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English II within the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School and Upper Secondary School

English II within the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School and Upper Secondary School.

The course builds on skills acquired in English I.

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 ("kursplanen").

Ladok for students


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



Students will be placed in even sized groups at the start of term, as it will depend on the number of registered students. Your group placement will be communicated to you through Athena. Please note that the schedule is the same for all groups for the first module (LN2A).

  • Course structure

    English 2 (30 credits) comprises four modules (7.5 credits each).

    Eligibility criteria are stated in the syllabus.

    We do not recommend printing module descriptions as some changes can take place before the course starts. Course material will be made available on Athena, which registered students will get access to at the start of the course.


    Linguistics 2A (7.5 credits)
    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.

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

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832 (7.5 credits)
    Within this module, various genres of English-language literature from the period 1340-1832 are studied. Terms and analytical concepts that the students acquired in English I 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.

    Module description: LT2A, HT23 (pdf) (448 Kb)

    Linguistics 2B (7.5 credits)
    This module proceeds from the concepts and skills in linguistics and academic writing that students have acquired in English I, and seeks to give students further knowledge about different linguistic methods of analysis. Students are given the opportunity to use this knowledge, as well as the linguistic models and concepts discussed in Linguistics 2A. Within the module, students conduct a linguistic investigation that is accounted for in speech and in writing.

    Module description: LN2B, HT23 (pdf) (309 Kb)

    English language education (module 4, 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.

    Grading criteria: DIDD, betygskriterier (pdf) (426 Kb)

    Course literature: DIDD, kurslitteratur (pdf) (809 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.


    Linguistics 2A: A final sit-down examination.

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832: One written assignment and a sit-down examination in practical text analysis.

    Linguistics 2B: A linguistic research paper and an oral presentation.

    English language education: Written and oral assignments and a sit-down examination.


    Examiners, HT23 (pdf) (118 Kb)

    DIDD: as per information from the module coordinator (see under 'contact').

  • 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.

    Students will be placed in even sized groups at the start of term, as it will depend on the number of registered students. Please note that the schedule is the same for all groups for the first module (LN2A). Once the course has started you will be able to see on Athena which group you are in for the modules running later in the term. Log-in to Athena with your university account.


    Details for the schedule for the final module DIDD is to follow in Time Edit for HT23. Contact responsible teachers at the start of term, in case of questions.



  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See the module descriptions under "course structure" for more details on readings.


  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Module coordinators (autumn term 2023):

    Linguistics 2A: Peter Sundkvist

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832: Irina Rasmussen

    Linguistics 2B: Kathrin Kaufhold

    English language education: Mara Haslam and Oliver Smith

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