In cooperation with the Human Resources Service, OLBI is pleased to offer free language training in English and French to University of Ottawa personnel, including administrative personnel and faculty members. Courses are also open to their family members in many instances.


Learning your way

Julien Couture Resource Centre

Julien Couture Resource Centre (JCRC)

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.

Students having a conversation

Conversation workshops

Conversation partners are there to help you integrate socially and academically at OLBI.

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ILOBify application

The Official languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) presents ILOBify, a repertoire of linguistic tools that will allow you to maintain, improve and perfect your skills in French as Second Language (FLS), whether it be independently, or as a supplementary support to your courses at school or university. All of it in the palm of your hand!