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Pia Köhlmyr

Senior lecturer

Pia Köhlmyr
Senior lecturer
English, Excellent Teaching Practitioner
pia.kohlmyr@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1913

Room number: D441
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Pia Köhlmyr

  • Office hour: By appointment via e-mail

Background

I am a senior lecturer in English linguistics at Gothenburg University since 1993 specializing in English grammar and proficiency, and contrastive and pedagogical aspects of second/ foreign language learning focusing English. In 2001, I received my PhD after successfully defending my dissertation To Err Is Human - An investigation of grammatical errors in Swedish 16-year-old learners’ free written production in English.

My foundation is a teacher’s degree in English and French for upper secondary school. Prior to my position at the university, I worked many years as a teacher in compulsory and secondary school as well as in adult education and at university level. This is where my pedagogical interest stems from. Over the years, I have focused more and more on higher education and I am fortunate enough to have been part of the development of and teaching in the Teacher Education program launched in 2011. In 2016, I was the first teacher in the Department for Languages and Literatures to be awarded the title Excellent Teaching Practitioner.

Teaching

I teach courses at all levels, both program and independent courses, and I supervise degree papers from bachelor to master’s level. My teaching covers English grammar and written proficiency, as well as English teaching in today’s multi-contrastive classrooms, language learning and formative feedback, and the connections between language teaching, culture and society. I also visit and assess our student teachers during their practicum periods in schools.

Research

My research focuses on language skills and grammar, proficiency and pedagogical aspects of second language learning and teaching. Second language acquisition is a fascinating and wide area where questions like 'How do we learn language? How to best teach the language? What language learners really? What mistakes do they do and why? How can we explain the language errors? What can we do to repair such errors? constantly explored in search of answers. My doctoral dissertation was within this field. It is a broad survey of grammatical errors in the free writing based on essays from national tests in Year 9 in Swedish schools and it combines two directions within SLA, error analysis and contrastive analysis with a dash of pedagogical implications. Other research interests me is vocabulary learning, 'immersion' in language teaching, and translation change. Recent and ongoing research focuses on feedback and written language skills involving advanced learners of English.

Latest publications

Is Written Corrective Feedback Used with English Writing Assignments?
Pia Köhlmyr
Language, football and all that jazz : a Festschrift for Sölve Ohlander / Gunnar Bergh, Rhonwen Bowen & Mats Mobärg (eds.), Göteborg, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Att fela är nödvändigt…eller? Funderingar kring fel och feedback i språkundervisningen
Pia Köhlmyr
Humanistdag boken, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

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2013

Is Written Corrective Feedback Used with English Writing Assignments?
Pia Köhlmyr
Language, football and all that jazz : a Festschrift for Sölve Ohlander / Gunnar Bergh, Rhonwen Bowen & Mats Mobärg (eds.), Göteborg, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2005

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2001

Att fela är nödvändigt…eller? Funderingar kring fel och feedback i språkundervisningen
Pia Köhlmyr
Humanistdag boken, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 6 of 6

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