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ENG3-1016 Didactics 1

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Contents and structure

Didactics 1 is an introduction to central perspectives and theories in English subject didactics. 

Learning Outcome


The candidate 

  • has knowledge of how children and young people learn language 
  • has knowledge about central teaching theories and methods
  • has knowledge of the curriculum, national tests and teaching aids for the subject English
  • has knowledge about how to plan teaching


The candidate

  • is aware of their role as a good language model
  • is capable of using a wide variety of teaching resources, material and texts, including digital, across all areas of the English subject
  • is capable of discussing and using theory in planning and evaluating teaching

General competence

The candidate

  • is capable of using English orally and in writing, confidently and independently, appropriately for the target group
  • is capable of working independently and together with others in maintaining and developing his/her own linguistic and didactic competence
  • is capable of reflecting on his/her own learning and teaching practice in light of fundamental ethical values

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Teaching consist of lectures and seminars in combination with discussions, group work, and individual activities. Students will gain experience with methods that can be used in the English class room. The course requires systematic work with exercises and active participation in class, and attendance is therefore compulsory.

Compulsory learning activities

  • An oral assignment, with peer review 
  • Compulsory attendance


Written exam, 3 hours.

Grading A-F.

Examination support material

English-English dictionary

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