French/English as a Second Language Courses
Full-time students may take French or English as a Second Language Courses throughout their law studies, without additional charges. Please visit the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) website to learn more on Second Language Courses.
Before enroling in your first Second Language Course, you must complete a Placement Test. The Placement Test is used to ensure you are placed in the correct course level.
If you wish to enroll in a Second Language Course, please fill out the enrolment form and submit it to the Common Law Student Centre via email to [email protected]. For a first time registration to FLS or ESL courses, please submit your Placement Test results or the OLBI’s recommendation.
You must submit your enrolment request to the Common Law Student Center before the deadlines noted in the Important dates and deadlines of the University of Ottawa.
All Second Language Courses will be evaluated following the Faculty of Art’s alphanumeric grading system. The obtained grade will appear on your transcript, but the grade will not count towards the calculation of the CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of your Common Law program. Students from the Common Law Section will receive no credits for Second Language Courses (these courses are taken in addition to your program requirements).