The Julien Couture Resource Centre, with its ”learning” and “teaching” sections, contains an extensive collection of documents for self-learning and teaching English and French as well as modern technological equipment. The Centre is open to all staff and students of the University of Ottawa. Our reception attendants are there to welcome you, guide you, and help you!
Students in class

Conversation workshops

These workshops give students the opportunity to interact in their second language (English or French) and to discover certain new aspects of the culture.

Workshops are given during the fall and winter sessions to students at the advanced, intermediate and beginner level, and last 12 weeks. There are three student facilitators, including two for FLS and one for ESL.

  • 60-minute conversation workshops
  • Workshops are limited to five students at a time
Dog at cinema

Movie Afternoons at OLBI’s JCRC

This summer throughout July and August, we invite you to join us, in person or online, on Wednesdays between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, for a selection of movies in French, English as well as in other languages.

Students facing computer

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

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

Julien Couture Resource Centre

Email us

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

Winter 2022 | February 1 – April 30, 2022
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: Closed