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 - Winter 2021

Improve second-language skills despite the pandemic.

You can take FLS 4012, ESL 4011 and ESL 4012 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 4012 - Communiquer et partager à l’oral et à l’écrit en français langue seconde

Description :

Une série de 10 rencontres hebdomadaires d’une durée de 1 heure chacune (pas de cours en semaine de relâche) pendant laquelle les professeurs spécialistes dans différents domaines se côtoient, présentent leurs projets de recherche ou leurs cours, débattent sur des sujets d’actualité, échangent en français langue seconde.

Horaire : mercredi de 16h à 17h du 27 janvier au 7 avril.

*À la fin du cours, à condition d’avoir participé activement à plus de 80% du cours, l’apprenant peut obtenir une séance d’enseignement personnalisée pour la révision de son matériel de classe d’une durée d’une heure par apprenant.  (7 avril au 14 avril)

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

ESL 4012 - Communicating and Sharing Knowledge in English as a Second Language

Description:
A series of 10 weekly meetings of 1 hour each (no meeting during reading week) in which professors specializing in different fields meet, present their research projects or courses, discuss current issues and exchange ideas in English as a second language.

Schedule: Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from January 27th to April 7th.

*Once the class is completed, if the learner has actively participated in at least 80% of the meetings, they will be eligible for a one-hour individual session with the instructor to review their own classroom material for a course that they teach (April 7th to April 14th).

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

ESL 4011 - Academic Writing for Publication

This course is offered only to APUO members.   The course helps you to improve your academic writing for publication.  It includes three group meetings, and the remaining hours are used for individual meetings with the instructor. The first meeting will take place on January 25, 2021, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m .Your instructor will contact you to schedule individual lessons.

Please note that the date of the first meeting may change depending on the availability of participants. The professor will notify you of any changes.

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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