DID3301 - Language learning and language teaching


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours

Course content

The module gives students insight into the language development in bi- and multilinguals from both theoretical and applied perspectives. It introduces the notions of communicative and performative competence and examines approaches to language teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. It also examines the role of intercultural competence and pragmatics in language teaching.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has thorough understanding of the development of bi- and multilingual language competence
  • has thorough knowledge of theories of language acquisition
  • has advanced knowledge of monolingual and multilingual approaches in the study of language acquisition


The candidate

  • is able to apply appropriate, varied approaches to language teaching in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts
  • can independently support the development of intercultural competence and pragmatic competence in language teaching

General competence

The candidate

  • can analyze relevant academic and research issues about language learning and development of language competence
  • is able to apply their knowledge and skills related to language learning and the development of language competence in carrying out an independent project work

Learning methods and activities

Lecture, discussion and groupwork, presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2-4 approved written assignments and presentations

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work

  • 2 oral presentations and written draft

All obligatory course work must be approved in order to sit for the exam.

Final assessment

Written exam (3 h) Grading scale A-F

Required previous knowledge

30 credits in a foreign language (English, French, Spanish, or German). The prerequisite must be met prior to enrolment in the course.

Course materials

A list of required course readings will be provided before the beginning of the semester. Articles will be uploaded on the NTNU online learning platform prior to class.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EDU3080 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
MGLU5205 2.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 2023-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL510 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 8
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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