e-Newsletter August 2017

Report of stay at the ECML

Laura Ambrosio, FLS Teacher at OLBI, traveled to Graz, Austria as part of the program "Learning Journey: Holistic Approaches to Learner Development" organized by the European Center for Modern Languages (ECML). It was a moment of cultural exchange, professional collaboration and knowledge sharing. For a complete summary of this rewarding experience, click here.

A stay at the ECML - Laura Ambrosio


Second Call for Papers - Larry Vandergrift

The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) invites manuscripts to be considered for a special issue entitled “In Memory of Larry Vandergrift” in honour of Dr. Vandergrift’s important and longstanding contributions to second language research and teaching. The CJAL is a peer-reviewed bilingual, scientific and professional journal dealing with the various aspects of applied linguistics published online through Open Journal Systems (OJS). The special issue is to be published in 2018 under the guidance of guest editors Marie-Josée Hamel and Jennifer St. John, University of Ottawa Professors.

The submission deadline is October 15, 2017. For more information, download Call for Papers.

Call for Papers – In Memory of Larry Vandergrift



The EIP and PIF Summer 2017 programs have come to a close. 87 students took part in the English Intensive Program (EIP) and 23 students took part in the French Intensive Program (PIF).

In 14 weeks, these students developed their language skills, while getting ready for university life in an academic environment. Many cultural and social activities were organised which helped them become acquainted with Canadian culture. These activities included visiting Omega Park, Rideau Hall and many museums in the capital, as well as playing mini-golf, zip-lining and swimming at the water park!

We wish this summer’s participants great success in their academic journey.
We are ready to welcome the next cohort in September!


Second Language Courses are open to every uOttawa student

Did you know that the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world? Did you know OLBI's second language courses are now available to all university students who wish to improve their English or French skills? Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Did you know students have the possibility to certify their second language skills? The Second Language Certificate is a definitive asset for entry into the job market.

For more information on second language courses.

For more information on the Second Language Certificate.

Welcome Day

The start of the school year is not far away. We are preparing to welcome our new students on September 5 during the University of Ottawa Welcoming Day. A BBQ has been organized by the Faculty of Arts for first year students from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the courtyard between Simard Hall (SMD) and Marcel Hamelin Hall (MHN).

In addition, OLBI is hosting an information session for students entering Second Language Teaching (DLS), English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FLS) programs from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Julien Couture Resource Centre (MHN 02).

Watch our tweets for details!

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