Pia Sundqvist

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Research interests

My research is rooted in Applied English Linguistics. My field of research is ‘English didactics’ (English language education), in particular informal learning of English through Extramural English, that is, English outside of school. I coined the term 'Extramural English' in my dissertation and since then it is has become frequently used in the field. I have conducted several studies on the relation between Extramural English and various aspects of English proficiency, not least vocabulary. Over the years, I have gained expertise in gaming, and in particular in the relation between playing commerical-off-the-shelf games and English language learning, with a focus on young and adolescent learners. My other areas of research include the assessment of L2 oral proficiency and English Language Teaching (ELT), especially in multilingual classrooms. Most of my studies are quantitative, but over the years I have added qualitative methods to my toolbox so nowadays my studies tend to be mixed.

Dissertation in English linguistics (2009): Extramural English Matters: Out-of-School English and Its Impact on Swedish Ninth Graders' Oral Proficiency and Vocabulary

Book: Sundqvist, P., & Sylvén, L. K. (2016): Extramural English in Teaching and Learning: From Theory and Research to Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book: Henry, A., Sundqvist, P., & Thorsen, C. (2019): Motivational Practice: Insights from the Classroom. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Edited book: Ljung Egeland, B., Roberts, T., Sandlund, E., & Sundqvist, P. (Eds.) (2019). Klassrumsforskning och språk(ande): Rapport från ASLA-symposiet i Karlstad, 12–13 april, 2018. [Classroom research and language/languaging: Report from the ASLA symposium in Karlstad, 12–13 April, 2018.] ASLA:s skriftserie 27. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press.

What's happening?

Plenary talks 2021

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE (GURT) 2021 Theme: Online Language Learning and Teaching. 5 March plenary: "Online gaming and game-changing: From learning to teaching" Video recording HERE

NATIONAL FORUM FOR ENGLISH STUDIES 2021 Theme: Rethinking English Studies. 22 April plenary: "English Only or English Mainly? Reconsidering language use and teaching practices after intervening in multilingual L2 English classrooms" Video recording HERE

ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF ISRAEL 2021 Theme: Lessons Lived and Learned. Special international Vocabulary Symposium on Extramural Language Learning. 7 July plenary: "Gaming and other online activities - and how to utilize them in English language teaching"

Research interview

CIRCLE (Current Inquiry and Research Conversations in Language) INTERVIEW "Language learning beyond the classroom". MOOC, Stockholm University, 22 September, 2021. 

Guest editor

Special Issue, LANGUAGES, "Language Practices in English Classrooms - from Primary School to Higher Education" (Sundqvist, Sandlund, Källkvist, & Gyllstad).

Teaching

I am a qualified teacher from Sweden with 15 years of experience from teaching junior and senior high school. I returned to university and started my academic career in 2005. At the Department of Teacher Education and School Research at UiO, I mainly teach various English didactics courses in the masters’ program and the one-year program (PPU). Every now and then, I also teach various PhD courses offered by the department. Rough overview of teaching:

  • 2005-present: Courses in English linguistics, English teaching methodology, and English didactics at BA and MA levels (regular programs and teacher-training programs), Karlstad University (2005-2018) and University of Oslo (2018-).
  • 2010-present: Courses in Second Language Acquisition, Advanced Academic Writing, Quantitative methodology, and English didactics at MA and PhD levels (regular programs and teacher-training programs), Karlstad University (2010-2018) and University of Oslo (2018-).
  • 2014-present: Occasional guest lectures on informal language learning and Extramural English (regular programs and teacher-training programs) at different European universities.

Supervision

Professional experience

  • Associate professor, English didactics: August 2018--, University of Oslo
  • Associate professor, English linguistics: September 2014-August 2021, Karlstad University
  • Senior lecturer, English linguistics: January 2010-August 2014, Karlstad University
  • Doctoral candidate: January 2005-December 2009, Karlstad University
  • Teacher (English, Swedish, Spanish, History): July 1989-December 2004: Various secondary and upper secondary schools in Sweden

