Is this course for me? Are you looking to improve your English skills? Do you want to spend the summer meeting new friends from around the world? Do you want to live in Canada’s capital? Then LEAP is for you!


The LEAP summer program focuses on practicing English through participation. Through active learning with our highly-qualified instructors you will enhance your English by completing task-based assignments. Students will develop their language skills and acquire intercultural communication skills for everyday life. During this 4-week program, you’ll be fully immersed in an English-speaking environment in Canada’s capital. You’ll have the opportunity to interact inside and outside the classroom with other students coming from all over the world. We’ll give you the tools to LEAP into any conversation in English!

Our goal is to help you:

  • Communicate effectively outside the classroom with both native and non-native English speakers
  • Complete engaging tasks connected to your everyday life in the community
  • Identify, collect, analyze, organize, and document relevant information for a presentation
  • Gain confidence speaking English in real world interactions
  • Develop strategies for effective reading, writing, listening, and speaking using English

Day trips

Language practice doesn’t only happen in the classroom! 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!

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Course content

Through LEAP, you’ll experience English in the real world and use it to:

  • Learn about Canadians, other nationalities and their cultures
  • Effectively communicate with native speakers and classmates, using the right vocabulary and grammar
  • Complete everyday tasks
  • Discuss your ideas and experiences

Here are some of the tasks you’ll do:

  • Create, conduct and report on a survey on Canadian culture
  • Make a video comparing different countries’ cultures
  • Interview a uOttawa employee to understand university culture
  • Produce a play incorporating different language styles
  • Create a travel blog to share your Canadian experience
  • Complete our everyday communication challenge task with members of the community

Living in Ottawa, Canada's Capital

Ottawa is one of the safest and most beautiful capital cities in the world. A major centre for the visual and performing arts, it offers a wide variety of urban attractions, while maintaining the atmosphere and charm of a smaller centre, with easy access to spectacular parks and wilderness. Visitors can enjoy many of Canada’s best museums, theatres and music festivals, or bike along the city’s many trails and pathways.

Course dates/length

Dates: July 10 – August 4, 2023

Length: 4 weeks (approximately 21 hours per week)


The schedule for this program is the perfect balance of class work to improve language skills, day trips to discover the Canadian culture, and free time to enjoy the campus and the city. 







8:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.        

Integrated Language and Task-based Skills

Integrated Language and Task-based Skills

Integrated Language and Task-based Skills

Integrated Language and Task-based Skills

Integrated Language and Task-based Skills

11:30 a.m.    
1:00 p.m.


Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 

English Enrichment

English Conversation Skill Development

Sociocultural Outing

English Enrichment

Independent Study


The total cost of this program is $3,367.50 CAD. It must be paid in full by July 10, 2023. It covers course tuition, weekly socio-cultural outings, and 28 nights stay in student residence. 

Tuition fee calculation:


Socio-cultural outings

Tuition cost: $2,359.50**

*Course materials may be an additional cost

**International students may need to pay an additional $63 for UHIP.

28 nights in student residence

Campus WiFi

Accommodation fees: $1,008.00 

Fees are subject to change without notice. A non-refundable deposit of $325 is required 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 LEAP program.

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 your full tuition or a $325 non-refundable deposit.

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

Step 4: Book your trip to Ottawa! 

Step 5: Pay your full tuition fees by July 10, 2023. 

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

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