Summer University for FLS/FSL Teachers

Summer University

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.

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Program Info



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.

Program Description

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.

Registration Fee

The program registration fee is $1000, excluding accommodation costs.

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Registration Deadline: July 1st, 2017


  • 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 :

  • Online
    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

*Please note that Second Language Intensive Programs does not accept bank transfers.

Ontario Bursaries

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):
    online payment
  • 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.

University of Ottawa Residences :

With the collaboration of the Housing Services, we reserved several rooms in the Henderson residence for participants registered to the program.

Each apartment is double-occupancy and participants are responsible for finding a roommate. If you need help finding a roommate, join our Facebook page and post a share-housing request on our wall!

Please make sure to confirm the booking of your room by June 30th. Simply go to the Accommodation website and be sure to include the following promotional code: UDETE2017

Please note the following information regarding the dates and cost:

Check in

Check out


July 9, 2017

July 21, 2017

$93.00 (per night)

Hôtel de La Cité

  • 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.

Are you looking for a roommate during your stay?

  • 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:

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Contact us

70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 101 

Ottawa ON   K1N 6N5

Tel. : +1-613-562-5980
Fax. : +1-613-562-5126 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 

8:30 am to 12:30 pm 
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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