This course is intended for future subject teachers of English in lower and upper secondary school. The course discusses thematic subject areas within linguistics and literature, focusing particularly on theories and methods applicable in English language teaching. A five-week teaching practice placement in a Swedish school is also included, and connected to subject didactics. Students should preferably have studied language-didactic courses before, but this is not a requirement. However, to be admitted to the course, students must have at least 60 higher education credits in English.
2EN300 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.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.