Language support services for professors

Language Training Services for Academic Staff

OLBI offers many courses in English and French as a second language, along with a series of services specifically geared to University of Ottawa professors.

Our role

The role of the Language Support Services for Professors is to create a university environment where professors communicate in both official languages, both written and spoken. Our support services are flexible and diverse. They may include reviewing classroom materials, preparing for language tests, group classes, and especially individual support.

Courses offered - Fall 2019

FLS 4011 - Écriture scientifique pour la publication

Communicate your knowledge in French!

This hybrid course was specially designed to help our professors hone their writing skills for publication in French:

  • Practice of research conventions applicable to various disciplines
  • Assessment of your manuscript
  • Individual feedback on current styles
  • Resources for improvement

The NEW course, Scientific Writing for Publication, focuses on the quality of writing through scientific and academic conventions.

Register today for the Scientific Writing for Publication course (FLS 4011). This course is offered to all members of the APUO.

After a first group meeting, this course shall be administered on an individual basis, with one-on-one meetings planned according to your availability.  

For more information, please contact the Language Support Services for Professors profbil@uOttawa.ca.

Note:This course can also be offered to external professors. Some conditions apply. For more information, please contact Language Support Services for Professors

ESL4011- Academic Writing for Publication

Improve your ability to write, publish and communicate in English!

This hybrid course helps professors develop their writing skills in order to publish and fully participate in the academic community in English.

The course offers

  • Group meetings to practice principles and conventions of academic style and to discuss work-in-progress and challenges.
  • One-on-one meetings with the instructor to edit work-in-progress and to practice related writing and communication skills.
  • One-on-one work with the instructor by email correspondence or other electronic means is also available.
  • Resources for improvement and online exercises for self-study.
  • Flexible format and hours to accommodate the individual needs of participants.

Register today for ESL 4011: Academic Writing for Publication.  Any member of the APUO whose primary language is not English may register in this course. After the first group meeting, this course will be administered primarily on a one-on-one basis, with appointments scheduled according to the personal availability and needs of participants.  Additional group meetings may be scheduled at the convenience of participants.  For more information, please contact the Language Support Services for Professors <profbil@uOttawa.ca>.

Note:This course can also be offered to external professors. Some conditions apply. For more information, please contact Language Support Services for Professors

Back to top