If you have a group of students or professionals looking for a particular English or French language program to be held in Ottawa or even in your own country, the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) can help.

Create a customized program for your group

OLBI welcomes opportunities to offer tailor-made programs or courses to groups of students and professionals from around the world. Delivered by experienced and qualified instructors, all our programs leverage the resources, services, and expertise available on the University of Ottawa campus.

The University of Ottawa, a highly-ranked institution located in the capital of Canada, is the largest bilingual university in the world (English-French) and offers an immersive experience in both languages.

Our services include administering courses and programs, and developing curriculums in English and/or French as a second language. All programs and services can be delivered at any time of the year, online or in-person. For in-person programs, we may incorporate a sociocultural component with a series of workshops and outings in and around the city of Ottawa.

Schedule Outline Example

This schedule outline may be customized to meet the needs of your group.

Time   MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.        
Academic Listening and ReadingAcademic Lecture
Integrated Language and Task-based SkillsIntegrated Language and Task-based SkillsIntegrated Language and Task-based Skills
11:30 a.m.    
1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 
English EnrichmentEnglish Conversation Skill DevelopmentSociocultural OutingEnglish EnrichmentIndependent Study

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Want to create a custom program for your group?

If you would like to discuss OLBI creating a custom course, program or service for you, please contact us.
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Centre for Language Learning

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

Tel. : +1-877-868-8292

[email protected]

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.