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: a French 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 1500Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes I 13 Units
DLS 1501Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes II 13 Units
LIN 1710Introduction à la linguistique : Des mots aux énoncés 13 Units
LIN 1720Introduction à la linguistique : Les sons du langage 13 Units
DLS 2501Écouter et lire en langue seconde 13 Units
DLS 2502Parler et écrire en langue seconde 13 Units
DLS 4504Curriculum et matériel pédagogique en didactique des langues secondes 13 Units
DLS 4505Enseignement des langues en milieu multiculturel et minoritaire : de la théorie à la pratique 13 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Éviter les pièges de la langue
Comprendre les rouages de la grammaire
9 course units from:9 Units
Observation de classe et recherche en situation d'enseignement 1
Technologie éducative et didactique des langues secondes 1
L'immersion française 1
Didactique de la grammaire 1
Initiation à l'évaluation des langues 1
Thèmes choisis en didactique des langues secondes
Field Practice 1
Acquisition des langues secondes
3 optional course units in lettres françaises (FRA), FLS 3761, FLS 37713 Units
3 optional course units in lettres françaises (FRA) at the 3000 or 4000 level, FLS 3761, FLS 37713 Units
Total: 42 Units


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.