Online courses - On your way to success

On your way to success!

The French Intensive Program at the University of Ottawa is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language, academic and intercultural skills necessary for success in your undergraduate or graduate program.

We are here for you!

The French Intensive Program (PIF) is here to help! We are available to answer your questions via email, chat, or video calls.

For general inquiries, please send an email to the following address: pif@uOttawa.ca. If you wish to discuss your own particular situation, we invite you to contact us via Microsoft Teams by either chat or audio/video call from wherever you are in the world.

Please note that all students have access to Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams app can be downloaded on Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices and onto your personal computers. Students can login using their student uOttawa email address and uoZone password.

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Course offerings

The Centre for Language Learning offers a range of online French intensive courses during the 2021 Spring-Summer term.

Click below for course details and to register.

FLS 0540 - University Pathway in French

Dates: May 24 to August 27, 2021

This course will involve the following components:

  • Français sur objectifs universitaires: Working with University of Ottawa professors, students use online resources and tools to develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to effectively comprehend and communicate ideas in an academic context. They learn the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective communication in their fields of study and develop critical thinking and study skills.
  • Compréhension et expression orale: In this part of the course, students gain additional mastery of the French for Academic Purposes skills practiced in the program, with an emphasis on oral comprehension and expression. In addition to developing their listening and note-taking skills by completing tasks that utilize lectures and presentations from a range of academic disciplines, students also develop their skills giving academic presentations and collaborating on group assignments. 
  • Atelier d'intégration et de soutien: Students develop learning strategies and study skills necessary for success at the University of Ottawa. Through this workshop they acquire an awareness of the academic culture of Canadian universities, along with a bank of campus and community resources, while having opportunities to reflect on the intercultural skills needed to connect with professors and classmates on campus.
  • Communication 1548: This academic course is taught by a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and introduces students to basic concepts in interpersonal and organizational communication and provides students with an experience of an authentic university course.

Schedule

Session 1:

Canada Time
(GMT –4)       

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7 a.m.

-

8:50 a.m.                       

 

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

9 a.m.

-

10 a.m.

 

Compréhension et expression orale

Compréhension et expression orale

Atelier d'intégration et de soutien

Compréhension et expression orale

Compréhension et expression orale

* In addition to the schedule above, students follow a flexible learning schedule of approximately ten hours per week. 

Session 2:

Canada Time
(GMT –4)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7 a.m.

-

8:50 a.m.                       

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

9 a.m.

-

10 a.m.

 

 

Atelier d'intégration et de soutien

 

 

9 p.m.

-

11 p.m.

 

CMN 1548

 

CMN 1548

 

* In addition to the schedule above, students follow a flexible learning schedule of approximately fourteen hours per week. 

Tuition

  • The tuition fee is $6,016.
  • Fees for health Insurance for students outside of Canada may be removed, by requesting a credit with the International Office: uointl@uottawa.ca
  • Special students will not be admitted into this course.

Registration

To register, please fill out the application form

FLS 0560 - French for Academic Success

Course Description

This course helps students build confidence using French as a Second Language while developing their language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge with language instructors at one of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of Ottawa.  Using a student-centered and interactive approach, instructors involve students in real-time online learning tasks that help them build 21st century skills essential to their future academic studies and employability prospects, all within a positive, fun, and supportive online learning community.

Who should take this course

  • uOttawa students enrolled in the French Immersion stream looking to improve their French language skills before the start of the academic year.
  • uOttawa students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs who wish to further improve their proficiency in French.
  • Students who are not enrolled at uOttawa or professionals aiming to improve their French language skills 

Program Dates

July 19 – August 16 2021 (4 weeks)

Program Schedule

Each week students will attend virtual classes with University of Ottawa instructors and students for 15 hours per week (60 hours total).

Day/Time*

EDT (UTC -4)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9 a.m.

to

10:50 a.m.

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

Français sur objectifs universitaires

11 a.m.

to

12 p.m.

Compréhension et expression orale

Atelier d'intégration et de soutien

Compréhension et expression orale 

Atelier d'intégration et de soutien

Compréhension et expression orale

*Schedule is based on Eastern Daylight Time. 

Classes will be conducted live through Zoom or MS Teams and use the University of Ottawa’s Learning Management System. 

The program consists of the following components:

  • Français de niveau universitaireWorking with University of Ottawa professors, students use online resources and tools to develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to effectively comprehend and communicate ideas in an academic context. They learn the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective communication in their fields of study and develop critical thinking and study skills.
  • Compréhension et expression orale: In this part of the course, students gain additional mastery of the French for Academic Purposes skills practiced in the program, with an emphasis on oral comprehension and expression. In addition to developing their listening and note-taking skills by completing tasks that utilize lectures and presentations from a range of academic disciplines, students also develop their skills giving academic presentations and collaborating on group assignments. 
  • Atelier d'intégration et de soutienStudents develop learning strategies and study skills necessary for success at the University of Ottawa. Through this workshop they acquire an awareness of the academic culture of Canadian universities, along with a bank of campus and community resources, while having opportunities to reflect on the intercultural skills needed to connect with professors and classmates on campus.

Course Placement

Students will be placed in one of the following three levels:  

  • FLS 0560 - Pre-Intermediate (A2): This course is intended for students who already have a basic knowledge of French/English and some ability to communicate. Students taking this course are able to use an adequate range of vocabulary of familiar topics effectively, communicate intended meaning on everyday topics, make use of simple academic and figurative vocabulary, and understand most spoken interactions.
  • FLS 0560 - Intermediate (B1): This course is intended for students who understand most French/English conversations and feel comfortable communicating in a variety of situations both in and outside the classroom. Students taking this course are able to use a fair range of both academic and figurative vocabulary, communicate intended meaning on both everyday and academic topics, and understand both simple conversations and extended discourse.
  • FLS 0560 - High Intermediate (B2/C1): This course is intended for students who have a strong foundation of understanding in French/English, the confidence to discuss challenging topics and materials, and the ability to hold a conversation on a variety of topics. Students taking this course are able to use a substantial range of academic and figurative vocabulary, communicate intended meaning during everyday conversations and extended academic discourse, and understand almost all discourse on a wide range of topics.

Language test scores submitted to admissions or the Immersion Entry Test used for the Immersion Program will be used to place uOttawa students. All other students will be asked to take the OLBI placement test at no extra charge.

Tuition

The tuition for this program is $1,089 CAD.  Included in this tuition fee is a $125 non-refundable deposit.     

The purchase of educational materials (digital textbooks and online platforms) may be required. The cost ranges from $30 to $100 CAD. 

Key dates and deadlines

Application deadline: July 12, 2021

Tuition fee payment: July 19, 2021

Withdrawal with tuition refund (excluding the $ 125 non-refundable deposit): July 26, 2021

Registration

To register for FLS 0560, you must:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form
  2. Pay the $125 non-refundable deposit or full tuition fees using one of the University’s Methods of payment.

Note: If you are a NEW uOttawa student, the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) will send you a uOttawa student ID so you can access your student account and make your payment.

Once the payment is received by the CLL, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration and receipt of your deposit or tuition fees.

  1. Complete and submit the online placement test (if required) 

If you are not able to submit French language test results, or you have not been admitted to the University of Ottawa with a FLS 0560 recommendation, you will need to take our online placement test to determine your language proficiency level.The CLL will send you a link to the placement test, upon receipt of your deposit.

Once we have your placement test results, the CLL will enroll you in the appropriate course level and will send you important information on how to join your first class and access the online platforms used for the course.

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