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Bilingualism from an Educational Perspective

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.

Teacher and two students.
Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter

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.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    • Instruction consists 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.

    HT23 Examinatorer Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet (480 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 councelling and Course administration: Bilingualism