Courses

Courses in French

The objective of French Immersion Stream is to help you become bilingual. By choosing to take some of your regular content courses, such as biology, history, and so forth, but in French, you will develop knowledge related to your field in both languages.

To find a course in French, add 400 to the course code. For example, if you are looking to take the French equivalent of PHI 1101 (Reasoning and Critical Thinking), add 400 and enrol in French-language course PHI 1501 (Raisonnement et pensée critique).

At uOttawa, nearly every course is offered in both French and English. These courses are bilingual equivalencies, so you may take some of your program courses in one language and some in the other while still meeting all your prerequisites. For example, if you take POL 1101 (an English course), this counts equally as the prerequisite for POL 2101 and POL 2501 (the English and French language versions of the same course—note the difference of 400 between them). This means that you may switch between English and French classes as you climb the course ladder for your program. C'est le bilinguisme, quoi!

Immersion courses

One of the greatest resources for immersion students is our unique repertoire of immersion courses (see below), which help you develop French skills directly relevant to your discipline.

Immersion courses are a combination of two different courses: a regular content course taught in French (history, economy, etc.) and an accompanying 90-minute language course.

A language professor attends the content course with you, and then teaches the language class to help you develop the French skills directly relevant to your field of study. This language support is offered in first- and second-year courses to help you lay the foundation for your future bilingual studies.

Three units are attributed for the content course in French and another three units for the accompanying language course, for a total of six units.

Content course

Accompanying language course

3 hours per week

3 units

1.5 hour per week

3 units

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The accompanying language courses (FLS 2581 and FLS 3581) are not compulsory, but are strongly recommended in your first and second year to help you build a strong foundation of French skills relevant to your discipline. Also, considering their small number of students (less than 25), these courses help to ease the transition from high school to university. The students also benefit from being among people that also know and understand the reality of immersion studies.

FLS 2581 – Comprehension: The goal of this course is to improve the students’ French comprehension abilities (listening and reading) and ensure that the student will understand the material presented in the regular content course taught in French. The students will work on exercises to help them acquire vocabulary and strengthen grammar, recognize the structure of oral and written texts, extract the main ideas and better understand the arguments.

FLS 3581 – Expression: The goal of this course is to develop the students’ writing and speaking skills, and give them the ability to express the concepts and ideas presented in the regular content course taught in French. The students will practice the different steps in writing an effective text, using specialized vocabulary, producing complex sentences and speaking easily and effectively about the subject matter of the course.

How to enrol in immersion courses

In order to enrol, you will need to carefully read the list of Immersion courses (see below). Use this list to find the course code of your regular content course taught in French and its corresponding language course.

  1. Pick a course offered with an immersion option from the main list. Be sure to enrol in the correct section (for example section A, B, etc.) of the content course, because not all sections have an accompanying language course. You can find this information on the Immersion course list.
  2. Next, enrol in the accompanying language course. It, too, will have a specific section. You must enrol in the language course you are eligible for, either FLS 2581 or FLS 3581. Refer to the results of your Immersion admission test to determine which one to take.
Course schedule Fall-Winter 2021-2022

Fall 2021

Cours de discipline

Horaire des cours de discipline  

Cours d’encadrement linguistique

Horaire des cours d’encadrement linguistique

ADM 1700-B00
Intro à la gestion des affaires
Cours réservé à certains programmes

Mercredi, 16:00-17:30
Vendredi, 14:30-16:00

FLS 2581-A100

Vendredi, 13:00-14:30

ADM 1701-A00
Le contexte social du monde des affaires
Cours réservé à certains programmes

Lundi, 10:00-11:30
Mercredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-A200

Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

ADM 2736-B00
Comportement organisationnel

Mercredi, 13:00-14:30
Vendredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-A400
FLS 3581-A400

Vendredi, 10:00-11:30
Mercredi, 16:00-17:30

ANT 1501-BA00/BB00/BC00/BV00
Anthropologie sociale et culturelle

Mercredi, 16:00-17:30
Vendredi, 14:30-16:00

FLS 2581-AN10

Mercredi, 14:30-16:00

BIO 1530-A00
Intro à la biologie des organismes

Mardi, 13:00-14:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-B400
FLS 2581-B100

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 10:00-11:30

CHM 1711-BA00/BB00/BC00/BD00/BV00
Principes de chimie

Lundi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-CH10

Lundi, 8:30-10:00

CMN 1548-A00
Intro à la communication organisationnelle

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Vendredi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-C100

Vendredi, 11:30-13:00

CMN 2548-A00
Communication organisationnelle

Vendredi, 8:30-11:30

FLS 3581-C400

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30

CRM 1700-B00
Intro à la criminologie

Lundi, 13:00-14:30
Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-CR10

Lundi, 11:30-13:00

DLS 1500-A00
Intro à la didactique des langues secondes I

Jeudi, 8:30-11:30

FLS 2581-D100

Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

DVM 1500-BA00/BB00/BC00/BD00/BV00
Le Canada face aux enjeux du dév. intl et de la mondialisation

