Do you want to prepare for the Second Language Evaluation (SLE) Test for the Federal government and public services? With over 50 years of experience in delivering professional language training, Berlitz Canada is the number one language training resource for the Federal Government SLE.

How Berlitz SLE preparation works

With years of expertise, our instructors help you reach levels A, B, or C depending on your career goals. Whether your second official language is English or French, our private classes are designed to be adaptable and customized to your needs. The content used for the training is officially assigned by the Public Service Commission. Berlitz Canada has been helping federal government workers for more than 50 years. We work with them to master their second language. We have experienced French teachers who help anglophones learn French and experienced English teachers to help francophones learn English. The majority of our students have bilingual requirements, and our instructors are trained to help students meet these requirements.

Berlitz SLE Preparation

With our proven Berlitz Method, you will get SLE preparation that meets the government training requirements in English, French, or any other desired language. At Berlitz Canada, we have the experience and skilled professional instructors that have helped thousands of different government organizations across the country meet and exceed the levels in accordance with the Public Service Commission Requirements.

Benefits of SLE preparation with Berlitz:

  • Comprehensive portfolio of programs
  • Multiple platform delivery—face-to-face, instructor-led online, self-study, and blended options
  • Teachers’ undivided attention
  • Flexible, innovative programs
  • High-quality course materials and customized training plan
  • Tailor-made testing and Assessment
  • Mock tests

What is SLE?

The SLE Test in Canada assesses your capability to understand and communicate in your second language (French or English). Berlitz offers training in all general proficiency levels required for bilingual job positions. Read through the details for Second Language Evaluation (SLE).

SLE Test structure

Test of Oral Proficiency

The Oral Language Assessment measures your communication capabilities in your second official language. Evaluation of Oral Proficiency is conducted in about 4 parts which are based on work-related topics and the test takes about 20-40 mins. The instructor will equip you with spontaneity and lexical tools to become more fluent and decrease hesitations.

Test of Written Expression

The evaluation of written assessment is based on grammatical and vocabulary knowledge. It takes you through a variety of informal and formal work-related situations in the form of emails, notes, memos, letters, reports, and research papers. At Berlitz, special attention is paid to the development of ideas into correct vocabulary and coherent sentences.

Test of Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension Test is based on your potential to understand and interpret in your second language. There are a total of 60 questions out of which only 50 counts towards your score. You will have 90 minutes to complete the questionnaire which will be of two types: choose the best word or group of words to insert in the blank and answer a question about the text.

A range of courses

Berlitz works closely with government ministries and departments. We have standing offers with the Government of Canada for full-time and part-time group training. We also offer federal government employees full-time and part-time private training for the SLE exam.

Self-assessment tools

You can get an idea of your current level of French or English with the following self-assessment tools:

Government self-assessment tool

Berlitz Online Placement test

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