This is a self-study course which culminates in a standardized proficiency test. There will not be any in-class activities for this course. All activities can be found online.
Opportunities to Prepare for the Final Exam
- Individual Practice
Students use the preparation website (https://esl3100.wordpress.com/) to practice listening, reading, writing and speaking, and to learn more about good test-taking strategies.
- Practice Test
Students may take a full practice test online. Students who take the test before the term’s eighth week will receive a feedback report which will give them an idea of their level and areas of weakness in writing and speaking. These reports will be available 5 business days after the student takes the test. Information about how to access the test can be found on the preparation websites (https://esl3100.wordpress.com/).
- Additional Speaking Practice
Students seeking opportunities to practice speaking with others may take advantage of OLBI’s Conversation Groups. More information is available at https://olbi.uottawa.ca/resources/students under the heading OLBI Mentoring Center.
Access to the Practice Test – as of September 5, 2017.
Deadline to take practice test and receive feedback – November 3, 2017
Final Exam – Saturday, December 2, 2017 and Sunday, December 3, 2017
Students must attend the exams on both December 2 and December 3.