Are you looking to improve your English skills? Do you want to spend the summer meeting new people from around the world? Then the uOttawa English Experience Program is for you!

Summer Language Immersion at uOttawa

  • Immersive Experience: Engage in active English learning in Ottawa with a 3-week program focusing on everyday, general language skills.
  • Cultural Development: Enhance your English and learn intercultural communication with practical tasks guided by expert instructors.
  • International Connections: Experience meaningful interactions inside and outside the classroom with participants from around the world.
  • Real-World Application: Gain confidence and communicate effectively in real-world English interactions with both native and non-native speakers.
  • Enhanced Language Abilities Develop strategies for effective communication, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.
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Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the program will receive a University of Ottawa Certificate of Completion, recognizing their participation in the uOttawa English Experience program at the University of Ottawa.

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Julien Couture Resource Centre

Enhance your English comprehension and communication at the centre. Join our inclusive community to practise speaking, expand vocabulary and engage in discussions during conversation workshops. Start your language journey now!

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Participate in social and cultural activities !

An important, fun part of our program is the activities outside of class. The University of Ottawa campus is perfectly located for a fun-filled summer. Exciting cultural, outdoor, and social activities are right at our doorstep!

How to enrol

Planning to join us? Super! Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Complete the online application form. We will then contact you with more information. 

Step 2: Pay the entire tuition fee.

Step 3: Once we receive your payment, we will send you a letter of acceptance.

Step 4: If you live outside the Ottawa-Gatineau area, reserve your transportation to Ottawa and reserve your accommodation! 

We will follow up with you throughout this process to help when necessary!

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Register now for the uOttawa English Experience Program!

Get started with our registration form


Summer 2024August 6 to August 23, 20243 weeksCA$ 2,299CA$ 1,125

*You are not required to stay in residence to participate in the uOttawa English Experience program.

The tuition fee must be paid in full by the first day of class. The fees cover the tuition, health insurance and the weekly sociocutural activities.

Fees are subject to change without notice. Tuition must be paid in full for you to receive a letter of admission and to take the program placement test. Once you have completed the placement test, we will determine which level to place you in the uOttawa English Experience Program.



  • 3 weeks: August 6 - August 23, 2024

The schedule for the uOttawa English Experience Program is the perfect balance of class work (approximately 21 hours per week) to improve language skills, day trips to discover the Canadian culture, and free time to enjoy the campus and the city. 

Time   MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.        
Integrated Language and Task-based SkillsIntegrated Language and Task-based SkillsIntegrated 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

Contact us

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.