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Julien Couture Resource Centre (JCRC)

The Julien Couture Resource Centre has a vast collection of documents for self-directed learning of French and English, along with modern technological equipment.        


Conversation Workshops

The language mentors and conversation workshops offer students the opportunity to practice their second language (French or English) and to discover certain aspects of the culture it carries.

ESL Conversation Workshops: Schedule  Video

FLS Conversation Workshops: Schedule  Video

Linguistic Risk-Taking Initiative

This project will help you discover new and creative ways of using the University of Ottawa’s unique bilingual campus as a resource in your language-learning journey.

Language Labs

OLBI has six PC-based language laboratories located on the 3rd floor of Simard Hall (SMD). They give teachers functionalities to create a range of different teaching exercises, and make classroom management and control easier.         


1 - Applying the strategies of good listeners        
Video      Text     Survey

2 - Preparing for the lecture        
Video      Text     Survey

3 - Monitoring and problem solving during and after the lecture        
Video     Text     Survey

4 - Reviewing and evaluating notes        
Video     Text     Survey

5 - Advice and good practices for note taking        
Video     Text     Survey

6 - The Cornell note-taking system        
Video      Text     Survey

7 - New technology for note-taking        
Video     Text     Survey

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