Welcome to the English Intensive Program (EIP) at the University of Ottawa, where language learning meets excellence! The EIP offers a dynamic, immersive environment to enhance your English language skills and prepare you to communicate in English. With our experienced instructors, we provide a comprehensive curriculum to meet your goals. Whether you’re a beginner or want to reach an advanced level, join us to master English and unlock opportunities.

Why choose the EIP ?

  • Study on campus at the University of Ottawa, a top-ranked worldwide institution
  • Immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment with learners from around the world
  • Explore the great national museums close by in Canada’s capital
  • Engage in dynamic activities in and outside the classroom to connect with local residents and classmates
  • Receive a certificate from uOttawa on successful completion of the program
  • International students: Increase your chances of graduating from an undergraduate program by 12% by completing the ESL 0140 course.
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Students in a lecture hall.

Take undergraduate courses while in the EIP

All students enrolled in the program’s ESL 0140 course take CMN 1148 — Introduction to Organizational Communication.

Students entering undergraduate programs at uOttawa can take one additional course in mathematics, engineering or chemistry while completing ESL 0140. We’re pleased to offer these additional courses at a 20% discount for students who’ve received conditional offers of admission.

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Participate in social and cultural activities

Discover Ottawa’s vibrant culture during weekly activities. Learn about the city’s rich history and traditions! Ottawa hosts a variety of annual festivals, giving you a chance to experience different customs and celebrations. Whether you’re interested in art, music or nature, there’s something for you.

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You don't need to study at uOttawa to join the EIP

Even if you don’t start an undergraduate program at uOttawa after completing ESL 0140, you might qualify for a 10% discount on tuition fees for the fall 2024 and winter 2025 sessions. Certain conditions apply.

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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!

Course levels and schedule

The English Intensive Program offers five levels, from beginner to intermediate-advanced. When you apply, you complete a language evaluation to ensure you’re placed in courses suitable to your level.

The program is offered each term (three times per year) and is spread over 14 weeks. All courses are delivered in person (100% in-class learning).

Fall 2024: September 3 to December 6, 2024
Winter 2025: January 6 to April 11, 2025
Spring-Summer 2025: May 20 to August 22, 2025

New students must attend the Integration Day on the Friday prior to the first day of class.

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Take your English to the next level

The English Intensive Program is the perfect opportunity to improve your language skills, build the confidence to communicate effectively with your peers and experience everything that the University of Ottawa has to offer. What are you waiting for?
Register for the English Intensive Program now

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.