Program

Welcome to the Intensive French Program at the University of Ottawa!

The program is designed to accommodate the needs of intermediate and advanced French speakers.
It is intended for students who are preparing to begin their university program in French at the University of Ottawa, or for those simply looking to improve their French academic language skills.

The training is flexible and tailor-made.

Improving your French skills will allow you to succeed in your studies, open the doors to job markets, and even make new friends.

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Program Details

The two programs of the Intensive French Program (PIF) help students to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate ideas in an academic setting;
  • Prepare to start an undergraduate university program;
  • Become familiar with Canadian culture through weekly socio-cultural activities (such as bowling, hiking, and museum visits);
  • Develop a sense of belonging to the University and the community;
  • Connect with people from diverse backgrounds.

We offer two distinct streams:

  • FLS0540 is an upgrade for students who have received an offer of conditional admission to the University of Ottawa. This course helps students improve their French skills before starting their university program.
  • FLS0560 provides an introduction to students who want to get a head start towards their university studies in Canada.

When you pass a course, we give you a certificate indicating your level of proficiency in French as a second language.

Course Descriptions

FLS0540 Academic Gateway in French as a Second Language

Improve your French prior to beginning your studies

This course aims to improve your oral and written comprehension of French through critical listening and reading sessions; as well as your oral and written expression in French. You will learn to:

  • Express yourself correctly and fluently in a variety of situations such as interviews or presentations;
  • Organize and synthesize information from different sources;
  • Write academic documents such as research reports or essays.

Details :

This program is offered to students who have received a conditional offer at the University of Ottawa.

  • Includes a disciplinary course of 3 credits
  • May start
  • 14 weeks

     
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FLS0560 French for Academic Success: Complementary Skills

Deepen your knowledge of the French language

  • Participate in workshops on a chosen theme dealing with acquisition skills, language production, vocabulary, or grammar. The theme may vary from section to section.

Details :

  • This program is offered to students who are admitted in a French undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa. Students with offers of admission to English programs or non uOttawa students will be required to present one of the following required scores: 
     
    Test Required Score
    DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française - French only) C1 or C2
    DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française - French only) B2 
    TEF (Test d’évaluation de français - French only) B2 
    TCF (Test de connaissance du français - French only) B2
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  • Includes a disciplinary course of 3 credits
  • July start
  • 7 weeks
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Academic Early Start

Learning French Through an Authentic University Course!

In the French Intensive Program, students have the opportunity to take an authentic university course each week. This course will:

  • Encourage you to develop the learning strategies and study skills essential for success in undergraduate studies; 
  • Accelerate your language learning by exposing you to academic subject matter under the guidance of a supportive professor;
  • Give you an experience of the academic norms and culture of the University of Ottawa;
  • Increase your motivation by exposing you to an authentic academic undergraduate experience and by providing you with the opportunity to earn credits.*

This course is part of the PIF curriculum, and it is free!

A communication course will be offered:

CMN1548

Introduction to Organizational Communication

Study of the basic concepts in interpersonal and organizational communication. Processes and communication networks in the dyad, small groups and organizations.

* Students going into a program that accepts free electives may receive 3 credits for the course upon entering their program. Special conditions apply.

Dates and Fees
FLS0540

 

Terms

Dates

Tuition Fees (Can $)

UHIP

Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO

U-Pass

Incidental Fees

Summer 2019

May 21 2019 - August 23 2019

$6,016

$208

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.
  • Students in the French Intensive Program are not eligible for government financial assistance.

 

FLS0560

 

Terms

Dates

Tuition Fees*

(Can $)

UHIP**

Dental Insurance/Heath Insurance – SFUO***

U-Pass****

Incidental Fees

Summer 2019

July 8 2019 – August 23 2019

$3,189

$208

To be 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.
  • Students in the French Intensive Program are not eligible for government financial assistance.

 

 

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