A country in focus: Research on foreign language learning, teaching and assessment in Sweden 2012 - 2021

Camilla Bardel, Henrik Gyllstad, Jörgen Tholin

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Abstract

This review provides an account of salient research topics in current Swedish research in the field of foreign language (FL) education, with the aim of making locally published work available outside Sweden. A corpus of work on English and other FLs published between 2012 and 2021 has been scrutinized. Focus has been placed on research conducted and disseminated in Sweden, in some cases adding international publications, in order to portray the work in a wider context. Research on FL learning, teaching, and assessment is reviewed in light of recent policy changes as well as a changing linguistic situation characterized by a plethora of languages spoken in society, among which Swedish as majority language and English as lingua franca share indisputable sovereignty, but where a newly-born interest in the role of other background languages than Swedish can be discerned. The study ends with a discussion of trends observed in the reviewed material and considerations in view of future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-260
JournalLanguage Teaching
Volume56
Issue number2
Early online date2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Literature Studies
  • Pedagogical Work

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