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Liss Kerstin Sylvén

Associate Professor in Language Education, University of Gothenburg

I am Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, where my main research interests concern Content and Language Integrated Learning, CLIL, and effects of extramural exposure to English for an English L2 learner. For more information on a large-scale, longitudinal reserach project on CLIL in Sweden with me as the project leader, the CLISS project, see , and for more info on my publications, see my website

In particular, I focus on the development of written proficiency, including vocabulary, of learners of English as a second or foreign language. Furthermore, I am interested in the role of individual differences and motivation in the process of learning a new language.

In addition to my research, I am responsible for the English reading comprehension part of the Swedish scholastic assessment test, SweSAT (see


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Subject Didactics specialising in Languages, University of Gothenburg, Sweden