This part-time free-standing course is aimed at teachers who want to become qualified for teaching English in grades 4-6, in conjunction with courses given by the Department of Language Education.

Due to changes to the study plans for the teacher education programs for primary schools, the courses within those programs have been, or are being, revised. As a result, the freestanding courses offered as continuing professional development for teachers who want to become qualified for teaching English in primary schools also need to be revised. A revised course that replaces the course ENLI46 will be offered in spring term 2020.

Course description

The course has the following aims:
- to improve your oral proficiency in English, with particular emphasis on improving your pronunciation and fluency in the classroom;
- to improve your written proficiency in English, for both classroom and general use;
- to introduce you to important children’s texts in English, and how to analyze and work with them and new versions in other media, such as film adaptations.

The course itself, which is given entirely in English, consists of the following course unit:
English literature and film for young readers, which will work on close reading and understanding of literary texts (in the wider sense that includes films and other modern media), how they arise in given cultural contexts, and how to present this in more formal written English.