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Language and Education in an International Perspective

This is an elective course in the Master´s programme in International and Comparative Education and The Master's Programme in Education with International and Comparative specialisation. It is also offered as a single course (module).

The course deals with theories and policies related to how education in languages and literacy are organized in different countries and in different contexts. Current theories and policies within mother tongue education, second language education, education in foreign languages, education in minority languages and comprehensive reading and writing instruction are discussed in an international and comparative perspective.

  • Course structure

    The course contains compulsory instruction which combines lectures, workshops, discussions and group work to achieve the learning outcomes. Included in the course is obligatory presentation of students own examination as well as critical review of another student’s examination task. Students are required to attend 80% of the compulsory course sessions. Student absences of more than 20% of the course sessions must be compensated via additional course assignments.

    Students with more than 40% absence from the compulsory course session must retake the course.

    Course Description

    Course Description Autumn 2022 (299 Kb)


    Ali Reza Majlesi

  • 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.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course Leader

    Ali Reza Majlesi

    Course administrator

    Stephanie Lisak - Programme Email Adress