Course code: FRAB14
Swedish title: Språkinlärning och språkundervisning med fokus på franska i skolan
Credits: 7.5

Study period: spring semester 2024
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2024-03-20 – 2024-06-02
Language of instruction: French
Application code: LU-74306
Eligibility: General requirements plus French: French Level 1 (FRAA11) or the equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2024-03-25 at 15:15 – 17:00 in SOL:L615


Do you want to learn more about the connection of research on second language acquisition, with a focus on French, and the teaching of French in the Swedish school context? Are you interested in questions on how we teach languages, what we should teach and why? If yes, this is the course for you. We read the research literature on language development in a second language, in this case French, and discuss practical aspects of language teaching in the classroom.

This course gives an in introduction to research on second language acquisition, with a focus on French, and to the teaching of French in the Swedish school context. We study language development in learners of French as a second/foreign language and different factors that influence the speed end the end-state of the acquisition process. When focusing on the teaching of French in school, we discuss the status of French as a modern language in the Swedish school context and we read the national program for modern languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course combines theoretical and practical aspects of second language learning and teaching through a mix of lectures, group discussions and a school visit. The examination of the course is based on an oral presentation and a written, individual course paper. 


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

French Studies

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