This course is discontinued

UV9915H – Core academic language skills: Operationalizing and assessing a pedagogically relevant construct

Course content

The course will present recent findings that illuminate the relationships between academic language proficiency and reading comprehension. In particular, it will focus on the theoretical and empirical evidence that supports an innovative inclusive operationalization of an AL proficiency construct, Core Academic Langugage Skills (CALS).


Organiser: NATEDs Track 1 in cooperation with the Department of Education, UIO.

Responsible: Professor Vibeke Grøver.

Key lecturer: Associate professor Paola Uccelli, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA.

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




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

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

Other applicants: Apply through registration form for external applicants.

Deadline for registration: September 7, 2015.

Further course information: Please contact Kathrine Høegh-Omdal e-mail: , Deparment of Special Needs Education.


Duration: 12 hours over two days.

Dates: September 24 and 25, 2015.

Hours: September 24: 10:00-16:00, September 25: 9:00-15:00.

Room: Helga Eng's House, Room 232.



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 December 1, 2015. The paper is to be submitted electronically to research administrator Kathrine Høegh-Omdal:


Grading scale

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

Facts about this course






Autumn 2015


Autumn 2015

Teaching language