Learn English or French

As Canada’s only officially bilingual province, we speak English, French, or both in New Brunswick. Newcomers can choose to integrate in the Anglophone and/or Francophone community.

MCAF provides Language Learning and Skills Development (LLSD) English Language training for newcomer adults aged 18 years and older.  

After your English language assessment, you will be placed in one of the MCAF English language classes from Foundation to Level 7/9. Classes are full time and part time at various times.

MCAF staff support newcomers to enroll in free French Language classes offered by the NB Community College.

To assess your English or French and to register for French classes download this information sheet. It explains how to register by downloading the Free app iCent, available on Google Play or the Apple Store.

For more information contact:

If you can’t attend regular MCAF English language classes, MCAF staff will refer you to the on-line LINC Home Study program.

For more information, visit: https://www.linchsnational.ca/

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

On-site childcare is available for clients in English language classes. MCAF CNC qualified staff provide a caring, safe and welcoming environment for children aged six months to five years and in the After School Program.

The MCAF CNC area has designated play areas, encouraging children’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language development.

Newcomer Computer Learning Centre

The MCAF IT staff assist newcomers to use computers for hands-on computer training, online language training, job search, resume preparation, and preparing and filing income tax.

For more information, visit this link.

English or French tutors

Newcomers can meet with English or French Tutors one-on-one or in small groups to practice their English or French.

For more information, please contact community-liaison@mcaf.nb.ca.

Language Café

To meet our clients’ needs to practice their language skills outside the formal classroom setting, a MCAF volunteer facilitates the Language Café.

The Language Café is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:30 pm to help learners practice their language skills in a secure social space and informal setting.