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English for Young Learners: Language Education II

This is a course for you who lack teaching competence in English for young learners. You will develop advanced knowledge of how to use a communicative language teaching approach in the classroom, especially in the grades 4-6. The course is given in English.

You will develop advanced subject-specific knowledge of teaching English to young learners and the course addresses oral and written activities in the language classroom.

With a starting point in current research in language education and assessment of language competence you will be given situations to plan and evaluate your teaching in English as well as assess the childrens communication abilities in summative and formative ways.

You will develop, present and theoretically motivate classroom activities as well as overarching themes in which the young learners develop their communicative abilities with help of aesthetic teaching processes and digital resources.

Do you need a teaching qualification?

If you have a teacher degree in English for young learners you can obtain a teaching qualification for school years 4-6 attending the following courses:

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

English for Young Learners: Language Education I, 7.5 credits

English for Young Learners: Language Education II, 7.5 credits

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

  • Course structure

    Based on current conditions and responsible authorities' recommendations, the Department of Language Education practises online teaching until the end of Spring semester 2021.

    We are using the e-meeting service Zoom for online teaching. It is free of charge for all students at Stockholm University:

    Get started with Zoom

    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.


    Examination for this course consists of oral seminar assignments and written hand-in assignments.


    Spring 2021: 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

    Administration of Freestanding courses
    Study counselling for Freestanding courses and Teacher Education Programme in Primary Education