Your BRIDGE to Academic and Professional Success

The Centre for Language Learning offers highly effective French and English language programs designed to maximize learning and build confidence. Our unique programs, delivered by experienced and highly qualified instructors, will help you acquire the skills necessary for academic success. Students take part in active learning in a rich multicultural environment – the best way to learn well and fast!


Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) summer program

This program focuses on practicing English through participation. You’ll develop your language skills and acquire intercultural communication skills for everyday life. During this 4-week program, you’ll be fully immersed in an English-speaking environment in Canada’s capital with other students coming from all over the world.

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Custom programs

If you are looking to personalize a specific program or course, OLBI’s Centre for Language Learning can help. With our expertise in language teaching and bilingualism, we can develop a customized program to specifically meet your group's learning needs and objectives.

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The uOttawa experience

Students testimonials

"I am very lucky to have chosen the EIP program at the University of Ottawa. I have improved my speaking, writing and reading skills. The activities organized for international students make you feel like you are at home and you can discover more about the Canadian culture. I have gained so much thanks to my teachers and the program leaders who were very helpful and understanding."

Erwin, Mexico

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