uOttawa professors: This summer, improve your French or English language skills!

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

polish up your language skills in English or French

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) offers customized second language courses for APUO and APTPUO members. Use this summer to improve your French or English language skills with your peers!

Customized second language courses

The English-language Academic Writing for Publication course (ESL 4011) and the French-language Publier en français course (FLS 4011) are meant for APUO members who wish to develop their academic writing skills.

The courses feature three group meetings, plus additional individual meetings for you to get personal feedback on the articles you’re writing.

Summer 2022 group meeting schedule

June 6, July 4 and August 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Intensive workshops

ESL 3112: Participating in a Meeting Held in Your Second-Language and FLS 3812: Participer à une réunion dans sa langue seconde are meant for professors (APUO and APTPUO) who often take part in meetings. To enroll, you must be at an intermediate or advanced level in your second language.

Use these workshops to practice expressing your point of view in a simulated meeting, and get advice to improve your second-language argumentation strategies.

Summer 2022 workshop schedule

Section A: Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Section B: Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Listen to OLBI Professor Hélène Knoerr discuss the benefits of our courses for those teaching or publishing in their second language:

Read Hélène Knoerr’s article on teaching university in a second language.

Register now for OLBI second language courses!

These free online language courses start June 6, 2022. Register for a language course by June 2.

Learn more about OLBI language courses for professors.

About our Language Support Services for Professors

This program helps professors improve their second language skills significantly and reach their desired level of bilingualism, which helps increase the number and quality of courses offered in both French and English to University of Ottawa students.

In addition to helping you receive tenure, they’ll help you have richer, more varied exchanges with students. Thus, developing your second language skills will play a major role in advancing the University’s teaching and training mission, while strengthening the unique bilingual character of our campus.

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