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English or French as a Second Language


Courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FLS, Français langue seconde) are meant to help you improve your language skills. The courses are offered from a beginner level to an advanced level.

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Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL)

The Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL) fulfills the research mandate of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute. The Centre’s key research themes include language teaching and learning, new technologies, language assessment, and language policy, including family language policy.


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Why did you choose uOttawa?

“I chose uOttawa for the French opportunities on and off campus. I was attracted to the French program’s courses and small class sizes, uOttawa’s bilingual campus, and the city’s bilingual culture and proximity to Quebec, a francophone province where I could immerse myself in the language.“ ― Valérie Binder

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