WELCOME TO THE CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL (CFLS)
For nearly 50 years, the Canadian Forces Language Schools have been providing language training for military personnel across Canada and abroad, adapting their services in response to the changing needs of the Canadian Forces. Language training within the Canadian Armed Forces has evolved substantially during this period from the teaching of English and French as a second language to over twenty foreign languages.
"Our mental processes connected with words tend to follow the structure of the language we're thinking in. We can't use our minds at full capacity unless we have some idea of how much of what we think we're thinking is really thought, and how much is just familiar words running along their own familiar tracks. You learn to think better from linguistic conflict, from bouncing one language off another." - Northrop Frye
The School motto "PER LINGUAS COMMUNITAS" translates literally as "SOCIETY THROUGH LANGUAGE" and can be interpreted as the goal to promote universal understanding and co-operation through language.