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English II for teaching at secondary schools, subject two, including degree project

This course is part of the Teacher Programme for Secondary School (Ämneslärarprogram med inriktning mot arbete i grundskolans årskurs 7-9).

The course builds on skills acquired in English I and includes a degree project.

Information for admitted students autumn 2023


Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 7 and 15 August. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place. The eligibility criteria for the course are stipulated in the syllabus.

Ladok for students


After registration you will get access to Athena, where course material from teachers will be made available.


  • Course structure

    This course includes 3 modules. Students will choose to specialise in English linguistics or English-language literature. Students who choose linguistics will take the module Linguistics 2A and write a degree project in linguistics. Students who choose literature will take the module Literary Cultures 1832-Now and write a degree project in literature. The module English Language Education (DIDD) is an obligatory module for all students.

    Eligibility criteria are stated in the syllabus.


    Module 1: Linguistics OR Literature (7.5 credits)

    Linguistics 2A (LN2A):
    This module elaborates on the concepts of English linguistics that were introduced in English I, and aims to provide students with increased insights into English linguistics, especially phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. Students will learn to understand and apply linguistic models, concepts and methods of analysis in the above-mentioned areas.

    The module runs in period A.

    Module description: LN2A, HT23 (pdf) (237 Kb)

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now (LT2B):
    This module focuses on literature in English from different genres and different parts of the world from the period 1832 to the present. Terms and analytical concepts that the students acquired in English I and English II are used and expanded upon. In addition, students gain historical and critical perspectives on literary texts. Special emphasis is placed on the students’ own ability to use English in speech and in writing to critically analyse the texts in question.

    The module runs in period AB.

    Module description:  LT2B, HT23 (pdf) (186 Kb)

    Module 2 - English Language Education (DIDD), 7.5 credits:

    This module is given by the Department of Language Education.

    The aim of this module is to study central theoretical concepts in the learning and teaching of English language and literature. Students have the opportunity to develop familiarity with and to apply their knowledge of relevant policy documents and principles and strategies for teaching language proficiency. The module deals with language course design, course content, assessment, knowledge requirements, and grading in the four skills of English language proficiency, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    The module runs in period CD.

    Grading criteria: DIDD_betygskriterier (pdf) (426 Kb)
    Course literature: DIDD_kurslitteratur (pdf) (804 Kb)

    Module 3 - Degree project in English linguistics or in English language literature, 15 credits:
    This module runs across the whole term. In addition to a series of seminars, meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually. The exact schedule (dates and times) for the ventilation seminars at the end of term will depend on the number of participating students.

    Module description:
    Degree Project - Literature, HT23 (pdf) (137 Kb)
    Degree Project - Linguistics, general information, HT23 (pdf) (34 Kb)
    Degree Project - Linguistics, seminar series description, HT23 (pdf) (118 Kb)


    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises lectures, workshops and seminars. 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.

    As a student of English, it is essential that you plan your studies carefully and start reading in good time before a lecture, workshop or seminar to be in phase with the teaching.


    Module 1
    Linguistics 2A (LN2A):
    A final sit-down examination.
    Literary Cultures 1832-Now (LT2B): One written assignment and a sit-down exam in practical text analysis.

    Module 2 - English Language Education (DIDD): Written and oral assignments and a take-home examination.

    Module 3 - Degree project in English linguistics or in English language literature: Degree project, formulated together with the supervisor and ventilated at the end of term.


    Examiners, degree projects, HT22 (pdf) (105 Kb)

    Examiners, HT23 (pdf) (152 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.

    Autumn term 2023

    Schedules are subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.

    Make sure you read the course description with information about each module.

    Module 1

    Linguistics 2A (LN2A) - period A

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now (LT2B) - period AB

    Module 2

    English Language Education (DIDD) - period CD

    Details for the schedule for the module DIDD will follow in Time Edit for HT23. Contact the responsible teachers at the start of term if you have questions.

    Module 3 (Degree project)

    Students write their degree project in either linguistics or in literature.

    Meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually. The exact schedule (dates and times) for the ventilation seminars at the end of term will depend on the number of participating students.

    Degree project in linguistics

    Degree project in literature

  • Course reports

  • More information

    Autumn term 2023

    Students due to take the course are sent an online form that asks for topic suggestions for the degree project within the chosen specialisation. Ahead of the autumn term, topic suggestions need to be submitted by 15 August.

    Placements in optional modules will be confirmed in conjunction with the start of term, as it will depend on the allocation of supervisors as well as on eligibilty.

    After registration, you will get access to Athena, where course material from teachers will be made available. You will receive information on who your degree project supervisor is at the first seminar with the coordinators for each specialisation - linguistics or literature (see the schedule for details).

  • Contact

    Module coordinators (autumn term 2023):

    Linguistics 2A: Peter Sundkvist

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now: Joakim Wrethed

    Degree project in English language literature: Elisabet Dellming

    Degree project in English linguistics: Kathrin Kaufhold

    English Language Education: Laura Sánchez Pérez

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