OJUP1030 Varieties of English (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Teacher Education
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Students take a closer look at different English-speaking countries and accompanying cultures
Explore different ways in which English as an international language has been theorized, politicized and experienced
Discuss the pedagogical implications of teaching an international language

Completion methods

Active participation in teaching, written task, reading material, group work activities, individual reflection

Assessment details

Active participation in course meetings and completion of the learning assignment/s.

Criteria for grades will be presented/agreed during the course.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing of the course the student will be able to
• Recognize the way in which English has developed over time and across different geographical spaces
• Be sensitive to the role of English as an international language in different contexts
• Better appreciate the political nature of language education
• Critically consider how to address cultural issues when teaching foreign and additional languages

Study materials

Articles to be announced


  • Crystal, D. (2012). English as a global language. Cambridge University Press.; ISBN 9781139196970

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item