Welcome to the course English I and II for Teachers in grades 4-6 15 cr. / Engelska för grundlärare I och II åk 4-6 (distans)

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 full-time course given between weeks 46-03.
Name of course

English I and II for Teachers in grades 4-6

Course code


Application code

12513 distance

FacultyFaculty of Education and Business Studies
Course co-ordinator

Lisa Johansson

E-mail: lisa.johansson@hig.se

Telephone: 026 648833

Course administration

Monika Karlsson

E-mail: mks@hig.se


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: 27 aug - 2 sept

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

The course is divided into two sections. Please pay attention to the separate course codes which are needed in order to register. You need to enroll in both sections.

To give you an overview of the work we will do, the course structure looks like the following:

English I for teachers in grades 4-6 ENG 509 (wks. 36-45)

Module 1. 0010 Basic language structure and phonology, 7 credits (wks. 36-45)
Module 2. 0020 English language proficiency, 5 credits (wks. 36-41)
Module 3. 0030 Contemporary English literature, 3 credits (wks. 42-45)

English II for teachers in grades 4-6 ENG 510 (wks.46-03)

Module 1. 0010 Children's and youth literature, 4 credits (wks. 46-50)
Module 2. 0020 English didactics, 9 credits (wks. 46-03)
Module 3. 0030 World English, 2 credits (wks. 51-03)

Teaching will start on Tuesday, 4 September between 9.30 a.m.-12 a.m. on Adobe where we will go straight into the basic language structure and phonology module. The ‘room’ on Adobe will be available from 9.10 a.m. A more detailed time table will be posted on Blackboard later on. The modules will be taught parallel which means that you will be studying two modules at the same time (see weeks above). This means that you will need to have obtained the course literature for modules 0010 and 0020 before the course starts. You will be expected to have read/studied certain areas of the literature before the first seminar. Generally throughout the course, 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.

Students attending courses in English at the University of Gävle are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our college does not only involve obtaining subject knowledge, but also improving one’s ability to speak and write English, and this can only take place if students meet their teachers and actively participate in the instruction. Furthermore, most modules feature live, face-to-face, group work in order to accommodate the general course objective that “students should be able to compare and critically evaluate one’s own and others' work”. Failure to participate in such activities will therefore make it impossible to attain a course objective. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions.

There will be one on-campus meeting within this course. The meeting takes place within the module English didactics and is held on Tuesday, 15 January 2019.
Since this is a full-time course, you must be prepared to allocate 40 hours of study per week, including class attendance, reading and writing assignments. Studying for 30 credits in one term is like a full-time job.


It is important that you register on Blackboard which will be our main channel for communication. This is where you will find material about our course such as the time table, instructions, assignments, power point presentations etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions.

Secondly, since our course is digitally based it means that we will not meet physically but instead we will meet via Adobe connect. 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. This way you will be able to hear us and we can hear you much better. 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 includes seminars where you are to participate in discussions. Unfortunately Ipads and Iphones do not work sufficiently for this activity.

When it is time for us to meet, a link to the classroom will be posted under ‘announcements’ on Blackboard. You click on the link and follow the instructions to the classroom. As mentioned before, participation in these sessions via Adobe 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.

Finally, the syllabus (kursplan) is a legally binding document for teachers and students alike. Students should therefore refrain from requesting instructors to change the course content or shorten the reading list, for example.

Övrig information
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 this disclaimer carefully before the beginning of the course; print it, sign it, make a copy/take a picture, and upload it to Blackboard.


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.

General information

Hig.se/student is our student webpage where you can find useful links and information about your studies. Here you will also find a news feed where we publish study-related news.

IT support
You can contact IT support if you encounter any problems with your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in the Student Centre, building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 (0)26 64 88 00 or email itsupport@hig.se

The library is located in the middle of the campus and is open to everybody. Welcome to the library to activate your entrance card as a library card. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Student support
Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, student health and welfare and support for students with disabilities.

The Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff who can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You can also find a café in this area and a TV displays showing study-related information and the daily timetabling. You can contact the Student Centre by email at studentcentrum@hig.se

Web meetings with Adobe Connect or Zoom
Adobe Connect and Zoom are two services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.

Publicerad av: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-06-05
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