Improving your second-language skills can help you succeed in your studies and give you access to new and better career and training opportunities. At the University of Ottawa, the largest bilingual university in the world, we have developed unparalleled expertise in this area, allowing you to thrive in both English and French, the two languages of our institution, languages that also happen to be spoken all over the world, while you pursue a top-level education.
French Immersion stream
Designed for Anglophone and Allophone students who wish to pursue part of their university studies in French. This stream is offered in more than 75 undergraduate programs in six direct-entry faculties.
English language support courses
Our support courses allow you to take courses taught in English in your program while receiving course-specific language support, at no extra cost.
English Intensive Program
The English Intensive Program (EIP) is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge you need to succeed, both in your undergraduate or graduate program and on a personal level.
French Intensive Program
The French Intensive Program is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language, academic, and intercultural skills necessary for success in your undergraduate or graduate program.