English, 15 credits

Engelska, 15 hp


Main field of study

English Didactics

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mikael Jungevall

Course coordinator

Mikael Jungevall

Director of studies or equivalent

Michael Smith
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary

Main field of study

English, Didactics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Primary School Teacher Programme with a specialisation in Teaching in Early Years Classes and Grades 1-3 of the Compulsory School


Applies to all courses regardless of grading scale.

  • Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

If the course has a three-graded grading scale (U - VG), following applies:

  • Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

The following applies to courses that include a compulsory component:

  • If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.  

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Course revised 2020-04-02; Dnr LiU-2020-01361

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is Swedish, the course as a whole or in large parts, is taught in Swedish. Please note that although teaching language is Swedish, parts of the course could be given in English. Examination language is Swedish.
  • If teaching language is Swedish/English, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English (depending on teaching language).
  • If teaching language is English, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
Code Name Scope Grading scale
ESS1 Written presentation 1 credits U, G
MTL3 Oral examination 2 credits U, G, VG
MTL4 Oral examination 2 credits U, G, VG
MTLY Oral presentation 1 credits U, G
MTNC Oral presenation 1 credits U, G
MTS1 Oral presentation 1 credits U, G
POR2 Portfolio 2 credits U, G, VG
PROW Oral and written presentation 3 credits U, G
STN2 Written examination 2 credits U, G, VG
The books, etc. listed directly under the course are compulsory reading. Anything else is put under SELF STUDY and is NOT compulsory reading, but may serve as extra help for those that wish to go further in their studies, or for those who perhaps are writing essays within a specific field later on etc. Pronunciation Material supplied by the Department Writing and Grammar Vannestål, Maria Estling, Essential English Grammar, Lund, Studentlitteratur, 2012, ISBN 978-91-44-11460-6. Literature Picture book seminar: Browne, Anthony. Voices in the Park. D. K. Publishing, 2001. ISBN: 9780789481917 Cole, Babette. Princess Smartypants. Puffin Books, 1996. ISBN: 9780140555264 Jeffers, Oliver. The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Harper Collin’s Children’s Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780007182312 Stieg, William. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Aladdin Paperbacks,1987. ISBN: 9780671662691 Novel seminar: Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. Harper Teen, 2003. ISBN: 9780060560133 Sedgwick, Marcus. Midwinterblood. Indigo, 2012. ISBN: 978178060206 Other texts supplied by the Department. Culture Material supplied by the Department in electronic form. Didactics Lundberg, Gun. De första årens engelska. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011. ISBN: 978-91-44-11440-8 English-Swedish Dictionaries (many are also to be found in digital format) There will be additional material supplied by the Department in electronic form. SELF STUDY The titles below are not compulsory but recommended for anyone that needs/wants to practise a little extra. Pronunciation Sylvén, Liss Kerstin. The Ins and Outs of English Pronunciation. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013. ISBN: 9789144079554 Johansson, Stig & Göran Rönnerdal. Introducing English Pronunciation. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2005. Johansson, Stig & Göran Rönnerdal. English Pronunciation: A Workbook. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2005. Johansson & Rönnerdal’s books are published in a British version and an American one. The text is identical in both books, but the accompanying CDs with recordings of the exercises in the books are different. Choose the version that suits you. Grammar Ljung, Magnus & Sölve Ohlander. Gleerups Engelska Grammatik. Stockholm: Gleerups, 2001. ISBN: 91-40-61707-6 Ljung, Magnus & Sölve Ohlander. Gleerups Engelska Grammatik. Övningsbok (svårare version). Stockholm: Gleerups, 2001. ISBN: 91-40-61382-8 Heffernan, James A., John E. Lincoln & Janet Atwill. Writing. A College Handbook. 5th edition. New York: Norton, 2001. ISBN: 0-393-97426-X Murphy, Raymond, English Grammar in Use, 4th Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN 9780521189392 Smitterberg, Erik. Spotting the Error: A Problem-based Workbook on English Grammar and Usage. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007. ISBN: 978-91-44-03612-0 Vannestål, Maria Estling, University Grammar of English, Studentlitteratur, 2005, ISBN 978-91-44-03499-7 Literature Gamble, Nikki och Sally Yates. Exploring Children’s Literature. London: Sage, 2008. ISBN: 9781412930130 Culture MacQueen, Donald. Window on the United States. 5th ed. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009. ISBN: 9789144050522 McCormic, John. Contemporary Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. ISBN: 0230002145 Didactics Cameron, Lynne. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. ISBN: 9780521774345 Celce-Murica, Marianne. Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language. 3rd ed. Heine & Heine, 2001. ISBN: 978-0838419922 Estling Vannestål, Maria. Engelska för yngre åldrar. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2010. ISBN: 978-91-44-05531-2 2012Harmer, Jeremy. How to Teach English. Longman, 1997. ISBN: 9780582287968 Hedge, Tricia. Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000 or later. ISBN: 9780194421720 Lightbown, Patsy M & Nina Spada. How Languages Are Learned. (Oxford Handbook for Language Teachers). Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003. Linnér, Bengt & Katarina Lundin. Klassrummens många språk – att förhålla sig till elevers språkbruk. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011. ISBN: 978-91-44-07163-3 Lundahl, Bo. (2012) Engelsk språkdidaktik. Texter, kommunikation, språkutveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012. Sandström, Karyn. Kidworthy Works. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011. ISBN: 978-91-44-04845-1 Slattery, Mary & Jane Willis. English for Primary Teachers: A Handbook of Activities & Classroom Language. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. ISBN: 978-0-19-437563-4 Tornberg, Ulrika. Språkdidaktik. Malmö: Gleerups, 2000. Tornberg, Ulrika, Anita Malmqvist & Ingela Valfridsson, eds. Språkdidaktiska perspektiv. Stockholm: Liber, 2009. Dictionaries (you will probably need one for your studies with us but it is free of choice) Norstedts stora engelsk-svenska ordbok. Stockholm: Norstedts Norstedts stora svensk-engelska ordbok. Stockholm: Norstedts Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.Pearson Ed. Ltd. Please note that the university library gives you on-line access to The Oxford English Dictionary, with some 700,000 words in it. Found in a list on this page: https://katalog.bibl.liu.se/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/x/57/0/5?searchdata1=&library=ALL&item_1cat=EREFSPRAKL

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