KLSS113 Perspectives on multilingualism (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course examines multilingualism as a societal phenomenon, as a part of working life, and as a specific field in applied language studies.

Completion methods

Independent study: readings, writing assignments.

Assessment details

Written assignments.

More detailed assessment criteria will be provided as part of the instructions for the assignments.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student
- understands multilingualism from the perspectives of an individual and a community
- has acquired knowledge of different definitions of multilingualism and of key concepts in the research field of multilingualism studies
- is familiar with key research topics and methods, as well as key themes and questions in multilingualism studies
- can critically discuss literature on multilingualism
- can apply the acquired knowledge in the assignments.

Additional information

Opintojakson voi suorittaa suomen- tai englanninkielisenä itseopiskelupakettina.

Study materials

List of readings provided by the instructor

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item