Welcome to ESL3100


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.


Important Dates


Access to the Practice Test – as of January 7, 2019

Deadline to take practice test and receive feedback – March 8, 2019

Final Exam – Saturday, March 30, 2019 and Sunday, March 31, 2019

Students must attend the exams on both March 30 and March 31.