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 - Summer 2021

Improve second-language skills despite the pandemic.

You can take FLS 3812 and ESL 3112 online. To register, please  fill out the online application form

For any question or help please contact us by email at profbil@uottawa.ca

FLS 3812 Atelier intensif : Participer à une réunion dans sa langue seconde

Description :

Cet atelier s’adresse principalement aux professeurs qui participent à des réunions sur une base régulière et qui cherchent à perfectionner leurs stratégies argumentatives en langue seconde. Il s’agit d’un atelier intensif pendant lequel les professeurs se pratiquent à communiquer leurs idées et leurs opinions dans le cadre d’une simulation de réunion.

*Ce cours est offert à tous les professeurs du campus membres de l’APUO et de l’APTPUO de niveau intermédiaire-avancé en français langue seconde.

Horaire :

Section S :
Dates : 14 au 17 juin      Heures : 9h à 11h30

Section T :
Dates : 26 au 29 juillet  Heures : 9h à 11h30

ESL 3112 Intensive workshop: Participating in a meeting held in your second-language

Description:

This workshop is primarily designed for professors who regularly attend meetings and who would like to refine their debate strategies in their second language. This is an intensive workshop during which the participants will practise communicating their ideas and opinions in a mock meeting.

*This course is offered to all professors on campus who are members of the APUO or APTUO at intermediate-advanced levels in English as a second language.

Schedule:

Section S:
Dates: June 14th to June 17th      Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Section T:
Dates: July 26th to July 29th        Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Audio Recording

Listen to the audio recording below by Associate Professor Hélène Knoerr as she discusses the advantages of taking such classes in light of her research on the impact of teaching at university in a second language (in English only). Professor Knoerr explains how this type of training helps those who teach or publish in their second language.

Transcript of Hélène Knoerr’s recording
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