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English children's literature for primary school teachers, years 4-6

This free-standing course is aimed at students who intend to teach English for young learners, with a special focus on primary school years 4-6. The course is part of the initiative “Fler vägar in”. It is relevant if you are working as a teacher but need to study more courses to become eligible to teach English at primary school years 4-6.

The course 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.

  • Course structure

    Course description, HT22 (pdf) (278 Kb)

    Course description and literature list for autumn term 2023 to follow.

    We do not recommend printing as certain changes can take place before the course starts. Course material will be made available for registered students on the learning platform Athena at the start of the course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises seminars. Attendance at a minimum of 80% of the seminars is required in order to complete the course. 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.


    Written assignment, oral presentation and written exam.

    Seminars are given online via Zoom but the final written exam will take place on Campus.


    Anna Swärdh

  • 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.

    Seminars are given online via Zoom and will be planned for late afternoons. Days are to be confirmed until schedules are published. Note that the final written exam will take place on Campus.

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