Whether you plan to teach French or English, in Canada or abroad, you can get a head start by taking our second language teaching program. 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), will prepare you for the training required to teach adult learners as well as elementary and high school students. Courses cover the theories of language acquisition, as well as second language learning and teaching and explore the interrelationships between language, culture and society. During your training, you will design teaching activities based on the latest educational research and methods, and you’ll have a chance to apply your knowledge during 25 hours of professional internship in an educational or community setting.

Excellent program preparing for entry into the Bachelor of Education. Through the Second Language Teaching Program, you will:

  • Gain a solid foundation in the various theories and methods used to teach and learn second languages
  • Better understand the challenges related to teaching languages in various contexts
  • Learn to evaluate the skills of learners and design an action plan that meets their needs
  • Consolidate your language skills in the language you wish to teach
  • Qualify for one of 40 spots reserved for graduates of the Second Language Teaching Program at the Faculty of Education, Teacher Education or Formation à l’enseignementallowing you to earn a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) so you can teach in elementary or high schools.

Choose your program

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Honours BA in Second Language Teaching (SLT) - Teach English

Most extensive and focused study in teaching of English as a second language.

Can include a major or a minor in another area.

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Honours BA in Second Language Teaching (SLT) - Teach French

Most extensive and focused study in teaching of French as a second language.

Can include a major or a minor in another area.

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Major in Second Language Teaching (SLT) - Teach English

Study the art of teaching English as a second language as a combination with another Major or Minor in another area.

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Major in Second Language Teaching (SLT) - Teach French

Study the art of teaching French as a second language as a combination with another Major or Minor in another area.