Aud Marit Simensen

Professor Emeritus
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Visiting address P.O. Box 1099 blindern 0851 Oslo

Academic Interests

Reading comprehension in a foreign language.

Readability of texts/Text simplification and adaptation

English as a global language

The importance of European institutions for foreign language teaching in Norway: A historical perspective

Shifts of paradigms in the teaching of English in Norway in the period 1900- 2009

History of the teaching of English in Norway

History of assessment


TEFL as a major field of research in the disciplinhe 'applied linguistics'


  • Teaching of English as a foreign language in teacher education
  • Teaching courses in the master's program in the teaching of English as a foreign language
  • Supervision of Ph.D.- and MA- students writing theses about in the teaching of English as a foreign language

Higher education and employment history

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics/TEFL, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1988.

M.A. in English with a thesis in contrastive analysis, University of Trondheim, Norway 1977.

Research student at the University in Trondheim/NTNU</p>

Professor at the University in Trondheim/NTNU

Professor at the University of Oslo.

Other functions:

Member of the Board of The European Language Council for two periods (1997-2003), Work in two of the Council's network projects: the Thematic Network Project on the topic Modern Languages across the Curriculum and the network for establishing a Profile of the European Language Teacher.
Supervising students at other institutions.
Guest lecturer at Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 2003.

Arranging national research courses and editing course reports in didactic topics for faculty and Ph.D. students at universities and university colleges.
Supervising several Ph.D. students.
Being an opponent at several Ph.D. discussions, in Norway and abroad.

Key words:
Subject didactics,TEFL, Syllabus, Curriculum, Assessment

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