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Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Teaching and Learning

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

About the course

This course deals with various applications of the Cognitive Linguistics framework to second language teaching and learning. This framework provides a holistic view on language and conceptualization relevant to language teaching. While supporting existing methods in language teaching and learning, applied cognitive linguistics offers alternative ways of presenting and working with grammar and vocabulary in the language classroom. Moreover, it provides explanations as to why language learners may experience problems. The course provides a theoretical orientation as well as opportunities for analyses of practical applications.

Solid knowledge in linguistics is required.
Teaching language: English (for shared work) and English, French, German, Russian or Swedish for remaining work, depending on language specialization.
Depending on choice of main study area additional language knowledge is required: for English, Finnish, French, German, Russian level C1 according to CEFR in the chosen language, and for Linguistics and Language Teaching and Learning level C1 in any of the languages mentioned.


Application and eligibility

Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Teaching and Learning, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 28 August 2017


Lectures end during the week of 23 October 2017

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Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Online learning (web-based)

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Univ: At least 120 ECTS and thereof at least 75 ECTS in one of the academic subjects English, French, German, Linguistics, Russian, or equivalent knowledge.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English 6/English Course B.



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Application deadline was 18 April 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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