Course Sequence - Honours BA in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching French 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 in Second-Language Teaching – Teaching English as a Second Language FI
  • Honours BA 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 IN SECOND-LANGUAGE TEACHING – TEACHING FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes

1 This course has variables topics. Students may take this course twice.

2 This course must be taken in French. All assignments and examinations must be presented or written in French.

3 The 12 optional course credits must be in Français (FRA), French Studies (FRE) or from these two (2) French as a Second Language (FLS) courses : FLS3761, FLS3771

 

List A

LIN2700   Les langues dans le monde

LIN2710   Introduction à la syntaxe2

LIN2720   Introduction à la phonologie2

LIN2755   Acquisition des langues secondes

LIN2760   Bilinguisme

LIN2762   Grammaire descriptive du français moderne

LIN2784   Le français du Canada

LIN3742   Sociolinguistique

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 French as a Second Language

60 credits
(20 courses)

DLS1500 Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes I2

DLS1501 Introduction à la didactique des langues secondes II2

LIN1710 Introduction à la linguistique: Des mots aux énoncés2

LIN1720 Introduction à la linguistique: Les sons du langage2

 

 

DLS2501 Compréhension orale et écrite2

DLS2502 Expression orale et écrite2

3 course credits from:

FRA2520 Grammaire pratique

FRA2789 Grammaire d’aujourd’hui

3 course credits from:

PSY1101 Introduction to  Psychology: Foundations PSY1102 Introduction to  Psychology: Applications

6 course credits from List A

DLS3500 Observation de classe et recherche en situation d'enseignement2

DLS3501 Technologie éducative et didactique des langues secondes2

3 course credits from:

DLS3502 L'immersion française2
DLS3510 Didactique de la grammaire2
DLS3520 Phonétique appliquée à l'enseignement des langues secondes2

DLS4900 Expérience pratique / Field Practice2

DLS4500 Thèmes choisis en didactique des langues secondes

DLS4504 Curriculum et matériel pédagogique en didactique des langues secondes2

DLS4505 Enseignement des langues en milieu multiculturel et minoritaire : de la théorie à la pratique2

6 optional course credits at the 3000 or 4000 level3

6 optional course credits3

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 or 48 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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