The Centre for Language Learning offers highly effective French and English language programs designed to maximize learning and build confidence. Our unique programs, delivered by experienced and highly qualified instructors, will help you acquire the skills necessary to achieve your personal, academic and professional goals.

Your bridge to academic and professional success

  • Our in-person programs offer the perfect balance between lectures in class with our highly-qualified instructors, and social interactions in the community.
  • Dedicated teachers, small class sizes, and unparalleled personal support ensure that students are always at the centre of everything we do.
  • Learning with students from around the world!  Students take part in active learning in a rich multicultural environment – the best way to learn well and fast! A high-quality education involves much more than just absorbing knowledge. It opens doors to new connections with fellow students and cultures from around the world.
  • Our comprehensive language programs are ideal for individuals seeking to improve their English or French for personal or professional reasons.
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The uOttawa experience

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Student experience

The national capital consistently ranks among the best Canadian cities and as #1 for student lifestyle. From art, to nature, to festivals, to job opportunities – Ottawa’s got it all!

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Julien Couture Resource Centre

Explore language learning resources at our specialized library and study space. Meet other Canadian and international students at our conversation workshops and practise speaking English or French, at any level.

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The Centre for Language Learning at uOttawa is accredited by Languages Canada.

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Contact us

Centre for Language Learning

70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 101
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Canada

Tel. : +1-877-868-8292
[email protected]

DLI O19397188593

Office Hours 

Monday to Friday

September to May
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.