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Language and Literacies Education

University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Language and Literacies Education program is offered by the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto, leading to the Master of Arts (MA)


About this Degree

This Language and Literacies Education program at University of Toronto investigates questions around the relationships of literacies in language and language in literacies across communities, societies, instructional environments, and informal learning settings. The scope of the program encompasses the following within applied linguistics and literacies studies:

  • the learning, teaching, and use of first and additional (non-native) languages in diverse settings;
  • curriculum, instruction, and assessment related to the development of first and additional language and K-12 literacy skills;
  • the development of bilingual, multilingual, and translinguistic abilities;
  • language and literacy education policies and planning;
  • pedagogy oriented towards multiliteracies development, including early literacy and adolescent reading, writing, and oral language development, and
  • children’s literature across the curriculum;
  • social justice issues related to plurilingualism and cultural and linguistic diversity; and
  • pedagogical implications of the fact that language and literacy are infused into all aspects of learning in contexts characterized by linguistic diversity.
Specific resources related to the program include the OISE library’s Modern Language Collection, la Collection Franco-Ontarienne, the Children’s and Young Adult literature collection, and the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Colloquium in Language and Literacies Education
  • A research methods course relevant to the topic of the thesis
  • Students wishing to propose an alternative course to fulfil one of the LLE course requirements will be required to obtain the approval of both the LLE graduate program coordinator and either their faculty advisor or their thesis supervisor.
  • Additional courses may be required of some applicants.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 40 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Admission requires an appropriate bachelor's degree, with the equivalent of a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year, in a relevant discipline or professional program. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Ordinarily, applicants should have teacher certification and at least one year of relevant successful professional experience prior to applying.

  • All applicants must submit a resumé and a Statement of Intent describing their reasons for wishing to take the program, previous qualifications and professional experiences, particular research or professional interests, and future career goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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