I am a senior lecturer and associate professor in Language Teaching and Learning. My research centers on L2 development, multilingualism and literacy. I teach courses in Swedish as a second language.
I have researched literacy practices of adult second language learners who study the language programme Swedish for immigrants (SFI). In my doctoral thesis from 2014 I researched connections between literacy practices in everyday life and in SFI-education. The participants were five Kurdish SFI-students. I am also interested in action research and the use of digital technologies in second language education. In two studies I have studied digital and multilingual literacy practices of sfi-students and how these practices can be used as resources for development of education.
I perform an action research project where the aim is to research and explore pronunciation instruction in SFI education for learners with very short or no previous schooling.
I am also interested in linguistic diversity in teacher education.
I teach courses in Swedish as a second language in the secondary school teacher programme.