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Bachelor of Education TESL Elementary and Secondary: Teaching Greek Language & Culture

Teach English as a second language and inspire Greek youth to further embrace Hellenic culture! If you have a background in Hellenic Studies and proficiency in the Greek language, you can develop the expertise required to instruct English as a Second Language and Greek Language and Culture. This undergraduate program provides a holistic blend of academic and immersive experiences in collaboration with Hellenic elementary and secondary schools. Create a lasting impact on the lives of young Greek students and love of languages and traditions.

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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL Elementary and Secondary:Teaching Greek Language & Culture(120 Credits)

    Offered by:Integrated Studies in Ed
    Degree:Bachelor of Education

Program Requirement:

This program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of Freshman courses (in addition to the 120-credit program) for a total of 150 credits.

The program includes studies in language and language learning from linguistic, literary, social, cultural, and psychological perspectives, accompanied by field experiences. It prepares students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at both the elementary school level (including regular and intensive ESL) and the secondary school level (including regular ESL and ESLA - English Second Language Arts), and provides a base for adult and other ESL teaching. This program also prepares students to teach in Hellenic school settings. Students are encouraged to participate in a 'study away' semester in Greece.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University to the Quebec Ministry of Education for Quebec teacher certification. For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs", "Undergraduate Education Programs", and "Quebec Teacher Certification".

The Department is committed to supporting students in the development and creation of their individual professional portfolios throughout their program.

Additional Entrance and Language Requirements

All applicants must pass the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) set by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and pass a Greek language proficiency test set by the Department of Classical Studies prior to being offered admission. Eligible applicants will be contacted by email with information on how to register for these two tests.

Freshman Program

Students normally complete 30 credits in their Freshman (U0) year.

The Freshman year is the time to take introductory-level courses in the subject field, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as academic subjects within B.Ed. programs (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In consultation with the Program Adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. Included in the list are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level. In Quebec, ESL is taught within the French school system. Thus, proficiency in French is an asset for student teaching placements, and is a requirement for employment in Quebec.

Other language courses (selected from CLAS Greek/Latin; EAST Korean/Chinese/Japanese; GERM German; HISP Spanish, ISLA Arabic; ITAL Italian; RUSS Russian/Polish) are also good choices for the Freshman year.


  • EDEE 325 Children's Literature 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Ed. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer




    Required Courses (90 credits)


    • CLAS 336 Modern Greek Literature 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Cert.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 247 Policy Issues:QC&Indigenous Ed 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDES 350 Classroom Practices 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDFE 209 First Field Exp. (TESL) 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDFE 255 Second Field Exp. (TESL) 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDFE 359 Third Field Exp. (TESL) 8 Credits**
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDFE 459 Fourth Field Exp (TESL) 7 Credits**
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 210 First Professional Seminar 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 215 Communctn: Ed for TESL: Quebec 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 254 Second Prof Seminar (TESL) 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 300 Foundations of L2 Education 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 304 Sociolinguistics&L2 Education 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 305 L2 Learning:Classroom Settings 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 311 Pedagogical Grammar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 315 3rd Yr Professional Seminar 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 330 Lit 1:Teaching Reading in ESL 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 332 Lit. 2:Teaching Writing in ESL 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 334 Teaching Oral Skills in ESL 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 350 Essentials of English Grammar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 412 Assessment in TESL 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 415 Fourth Professional Seminar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 447 Methods in TESL 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDSL 458 Methods in TESL 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    * Note: Offered every 3rd year (alternating with CLAS 333, 335).
    ** Note: At least one of these Field Experiences must be completed in a Hellenic school.


    Complementary Courses (30 credits)

    30 credits selected as described below:



      3 credits from:


      • EDEC 248 Equity and Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 249 Global Ed. and Social Justice 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits from:


      • EDEA 332 Art C&I--Elementary 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEA 342 C&I in Drama Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEA 345 Music C&I for Generalists 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 332 Physical Education C&I 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits from:


      • LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits from* FRSL

      or


      • FREN 201 Le français littéraire (FLS) 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 203 Analyse de textes (FLS) 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 239 Stylistique comparée 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 245 Grammaire normative 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 250 Litt française avant 1800 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 251 Litt française depuis 1800 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      (*selected according to individual student’s French proficiency level)


      TESL and Greek Language & Culture (18 credits)

      12-15 credits of Greek Language and Culture from the following (with adviser's approval);


      • CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 331 Intermediate Modern Greek 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 332 Intermediate Modern Greek 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 335 Modern Greek Culture & Society 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 498 Independent Research 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • HIST 349 Greece: From Ottoman to the EU 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • HIST 368 Greek Hist: Classical Period 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3-6 credits from (with adviser's approval, other courses may be considered):


      • ARTH 314 The Medieval City 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 301 Ancient Greek Lit & Society 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • HIST 369 Greek History: Early Greece 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • POLI 333 Western Political Theory 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


       

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