Welcome to the course Engelska för ämneslärare (1-30) 30hp (distans) English for Secondary Teachers

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.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 15 August - 28 August.

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.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

ENG018 12506 distance

Study period and pace

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-02


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Reading list

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Course co-ordinator

Jessika Nilsson

E-mail: jessika.v.nilsson@hig.se

Telephone: 073 9662988

Questions about registration and admission


You will study five modules in total within this course.

0010 Language Structure 7.5 hp
0020 Written Communication 5 hp
0030 Contemporary Literature in English 7 hp
0040 Language Didactics 7.5 hp
0050 World English 3 hp

Please note that the modules are not taught in the order above, and that some of them are taught in parallel.

You can find the preliminary course schedule with times and dates in Kronox four weeks before the course starts. This course is taught in two formats, distance (Distans) and campus (Normal), so please make sure you find the correct schedule. The first modules’ syllabi and detailed schedules with reading instructions will be available on Canvas two weeks before the course starts.

You are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our university 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. Failure to participate in such activities will make it impossible to attain some of the course objectives. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend all obligatory seminars. All modules also feature compulsory written and oral assignments (examinerande uppgifter). Language Structure ends with a written exam on the HiG campus or at any authorized exam location. More information on the examination format for each module can be found in the syllabus (kursplan).

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, it is important that you get hold of the literature well in time for the relevant sessions. A good idea is to order the books indicated in the syllabus (kursplan) during the summer vacation. You will find a link to the syllabus and reading list in the first section of this online welcome letter. In the module “Contemporary Literature in English”, only three of the novels in the reading list will be studied this term: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. You should also order Teaching Literature to Adolescents by Richard Beach et al. Literature in the Language Classroom by Joanne Collie and Stephen Slater will not be part of the obligatory reading but can be used for additional reading on traditional methods in literature teaching. During the module, the instructor will also select one book of young adult literature based on the students’ proposals. For the other modules, you should order all the titles below the heading “Kurslitteratur”, since this section lists obligatory course literature, with the exceptions mentioned above. The section “Referenslitteratur” lists non-obligatory literature. You do not have to read these books, but they are interesting and relevant texts if you want to study a topic in more depth.

Since the course runs at 100%, 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.


Please make sure you read the university guidelines for distance studies before the course starts: https://hig.se/Ext/Sv/Student/Dina-studier/Sa-funkar-undervisning-pa-distans.html.

It is important that you register for the course in Ladok as soon as registration opens. This will give you access to our course page in Canvas two weeks before the course starts. Canvas will be our main channel for communication, and this is where you will find material about our course such as the timetable, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Your instructors will use the email client to send individual messages when necessary. Therefore, check the Canvas page and your email regularly.

We will meet in a virtual classroom using Zoom. The link to each module’s online classroom will be posted on Canvas. To participate in the online meetings, you must make sure you have a well-functioning headset with a microphone instead of the microphone on the computer only, as well as a good camera.

Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the university’s disciplinary board. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read this information: https://hig.se/Ext/Sv/Biblioteket/Skriva-och-publicera/Plagiering.html

You will also be asked to take a plagiarism test on Canvas before you can access any of the course material.

The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies.

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 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.

Service and Support


You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

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

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

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

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, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

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

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Publicerad av: Liselotte Laurila Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2022-06-30
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
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