Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

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About us and what we do

At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we are approxinmately 160 staff members doing research on and teaching in the subjects Swedish, Scandinavian languages, Swedish as a second language, Swedish as a Foreign Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies, Bilingualism and second language acquisition for about 3,500 students every year. We offer Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes, and approximately 70 courses each semester.

Our research

Current research in the Swedish Language/Scandinavian Language unit largely fall under the following areas:

  • Contemporary Swedish language use in society
  • The Swedish language system
  • Swedish historical linguistics and philology.

Also see our departments:

About our research in Swedish: Forskning

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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow in Bilingualism Research. Closing date March 6th

The successful applicant will work in an externally funded project on the compensatory role of declarative memory in grammatical processing among early and late second language learners of Swedish. Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University.

Courses and programmes

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.

Pedagogiska priset.

Who do you think should be given an award for good teaching, 2018? Deadline 15 March

Do you have an outstanding teacher who should be rewarded for their inspiring teaching? Or if you are a member of staff who has a colleague who makes outstanding efforts in teaching? Just don't hesitate, nominate your teacher for "The Award for Good Teaching – 2018". Nominations can be made until the 15th March.