This course is discontinued

UV9461 – Bilingual students in early education and beyond

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Course content

The course will address and discuss theoretical and methodological issues in research on young bilingual students: Are there linguistic and cognitive advantages of bilingualism? How can bilingual language exposure be measured – at home and in school? How can bilingual language skills be assessed – and how do they predict academic outcomes?

Organiser: NATED’s Track 1 in cooperation with the Department of Education

Responsible: Professor Vibeke Grøver

Key Lecturers: Professor Paul Leseman, Utrecht University and Professor Catherine Snow, Harvard University

In addition, some members of the TextDIM research group and PhD students enrolled in the National Graduate School in Educational Research (NATED) will give presentations followed by comments and discussion.


Admission: PhD-candidates enrolled in NATED will be given priority, but it is also possible for other PhD-candidates to apply for the course.

Candidates admitted to a PhD-program at UiO: Apply through Studentweb.

Other applicants: Apply through the online registration form.

Deadline for registration: 12.02.2015


Duration: Two days.

Dates and hours: February 26: 10:00-16:00, February 27: 9:00-15:00

Room: 231, Helga Engs hus

Program 2015


1 credit point for course participation (80 % attendance required).
3 credit points for course participation and submitted paper.

Submission of paper (8 – 10 pages): The deadline for submission is 30.04.2015. The paper shall be submitted electronically to research administrator

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.


Please contact Kathrine Høegh-Omdal, Department of Special Needs Education, for further information.

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Teaching language