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English, Swedish as a second language

Are you interested in language and like working with adolescents? If so, this programme could be the one for you. You will obtain good knowledge in English and Swedish as a second language and this, combined with educational science, will develop you into a ready-made secondary school teacher.

Tjej och kille på högstadiet som samarbetar i klassrummet
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As a language teacher in compulsory school years 7-9 you will teach in two different subjects. In this specialization, you will study English for three semesters, your first subject, and Swedish as a second language for two semesters, your second subject. Before you apply to the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School, it is important that you look up which specific entry requirements are needed for the subjects you have chosen.

Beside substantial subject knowledge this programme will give you tools to work with the many social relations that every teacher meets each day. You will also gain practical and theoretical tools to see, asses and follow pupils' and your own learning.

Within the courses in educational science you will learn about pupils needs, rights and obligations and other matters concerning school, society, teaching and development.

An important and appreciated part of the programme is the school placement. During your school placement you will be in a school and participate in the pedagogical practice and you also have the optional opportunity to do one of your school placement courses abroad.

If your university has an agreement with our department you are welcome to join us as an exchange student.

  • Programme overview

    The teacher education programme for secondary school teaching, with a specialisation in language, is comprised of 240 credits, which equals four years of full time studies.

  • Contact

    Several departments collaborate in your education to become a secondary school teacher, but the Department of Language Education is responsible for your programme. That means that we:

    • Have the overall responsibility for your programme.
    • Plan and coordinate your studies in collaboration with the other departments.
    • Are responsible for the courses in subject learning and teaching, and the school placement courses.

    For more information about the programme, contact our study counselor; studievagledare@isd.su.se