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

Why choose the French Intensive Program?

The French Intensive Program at uOttawa is designed to boost your language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge before starting your program at the University of Ottawa in the fall. It will make you succeed in your program of study as well as in your future career. You'll be given tools to better understand and communicate ideas with others. You'll benefit from many opportunities to practise your French with your peers.

Course description and schedule

The Centre for Language Learning offers the French Intensive Program online during the Summer 2024 term.

Dates: July 2 to August 23, 2024

This course will involve the following components:

  • Lire en vue d'écrire: Working with University of Ottawa professors, students use online resources and tools to develop strategies and skills for reading academic texts and for effectively communicating ideas through academic writing. They also learn the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective academic writing and develop critical thinking and study skills.

  • Écouter en vue de parler: Students use online resources and tools to develop their listening skills, with the aim of effectively communicating ideas through academic presentations and discussions.  In addition to learning the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective oral communication in academic contexts, students will also develop their abilities to communicate clearly and effectively with professors and classmates. 
  • Rédiger en fonction d'une discipline particulière: Students are guided by University of Ottawa professors in researching, planning, developing, revising, and presenting extended academic essays and reports following the academic integrity standards at the University of Ottawa.   
  • Atelier d'intégration à la communauté universitaire: Students develop learning strategies and study skills necessary for success at the University of Ottawa. Through this workshop they acquire an awareness of the academic culture of Canadian universities, along with a bank of campus and community resources, while having opportunities to reflect on the intercultural skills needed to connect with professors and classmates on campus.

 

Schedule*

Canada Time
(GMT –4)*

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10h00

13h00

Lire en vue d'écrire

Écouter en vue de parler

Lire en vue d'écrire

Écouter en vue de parler

Lire en vue d'écrire

10h00

14h30

Pause

Pause

Pause

Pause

Pause

14h30

17h30

Rédiger en fonction d’une discipline particulière

Rédiger en fonction d’une discipline particulière

Activités socioculturelles

Rédiger en fonction d’une discipline particulière

Atelier d'intégration universitaire

* Courses will be offered online. The schedule is subject to change.


Tuition

  • The tuition fee is $6,196.
  • This program is reserved for students who have a conditional offer of admission to an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa

Registration

To register, please fill out the  application form

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Contact us

French Intensive Program (PIF)

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

Phone: +1-877-868-8292
           +1-613-562-5980
E-mail: [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.