Publications

  • Sundqvist, Pia (2022). Extramural English in language education. In Mohebbi, Hassan & Coombe, Christine (Ed.), Research questions in language education and applied linguistics: A reference guide. Springer. ISSN 978-3-030-79142-1. p. 201–205. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-79143-8_37.
  • Byman Frisén, Liliann; Sundqvist, Pia & Sandlund, Erica (2021). Policy in practice: Teachers’ conceptualizations of L2 English oral proficiency as operationalized in high-stakes test assessment. Languages. ISSN 2226-471X. 6(4). doi: 10.3390/languages6040204. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia; Gyllstad, Henrik; Källkvist, Marie & Sandlund, Erica (2021). Mapping teacher beliefs and practices about multilingualism: The development of the MultiBAP questionnaire. In Juvonen, Päivi & Källkvist, Marie (Ed.), Pedagogical translanguaging – Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives . Multilingual Matters. ISSN 9781788927369. p. 56–75. doi: 10.21832/9781788927383-006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sandlund, Erica & Sundqvist, Pia (2021). Rating and reflecting: Displaying rater identities in collegial L2 English oral assessment. In Salaberry, M. Raphael & Burch, Alfred Rue (Ed.), Assessing speaking in context: Expanding the construct and its applications. Multilingual Matters. ISSN 9781788923804. p. 132–161. doi: 10.21832/9781788923828-007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia; Sandlund, Erica; Skar, Gustaf Bernhard Uno & Tengberg, Michael (2020). Effects of Rater Training on the Assessment of L2 English Oral Proficiency. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology (NJMLM). ISSN 1894-2245. 8(1), p. 3–29. doi: 10.46364/njmlm.v8i1.605. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2020). Sweden and informal language learning. In Dressman, Mark & Sadler, Randall (Ed.), The Handbook of Informal Language Learning. John Wiley & Sons. ISSN 978-1-119-47230-8. p. 319–332. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1002/9781119472384.ch21. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Sandlund, Erica (2019). Doing versus assessing interactional competence: Contrasting L2 test interaction and teachers’ collaborative grading of a paired speaking test. In Salaberry, Rafael & Kunitz, Silvia (Ed.), Teaching and Testing L2 Interactional Competence. Routledge. ISSN 9781138038998. p. 357–396. doi: 10.4324/9781315177021-14. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia; Sandlund, Erica; Källkvist, Marie; Fredholm, Kent & Dahlberg, Maria (2019). Ömsesidighet i framtidens praktiknära språkklassrumsforskning: ASLA-symposiets panelsamtal med forskare, lärare och elever. In Ljung Egeland, Birgitta; Roberts, Tim; Sundqvist, Pia & Sandlund, Erica (Ed.), Klassrumsforskning och språk(ande): Rapport från ASLA-symposiet i Karlstad, 12–13 april, 2018. Karlstad University Press. ISSN 978-91-87884-27-6. p. 19–41. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2019). Commercial-off-the-shelf games in the digital wild and L2 learner vocabulary. Language Learning & Technology. ISSN 1094-3501. 23(1), p. 87–113. doi: 10.10125/44674. Full text in Research Archive
  • Henry, Alastair; Korp, Helena; Sundqvist, Pia & Thorsen, Cecilia (2018). Motivational strategies and the reframing of English: Activity design and challenges for teachers in contexts of extensive extramural encounters. TESOL Quarterly. ISSN 0039-8322. 52(2), p. 247–273. doi: 10.1002/tesq.394.
  • Sundqvist, Pia; Wikström, Peter; Sandlund, Erica & Nyroos, Lina (2018). The teacher as examiner of L2 oral tests: A challenge to standardization. Language Testing. ISSN 0265-5322. 35(2), p. 217–238. doi: 10.1177/0265532217690782. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nyroos, Lina; Sandlund, Erica & Sundqvist, Pia (2017). Code-switched repair initiation: The case of Swedish eller in L2 English test interaction. Journal of Pragmatics. ISSN 0378-2166. 120, p. 1–16. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2017.08.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sylvén, Liss Kerstin & Sundqvist, Pia (2016). Undervisning på och i engelska, Pedagogik för högskolelärare. Gidlunds förlag. ISSN 9789178449378.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2016). Gaming and young language learners. In Farr, Fiona & Murray, Liam (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of language learning and technology. Routledge. ISSN 9780415837873. p. 446–458.
  • Sandlund, Erica; Sundqvist, Pia & Nyroos, Lina (2016). Research-based professional development workshops for EFL teachers: Focus on oral test interaction and assessment. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology (NJMLM). ISSN 1894-2245. 4(1), p. 24–48. doi: 10.46364/njmlm.v4i1.295.
  • Sandlund, Erica; Sundqvist, Pia & Nyroos, Lina (2016). Testing L2 talk: A review of empirical studies on second language oral proficiency testing. Language and Linguistics Compass. ISSN 1749-818X. 10(1), p. 14–29. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12174.
  • Sylvén, Liss Kerstin & Sundqvist, Pia (2016). Validation of a test measuring young learners’ general L2 English vocabulary knowledge. Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language). ISSN 1307-4733. 10(1), p. 1–23.
  • Sandlund, Erica & Sundqvist, Pia (2016). Equity in L2 English oral assessment: Criterion-based facts or works of fiction? Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES). ISSN 1502-7694. 15(2), p. 113–131. doi: 10.35360/njes.365. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Olin-Scheller, Christina (2015). Engelska på fritiden och engelska i skolan – en omöjlig ekvation? . Educare - Vetenskapliga skrifter. ISSN 1653-1868. p. 53–72.
  • Olin-Scheller, Christina & Sundqvist, Pia (2015). Sweden – fertile ground for digital fandoms. Transformative Works and Cultures. ISSN 1941-2258. 19. doi: 10.3983/twc.2015.0621.
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Wikström, Peter (2015). Out-of-school digital gameplay and in-school L2 English vocabulary outcomes. System (Linköping). ISSN 0346-251X. 51, p. 65–76. doi: 10.1016/j.system.2015.04.001.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2015). About a boy: A gamer and L2 English speaker coming into being by use of self-access. Studies in self-access learning. ISSN 2185-3762. 6(4), p. 352–364. doi: 10.37237/060403.
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Sylvén, Liss Kerstin (2014). Language-related computer use: Focus on young L2 English learners in Sweden. ReCALL. ISSN 0958-3440. 26(1), p. 3–20. doi: 10.1017/S0958344013000232.
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Sandlund, Erica (2013). Diverging task orientations in L2 oral proficiency tests – a conversation analytic approach to participant understandings of pre-set discussion tasks. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology (NJMLM). ISSN 1894-2245. 2(1). doi: 10.46364/njmlm.v2i1.71.
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Olin-Scheller, Christina (2013). Classroom vs. extramural English: Teachers dealing with demotivation. Language and Linguistics Compass. ISSN 1749-818X. 7(6), p. 329–338. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12031.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2013). The SSI Model: Categorization of digital games in EFL studies. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL. ISSN 2192-1032. 2(1), p. 89–104. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2013.000166.
  • Sylvén, Liss Kerstin & Sundqvist, Pia (2012). Gaming as extramural English L2 learning and L2 proficiency among young learners. ReCALL. ISSN 0958-3440. 24(3), p. 302–321. doi: 10.1017/S095834401200016X.
  • Sylvén, Liss Kerstin & Sundqvist, Pia (2012). Similarities between playing World of Warcraft and CLIL. Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies. ISSN 1457-9863. 6(2).
  • Sandlund, Erica & Sundqvist, Pia (2011). Managing task-related trouble in L2 oral proficiency tests: Contrasting interaction data and rater assessment. Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language). ISSN 1307-4733. 5(1), p. 91–120.

