Choose your program and apply today to learn English or French language skills to access University-level courses while making friends from around the world at the University of Ottawa.

Please note as of January 2023, all our programs will only be offered in-person

English Intensive Program

The English Intensive Program (EIP) at the University of Ottawa is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge you need to succeed, both in your undergraduate or graduate program and on a personal level.

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Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

The LEAP summer program focuses on practicing English through participation. This 4-week program is a great opportunity to boost your English language skills and have fun this summer in Ottawa! Students will develop their language skills and acquire intercultural communication skills for everyday life.  You’ll have the opportunity to interact inside and outside the classroom with other students coming from all over the world.

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Accelerated Academic Bridging in English

Working with University of Ottawa professors, students use online resources and tools to develop strategies and skills for reading, listening, speaking, and writing in an academic context. Students are also guided in researching, planning, developing, revising, and presenting extended academic essays and reports. Students will develop learning strategies and study skills necessary for success at the University of Ottawa.

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French Intensive Program

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

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