Programs and Courses

Second Language Teaching


This program will provide you with a quality education to prepare you for a career teaching English or French as a second language

Master of Arts in Bilingualism Studies (MA)


Obtain a graduate degree in Bilingualism Studies and learn about critical issues in the field of Applied Linguistics

Second Language Certification


This course allows students to demonstrate their proficiency in French or English as a second language

Language Courses for Staff


OLBI offers free French and English language training for eligible University of Ottawa personnel and their immediate family members

French Immersion Studies


Continue to immerse yourself in French at university

Language Support Services for Professors


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.

Info and useful links


What is OLBI?

This animation video presents different facets of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI).


Spotlight on our Students

Follow their linguistic journey

Second language courses get a makeover!

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