This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-44 och 45-02
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English I and II for Teachers in grades 4-6
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
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Period for course registration: August 16th - August 29th and
October 25th - November 7th
Welcome to English for teachers in grades 4-6!
My name is Lisa Johansson and I am the course coordinator for this course. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course (email@example.com). Also, please note that I will be away on vacation (with limited internet access) week 34, which means that I will not be able to reply to e-mails during that week. If you have any questions that need answers before the course starts, I suggest therefore that you contact me in week 33 in order to ensure a quick reply. I will also check my inbox on Saturday w. 34 when I have returned to Gävle.
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 519 (wks. 35-44)
Module 1. 0010 Basic language structure and phonology, 7.5 credits (wks. 35-44)
Module 2. 0020 English language proficiency, 7.5 credits (wks. 35-44)
English II for teachers in grades 4-6 ENG 520 (wks.45-02)
Module 1. 0010 Children's and youth literature, 4.5 credits (wks. 45-49)
Module 2. 0020 English didactics, 7.5 credits (wks. 45-02)
Module 3. 0030 World English, 3 credits (wks. 50-02)
Teaching will start week 35 on Zoom where we will begin with an introduction and overview of the course as a whole but also introduce our first modules, English language proficiency and Basic language structure and phonology. Please note that 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 need to have obtained the course literature for modules 0010 and 0020 before the course starts. A more detailed time table will be found in Kronox.
To participate fully in this course, it is important that you prepare well for the seminars by reading instructed parts of the course literature. You should be able to discuss particular models and issues brought up in the literature rather than topics in general. Therefore, make sure you order the course literature for all modules in good time before the course starts. You will not be able to access the course page on Canvas until two weeks before the course starts but the literature list can be found in the course plan, which is part of this welcome letter.
Throughout the course you are often expected to have read/studied certain areas of the literature before the seminar, and for many of the modules, you will need to bring the course literature with you to class since we will be discussing questions or tasks found in the literature. 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.
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 in January 2022, provided that the current Covid-19 restrictions are no longer in place by then.
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.
ou will be automatically registered on Canvas when you register on the course. This is our main channel for communication and where you will find material about our course such as the study guide, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Therefore, check the Canvas course page regularly. Even though the course comprises two parts with two separate course codes, we will only use one Canvas page throughout the course.
Secondly, since you are to participate in group discussions throughout this course is 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.
The links to the Zoom meeting rooms will be found under each module folder in Canvas.
Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offenses, 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 attached disclaimer carefully before the beginning of the course. You will find it as an assignment in Canvas, too. You must download it, sign it electronically, and upload it to Canvas by the indicated due date.
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 didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.
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.
After your course has finished you will be sent a web-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and your 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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