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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

    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. 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)


    Spring 2021: 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.
  • Contact

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