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  • Sundqvist, Pia (2021). Online gaming and game-changing: From learning to teaching.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2021). Language learning beyond the classroom. [Internet]. Stockholm University.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2020). Extramural English research: Definition, findings, and implications. Communicare - et fagdidaktisk tidsskrift fra Fremmedspråksenteret. ISSN 1893-1499. 9, p. 17–21.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2019). Nyheter från Vetenskapsradion. [Radio]. Sveriges Radio.
  • Sundqvist, Pia (2019). Tonåringars engelska bättre av mycket dataspel. [TV]. TV4.
  • Ahmadian, Shilan; Brevik, Lisbeth M. & Sundqvist, Pia (2019). Jentene bruker engelsk til å snakke om fag - guttene bruker engelsk til alt mulig. Bedre Skole. ISSN 0802-183X. p. 82–87.
  • Sundqvist, Pia; Brevik, Lisbeth M.; Sandlund, Erica & Rindal, Ulrikke Elisabeth (2019). Conference paper: A comparative study of language use in L2 English multilingual secondary school classrooms in Norway and Sweden.
  • Sundqvist, Pia & Sylvén, Liss Kerstin (2018). Unveiling the force of learner-initiated informal language learning: Extramural learning. Language Magazine. January, p. 30–31.
  • Sylvén, Liss Kerstin & Sundqvist, Pia (2017). Editorial. Special issue: Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in extracurricular/extramural contexts. CALICO journal. ISSN 0742-7778. 34(1), p. i–iv. doi: 10.1558/cj.31822.
  • Faltas, Marcella; Latuny, Yaël; Sundqvist, Pia & Wikström, Peter (2019). Improving second language vocabulary through gaming. OASIS Summary of Sundqvist, P. & Wikström, P. (2015) in System. OASIS.
  • O'Reilly, David; Sundqvist, Pia; Wikström, Peter; Sandlund, Erica & Nyroos, Lina (2018). The teacher as examiner of L2 oral tests: A challenge to standardization. OASIS Summary of Sundqvist et al. (2018) in Language Testing . OASIS.

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