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Second Language Learning and Bilingual Development

The course provides advanced knowledge of second language acquisition and bilingual development. It highlights second language and bilingualism research, growth and development. Key theories, questions and methods are exemplified and discussed.

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Students will read, analyze and critically evaluate research papers and dissertations in the field and explain and discuss their overall orientations to research problems, their results and their further implications.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    • Instruction takes place in the form of lectures and seminars.
    • Attendance of at least 75% of all teaching sessions is mandatory.
    • The language of instruction is English.


    See the syllabus.


    The pdf is in Swedish, but you can search the course by the course code.

    HT22 Examinatorer Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet (256 Kb)

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Study counselling/Course administration – Bilingualism