Bilingualism from an Educational Perspective
7.5 credits cr.
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The course highlights aspects of bi- and multilingualism from an educational perspective and debates ways to organize teaching for bi- or multilingual speakers in different contexts. Prevailing ideologies about language in education in different contexts are also discussed.
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Among other things, the issue of teaching languages in multilingual countries of the South will be analysed and discussed. Overall, the course promotes a critical perspective on education, including the teaching of reading and writing, and evaluates normalized conceptions of teaching for bi- / multilingual individuals.
Further questions relate to the ways in which categories such as race, ethnicity, class and gender are attributed value and function as forms of capital in education in different social contexts.
- Instruction consists of lectures and seminars.
- Attendance of at least 75% of all teaching sessions is mandatory.
- The language of instruction is English.
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The pdf is in Swedish, but you can search the course by the course code.
ScheduleThe 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 literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
ContactStudy counselling/Course administration – Bilingualism