The Julien Couture Resource Centre (JCRC) maintains an extensive collection of documents specific to independent learning and teaching of French and English. The Centre is open to the entire uOttawa community. The JCRC team is there to welcome you, guide you, and answer any questions you may have!
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Conversation workshops

Our conversation workshops give students the opportunity to interact in either French or English, and to discover certain new cultural aspects. After two years of mostly online interaction, we are really excited to meet you in person on campus. Most workshops will take place in person, at the Julien Couture Resource Centre and we are looking forward to welcoming you here!

Conversation workshops take place during the fall, winter and spring-summer semesters for students at the advanced, intermediate and beginner level. They go on for 12 weeks. Three student facilitators host the workshops, including two for French (FLS) and one for English (ESL). Would you like to learn more about conversation workshops? Read this Q&A.

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Movie nights at OLBI’s JCRC

Come and join us as we continue with our Movie afternoons throughout the 2022 fall term. Once again, we will be screening movies representing Francophone, Anglophone as well as other cultures and languages. For September, we invite you to come to the Julien Couture Resource Centre every Wednesday starting from September 14 to enjoy the experience. We look forward to seeing you at the JCRC!

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Educational resources and entertainment

  • Educational software and relevant audiovisual equipment
  • Reference Texts (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and various self-directed learning materials)
  • Feature films, novels, short stories, comic books, magazines
  • Teaching manuals and workbooks with their audiovisual supports (DVD, CD)

Study area

  • Student Lounge, a quiet area where you can study at your own pace
  • Open space with tables and study rooms
  • Specialized journals in the field of language acquisition and bilingualism
  • Theoretical works on methodology in second language teaching and learning
Online catalog

Online academic resources catalogue

Explore our new Julien Couture Resource Centre’s (JCRC) online academic resources catalogue! This platform enables members of the uOttawa community, both students and teachers alike, to access a great number of pedagogic and educational tools.
Online catalogue
Vara uOttawa Student
Student testimonial

“When I first heard about the workshops I was super excited to find an opportunity to practise my oral French in a safe space, free of judgment.”

Vara, student at uOttawa

Information Sessions
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Information Sessions
Oct 6 to Oct 7

The Great Tour Information Sessions / Second Language Teaching

Attend an information session organized in collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education to demystify the proper undergraduat…
Conversation workshops
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Conversation workshops
Sep 19 to Dec 9

Practise French and English

Have fun, come practise with friends and colleagues!
Movies Nights at JCRC
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Movies Nights at JCRC
Sep 14 to Sep 28

Movie Nights at the Julien Couture Centre

Every Wednesday between September 14 and September 28: join us for a selection of movies in French, English, and in other languages.

Julien Couture Resource Centre

Email us

Hamelin Hall (MHN)
70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 02
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

Email[email protected]
Phone: 613-562-5800,
             ext. 3386 (Teaching) 
             ext. 3387 (Learning)   

Sanitary measures: Mask wearing is mandatory within the confines of the Centre. Health and safety guidelines issued by Ottawa Public Health are in effect at all times.

Opening hours

Fall 2022 | September 6 – December 9, 2022*
Monday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The JCRC will be closed for Thanksgiving (October 10) as well as for the Study Week (October 23 to 29).