Department of English

Welcome |

The Department of English is part of the Faculty of Education and Arts and offers teaching at campuses in Bodø, Levanger, and Mo i Rana. Focusing on subject pedagogy, literature, and language, our course offerings provide English accreditation for student teachers studying to teach in elementary schools (1-7), lower secondary schools (5-10) and upper secondary schools (8-13). Both Bodø and Levanger offer courses for in-service teachers (KfK) and a variety of packages for international students. The Bodø Campus also offers courses for students in the Business School and a three-year Bachelor in English degree with courses on both language and literature. This bachelor programme provides not only a foundation in the Humanities, but also an alternative route into teaching.

The Department produces research of international quality under the banner of the subject English in areas such as: literature, children’s literature in English language education, linguistics & applied linguistics, and multilingualism. It is the home of the journal Children’s Literature in English Language Education (CLELEjournal).

Events |

  04 December

Rites/Rites of Inclusion

Humanities, Education and Culture Year-End Seminar

Online; 09:00-16:00 CET


  16 December

PhD Defence: Marina Yurievna Prilutskaya

“Use of Students’ Linguistic Resources in Teaching English as an Additional Language in Norway”

Online, Teams, 14:00

PhD Defence:

PhD Fellow Marina Yurievna Prilutskaya will be defending her dissertation, “Use of Students’ Linguistic Resources in Teaching English as an Additional Language in Norway” (Supervisor: Dr. Patrik Anders Bye) on 16 December 2020.

Rights/Rites of Inclusion:

The Humanities, Education & Culture Research Group will host their annual seminar online on 04 December 2020.  “Rights/Rites of Inclusion” will feature international plenaries from Joseph North (Yale) and Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster).

Exploring Multiple Identities

The Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT are hosting an online event on 28 October 2020. “Exploring Multiple Identities” will feature invited speakers: Nicola Daly (Waikato), Jena Habeger-Conti (Vestlandet), and Michael C. Prusse (Zurich).