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.

Specific admission requirement: a French proficiency test is required.

Program for anglophone students.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

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

Basic skills
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
Compulsory courses
DLS 1500Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes I 23 Units
DLS 1501Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes II 23 Units
LIN 1710Introduction à la linguistique : Des mots aux énoncés 23 Units
LIN 1720Introduction à la linguistique : Les sons du langage 23 Units
DLS 2501Écouter et lire en langue seconde 23 Units
DLS 2502Parler et écrire en langue seconde 23 Units
DLS 3500Observation de classe et recherche en situation d'enseignement 23 Units
DLS 4504Curriculum et matériel pédagogique en didactique des langues secondes 23 Units
DLS 4505Enseignement des langues en milieu multiculturel et minoritaire : de la théorie à la pratique 23 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
9 course units from:9 Units
Technologie éducative et didactique des langues secondes 2
L'immersion française 2
Didactique de la grammaire 2
Initiation à l'évaluation des langues 2
Thèmes choisis en didactique des langues secondes 2
Field Practice 2
3 course units from:3 Units
Éviter les pièges de la langue
Comprendre les rouages de la grammaire
6 course units from:6 Units
Les langues dans le monde
Introduction à la syntaxe 2
Introduction à la phonologie 2
Acquisition des langues secondes
Bilinguisme
Sociolinguistique
9 optional course units in lettres françaises (FRA) or FLS 3761, FLS 37719 Units
3 optional course units in lettres françaises (FRA) at the 3000 or 4000 level, FLS 3761, FLS 37713 Units
Elective courses
48 elective course units 48 Units
Total: 120 Units

The electives may be replaced by a combination of a Minor, Option(s), and/or elective units. Consult the Faculty of Arts website for more information.

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Faculty of Education Requirements:

Three elective course units must be taken in lettres françaises (FRA), French studies (FRE) or in French as a second language (FLS) to be eligible to the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa at the intermediate/senior level and to teach French as a second language (in the English language schools of Ontario) as the first teaching option.