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Teaching vocabulary and fluency development in English and modern languages

In this summer course, you'll learn how to use activities and strategies to develop vocabulary and fluency in English or other languages. You will also gain insights into how teachers can equip students for continued independent language proficiency development in the target language. The course is given in English.

Sommarkurs US169F
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During the course, you work with different strategies for both planned (intentional) and unplanned (incidental) further development of your own vocabulary in the target language, as well as with structured activities which aim to further develop your (and eventually your students') receptive and productive fluency in speech and writing.

You will reflect on the course activities in the light of theories of language learning and teaching. In addition, you will plan teaching for a prospective student group with the aim of developing these students' vocabulary and fluency in the target language.

You need a computer with an internet connection and webcam as well as a headset with microphone in order to participate in the course.

  • The course is primarily intended for active teachers, but it cannot be credited as a qualifying course.
  • If you are a teacher student, you are welcome to take the summer course, but you cannot credit it as part of your teacher program.
  • Course structure

    • The course is given at 50% of full-time study throughout the summer semester, from 13 June to 19 August.

    Once the course has started, the online learning platform Athena is used for tutorials, discussions, assignments and submissions.

    Teaching format

    The course is organized with a flexible approach (so-called HyFlex).

    • There are scheduled meetings in June and August, but they are not mandatory, and students can choose to meet at other times.

    Students choose from time to time whether they want to work with equivalent learning activities

    • alone or in a group,
    • online or physically together,
    • synchronously or asynchronously,
    • with or without the simultaneous presence of the teacher.

    The teaching consists of online lectures with knowledge control, learning activities as well as synchronous seminars and asynchronous discussions and assignments via a digital learning platform.

    Teaching takes place in English.


    The course is examined through written assignments, which can be written in Swedish or English.


    Per Snoder


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    Course coordinator
    Per Snoder,

    Study Counsellor

    Student Affairs Office