This course is intended for future teachers of English in lower and upper secondary school. The course discusses relevant subject areas within linguistics and literature, focusing particularly on theories and methods applicable in English language teaching. Field studies in a Swedish school are also included, and connected to subject didactics. To be admitted to the course, students do not have to have studied language didactics before, but must have at least 30 higher education credits in English. 1EN211 is open for exchange students from Linnaeus university partner institutions, and the students study together with Swedish students on the secondary school teacher training programme.
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.