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: This course helps improve students’ French comprehension abilities (listening and reading) in order to better understand the material presented in the 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 entry test to determine which one to take.
Course schedule Fall-Winter 2023-2024

Fall 2023

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

Mercredi, 16:00-17:20
Vendredi, 14:30-15:50

FLS 2581-A00

Vendredi, 13:00-14:20


ADM 2736-B00
Comportement organisationnel

Mercredi, 13:00-14:20
Vendredi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 3581-A00

Vendredi, 10:00-11:20


ANT 1501-B00
Anthropologie sociale et culturelle

Mercredi, 10:00-11:20
Vendredi, 8:30-9:50

FLS 2581-B00

Mercredi, 14:30-15:50


BIO 1530-A00

Intro à la biologie des organismes

BIO 1530-B00

Mardi, 13:00-14:20
Jeudi, 11:30-12:50

Lundi, 13:00-14:20
Mercredi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-C00


FLS 2581-D00

Mardi, 11:30-12:50


Mercredi, 10:00-11:20



CHM 1711-A00

Principes de chimie

CHM 1711-B00

Mercredi, 10:00-11:20
Vendredi, 8:30-9:50

Lundi, 11:30-12:50
Jeudi, 13:00-14:20

FLS 2581-U00

Jeudi, 10:00-11:20


CMN 1548-A00
Intro à la communication organisationnelle

Mardi 14:30-15:50
Vendredi 16:00-17:20

FLS 2581-E00

Vendredi, 13:00-14:20


CRM 1700-C00
Intro à la criminologie

Lu 19:00-21:50

FLS 2581-N00

Lundi, 16:00-17:20


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

Jeudi, 8:30-11:20

FLS 2581-F00

Jeudi, 13:00-14:20


ECH 1500-A00
Intro à l’étude des conflits et droits humains

Mardi, 10:00-11:20
Jeudi, 8:30-9:50

FLS 2581-H00

Je 11:30-12:50


Intro à la microéconomie

ECO 1504-B00

ECO 1504-C00

ECO 1504-D00


Je 19:00-21:50

Lu 16:00-17:20;
Me 14:30-15:50

Ma 19:00-21:50


FLS 2581-G00

Mercredi, 13:00-14:20


HIS 1511-A00
Le monde au XXe siècle depuis 1945

Mardi 11:30-12:50
Vendredi 13:00-14:20

FLS 2581-J00

Mardi 14:30-15:50


HSS 1501-A00
Déterminants de la santé

Mardi, 8:30-9:50
Vendredi, 10:00-11:20

FLS 2581-I00

Mardi, 11:30-12:50


ITI 1520-A00

Introduction à l'informatique I

ITI 1520-B00

Mardi, 14:30-15:50
Vendredi, 16:00-17:20

FLS 2581-P00
ou FLS 2581-Q00

Mardi, 13:00-14:20
Vendredi, 14:30-15:50


NSG 2717-A00
Évaluation de la santé

Mercredi, 13:00-14:50
Samedi, 9:00-10:50

FLS 3581-B00

Mercredi, 10:00-11:20


PHI 1501-A00
Raisonnement et pensée critique

Mardi 10:00-11:20
Jeudi 8:30-9:50

FLS 2581-K00

Mardi 13:00-14:20


POL 1501-A00
Intro à la science politique

Lundi, 10:00-11:20
Mercredi, 8:30-9:50

FLS 2581-L00
ou FLS 2581-M00

Lundi, 13:00-14:20
Mercredi 11:30-12:50


POL 2507-A00

Introduction à la politique comparée

Lundi 13:00-14:20
Mercredi 11:30-12:50 
FLS 3581-D00 Lundi 11:30-12:50  

PSY 1501-B00

Intro à la psychologie: fondements

PSY 1501-C00

Jeudi 19:00-21:50



FLS 2581-S00
ou FLS 2581-T00

Jeudi 14:30-15:50
Jeudi 16:00-17:20


SOC 1501-A00
Éléments de sociologie

Lundi, 13:00-14:20
Mercredi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-O00

Mercredi 10:00-11:20


Winter 2024

Cours de discipline /
Content Course

Horaire des cours de discipline

Cours d’encadrement linguistique

Horaire des cours d’encadrement linguistique

ADM 1701-M00
Gestion et société
Mercredi 16:00-17:20
Vendredi 14:30-15:50
FLS 2581-QQ00 Vendredi 13:00-14:30

