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Language and Education in an International Perspective

  • 7.5 credits

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.

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.