Summer University for FLS/FSL Teachers
Dates: July 10 to July 21, 2017
The University of Ottawa's Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) is offering summer professional development workshops for FSL elementary and secondary teachers of Core French, Extended French, Intensive French, and Immersion.
This program is open to all Canadian teachers and also to teachers from abroad.
The Ontario Ministry of Education provides bursaries for teachers who work in one of the English-language school boards in the province. Long-term occasional (LTO) teachers in these boards are also eligible. The bursaries are managed by OLBI.
We thank the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage for their financial support.
FLS/FSL elementary and secondary teachers of Core French, Extended French, intensive French and French Immersion. Participants should have the linguistic capacity to work in French throughout the program.
Teachers of Intensive French and of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) are also welcome.
Workshops, guest speakers and instructional time on:
- Use of pedagogical tools;
- Integration of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing);
- Teaching of grammar in context;
- Evaluation in L2;
- Feedback and practices application.
Plus special presentations on three important themes:
- Integrating French culture in the classroom;
- Using technology in second language teaching;
- Language training sessions.
The program will also feature guest speakers.
The program takes place at the University of Ottawa’s main campus, located in the Nation’s capital downtown core.
The program registration fee is $1000, excluding accommodation costs.
- Registration Form - FLS/FSL teachers working in an Ontario School Board (by completing this form you will automatically be considered for a bursary).
- Registration Form - FLS/FSL teachers who do NOT work in an Ontario School Board.
Please note that the University does not issue T2202 form for participating in this program.
Payment options :
Please follow this link to pay online by credit card
- In Person
You can pay at the office of Second Language Intensive Programs by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or Interact. Please note that we do not accept cash payments.
- By Mail
You can pay by mail through a certified cheque, bank draft or money order. Please make the payment payable to “The University of Ottawa” and mail to the following address:
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 101
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Please scan and email a copy of the certified cheque to flsudete@uOttawa.ca.
*Please note that Second Language Intensive Programs does not accept bank transfers.
Ontario bursaries cover the tuition fees. They also offset part of participants’ travel and housing expenses if they are coming from a school board outside the Ottawa-Carleton region. Bursaries are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to participants who have completed their registration and payment. A cheque is presented to each recipient on the last day of the Summer University.
The full sum awarded is $35,200, distributed according to geographical regions as follows:
Ontario Bursaries by Region
Number of Bursaries
Northern School Boards
Southern School Boards
Ottawa-Carleton School Boards
Total for Ontario
$1,000.00 to $1,400.00
The registration fee of $1000 must accompany this registration form. A $150 administration fee will be withheld for a cancellation received prior to July 1st, 2017. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Please note: this program could be cancelled due to insufficient registration.
You may pay by credit card (online).
- Online payment by CREDIT CARD (Visa or MasterCard):
- Payment by CERTIFIED CHEQUE:
Send a cheque made out to “University of Ottawa” by mail or courier to:
Second Language Intensive Programs
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Accomodation and Meals
To assist participants to find housing, which is not included in the program cost, here are some suggestions. Many past participants enjoyed living in residence on the main university campus. They appreciated the convenience and services offered to students during the summertime. There are different options, at different price points. Residences are generally not air-conditioned.
- Short-term Accommodation – accommodation rates & reservations: 1-888-564-4545.
- Units offering a kitchenette, complete bathroom and two bedrooms, each with one double bed, are available for single occupancy, double occupancy or for families.
- Conventional residences offer single occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens on each floor.
- The Rideau Residence provides hotel-type accommodation a few blocks away from both the vibrant downtown and the campus. It includes more commodious accommodations, a kitchen, and in-hotel security.
- This is another option not far from the main campus, at our federated university.
- Reservations for summer accommodation are made through Residence & Conference Centres;
- Spacious room with a small kitchen and a full bathroom within a 20-minute walk of the main campus.
- This is an option not far from downtown Ottawa.
- La Cité, the local college of applied arts and technology, offers summer housing in its “Hôtel de La Cité.” It has 250 rooms with rates of only $30 per night, per person. For more information on available services, please contact the Hôtel directly at 613-742-3414.
- Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to list or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms. N.B. uOttawa and its affiliates is not responsible for agreements made with third parties.
- Join our Facebook group and post a share-housing request on our wall!
Located on campus and open on week days from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm, the University of Ottawa’s brand new dining hall is an excellent option. Please note the meal price is not included in Summer University’s tuition fees.
For more information, visit their website: http://foodservices.uottawa.ca/dininghall
Plan Your Visit
- Virtual Campus Tour allows you to get familiar with the Campus and on the many services available on campus.
- The Portail francophile provides an easy access to all the resources available on campus to make learning in French a complete experience for anglophone students. It is an invaluable resource for teachers.
- The Embassy of France is a distinguished partner of OLBI.
- The Alliance française is a resource available in Ottawa.
- Sports on campus – visit our web site and jump in! Special deal for bike rentals.
- Activities for children
Gee-gees summer camps, Daycares.
- Evening activities (optional)
Summer in music – National Arts Center, Ottawa Festivals.
Ottawa region useful information
Other activities for kids