Course Sequence - Honours BA 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 degree

  • Honours BA in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English 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 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

LIN2300   The World's Languages

LIN2310   Introduction to Syntax2

LIN2320   Introduction to Phonology2

LIN2355   Second Language Acquisition

LIN2360   Bilingualism

LIN2361   Descriptive Grammar of Modern English

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 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

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)

 

DLS2101 Listening and Reading2

DLS2102 Speaking and Writing2

LIN2381 Varieties of English

3 course credits from:

PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology: Foundations

PSY1102 Introduction to  Psychology: Applications

 

6 course credits from List A

 

DLS3100 Classroom Observation and Related Research2

DLS3101 Educational Technology and Second Language Teaching2

3 course credits from:

DLS3103 English for Specific Purposes2

DLS3110 Teaching Grammar2

DLS3120 Phonetics Applied to Second Language Teaching2

DLS4900 Expérience pratique/ Field Practice2

DLS4100 Topics in Second Language Teaching

DLS4104 Curriculum and Teaching Materials in Second Language Education1

DLS4105 Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice1

6 optional course credits in English (ENG) at the 3000 or 4000 level

6 optional ENG course credits 

Minor 

0 or 30 credits (0 or 10 courses)

Optional minor added after first year.

Students have the option of adding a minor (30 course credits) in 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.

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

Electives

18 or48 credits 

(6 or 16 courses)

In the minor option, students must take 6 courses (18 course credits) of electives.

In all other cases, students must take 16 courses (48 course credits) of electives.

 

 

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