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Linguistic Profile - Level B
Linguistic Profile - Level C

For The Linguistic Profile Level B, the following 4 components of the language testing are the same  except it allows for a greater level of tolerance to be given towards mistakes or understanding as long as it does not lead to ambiguity or impede the clarity of the message:

Here is a guideline of what is expected of a person in order to achieve the Linguistic Profile Level C in the following aspects:

The students will be working a lot more on technical documents related to their own field of work such as regulations, policies, programs, procedures, correspondence, etc. to name a few.

Aural comprehension

  • Competently and fluently interpret all spoken dialogue, formal and informal, general and technical, own field of study or work, in a broad variety of demanding contexts, live or recorded
  • Follow stretches of oral discourse with fairly abstract language
  • Get most stated and unstated information, cultural references, figurative, symbolic and idiomatic language, irony, sarcasm and humour
  • Able to critically evaluate most aspects of oral communication
  • Has an adequate listening/interpreting skill to satisfy all work-related expectations for competent understanding of communication

Reading comprehension

The cut-off score for this component of the examination is 51 out of 65 questions. The Language Studio Inc. has approximately 500 pages of reading tests similar to the ones the students will get on the PSC exam. The candidate must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand most descriptive or factual material on work-related topics
  • Grasp the main idea of most work-related texts
  • Be able to locate specific details and distinguish main from subsidiary ideas
  • Able to read a full variety of general texts, as well as technical in own field.
  • Get information, ideas and opinions on familiar and unfamiliar abstract and conceptual topics from fairly complex text in the context of work
  • Read critically and with appreciation of nuance, tone, writer ’s bias and points of view
  • Understand most idioms, figurative language and socio-cultural references
  • Interpret, compare and evaluate both the content and the form of written text
  • Read fluently and accurately

Writing Skills

The cut-off score for this component of the examination is 44 out of 55 questions. The Language Studio has approximately 1000 pages of written tests similar to the ones the students will get on the PSC exam. All tests are being done by the students, on their own, as homework and corrected during the following class with the instructor who gives an explanation for each error being made. They will need to:

  • Be able to answer multiple-choice questions testing the mastery of grammar rules and exceptions and the precision of the vocabulary
  • Write to offer and request information, clarification, confirmation, agreement, commitment or to express feelings, opinions and idea

While the test is multiple-choice questions, the candidate has to be able to:

  • Reproduce complex ideas from a written text, a meeting, a conference in form of notes, outlines or summaries
  • Write faxes, memos, e-mails, formal letters, informal report
  • Demonstrate good control of complex structures and adequate organization; flexibility in tone and style might still be limited
  • (Grammatical errors and errors in word combinations might still occur)

Oral Skills

The Language Studio has approximately 150 pages of questions and role-play exercises similar to the ones the students will get on the PSC exam which will test how the student can counsel and give advice, handle complex work-related situations, support an opinion, defend a point of view, justify an action, handle hypothetical questions etc. The students will be practicing a lot of simulated oral exams, sometimes with instructors that are unfamiliar to them, thus setting up a context as similar as possible to the one of the real exam; all simulated oral interviews will be taped and will follow the pattern of the real exam:

  • Warm up
  • Explanation related to the work
  • Narration (of a project, a trip, a political issue etc…)
  • Expression of opinion, hypothetical situation, comparison etc…
  • Role-play (counsel, give advice, be tactful, convince etc…)
  • Ending of the conversation on a relaxed note

The candidate must be able to:

  • Give elaborated explanations, give factual descriptions of people, places and items
  • To narrate events in the various tenses of the past, present and future and handle complicated work-related situations
  • Speak with ease, with very few mistakes
  • Produce a formal or informal discourse, general or technical if related to own work
  • Satisfy most work-related expectations for competent communication
  • Deliver presentations and lead group discussion, meetings and workshops
  • Communicate well enough to explain complex ideas, debate arguments, teach, train, motivate, counsel, negotiate or resolve conflict in a variety of situations
  • Speak fluently, accurately with occasional errors that do not impede the comprehension


Send us your requirements and your Aptitude Test results (from the PSC); we will gladly design a work schedule for you and we will also provide you with a quote.

Method Used:

To compliment this method, each student receives:

  • French grammar textbook
  • French vocabulary textbook
  • Verb conjugation textbook
  • French/English dictionary

Additionally, intensive training will be shared among two teachers. This contributes diversity and enrichment to the training since no two teachers are alike in their accents, intonations, pedagogical approaches, etc. Near the end of the training (last two months) when focusing mainly on the preparation of the oral exam, we will introduce a third, and then a fourth, instructor to increase the diversity of the training.

Other Material Used

While we cannot possibly list our entire Government clientele, these are just some departments we have recently and/or are still providing French Language training to:

    • Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    • Justice Department
    • Health Canada
    • Industry Canada
    • Transport Canada
    • Farm Credit Canada
    • Environment Canada
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • National Research Council Canada
    • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
    • Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation
    • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
    • Ministry of Environment
    • Mississauga Youth Justice
    • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)


Send us your requirements and your Aptitude Test results (from the PSC);

We will gladly design a work schedule for you and we will also provide you with a quote.


Programme de français langue seconde - Niveaux A et B

























































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