English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses


Our Services

Our Courses

We offer 10-week regular courses during the Fall and Winter sessions as well as intensive sessions from May to August.

Our Services

Regular Courses

Language training courses lasting ten weeks, offered during the regular Fall and Winter sessions.

Summer Courses

Semi-Intensive sessions are offered during the months of May, June, July and August.

Class Document Correction

Editing and correction of presentations, exams, course notes, etc.


Benefits from the assistance of an OLBI language professor when planning class activities or while preparing for the Employee Language Assessment.

All requests for tutorials must be presented to the Coordinator. After the needs assessment, an application form for bilingual funding will be sent to the requesting professor who must forward it to his or her dean for approval.

Competency Evaluation Services

OLBI's Language Testing Services administer language tests to evaluate your proficiency in your second language.

Special Groups

Group training sessions can be customized to your specific needs (i.e. maintenance, research presentations, etc.).


Private consultations for pronunciation. Full-time professors only. Limited space.

Academic Writing

Writing courses are offered to professors in order to enrich their English writing skills for academic publications.

Fall 2018

September 25 to November 30





ESL3011-A  Advanced


8:30 am – 11:30 am


Please note that courses for teaching staff will be offered during the Reading week in October 

Winter 2019

January 22 to April 5th





ESL4011-H Academic Writing for Publication – Hybrid Course - One on one meetings

Wednesday 23rdJanuary

1:00 am – 2:30 pm

ESL3011-H Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
FLS4911-H Thursday 11:30 am – 1 pm

Please note that courses for teaching staff will NOT be offered during the Reading week in February 

OLBI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrolment. It is therefore essential that you register as soon as possible

For any questions, contact Sylvie Bhookun at 613 562-5800, ext. 2218 or by email at profbil@uOttawa.ca.

If you don't know your language level, contact Huguette Bourgeois, Coordinator for language services by telephone at 3406 or by email at: Huguette.Bourgeois@uOttawa.ca.

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