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Language and Literacies Education

University of Toronto

36 months
23770 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Language and Literacies Education program of University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).


Applicants of the Language and Literacies Education program of University of Toronto are expecting to pursue a doctorate in the future. The MA program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. 

The program 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading in a Second Language 
  • Assessing School-Aged Language Learners 
  • Foundations of Bilingual and Multicultural Education 
  • Research Colloquium in Language and Literacies Education 
  • Second Language Teaching Methodologies 
  • Methodology and Organization of Second-Language Teaching 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • 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

    23770 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23770 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 36 months.


  • 1,863 CAD (domestic)
  • 7,131 CAD (international)

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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