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English III for Primary School Years 4-6

The course is part of the Teacher Education Programme for Primary School Years 4-6 and is given during the fifth term of the programme. The course is given together with the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Responsible department for the Teacher Education Programme for years 4-6 is the Department of Teaching and Learning.

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Information for spring term 2024

Admission

Admission to the course in Ladok can only be done around eight weeks prior to the start of the course. Students due to take the course according to their study plan will be admitted then, provided the eligibility criteria are fulfilled.

The eligibility criteria are stipulated in the syllabus ("kursplan"). Grades for the English 1 course, as well as for both the two English 2 courses within the programme, have to be available in Ladok before the start of the English 3 course. If you need to do re-takes within English 2 (ENGE46 or USE42G), make sure you re-register and check dates for re-takes. Remember also that marking will take up to three weeks. Contact our Student Affairs Office (studexp@english.su.se) at the start of the spring term, if you have questions.

Registration

Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok in conjunction with admission (see above).

Athena

Registered students will get access to Athena before the course starts and where course material and information will be made available for each term.

Athena

Groups

Group selection is done on Athena. See instructions on the Athena page.

  • Course structure

    Eligibility criteria are stated in the syllabus ("kursplan").

    Registered students will get access to Athena when the course starts and where course material and information will be made available for each term.

    English III for Primary School Years 4-6 (7.5 credits) comprises two modules.

    Modules

    Module 1: LITY, English language literature for young learners (6 credits)

    This module looks at literature for young learners from the perspective of literature studies. It deals with text analysis through the use of basic literary concepts in English. Literature for young learners is also elucidated in terms of its aesthetic, historical and social contexts. In addition, children’s response to literary text in English is also treated in relation to other media forms.

    Responsible department: Department of English.

    Module description, LITY (VT24) (301 Kb)

    We do not recommend printing as certain changes can take place before the course starts. Course material will be made available on Athena.

    Module 2: DIDY, English literature didactics for young learners (1.5 credits)

    This module focuses on teaching literature in English to young learners. It focuses on didactive perspectives on teaching English language literature for children, including strategies for teaching across the curriculum.

    Responsible department: Department of Teaching and Learning.

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises seminars and workshops. Active participation is expected from students in all teaching formats in order to pass the examination. Students will often work with different tasks and assignments during the teaching sessions in preparation for the examination. Apart from scheduled teaching, time will be spent reading course literature and completing mandatory assignments. Full-time students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on their studies.

    Assessment

    LITY: Oral assignments and final sit-down written examination.

    DIDY: Oral assignments.

    Examiner

    Autumn term 2023: Joakim Wrethed, Anna Swärdh, Marina Ludwigs (LITY).

    Spring term 2024: Joakim Wrethed, Marina Ludwigs (LITY).

    DIDY: as per information from the module coordinator.

  • 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.

    More course information will be made available on Athena before the start of the course.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator: Anna Swärdh (LITY, HT23); Joakim Wrethed (LITY, VT24); Oliver Smith (DIDY)

    Study Counsellor and Student Affairs Office