Welcome to the course English for Teachers in Upper-Secondary School, Further Training (1-90 cr.) Lärarlyftet

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 35-02. (ht21/vt22/ht22/vt23/ht23/vt24)

Course information
Name of course

English English for Teachers in Upper-Secondary School, Further Training (1-90 cr.)

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: August 16th - August 29th

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to Lärarlyftet 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 six terms with a total of 90 credits. There is a set schedule for all the modules on Mondays, 14-16 via Zoom.

The modules for the autumn term of 2021 are as follows:
0010 Language Structure 7.5 cr
0020 Written Communication 5 cr
0050 World English 3 cr

Spring 2022
0030 Contemporary Literature in English and the Teaching of English Literature 7 cr
0040 Language Didactics 7.5 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 upper-secondary schooling.
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 Monday August 30, 14-16 with Language structure and the instructor, Henrik Kaatari, and the course literature you will need is:
1. Estling Vannestål, Maria (2015). A University Grammar of English with a Swedish Perspective (2nd edition). Lund: Studentlitteratur. sidor: 586
2. Smitterberg, Erik (2007). Spotting the Error: A Problem-Based Workbook on English Grammar and Usage. Lund: Studentlitteratur. sidor: 158

A more detailed study guide will be posted on Canvas two weeks prior to the start of the first module.


You 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 timetable, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Therefore, check the course Canvas page regularly.

If you need support with any technical issues concerning Canvas, contact the support service through studentsupport@hig.se

Since our course is digitally based it means that we will not meet physically. Instead we will meet in our virtual classroom via Zoom on Mondays 2-4 pm. 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

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

Plagiarism Pdf, 384 kB.

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.

Publicerad av: Liselotte Laurila Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-11-15
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)