EIP Accelerated Course

EIP Accelerated Course



EIP Accelerated (ESL0140) is an integrated four-skill course designed to improve students’ overall competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for academic purposes. By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Take detailed notes while making logical inferences, organizing information, connecting ideas, and identifying main ideas and supporting details from academic conversations, lectures, and to 10 minutes and from authentic academic texts about abstract and complex subjects
  • Give 8-10 minute oral presentations on research topics and actively participate in academic discussions and debates on complex topics
  • Display advanced conversation skills, such as proposing ideas, comparing information, giving instructions, checking comprehension, and handling disagreements, on complex topics
  • Write well-organized research reports, essays, and summaries while using cohesive devices effectively and paraphrasing and referencing to avoid plagiarism
  • Display mastery of a wide range of vocabulary from the academic word list and of academic grammar
  • Demonstrate academic readiness by using autonomous learning strategies, possessing a good understanding of academic expectations, and developing a clear understanding of academic integrity and norms necessary for university success.


Students will require a minimum of 70% and 85% attendance to pass the course and bridge into their programs. Based on performance in this course students may be required to complete ESL2121 and/or ESL2361 within the first year of their programs.

Who Should Take This Course

International students with conditional offers of admission for fall 2019 to undergraduate programs at the University of Ottawa.  These students must complete EIP Accelerated as a condition of admission into their programs.

Course Dates/Length

Program Dates

July 2, 2019 August 23, 2019

Program length

8 weeks (25.5 hours per week)

Campus Integration

A mandatory full-day orientation will be offered on Friday June 28, 2019.  This orientation will introduce students to campus and community life, provide strategies for adapting to Canadian and campus culture, and offer tools and strategies for academic success.


Students will have the option of staying in the uOttawa residence. Rooms will be held for the students in this course until a specific date. Students will need to book their rooms with residence and pay the full residence fee by this date in order to secure a place in residence.


$6,016. Tuition covers classes, photocopies and handouts, University and Community Integration workshops, socio-cultural outings.  Tuition does not include textbook purchases and UHIP fees. Students will be exempt from paying incidental and U-Pass fees.








10 a.m. -
1 p.m.

Academic Reading to Write

Academic Listening to Speak

Academic Reading to Write

Academic Listening to Speak

Academic Reading to Write

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Writing for Discipline Specific Purposes

Writing for Discipline Specific Purposes

Writing for Discipline Specific Purposes

Independent Project Work

Campus Integration Workshops*

*Campus integration workshops will be offered from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. 


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