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Enrolling in a Second Language Course (ESL and FLS)

Courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FLS, français langue seconde) are meant to help you improve your language skills. Courses are offered from a beginner to advanced level.

ESL and FLS course descriptions on this page will help you familiarize with available options. If you are interested in taking an ESL or FLS course, we invite you to contact OLBI to personalize your learning pathway and determine the level that will best suit your needs.

1 - Placement Test (if you already did the test, go to step 2)

  1. Complete the online Placement Test.
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2 - You are on the right path to register

1. Identify the course or courses (step 4) you are eligible to register for, based on your test result. This information was included on the test results page.

2. Registration

a) Undergraduate and Graduate Students

To register, log into uoAccess (formerly uoZone). In the Key applications on the right-hand side, click on Enrol. You will be redirected to uoCampus, the University’s new registration tool. View this step-by-step tutorial explaining how to enrol in a class using your Student Centre.
For graduate students, make sure you have the approval of your program or Thesis Director.

*For any questions regarding uoCampus, contact the Student Brigade at [email protected] or at 613-562-5800 ext. 7352.

b) Special Students (Not Admitted in a Program)
Bring a printed copy of your results letter to InfoService (75 Laurier Ave East) to register for the appropriate course.

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3 - You have a conditional offer of admission requiring you to take ESL 2121 and/or ESL 2361

The registration system, uoCampus, will not allow you to register online.

  1. Contact your Faculty to register in the course.

OR 

2. Visit OLBI's reception located in room 130 at Hamelin Hall to register in person.

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4 - Programs and course descriptions

ESL and FLS course descriptions on this page will help you familiarize with available options. If you are interested in taking an ESL or FLS course, we invite you to contact OLBI to personalize your learning pathway and determine the level that will best suit your needs.

Program description

Course descriptions

Choose your next official language course

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5 - Course timetable

The courses of interest to you may not be offered every semester. To view the schedule for an ESL or FLS course, visit the University’s timetable page.

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Do you need help?

Question about our programs or courses? We are here to help!

70 Laurier Avenue East
Room 130
Ottawa ON   K1N 6N5
Canada

Tel. : 613-562-5743
Fax. : 613-562-5126
[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

September to May
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.