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.  

To register for MCAF English language classes, or receive support from MCAF to register for French language classes , please fill out the intake form:  https://mcaf.nb.ca/en/mcaf-intake-form/

Permanent Residents can receive an English or French language assessment through the CCNB Language Assessment Centre. 

To register for an assessment through CCNB, download this information sheet. It explains how to register by downloading the Free app iCent, available on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Work Permit Holders can receive an English language assessment at MCAF. 

After you complete an English language assessment, you can be placed in one of MCAF’s English Second Language classes. Our class levels range from Foundation Literacy to CLB 7+. We offer full-time and part-time classes at various times.

For more information about CCNB assessments, contact:

languageassessments@ccnb.ca   1-844-223-8603

If you are unable to attend regular MCAF English language classes, MCAF staff will refer you to the online 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.