simulations and interactive tools designed to improve oral and written comprehension, pronunciation, grammar, written expression and fluency in the second official language.

Linguistic profile

A language profile is assigned to you following a second language evaluation administered by the Public Service Commission of Canada. Similarly, each job description in the public service has its own linguistic profile. The following information will help you interpret your linguistic profile and that of your current position or the position you are interested in.

These profiles are linked to federal public service work descriptions.

Linguistic profiles are composed of three letters, each representing a different language skill:

Each letter also represents a language proficiency level:

These three letters make up your linguistic profile. For example, a BBC profile indicates the following:

For more information on language tests and language levels used in the federal public service, please consult the Public Service Commission's Second Language Evaluation in the Public Service page.

New and updated courses

See the list of our new and updated courses on the Language Maintenance Tools page in GCcampus, the School's online learning platform.

French as a Second Language (FSL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

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