Lundi, 8:30-10:00
Jeudi, 10:00-11:30

FLS 2581-DV10

Jeudi, 8:30-10:00

DVM 2505-BA00/BB00/BV00
Intro au dév. intl: perspectives historiques

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Vendredi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 3581-DV20

Mardi, 10:00-11:30

ECH 1500-AA00/AB00/AC00/AD00/AV00
Intro à l’étude des conflits et droits humains

Lundi, 10:00-11:30
Mercredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-EC10

Lundi, 13:00-14:30

ECO 1504-CA00/CB00/CV00
Intro à la microéconomie

Lundi, 16:00-17:30
Mercredi, 14:30-16:00

FLS 2581-E200

Mercredi, 13:00-14:30

FEM 1500-A00
Femmes, genre, féminisme: Une introduction

Lundi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-F100

Lundi, 14:30-16:00

HIS 1510-A00
Initiation à l'histoire globale

Mardi, 16 :00-17 :30
Jeudi, 14 :30-16 :00

FLS 2581-H200

Mardi, 14 :30-16 :00

HSS 1501-A00
Déterminants de la santé

Mardi, 8:30-10:00
Vendredi, 10:00-11:30

FLS 2581-HS10

Jeudi, 8:30-10:00

HSS 2502-B00
Communication et santé

Mercredi, 13:00-14:30
Vendredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 3581-HS20

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30

ITI 1520-A00
Introduction à l'informatique I

Mardi, 14 :30-16:00 Vendredi, 16 :00-17 :30

FLS 2581-IT10

Vendredi, 14 :30-16 :00

NSG 2717-A00
Évaluation de la santé

Mercredi, 13:00-15:00 Samedi, 13:00-15:00

FLS 3581-NS10

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30

NUT 1504-A00
Sciences des aliments I

Lundi, 8 :30-10:00
Jeudi, 10:00-11 :30

FLS 2581-NU10

Vendredi, 13 :00-14 :30

PHI 1501-C00
Raisonnement et pensée critique

Lundi, 16:00-17:30
Mercredi, 14:30-16:00

FLS 2581-PH10
FLS 2581-PH70

Lundi, 14:30-16:00
Mardi, 14:30-16:00

PHI 2796-BA00/BV00
Bioéthique

Mardi, 13:00-14:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 3581-PH60

Jeudi, 14:30-16:00

POL 1501-BA00/BB00/BC00/BD00/BV00
Intro à la science politique

Lundi, 10:00-11:30
Mercredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-P100
FLS 2581-P800

Lundi, 13:00-14:30
Mercredi 11:30-13:00

POL 2507-A00
Introduction à la pensée politique

Asynchrone

FLS 3581-P600

Jeudi, 16:00-17:30

PSY 1501-BA00/BB00/BC00/BD00/BE00/ BF00/ BV00
Intro à la psychologie: fondements

Mardi, 13:00-14:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-Y100
FLS 2581-Y600

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 10:00-11:30

PSY 2510-AA00/AB00/AV00
Psychologie sociale

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 3581-Y400

Mardi, 10:00-11:30

SOC 1501-A00
Éléments de sociologie

Lundi, 13:00-14:30
Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-S100

Lundi, 11:30-13:00

SVS 1500-AA00/AB00/AC00/AD00/AV00  Introduction au service social

Mardi, 10:00-11:30
Jeudi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-SV10

Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

 

 

 

 

Winter 2022

Cours de discipline /
Content Course

Horaire des cours de discipline

Cours d’encadrement linguistique

Horaire des cours d’encadrement linguistique

ADM 2720-N00
Marketing

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30
Vendredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 3581-A300

Mercredi, 13:00-14:30

APA 1702-A00
Sociologie du sport et de l'activité physique au Canada

Mercredi, 19:00-22:00

FLS 2581-AP10

Jeudi, 14:30-16:00

BIO 1540-A00
Intro à la biologie cellulaire

Lundi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-B200
FLS 2581-B500

Lundi, 10:00-11:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

CHM 1721-A00
Chimie organique I

Mercredi. 10:00-11:30
Vendredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-CH20

Vendredi, 11:30-13:00

CRM 1701-B00
Histoire du savoir criminologique

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Vendredi: 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-CR20

Mardi, 14:30-16:00

DLS 1501-A00
Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes II

Jeudi, 8:30-11:30

FLS 3581-D200

Jeudi, 14:30-16:00

DVM 2750-AA00/AB00/AV00
Fondements de la pensée politique et sociale

Lundi, 11:30-13:00
Jeudi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 3581-DV30

