Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

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About us and what we do

At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we are approxinmately 160 staff members doing research on and teaching in the subjects Swedish, Scandinavian languages, Swedish as a second language, Swedish as a Foreign Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies, Bilingualism and second language acquisition for about 3,500 students every year. We offer Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes, and approximately 70 courses each semester.

Caroline Kerfoot. Foto: Astrid Stark

New Head of Department and new Director of PhD Studies at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism

On August 1, 2017, Caroline Kerfoot will take over from Lena Ekberg as Head of Department at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism. José Alemán Bañón will take over from Caroline Kerfoot as Director of PhD Studies.

Our research

Current research in the Swedish Language/Scandinavian Language unit largely fall under the following areas:

  • Contemporary Swedish language use in society
  • The Swedish language system
  • Swedish historical linguistics and philology.

Also see our departments:

About our research in Swedish: Forskning

Courses and programmes

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.