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Language Education - Theory, Method, Application

This is a course for you who want to improve your knowledge of language education. The course is given every spring as a freestanding course and for international students.

The course addresses theoretical and methodological perspectives in language education research. Results and pedagogical implications of empirical studies in language education are discussed and problematized. The focus is on learning and teaching foreign languages, as well as on language teacher and language learning cognitions about these issues.

  • Course structure

    This course is taught online with no physical meetings.

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

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    The course uses Stockholm University's online learning platform, Athena for course information, course activities and assignments.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The course also involves individual work and work in small groups.


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

    Grading criteria US535F - valid from Spring 2020 (411 Kb)


    Una Cunningham


  • 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.

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Course coordinator
    Una Cunningham,

    Study Counsellor

    Student Affairs Office