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Courses offered

Course Description

In each course component

  • English for Academic Purposes: Working with University of Ottawa professors, students use online and in person resources and tools to develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to effectively comprehend and communicate ideas in an academic context. They learn the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective communication in their fields of study and develop critical thinking and study skills. 
  • Academic English Enrichment: Working with a teaching assistant from the University of Ottawa, students gain additional opportunities to master the academic language skills developed in the course. Emphasis is also given to helping students develop effective academic presentations and collaborate productively on group assignments. 
  • University Integration Workshop: Students develop learning strategies and study skills necessary for success at the University of Ottawa. Through this workshop they acquire an awareness of the academic culture of Canadian universities, along with a bank of campus and community resources, while having opportunities to reflect on the intercultural skills needed to connect with professors and classmates on campus.  
  • Interactive Learning Community: Students develop communicative and teamwork skills and acquire a sense of belonging in the university community by connecting with classmates.
  • Communication 1148: For students in ESL 0140, this academic course is taught by a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and introduces students to basic concepts in interpersonal and organizational communication and provides students with an experience of an authentic university course.

Courses schedule

The English Intensive Program is offered each semester (3 times per year), and is spread over 14 weeks.

Spring-Summer 2022: May 2 – August 5, 2022

Fall 2022: September 6 – December 9, 2022

Winter 2023: January 9 – April 14, 2023

 

Two course delivery options are offered for this course:

  • Full distance learning (100% online)
  • In-person (100% in-class learning)

Please refer to the schedule below for the option of your choice. Please note that both the online and in-person schedules are subject to change.*

Spring-Summer 2022: May 2 – August 5, 2022
ESL 0120, ESL 0130 – In-Person

Time   

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 a.m.

1 p.m.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

1  p.m.

2:30 p.m.                                    

Break

2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Sociocultural Activities

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

*In addition to the schedule above, students follow a self-directed learning schedule of approximately six hours per week.  Schedule is subject to change. 

ESL 0140 – Distance Learning option
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 a.m.

8:50 a.m.  

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

9:00 a.m.
-
9:50 a.m.                                

University Integration Workshop                 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to
Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

ESL 0140 – In-Person

Time  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 a.m.

9:50 a.m.

 

CMN 1148
(online)

 

CMN 1148
(online)

 

10:00 a.m.

12:50 p.m.                        

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m

Break

2:30 p.m.

3:50 p.m.

University Integration Workshop

 

Sociocultural Activities

 

University Integration Workshop

 

* In addition to the schedule above, students follow a flexible learning schedule of approximately six hours per week. Schedule is subject to change.

**CMN 1148 is a 3-credit course, which can be applied towards a student's elective courses program requirements (eligibility based on individual program requirements).

Students without a conditional offer can be admitted to this program, if they successfully complete an online language placement test.

Fall 2022: September 6 – December 9, 2022
ESL 0105, ESL 0110, ESL 0120, ESL 0130 – Distance Learning option
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 a.m.

8:50 a.m.                       

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

8:50

9:00

Break

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

10:30 a.m.

11:20 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Social Club

ESL 0105, ESL 0110, ESL 0120, ESL 0130 – In-Person

Time   

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

1:00  p.m.

2:30 p.m.                                    

Break

2:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Sociocultural Activities

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

*In addition to the schedule above, students follow a self-directed learning schedule of approximately six hours per week.  Schedule is subject to change. 

ESL 0140 – Distance Learning option
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 a.m.

8:50 a.m.  

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

8:50 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Break

9:00 a.m.
-
9:50 a.m.                                

University Integration Workshop                 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

10:30 a.m.

11:20 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

Social Club

ESL 0140 – In-Person

Time  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00 a.m.

12:50 a.m.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

12:50 a.m.

2:30 p.m.                       

Break

2:30 p.m.

3:50 p.m.

University Integration Workshop
 

CMN 1148**

Sociocultural Activities
 

 

University Integration Workshop
 

3:50 p.m.

5:20 p.m.

 

CMN 1148**

Sociocultural Activities
 

 

 

 

* In addition to the schedule above, students follow a flexible learning schedule of approximately six hours per week. Schedule is subject to change.

**CMN 1148 is a 3-credit course, which can be applied towards a student's elective courses program requirements (eligibility based on individual program requirements).

Students without a conditional offer can be admitted to this program, if they successfully complete an online language placement test.

Winter 2023: January 9 – April 14, 2023
ESL 0105, ESL 0110, ESL 0120, ESL 0130 – Distance Learning option
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 a.m.

8:50 a.m.     

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

8:50 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Break

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.     

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

10:30 a.m.

11:20 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Social Club

ESL 0105, ESL 0110, ESL 0120, ESL 0130 – In-Person

Time   

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

1:00  p.m.

2:30 p.m.                                    

Break

2:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Sociocultural Activities

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

*In addition to the schedule above, students follow a self-directed learning schedule of approximately six hours per week.  Schedule is subject to change. 

ESL 0140 – Distance Learning option
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00 a.m.

8:50 a.m.  

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

8:50 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Break

9:00 a.m.
-
9:50 a.m.                                

University Integration Workshop                 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

CMN 1148**
Introduction to Organizational Communication

University Integration Workshop 

10:30 a.m.

11:20 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

Social Club

ESL 0140 – In-Person

Time  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00 a.m.

12:50 a.m.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

12:50 a.m.

2:30 p.m.                       

Break

2:30 p.m.

3:50 p.m.

University Integration Workshop
 

CMN 1148**

Sociocultural Activities
 

 

University Integration Workshop
 

3:50 p.m.

5:20 p.m.

 

CMN 1148**

Sociocultural Activities
 

 

 

 

* In addition to the schedule above, students follow a flexible learning schedule of approximately six hours per week. Schedule is subject to change.

**CMN 1148 is a 3-credit course, which can be applied towards a student's elective courses program requirements (eligibility based on individual program requirements).

Students without a conditional offer can be admitted to this program, if they successfully complete an online language placement test.

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