Welcome to the course English for teachers in grades 7-9 (1-45 cr.) further training

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 36-02. (ht20/vt21/ht21)
Name of course

English for teachers in grades 7-9 (1-45 cr.) further training

Course code


Application code



Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Susanne Grees



Course administration

Monika Karlsson


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 17 aug - 30 aug

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to Lärarlyftet, English for teachers years 7-9 (1-45 cr), and the department of English studies!
My name is Susanne Greés and I will be the course coordinator for this term, and I can be contacted on Susanne.grees@hig.se. The course will run for three terms with a total of 45 credits. There is a set schedule for all the modules on Thursdays, 14-16 via Zoom.

The modules for the autumn term of 2020 are as follows:
0010 Language structure, 7 cr weeks 36-45 with Britta Bergstedt
0020 Written communication, 5 cr weeks 46-50 with Susanne Greés
0030 World English, 3cr weeks 51-02 with Lisa Johansson

Spring 2021
Subject didactics, 10 cr
Field studies, 5 cr

Autumn 2021
Contemporary English literature, 5 cr
Children and youth literature 5 cr
Survey course in linguistics, 5 cr

Teaching occurs to a large extent in seminars where plenty of opportunities for interaction in English are provided. All teaching is in English and aims to encourage discussion and reflection concerning the role and function of English as well as aspects of its application as an educational subject for grades 7 to 9.
To participate fully in our courses it is important that you prepare for the seminars by reading the instructed parts of the course literature. This is obligatory and vital in order to be able to participate in discussing particular models and issues brought up in the literature, rather than discussing topics in general. Therefore it is important that you get hold of the literature well in time for the relevant sessions. If you find it difficult to find a particular title within Sweden, ordering it from an international site, such as www.amazon.co.uk is one suggestion. There you might also be able to find the titles second hand for a good price.
The first meeting takes place on Thursday September 3, 14-16 with Language structure and Britta Bergstedt, and the course literature you will need is:
1. Estling Vannestål, Maria (2015). A University Grammar of English with a Swedish Perspective. Lund: Studentlitteratur. sidor: 586
A more detailed study guide will be posted on Canvas two weeks prior to the start of the first module.


Canvas will be our new platform as from this coming autumn, and this is how you will access the platform:
Från och med höstterminen 2020 ersätter Canvas den nuvarande lärplattformen Blackboard. När du har registrerat dig på din kurs via Ladok skrivs du automatiskt in på kursen i Canvas.
Det kan ta upp till 60 minuter innan ditt användarnamn lagts till i lärplattformen och du kan se din kurs i Canvas.

This is where you will find material about our course such as study guides, instructions, assignments, power point presentations etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions.
Since our course is digitally based it means that we will not meet physically. Instead we will meet in our virtual classroom via Zoom. For us all to be able to benefit from a good quality of reception it is recommended that you use broadband and not a wireless connection. It is also important that you use a good headset with a microphone instead of the microphone on the computer only. A good camera is also essential for communicative purposes. Please note that you are expected to use your microphone and camera throughout the course since several of the course modules include seminars where you are to participate in discussions. Unfortunately Ipads and Iphones do not work sufficiently for this activity.
The links to the Zoom-rooms will be posted on Canvas. You click on the link and follow the instructions to the classroom. Participation in these sessions via Zoom is an essential part of the course. Even though we do not meet physically you shall think of it as equivalent to classroom teaching which means that an active contribution is beneficial for everyone.

Log in to Canvas

/Regards Susanne

Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the college’s disciplinary commission. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read the disclaimer carefully, available on Canvas, before the beginning of the course; print it, sign it, make a copy/take a picture, and upload it to Canvas.


Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

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Publicerad av: Lisa Olsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2020-11-02
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