This bilingual program requires students to be able to understand, speak and write either English or French proficiently. The program reserves the right to further evaluate either or both languages. For applicants, who have not previously studied in English nor in French, a proof of proficiency in both languages is required. Once you submit your application, the Admissions Office will send you the information and the link for the language proficiency test(s) required. Test results are an essential part of the admission process. Students will receive an offer of admission only when the language proficiency test has been completed.

Who should apply to the MA in Bilingualism Studies?

Students with an honours Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Second Language Teaching / Didactique des langues secondes (or its equivalent);
  • Applied Linguistics;
  • A related discipline.

Students with a three-year Bachelor's degree in

  • Applied Linguistics, or a related discipline, in addition to a university-level, university-administered advanced certificate in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), representing a minimum of 30 credits.

For further information, including the application form, consult the Faculty of Arts.

MA in Bilingualism Studies - Options

  • MA with Thesis (2 years)

  • MA with Major Research Paper (1 year)

  • MA with Courses only (1 year – NEW!)

  • Dual degree with Université Lyon 2 (1 or 2 years, compatible with MA with Thesis or MA with Major Research Paper)

These program options are detailed here: Program requirements

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Career opportunities

Career prospects for the graduates of this program are excellent in Canada and abroad. Graduates may find employment in several areas, including the following:

  • Teaching ESL or FLS to adults in educational institutions;
  • Language planning and evaluation of language policy in government, local/national and international organizations and agencies;
  • Working in private sector organizations such as language schools or community-based programs;
  • Developing language assessment tools and tests;
  • Developing language software.
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