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.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Specific admission requirement: an English proficiency test is required.

Program for anglophone students.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

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.

Compulsory courses
DLS 1100Introduction to Second Language Teaching I 13 Units
DLS 1101Introduction to Second Language Teaching II 13 Units
LIN 1310Introduction to Linguistics: From Words to Utterances 13 Units
LIN 1320Introduction to Linguistics: The Sounds of Language 13 Units
DLS 2101Listening and Reading in a Second Language 13 Units
DLS 2102Speaking and Writing in a Second Language 13 Units
DLS 4104Curriculum and Teaching Materials in Second Language Education 13 Units
DLS 4105Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice 13 Units
Optional courses
12 course units from:12 Units
Classroom Observation and Related Research 1
Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching 1
English for Specific Purposes 1
Teaching Grammar 1
Initiation to Language Assessment 1
Topics in Second Language Teaching
Field Practice 1
Second Language Acquisition
Bilingualism
Varieties of English 1
Sociolinguistics
3 optional course units in English (ENG)3 Units
3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
Total: 42 Units

Note(s)

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).