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English as a Second Language (ESL), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
We are a community of scholars and students dedicated to studying the literature and culture of the Anglophone world. From medieval manuscripts to graphic novels, and from Shakespeare to contemporary Canadian poetry, we study the full diversity and range of expression afforded by the English language. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is offered at University of Ottawa.
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Overview

In our scholarly work, we draw on a wide variety of methodological approaches, including many kinds of historical scholarship, archival research, book history, post-colonialism, eco-criticism, feminism and gender studies, media studies, and digital humanities.

Our studies forge connections with related disciplines such as philosophy, art history, theology, anthropology, ecology, and the history of science. We teach critical and creative thinking, clarity and ease of expression, the ability to weigh evidence, assess arguments, and conduct research. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is offered at University of Ottawa.

We offer a thorough grounding in the literary and cultural histories of Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. We engage with texts from Anglophone communities around the world. We investigate how cultures work and how literature, media, and culture shape the world around us. We revel in the beauty of great works of literature. We study the past with an eye on the future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reading and Writing Skills for Second Language Learners : Advanced Level
  • Listening and Speaking Skills for Second Language Learners: Advanced Level
  • Adjunct Language Course in ESL: Receptive Skills
  • Oral Communication Skills for Second Language Learners: Advanced Level 
  • Writing Skills for Second Language Learners: Advanced Level 
  • English Grammar for Second Language Learners: Advanced Level 
  • English Pronunciation for Second Language Speakers
  • Adjunct Language Course in ESL: Productive Skills
  • Vocabulary Development for Second Language Learners

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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