Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language

These multidisciplinary undergraduate programs, offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, the Institute of Official Languages and Bilingualism and the Faculty of Education, are the only ones of their kind in Canada. Courses cover the psychological theories of language acquisition as well as language learning and teaching, and they examine how languages reflect the culture and society in which they are used. Learning two of the world’s most prominent international languages gives you a significant advantage in today’s global community.

What’s more, upon graduation, students who want to work as a second-language teacher and who meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Education may have a place reserved for them in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Second-Language Teaching program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Honours BA with Specialization in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Specialization in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA with Major in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French as a Second Language FI

FI: French Immersion Stream available.

Language of instruction

Although the program is offered in both English and French, Anglophone students preparing to teach French as a second language must take some courses in French. Similarly, Francophone students preparing to teach English as a second language must take some courses in English.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Careers include English-as-a-second-language teacher, French-as-a-second-language teacher, second-language monitor or teaching-aid developer.

What can I do with my studies? (www.sass.uOttawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in second-language teaching.

 

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN SECOND-LANGUAGE TEACHING – TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes

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.

 

List A

DLS3100 Classroom Observation and Related Research2

DLS3101 Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching2

DLS3103 English for Specific Purposes2

DLS3110 Teaching Grammar2

DLS3120 Phonetics Applied to Second Language Teaching2

DLS4100 Topics in Second Language Teaching

DLS4900 Expérience Pratique/ Field Practice2

LIN2355 Second Language Acquisition

LIN2360 Bilingualism

LIN3342 Sociolinguistics

 

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

 

3 course credits from:

PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry 

3 course credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

PHI1102 Moral reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers

PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts

 

 

 

 

Second-Language Teaching -
Teaching English as a Second Language

42 credits

(14 courses)

DLS1100 Introduction to Second Language Teaching 2

DLS1101 Introduction to Second Language Teaching 2

LIN1310 Introduction to Linguistics : From Words to Utterances2

 

LIN1320 Introduction to Linguistics: The Sounds of Language2

 

DLS2101 Listening and Reading2

DLS2102 Speaking and Writing2

LIN2381 Varieties of English

9 course credits from List A

 

DLS4104 Curriculum and Teaching Materials in Second Language Education2

 

DLS4105 Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice2

3 optional ENG course credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

3 optional course credits in English (ENG)

 
Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


 

30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.

Students must add a second program, either a 42 course credits major or a 30 course credits minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social

 

Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.

 

Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives 18 or 48 credits
(6 or 16 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
 
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 courses).
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