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Teaching English through children’s literature and culture


Teaching English

7.5 credits

The main aim of this course is to provide you with tools suitable for teaching English in pre-school classes and school years 1-3. It also offers an understanding of aesthetic learning processes and digital tools in relation to teaching in English.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Linguistic and cultural knowledge that is useful at work or at home Do you want to work in advertising and PR, translation and interpretation, politics, travel, journalism, international relations, cultural criticism? All these fields require skills in English and knowledge related to different cultures. Studying English at Södertörn University will help you use English, and language in general, in the most effective manner, allowing you to use these skills in advertising, politics or other in professions in which you need a high level of communicative skill. You will also gain the skills you need for employment in a workplace where English is the working language, which makes English a great supplement to other subjects. Studying English brings the opportunity to continue studying at Master’s level and beyond. Read about research in this subject
Children's literature in the classroom Using studies of children’s literature and culture in English, you will improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension, as well as become more fluent at expressing yourself correctly in both spoken and written English. You will learn how to plan teaching in English, and to describe, motivate and exemplify how children’s literature and culture in English can be used in the classroom. The course also covers the use of digital tools and aesthetic learning processes in the classroom and how to choose them, and allows you to reflect on your role as a future teacher of English. Course design This course is taught through lectures, seminars and group exercises, and you will be examined through active participation in the seminars and seminar assignments, written and oral seminar and group assignments, as well as a written take-home examination.
A global language to help you understand the world English is a global language. Learning English opens doors to personal development and future success; you can study or work abroad, gain better understanding of the mechanisms in a multicultural society and think critically about many aspects of current societal and political problems. Learning a foreign language also brings new ways of looking at the problems in the world. English at Södertörn University specialises in teaching and research in English and fields directly linked to the subject, such as linguistics, literature and the culture of English-speaking countries. It encourages critical thinking about the links between historical, social and cultural circumstances, and well as examining how different social groups use language. Another aspect is that of how a language is learned and what influences the process.