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.

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 two separate options:

FLS0540 is a bridging course for students with conditional offers of admission to the University of Ottawa.  This course will help students improve their language skills before starting their academic program.

FLS0560 provides an orientation to students who wish to have a head start in their Canadian academic programs.

Consult the flyer to learn more.

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

FLS0540  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 conditional offer of admission to the University of Ottawa.
  • The program consists of two terms:
    • Term 1 (14 weeks): September to December 2018
    • Term 2 (14 weeks): January to April 2019
  • Term 2 includes a three-credit university course: CMN2581 Intercultural Communication

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 28 weeks from September to April, 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.

Terms

Dates

Tuition Fees (Can $)

UHIP

Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO

U-Pass

Incidental Fees

Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

September 4 2018 – April 12 2019

$12,032

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

Consult the Incidental Fees link

*Tuition fees cover classes, photocopies and handouts, integration activities, and a 3 credit course. Tuition does not include textbook purchases, UHIP, U-Pass, Incidental Fees and Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO 

**UHIP Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all students. UHIP premiums are calculated based on when you begin your program. Coverage typically runs from September 1st to August 31st. For more information in the UHIP health insurance, please consult the UHIP webpage.

***This health benefit and dental insurance plan is mandatory for all conditional offer students who start in the fall terms.  Please follow this link for more information: http://sfuo.ca/healthplan/ 

****U-Pass is mandatory for all students. Students who have paid the U-Pass fee in the fall session will not have to pay the fee in the winter.

Typical Weekly Schedule

Term 1: September to December

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30

1:00-4:00

1:00-To be determined

1:00-2:30

P.M.

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

Integration Activity*

French for Academic Purposes

Independent Study

*Integration activities: a mix of university integration presentations and off campus outings

Term 2: January to April

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:00

1:00-2:30

1:00-To be determined

1:00-2:30

P.M.

CMN 2581

Intercultural Communication

French for Academic Purposes

Integration Activity*

French for Academic Purposes

Independent Study

*Integration activities: a mix of university integration presentations and off campus outings

 

 

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

FLS0560 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.
  • Includes one 3-credit subject matter course 
  • Starts in July
  • 7 weeks/24 hours a week
Dates and Fees

The French Intensive Program (PIF) is 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.

Terms

Dates

Tuition Fees*

(Can $)

UHIP**

Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO***

U-Pass****

Incidental Fees

Summer 2018

July 3 2018 – August 17 2018

$2,850

To be determined

Tobe determined

To be determined

Consult the Incidental Fees link

*Tuition fees cover classes, photocopies and handouts, university integration activities, sociocultural outings, and a 3 credit course. Tuition does not include textbook purchases, UHIP, U-Pass, Incidental Fees and Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO.

**UHIP Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all students. UHIP premiums are calculated based on when you begin your program. Coverage typically runs from September 1st to August 31st. For more information in the UHIP health insurance, please consult the UHIP webpage.

***This health benefit and dental insurance plan is mandatory for all conditional offer students who start in the fall terms.  Please follow this link for more information: http://sfuo.ca/healthplan/ 

****U-Pass is mandatory for all students. Students who have paid the U-Pass fee in the fall session will not have to pay the fee in the winter.

Typical Weekly Schedule

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

8:30 – 11:30

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

French for Academic Purposes

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:00

1:00-2:30

1:00-To be determined

1:00 – 4:00

P.M.

CMN 2581

Intercultural Communication

University Integration Activity

Sociocultural Outing

CMN 2581

Intercultural Communication

Independent Study

 

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