Welcome to the course Placement for Teaching Practice 7,5 cr. /Ämnesdidaktisk VFU i engelska

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: 19 September - 2 October.

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

ENG516 12509

Study period and pace

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 40-49


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Reading list

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Course co-ordinator

Caroline Sims



Questions about registration and admission


Welcome to Placement for Teaching Practice (VFU) 7.5 cr.!

My name is Caroline Sims and I am the course coordinator for this course. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course (caroline.sims@hig.se).

This course runs between weeks 40-49 and throughout this period you are expected to participate in various types of activities held at your VFU school. Such activities could comprise for example, planning, implementing and evaluating teaching, as well as assessing pupil’s development in English and participating in staff meetings. Remember that being a teacher at your level results in a 45-hour-week if you are working full time.

In addition, there are three obligatory course meetings which you must attend; the introductory meeting, the tripartite meeting (trepartssamtal) and the final presentation at the end of the course. The introductory meeting takes place week 39. More information on times and dates for these meetings will be posted on Canvas. All meetings take place via zoom.

This course also includes a set assignment and the instructions for this assignment can be found in the course description which will be available on Canvas two weeks before the course starts.

Please remember that you are a representative of our university during your VFU and at your VFU placement school. As you can see in the course plan, it is important that you conduct yourself in a professional manner and represent the values and principles of the Swedish educational system.

Contact your LLU in good time. You are responsible for distributing the following documents well in advance to your LLU, in printed or digital form:

• The introductory letter
• The evaluation form (bedömningsunderlag)
• VFU-guiden

You should also show your LLU (Lokala Lärarutbildare) the course description and discuss your assignment with your LLU. At the end of your placement and together with you, your LLU will fill in the evaluation form. You are responsible for submitting this form under “Assignments” on Canvas after the completion of the course.

All documents will be available on Canvas.


It is important that you log onto Canvas in good time before the course starts since this will be our main channel for communication. This is where you will find material about our courses such as the syllabus and schedule, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the course coordinator will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Therefore, check the Canvas course page regularly.

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: 2022-06-29
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
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