Language Support Services for Professors

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 2022

Improve second-language skills despite the pandemic.

All courses will be held at a distance for the Summer term. To register, please  fill out the online application form

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

Course registration ends on the Thursday of the week preceding the start of the course.

FLS 4011 : Publier en français

Description :

Ce cours, composé de trois rencontres de groupe et de rencontres individuelles supplémentaires, est conçu pour le corps professoral non francophones qui souhaitent développer et améliorer leurs compétences en rédaction afin de rédiger et de publier des travaux universitaires en français. Les participants discuteront des principes de la grammaire et du style, du développement du vocabulaire et de l'analyse des manuscrits. Il y aura trois réunions de groupe, et le reste du temps sera utilisé pour des rencontres individuelles qui permettront aux apprenants d'obtenir une rétroaction personnalisée sur les écrits en cours, ainsi que des ressources pour un apprentissage continu.

*Ce cours est offert à tous les professeurs du campus membres de l’APUO.

Horaire :

Dates : 6 juin, 4 juillet et 8 août 2022       Heures : 16h00 à 17h00

*Les rencontres individuelles seront organisées à la convenance mutuelle de l'instructeur et des participants.

ESL 4011: Academic Writing for Publication

Description:

This academic writing course, which consists of 3 group meetings and additional individual meetings, is designed for non-Anglophone professors who would like to develop and improve their writing skills in order to effectively write and publish academic work in English. Participants will discuss principles of grammar and style, vocabulary development and manuscript analysis.  There will be three group meetings, and the rest of the time will be used for one-on-one work that will enable participants to get individualized feedback on work in progress, as well as resources for ongoing learning.

*This course is offered to all University of Ottawa professors who are members of the APUO.

Schedule:

Dates: June 6, July 4 and August 8   Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Individual meetings will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the instructor and participants.

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 practice 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 A:

Dates: June 6 to June 10 (Monday to Friday) Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Section B:

Dates: July 11 to July 15 (Monday to Friday) Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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 A :

Dates : 6 juin au 10 juin (lundi au vendredi) Heures : 9h00 à 11h30

Section B :

Dates : 11 juillet au 15 juillet (lundi au vendredi) Heures : 9h00 à 11h30

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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