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French Immersion Stream

The University of Ottawa French Immersion Stream is designed for Anglophone and Allophone students who wish to pursue part of their university studies in French. Students who have attended high school in a language other than French and have followed a French-as-a-second-language program are eligible. The Stream is offered in more than 80 undergraduate programs in the 6 direct-entry faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science, Telfer School of Management.


At graduation, students who enrolled in the French Immersion Stream will have developed skills, knowledge, attitudes and values in three areas:


French Immersion Stream graduates will be able to:

  • communicate confidently and effectively in French, both orally and in writing, in social, university and professional settings
  • work in French in their field of study
  • pursue graduate studies in French in their field

Openness (a broader perspective)

French Immersion Stream graduates will be able to:

  • better understand other people
  • recognize the cultural references – values, beliefs, judgments – that are tied to a language and its uses
  • facilitate cross-cultural communication and understanding

Giving back

French Immersion Stream graduates will be able to:

  • adjust their actions and values to include linguistic diversity
  • adapt to various social, cultural and professional linguistic environments
  • adopt a positive attitude to problem-solving while considering the critical factors in a given setting

French immersion at the University of Ottawa

Madison studies in psychology. She has chosen to add the French immersion option to become professionally bilingual. Have a look at her path..

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