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English for Young Learners: Language Education I

  • 7.5 credits

This is a course for you who want to teach English at primary school level. You will learn how to use a communicative language teaching approach in the classroom. The course is given in English.

The course addresses oral and written activities in the language classroom. You will develop your English vocabulary and practice how to give instructions. You will also develop, present and theoretically justify classroom activities in which the children work with lexical, grammatical and phonological structures through rhymes, chants, songs, drama and digital resources.

Do you need teaching qualifications?

If you have a teacher's exam for preeschool class and school years 1-3 you can obtain qualifications for teaching English attending the following courses:

English for Young Learners: Language Education I, 7.5 credits

Language proficiency and theory for preschool class and school years 1–3, 7.5 credits

For teaching qualifications for school years 4-6, further courses are required:

English for Young Learners: Language Education II, 7.5 credits

English children's literature for primary school teachers, years 4-6, 7.5 credits

  • Course structure

    This is a part-time course given at distance with two mandatory seminars at campus.

    Once the course is in progress, the web-based learning platform Athena will be used for communication, learning activities and course assignments:


    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars.

    A diagnostic test is carried out at the beginning of the course in order to develop your pronunciation and intonation.


    Examination for this course consists of an oral pronunciation test, oral seminar assignments, written assignments and a digital vocabulary and phraseology test.


    Autumn 2020: Joakim Sigvardson

  • 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.
  • Contact


    Ylva Sandberg,

    Student Affairs Office

    Jorunn Nilsson,

    Student Counsellor

    Shona McLean,