Period for course registration in Ladok:
1 January – 14 January.
|Course and application code
|Study period and pace
This course is a half-time course given between weeks 03-02, (2 terminer)
|Syllabus and reading list
|Questions about registration and admission
Welcome to Lärarlyftet and the department of English studies!
My name is Britta Larson Bergstedt and I will be the course coordinator for this spring term. You can contact me at email@example.com. This course will run for both academic terms of 2024 (spring and fall) for a total of 30 credits.
Please read the following information in this welcome letter carefully and make sure you click all the links.
You will study 5 different modules in total within this English course.
Basic Language Structure 7.5 credits
Language Proficiency 7,5 credits
English Didactics 7.5 credits
Children’s and Youth Literature 4,5 credits
World English 3 credits
There is a set schedule for all the modules on Tuesdays, 14-16 via Zoom. Teaching in the spring term starts in week 03 and ends in week 22. The first meeting will take place week 3, on Tuesday, January 16th.
Join Zoom Meeting
You will also find the Zoom link on Canvas.
You can also find your schedule in the timetable service Kronox no later than four weeks before the course starts. Please note that examinations may be scheduled for other days and times. Dates and times for examinations will be posted on Canvas.
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 involves obtaining subject knowledge, but also improving one’s ability to speak and write English. This can only take place if students meet their teachers and actively participate. 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' texts and presentations”.
Failure to participate in weekly class sessions and activities will therefore make it impossible to attain a course objective. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend all obligatory seminars.
A syllabus and schedule for each of the different modules, including timetables with reading instructions, will also be posted on Canvas two weeks prior to the start of the module. Since this course runs at 50%, you should be prepared to allocate approximately 20 hours to studying per week, including 2 hours class attendance, as well as individually preparing, reading and writing assignments.
Make sure you order the course literature for the first two 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.
You will be automatically registered on Canvas when you register for the course. This is our main channel for communication and where you will find material 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.
The syllabus (kursplan) is a legally binding document for teachers and students alike. Students should therefore refrain from requesting instructors to change the course content or shorten the reading list, for example. There is a separate link in the welcome letter to the course plan.
You will also be required to take a knowledge test about cheating on Canvas before you can access any of the course material
The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies
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.
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Web meetings with Zoom
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- Web meetings with Zoom
Wireless network (wifi)
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