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What is Mauril?

Mauril is an all-new, all-free platform to learn English and French through a wide range of stimulating and entertaining content from CBC/Radio-Canada.

Learn as you listen to lots of interesting stuff.

News, public affairs, magazines, variety, documentaries, comedy, fiction and much more!

Learn for free – and ad-free.

No annual membership, no hidden fees, no commercial interruptions. It’s just free.

Learn in a fun and efficient way.

Mauril invites you to learn through engaging content, as you advance through an enjoyable journey filled with rewards and encouraging words.

Learn through an expert-endorsed method.

Developed with a committee of pedagogical and linguistic experts, Mauril uses an approach based on official Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Frequently asked questions

How is Mauril unique?

Mauril offers you the opportunity to learn English or French using a variety of stimulating and entertaining video and audio content from CBC\Radio-Canada, offered totally free and commercial-free.

I’ve heard about Mauril but I can’t access it.

Mauril is currently in test phase, so it’s accessible by invitation only. However, please feel free to register. to be among the first to download the app in February 2021.

Do I have to pay to use Mauril?

No, Mauril is offered totally free and commercial-free, allowing all Canadians to learn or improve their English or French.

What is the CLB standard?

Canadian language benchmark (CLB) standards are linguistic skills levels on which all Mauril learning levels are based.

Why are some videos brief, while others are long?

In each learning unit, the videos are adapted to the learning requirements associated with the specific level. The shorter videos are mainly used at beginner levels, while the longer ones are used at more advanced levels.

Is there any other type of content besides video?

While most content is in video format, Mauril also lets you learn using audio content, i.e. radio shows or podcasts.

Are there different types of videos?

Yes. You can learn English or French using a wide range of CBC\Radio-Canada content, including news, public affairs, magazines, variety shows, documentaries, comedy, scripted series and more. Mauril also offers audio content like radio shows and podcasts, which are reserved for more advanced levels.

What’s the purpose of the PRACTICE section in MAURIL?

This section contains challenges for your day-to-day life, designed to help you reach your learning goals. You’ll also find tips and tricks to make your experience even more rewarding.

Why the name Mauril?

The name Mauril was chosen to pay tribute to the Honorable Mauril Bélanger, the former Ottawa-Vanier MP who championed official languages in Canada.

Can I register if I’m not Canadian?

Mauril was designed specifically to help Canadians learn English and French. The app is not available outside Canada.

How was the project created?

Financed and endorsed by the Government of Canada, this new tool is designed and deployed by CBC/Radio-Canada, in collaboration with a committee of pedagogical experts. It’s meant to help improve oral comprehension and integrate language knowledge in everyday life.

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