Lundi, 10:00-11:30

ECO 1502-DA00/DB00/DV00
Intro à la macroéconomie

Mardi, 10:00-11:30
Jeudi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 2581-E100
FLS 2581-E600

Mardi, 13:00-14:30 Jeudi 11:30-13:00

HIS 1511-A00
Le monde au XXe siècle depuis 1945

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Vendredi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-H300

Mardi, 10:00-11:30

ITI 1521-A00
Introduction à l'informatique II

Lundi, 13:00-14:30 Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-IT20

Lundi, 11:30-13:00

PHI 1502-CA00/CV00
Raisonnement moral

Lundi, 13:00-14:30
Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-PH20

Mercredi, 14:30-16:00

PHI 1770-A00
Problèmes philosophiques liés aux soins de santé
Cours réservé à certains programmes

Mardi, 14:30-16:00
Vendredi, 16:00-17:30

FLS 3581-PH50

Vendredi, 14:30-16:00

POL 1502-BA00/BB00/BC00/BD00/BV00
Politique et mondialisation

Mardi, 11:30-13:00
Vendredi, 13:00-14:30

FLS 2581-P200
FLS 2581-P900

Mardi, 10:00-11:30
Vendredi, 11:30-13:00

POL 2501-B00
Introduction à la politique canadienne

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30
Vendredi, 8:30-10:00

FLS 3581-P300

Mercredi, 8:30-10:00

PSY 1502-EA00/EB00/EC00/ED00/EV00
Intro à la psychologie: applications

Mardi, 13:00-14:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-Y200 FLS 2581-Y700

Mardi, 10:00-11:30   Jeudi, 10:00-11:30

PSY 2505-CA00/CB00/CV00
Développement de l'enfant

Lundi, 8:30-10:00
Jeudi, 10:00-11:30

FLS 3581-Y300

Lundi, 11:30-13:00

SOC 1501-C00
Éléments de sociologie

Mardi, 13:00-14:30
Jeudi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-S700 FLS 2581-S800

Jeudi, 10:00-11:30 Mardi, 11:30-13:00

SVS 1501-A00
Diversité et service social

Lundi, 13:00-14:30 Mercredi, 11:30-13:00

FLS 2581-SV20

Mercredi, 10:00-11:30

Accompanying language courses : FLS4581 and FLS4781

Third and fourth year students can choose to take the FLS4581 and FLS4781 courses. Both courses have been designed for advanced students enrolled in a variety of programs.

There are no corresponding content courses here: students must bring material from one of the level 3000 or 4000 content courses that they're taking in French (from the same semester as the one they are following the FLS4581 or FLS4781 course). Please note that these courses involve a 3-hour class per week and are worth 3 units.

FLS 4581 – Immersion autonome : communication et argumentation à l’oral en contexte universitaire

The goal of this course is to help students make presentations and take part in debates or panel discussions in relation to their content course. The course puts emphasis on correct linguistic forms and analyzing various models of oral communication which could be used in their field of study or in a general university context.

FLS 4781 – Immersion autonome : perfectionnement de l’écrit en contexte universitaire

In this course, students must write research reports and scientific papers in relation to their content course. The course puts emphasis on correct linguistic forms and analyzing various models of written communication which could be used in their field of study or in a general university context.

Please note that no assignment submitted during either of these courses can be submitted in content courses.

French-as-a-second language courses (FLS)

French-as-a-second-language (FSL) courses focus on French comprehension and language use, including grammar. They give you the skills you need to successfully complete your regular content courses in French.

The following FLS courses count toward your French immersion requirements. These courses may be taken as electives for your degree.

In deciding which courses to take, refer to your results available at uOLangTest Portal  (after you have done the Immersion Entry Test) or by inquiring at immersion@uottawa.ca.

Recommended FLS courses

  • FLS2513 Grammaire française – intermédiaire
  • FLS2500  Apprendre à apprendre
  • FLS2521 Lire pour écrire en français
  • FLS2522  Écouter pour parler en français 
  • FLS2731  Compréhension de l’oral en français - avancé
  • FLS2741  Mieux lire en français 
  • FLS2751 Discutons en français
  • FLS2761  Mieux écrire en français
  • FLS2771  Grammaire française - avancé
  • FLS2772  Mieux prononcer pour mieux communiquer en français 
  • FLS2791  Enrichissement du français par l’engagement communautaire
  • FLS3751  Communication orale en contexte universitaire
  • FLS3761  Communication écrite en contexte universitaire
  • FLS3771  Grammaire des textes universitaires
  • FLS3773  Le mot juste en français
  • FLS3791 Le français sur la toile et dans les médias sociaux
  • FLS4774 Le français d'ici
  • FLS4775 Cultures francophones au Canada     
  • FLS4776 Le français langue seconde et le monde du travail
  • FLS4791 Interagir en français langue seconde avec le monde qui nous entoure : actualité, loisirs et culture
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