ADM 2720-N00

Lundi 13:00-14:20
Mercredi 11:30-12:50

FLS 3581-H00

Lundi 11:30-12:50

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

Me 19:00-21:50

FLS 2581-HH00

Mercredi 16:00-17:30

BIO 1540-A00

Intro à la biologie cellulaire 

BIO 1540-B00

Lundi, 11:30-12:50
Jeudi, 13:00-14:20


Mercredi, 13:00-14:20
Vendredi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-AA00


FLS 2581-BB00

Lundi, 10:00-11:20


Mercredi, 11:30-12:50

CHM 1721-A00

Chimie organique I

CHM 1721-B00

Mercredi. 10:00-11:20
Vendredi, 8:30-9:50

Mardi 14:30-15:50 
Vendredi 16:00-17:20 

FLS 2581-DD00

Mercredi, 13:00-14:20

CMN 1560-B00
Intro à l'étude des médias

Lundi, 17:30-18:50
Mercredi, 17:30-18:50

FLS 2581-CC00

Mercredi, 16:00-17:20

CRM 1701-B00
Histoire du savoir criminologique

Lundi 14:30-15:50
Jeudi 16:00-17:20

FLS 2581-KK00

Jeudi 14:30-16:00

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

Jeudi, 8:30-11:20

FLS 3581-I00

Jeudi, 14:30-15:50

ECO 1502-D00

Intro à la macroéconomie

ECO 1502-E00

Lundi 8:30-9:50
Jeudi 10:00-11:20


Mardi 19:00-21:50

FLS 2581-EE00

or FLS 2581-FF00

Lundi 11:30-12:50

Jeudi 8:30-9:50

HIS 1510-A00
Initiation à l'histoire globale

Jeudi 19:00-21:50

FLS 2581-GG00

Jeudi 16:00-17:20

ITI 1521-A00

Introduction à l'informatique II

Lundi, 13:00-14:20
Mercredi, 11:30-12:50 

FLS 2581-MM00

Lundi, 11:30-12:50

HSS 2721-A00
Perspectives sociopolitiques et économiques de la santé

Jeudi, 19:00-21:50

FLS 3581-J00

Jeudi, 16:00-17:20

PHI 1502-C00

Raisonnement moral 

Mardi 8:30-9:50;
Vendredi 10:00-11:20

FLS 2581-RR00

Mardi 11:30-12:50

PHI 1770-A00
Problèmes philosophiques liés aux soins de santé 

Lundi, 16:00-17:20
Mercredi, 16:00-17:20

FLS 3581-K00

Mercredi, 13:00-14:20

PHI 2797-A00
Éthique des affaires 

Lundi 10:00-11:20
Mercredi 8:30-9:50

FLS 3581-O00

Lundi 13:00-14:20

POL 1502-C00
Politique et mondialisation

Mercredi, 13:00-14:20
Vendredi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-II00
ou FLS 2581-JJ00

Mercredi, 11:30-12:50
Vendredi, 10:00-11:20

POL 2501-B00
Introduction à la politique canadienne

Vendredi 8:30-9:50

FLS 23581-L00

Mercredi 8:30-10:00

POL 2508-A00
Pensée politique moderne

Lundi, 16:00-17:20
Mercredi, 14:30-15:50

FLS 3581-M00

Lundi, 14:30-15:50

PSY 1502-E00
Intro à la psychologie : applications

Mardi, 16:00-17:20
Jeudi, 14:30-15:50

FLS 2581-OO00
ou FLS 2581-PP00

Mardi, 14:30-15:50
Jeudi, 13:00-14:20

PSY 2505-C00
Développement de l'enfant

Lundi, 8:30-9:50
Jeudi, 10:00-11:20

FLS 3581-N00

Lundi, 11:30-12:50

SOC 1501-C00
Éléments de sociologie

Mardi, 13:00-14:20
Jeudi, 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-LL00 Mardi, 11:30-13:00

SVS 1501-A00
Diversité et service social

Mardi 13:00-14:20
Jeudi 11:30-12:50

FLS 2581-NN00 Jeudi, 10:00-11:20

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

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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