No need to look elsewhere! We offer an Honours Bachelor's degree program and a Major in English or French as a Second Language.
These multidisciplinary undergraduate programs are offered jointly by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, through the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI). 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.
These programs are 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.
Due to exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19 and until further notice, the language proficiency test will not be required for admission to this program. It is possible that the Program Coordinator offer you language courses to consolidate your knowledge of the language you wish to teach.
The French immersion stream is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2019-2020 calendars for the previous requirements.
Students admitted in second language teaching will be given priority in registration for second language teaching (DLS) courses.
|DLS 1100||Introduction to Second Language Teaching I 1||3 Units|
|DLS 1101||Introduction to Second Language Teaching II 1||3 Units|
|LIN 1315||Introduction to Linguistics||3 Units|
|DLS 2101||Listening and Reading in a Second Language 1||3 Units|
|DLS 2110||Teaching Grammar 1||3 Units|
|DLS 2102||Speaking and Writing in a Second Language 1||3 Units|
|DLS 4104||Curriculum and Teaching Materials in Second Language Education 1||3 Units|
|DLS 4105||Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice 1||3 Units|
|12 course units from:||12 Units|
|Classroom Observation and Related Research 1|
|Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching 1|
|English for Specific Purposes 1|
|Initiation to Language Assessment 1|
|Topics in Second Language Teaching|
|Field Practice 1|
|Second Language Acquisition|
|Varieties of English 1|
|3 optional course units in English (ENG)||3 Units|
|3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 3000 or 4000 level||3 Units|
|1||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).