Nyanländas L2-engelska i svensk skola
: fem lärares syn på engelskundervisningens tillgänglighet för nyanlända elever i årskurs 4-6

  • Matilda Molin
  • Ivana Kondic

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


The purpose with this study is to find out about teachers’ strategies and views on availability when it comes to the English subject for pupils with a different mother tongue than Swedish or English in Swedish schools. This study includes the views of five teachers who teach English in years 4-6. The background is focused on the fact that Swedish schools nowadays are multicultural, meaning that there are pupils from different countries. It is a common conception that this plays a significant role when it comes to pupils’ success in second-language learning, in this case the English language, since it is more difficult to learn a target language for pupils who are not proficient in the language which serves as a medium of teaching. Previous research seems to support this view, but it is currently not known exactly what the role of the pupils’ L1 is in L2-learning. This qualitative study is based on interviews that were conducted in five separate schools in two different municipalities. The results that we have gathered show that there are different views on how learning should be organized, including the most appropriate strategies for the case. Our results also show that these teachers are of the opinion that smaller teaching groups are to be preferred, but that the limited time together with limited resources have a negative impact on pupils’ learning in general.

Date of Award2020-Apr-29
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMette Sjölin (Supervisor) & Maria Freij (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: årskurs 4-6

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Didactics (50302)

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