Funding for pilot project on mobile language learning

The Department of Language and Linguistics has been granted funding for a pilot project on mobile language learning in cooperation with the Department of Media Technology and Product Development. The project is funded by Malmö University Initiative for refugee research.

The unusually high number of asylum seekers to Sweden has resulted in very delayed asylum application processes, leaving people waiting in asylum centres for more than a year, to a large extent without any introductory instruction in Swedish. The aim of this pilot project explore ways to make effective use of mobile applications as a learning platform for individual language learning.

Read more: http://blogg.mah.se/sps/research/mobil-sprakinlarning/

Patricia Staaf lägger fram licentiatavhandling i svenska som andraspråk

impastVid licentiatseminariet i svenska språket, Linnéuniversitetet, lägger Patricia Staaf den 21 maj fram sin licentiatuppsats med titeln  Som man frågar får man svar. Andraspråksstudenter möter lärares krav i hemtentor.
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Opponent är universitetslektor Gunlög Sundberg, Stockholms universitet och ordförande professor Gunilla Byrman, Linnéuniversitetet.