Program

 

Program

Welcome to the University of Ottawa’s French Intensive Program (PIF)!

PIF is designed to address the needs of intermediate or advanced French speakers. It welcomes students who are preparing for undergraduate or graduate programs in French at the University of Ottawa or who are aiming to perfect their skills in French for Academic Purposes.

The instruction is flexible and tailored to the needs of learners. The program includes classes in the morning and socio-cultural outings in the afternoon.

Learning French opens the door to future studies, new jobs, and even new friendships. We hope to see you next session!

Both forms of the French Intensive Program, Programme intensif de français (PIF) help students:

  • Understand and communicate ideas efficiently in the University environment: they develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Prepare for University in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Familiarize themselves with Canadian culture through weekly socio-cultural activities (such as bowling, museum visits, and nature walks)
  • Develop a sense of belonging to the University and the wider community
  • Build relationships with people from various backgrounds

We have expanded the Program to include two separate options.

FLS0540 is a preparatory course for students who aim to improve their language skills before starting academic programs at the University of Ottawa or who aim to use French for Academic Purposes in other contexts. Created in 2017, it includes language classes plus two additional credit courses!

FLS0560 provides an orientation to students who wish to have a head start in their Canadian academic programs. It has been in existence since 2014, but it was shorter (only four weeks) and now it lasts seven weeks and includes a credit course!

Course Sequence

Consult the flyer to learn more.

FLS0540 Passerelle universitaire en français langue seconde / Academic Bridging in French as a Second Language
Description

FLS0540 Passerelle universitaire en français langue seconde / Academic Bridging in French as a Second Language

Broad range of extended authentic written and oral passages with an emphasis on critical listening and reading. In speaking and writing, importance is placed on: fluent and accurate oral production in a variety of situations such as interviews and speeches, organization and synthesis of information from different sources, and expansion of formal writing skills to include research reports and expository essays in various organizational patterns.

Details

  • For students with a B1 language proficiency
  • This is a pre-university level course

 

  • The program does includes six university credits:
    • One language course (FLS2500 Apprendre à apprendre, 3 crédits)
    • One course in another subject matter (HIS1501 La formation du Canada, 3 crédits)
  • Starts in May
  • 14 weeks/21-24 hours a week

Accommodation

Evaluation:

  • In order to successfully complete this program students must obtain:
    • A minimal grade of B (70%)
    • An attendance rate of at least 85%

 

Dates and Fees

The French Intensive Program (PIF) is now offered for 14 weeks from May to August, 5 days a week. Students receive an average of 21 to 24 hours of instruction each week as well as several hours of socio‑cultural activities that complement their classroom time.

 

Sessions

Dates

Fees ($CAD)

Registration deadline

2017 (14 weeks)

May 15 to August 18

$5,880*

May 1

*Tuition covers classes, photocopies and handouts, University and Community Integration workshops, socio-cultural outings, and enrolment in credit courses offered in conjunction with FLS0540. Tuition does not include textbook purchases, UHIP for international students ($204), U-Pass ($197.52), incidental fees for regular students and residence fees.

Typical Weekly Schedule

Sub-session 1 : May 15 – June 30

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

13:00 – 15:50

FLS2500

Apprendre à apprendre

13:00 – 14:20

Independent Study

13:00 – 15:50

Sociocultural Outings

13:00 – 15:50

FLS2500

Apprendre à apprendre

Independent Study

 

Sub-session 2 : July 3 – August 18

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

13:00 – 15:50

HIS1501

La formation du Canada*

13:00 – 14:20

University and Community Integration Workshops

13:00 – 15:50

Sociocultural Outings

13:00 – 15:50

HIS1501

La formation du Canada*

Independent Study

 

FLS0560 Français sur objectifs universitaires : habiletés complémentaires / French for Academic Purposes: Complementary Skills
Description

FLS0560 Français sur objectifs universitaires : habiletés complémentaires / French for Academic Purposes: Complementary Skills

Workshop on a selected topic such as receptive or productive skills, vocabulary, or grammar. Topic may vary from section to section.

Details

  • For students who are admitted to a program at the University of Ottawa at a B2 level of language proficiency
  • Includes one 3-credit subject matter course (HIS1501 La formation du Canada)
  • Starts in July
  • 7 weeks/24 hours a week

Accommodation

Evaluation

  • In order to successfully complete this program students must obtain:
    • A minimal grade of B (70%)
    • An attendance rate of at least 85%
Dates and Fees

The French Intensive Program (PIF) is now offered for 7 weeks from July to August, 5 days a week. Students receive an average of 24 hours of instruction each week as well as several hours of socio‑cultural activities that complement their classroom time.

Sessions

Dates

Fees ($CAD)

Registration deadline

2017 (7 weeks)

July 3 to August 18

$2,715*

June 19

*Tuition covers classes, photocopies and handouts, University and Community Integration workshops, socio-cultural outings, and enrolment in credit courses offered in conjunction with FLS0560. Tuition does not include textbook purchases, UHIP for international students ($204), U-Pass ($197.52) and residence fees.

Typical Weekly Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

8:30 – 11:20

French for Academic Purposes

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch

13:00 – 15:50

HIS1501

La formation du Canada*

13:00 – 14:20

University and Community Integration Workshops

13:00 – 15:50

Sociocultural Outings

13:00 – 15:50

HIS1501

La formation du Canada*

Independent Study

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