KOPS1006 Language Education Policy (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



The goal of the course is to familiarize the student with the multi-sited and multi-layered questions of language education policy. The course deals with language education policy not only from the point of view of language policy and education policy, but also from various other societal, political and economic viewpoints. The course focuses on language education policy in different educational levels, and from the viewpoint of working life, and special groups such as linguistic and cultural minorities. The course also deals with the societal aspects of language assessment. The student may focus on the language education policy of a particular country or group.

Completion methods

Reading circle, written assignments

Assessment details

Participation in class and written assignments

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student
• has familiarized herself/himself with language education in its different perspectives
• understands the international, national and local connections of language education
• is familiar with the specific questions of the education of different language groups
• understands the significance of the political role of language assessment
• can apply her knowledge in a multicultural and multilingual environment

Description of prerequisites

APPLANG students: SOKS105 Introduction to Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society; SOKS1006 Key themes and questions in applied language studies

LAGIC students: LACS1011 Introduction to Language and Discourse; LACS1012 Globalization, Language and Society

Study materials

A selected set of readings

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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