Research programme for language and literacy

We research language and literacy education in second and foreign language pedagogy. We research practices with languages and texts in daycare and schools.

How we work

Our projects develop new understandings and new ideas of what language and literature education can be in daycare and schools. We, thereby, contribute knowledge to current and future educators and teachers who are to develop children’s language, teach students in their first and foreign second languages and teach students to read.

Research areas

Our research includes:

  • Language in daycare
  • Literacy and literacy teaching
  • Foreign language teaching and education
  • Reading and writing difficulties
  • Multilingualism

Our research projects

Our projects examine what happens when children, educators, pupils and teachers come together to use language and learn about language, as well as when they use texts together in daycare and schools. Our projects are carried out in close collaboration with practice, and we research and disseminate knowledge on literacy and language education that offers new understandings of practice and suggestions for new ways forward.


Mette Molbæk
  • Mette Vedsgaard Christensen

  • Head of Research, Senior Associate Professor, PhD
  • T: 87551713
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Line Møller Daugaard
  • Line Møller Daugaard

  • Head of Research, Senior Associate Professor, PhD
  • T: 87551736
  • E: