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Welcome to the course English I and II for Teachers in grades 4-6 15 cr. Engelska I och II för grundlärare åk 4-6 (distans)

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:

ENG519 14–27 August.

ENG520 23 October–5 November.

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



Study period and pace

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-44 and 45-02

Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator

Lisa Johansson


026-64 88 33

Questions about registration and admission


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 (lisa.johansson@hig.se).

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 campus 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 in 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 that 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.

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.

The on-campus days are scheduled as follows:

w.35: 28 Aug. 13.00-17.00 Introduction: Language Structure (room: 33:203)
29 Aug. 9.00-12.00 Introduction: Language Proficiency (room: 13:302)
w.44: 30 Oct. 9.00-13.00 Exam Language Structure
31 Oct. Time to be confirmed. Exam Proficiency
1 Nov. Time to be confirmed. Introduction to Didactics and Children’s Literature
w. 2: Two days will be scheduled in week 2 (2024)

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.


You will automatically be 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 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: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2023-06-19
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)