French as a Second Language (FLS) Courses


Yann Moix is a French author, film director, chronicler. He is the author of several novels, and the recipient of several literary prizes. He is the director of three films. His last book “Dehors” tries to confront the immigration problem in France. This session FLS 4911 invites you to come and read and discuss this issue in French with a defender of immigrants in France today. Learn French but also learn about the culture, the politics, the social and economic issues that this and other European and American countries grapples with. The book is available at: La Librairie du Soleil 33 George Street in Ottawa – phone: 613 241 6999.

FLS 4911 – from September 27th to November 29th, Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DMS 9161

Other activities may include: writing exercises, oral presentations for participants who want to present in French, some grammar by demands or needs, and open discussions on certain “hot” topics. Special attention will be given to develop or improve knowledge of jargon related to fields of study or expertise. Register today!

Placement Test

* Participants must complete the online placement test prior to registration.
* Les participants doivent compléter le test de classement avant l'inscription.

For more information regarding the test, please call Huguette Bourgeois at extension 3406.

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

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.

Regular Courses

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

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.).

Summer Courses

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


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.

For further information, please contact us.

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 

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

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

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