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Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society Option

Program Details

This concentration will enable you to examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of theoretical and developmental aspects of language acquisition, bearing in mind cultural and societal influences. It will enable you to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse schools with a more robust sense of cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and will encourage international and interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research. The program objectives will be accomplished through the completion of one of the three streams (course based, major paper, thesis). This graduate program will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your professional practice.

Courses

Mandatory courses

Course determined by the area of concentration:

EDUC-8390​ Theories and Approaches in Language Acquisition and Instruction

Students in the Course-based stream must take EDUC-8270 and either EDUC-8100 or EDUC-8300.
Students in the Major Paper and Thesis stream must take EDUC-8100 and EDUC-8270.

EDUC-8100 Statistics in Education
EDUC-8270 Research in Education
EDUC-8300​ Qualitative Methods in Educational Research


Students in the Course-based stream must take 2 of the 4 courses below.
Students in the Major Paper and Thesis streams must take 2 of the 4 courses below.
It is important to note that with regard to these four courses, SLACS candidates are encouraged to take, as available, the two remaining courses not taken as compulsory courses as additional courses for this concentration.

EDUC-8400 Language, Culture, and Society
EDUC-8420 Language System Analysis
EDUC-8430 Special Education and Language Acquisition
EDUC-8910​ Special Topics: Language Assessment

All students must take one of the following courses, depending on the completion stream they have chosen.  

EDUC-8795 Final Project Seminar (1 credit)
EDUC-8960 Major Paper (2 credits)
EDUC-8970 Thesis (4 credits)

(Note: Students in the Thesis stream must also complete EDUC-8940, Thesis Proposal.)

Students must complete their 10 credit requirement by taking courses from the following lists of courses. Please refer to the Graduate Calendar as it is the final authority with regard to course selection.

Second Language Acquisition in Culture and Society Option

EDUC-8150 Comparative and International Education
EDUC-8240 Fundamentals of Curriculum Theories and Development
EDUC-8270 Research in Education
EDUC-8300 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC-8330 Survey Design and Research
EDUC-8340 Individual Reading
EDUC-8400 Language, Culture and Society
EDUC-8420 Language System Analysis
EDUC-8430 Special Education and Language Acquisition
EDUC-8500 Issues in Education
EDUC-8510 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
EDUC-8560 Approaches to Literacy Development
EDUC-8570 The English Language Arts
EDUC-8650 Sociological Aspects of Education
EDUC-8910​ Special Topics in Education
EDUC-8910​ Special Topics: Language Assessment