The Julien Couture Resource Centre’s (JCRC) hosts a specialized collection of pedagogic and educational tools and activities for learners and teachers of French and English, or researchers in the field of bilingualism. All members of the uOttawa community are welcomed at the JCRC to participate in activities to practice French and English.
Online catalog

Online academic resources catalogue

Explore the 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.
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Conversation workshops

Would you like to improve your French and/or English language skills? OLBI’s conversation workshops offer to all members of the University community, an opportunity to interact in French and/or English, and to discover certain cultural elements that are language-specific.

Our workshops, in groups or on an individual basis, are facilitated by students like you who are eager to meet you! Our entire team is here to facilitate your language learning journey and to make your transition, both socially and academically, as smooth as possible.

Meet your conversation partners

Learn more about our conversation workshops by reading this testimonial from Vara, a student in Health Sciences.

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Educational resources and entertainment

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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
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ILOBify is an app that allows you to expand your learning of French or English as a second language thanks to a host of resources: documentaries, films, articles, music, digital tools, and more!

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

Contact us

Send us an email.

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)

Opening hours

Winter 2024

Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

N.B.: Please note that the JCRC will be closed to the public from February 18-24, 2024 for the Study Week. The Centre will also be closed for the Easter break from March 29 to April 1st.  For any urgent matters, please send an email to [email protected].