No need to look elsewhere! Offered jointly by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, through the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, these multidisciplinary undergraduate programs are the only ones of their kind in Canada. Courses cover the theories of language acquisition, as well as second language learning and teaching and explore the interrelationships between language, culture and society. What's more, upon graduation, if you want to work as a second language teacher and you meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Education, a limited number of places are reserved for you in our Teacher Education (BEd) program. Several graduate program options are also available.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Requirement: an English proficiency test is required.

Program for anglophone students.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

Students admitted in second language teaching will be given priority in registration for second language teaching (DLS) courses.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
DLS 1100Introduction to Second Language Teaching I 23 Units
DLS 1101Introduction to Second Language Teaching II 23 Units
LIN 1310Introduction to Linguistics: From Words to Utterances 23 Units
LIN 1320Introduction to Linguistics: The Sounds of Language 23 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
DLS 2101Listening and Reading 23 Units
DLS 2102Speaking and Writing 23 Units
LIN 2381Varieties of English 23 Units
DLS 3100Classroom Observation and Related Research 23 Units
DLS 3101Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching 23 Units
DLS 4100Topics in Second Language Teaching3 Units
DLS 4104Curriculum and Teaching Materials in Second Language Education 23 Units
DLS 4105Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice 23 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
English for Specific Purposes 2
Teaching Grammar 2
Phonetics Applied to Second Language Teaching 2
Field Practice 2
6 course units from:6 Units
The World's Languages
Introduction to Syntax 2
Introduction to Phonology 2
Second Language Acquisition
Bilingualism
Descriptive Grammar of Modern English
Sociolinguistics
6 optional course units in English (ENG)6 Units
6 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
48 elective course units 48 Units
or 18 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1

This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.

2

This course must be taken in English. All assignments and examinations must be presented or written in English.

Faculty of Education Requirements:

By taking this program, you will meet the requirements of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa for the English option (teaching English in French language schools in Ontario) at the junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior divisions of the Formation à l'enseignement program (B.Éd.) and the intermediate/senior division of the Teacher Education Program (BEd). You will also meet the requirements for the English option (teaching English in English language schools in Ontario) at the junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior divisions of the Teacher Education Program (BEd).