Dr Agneta Svalberg
Lecturer in Education
BA Linguistics (Lund), PhD Linguistics (Sydney)
Tel: 0116 229 7503
Agneta has lived in Greece and Mexico where she worked as a Foreign Language teacher of English. These experiences developed an interest in the workings of English grammar and this resulted in a PhD thesis on tense-modality-aspect in English and Modern Greek (University of Sydney, Australia). Following this, Agneta lectured in Applied Linguistics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam where she developed an interest in non-standard use of grammar, and grammar teaching pedagogy.
Agneta joined the School of Education in 2000 and she teaches on the MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL programmes, both the campus-based and distance learning options. Agneta additionally tutors on the EdD programme and supervises EdD and PhD students.
Agneta teaches on the following modules for the courses listed below:
MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Campus-based):
- ED7003 Description of English: Grammar Awareness
- ED7000/7031 Research Methods for Dissertation/Professional Enquiry
MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Distance Learning):
- Agneta has involvement with all modules but has particular responsibility for ED7503 The structure of English: Grammar Awareness
Agneta supervises EdD and PhD students within her areas of interest, and teaches on the Doctoral Studies Research Methods programme.
In her teaching and supervision, Agneta strives to develop – and help her students develop – learning opportunities, and the ability of the students to perceive and take advantage of those opportunities. Agneta feels she learns constantly from teaching.
Svalberg, A. M-L. (in process). Experienced and Novice Language Teachers’ Voices about Grammar Awareness Workshops on a Masters Level Course.
Svalberg, A. M-L. (to appear 2013). Language Learning and Teaching: Teaching for Language Awareness. In Chapelle, C. A. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK.
Svalberg, A. M-L. (2012). Language Awareness in language learning and teaching: A research agenda. Language Teaching, 45/3: 376-388. http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A86mFuz6
Svalberg, A. M-L. (2012). Peer Interaction, Cognitive Conflict and Anxiety on a Grammar Awareness Course for Language Teachers. Language Awareness, 21/1-2: 137-156.