Christine Fredriksson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Languages and
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41256 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Christine Fredriksson

  • Subject: German linguistics
  • Phone hour/visits: by agreement


How do we learn a foreign language? This question caught my interest early on when I worked as a university lecturer and as a high school teacher in German and was the reason why I started my doctoral studies at Uppsala University. My PhD thesis from 2006 dealt with Acquisition Phases, Developmental Sequences and Acquisition order. The Acquisition of German Verb Morphology by Young German Language Learners in a Swedish school.

After the dissertation, I continued as a high school teacher of German and became a senior lecturer in German at Dalarna University in 2010. Since 2015, I am a senior lecturer in German with a focus on linguistics and learning at the University of Gothenburg.


I mainly teach grammar, linguistics and language didactics at basic and advanced level and supervise bachelor's and master's / master's theses. I am also an assistant supervisor for a doctoral student in English.


My research interest mainly concerns issues related to language learning and language teaching. I am particularly interested in cognitive aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism, such as cognitive processes in the processing of linguistic information, the connection between interaction, input and output and the development of grammatical structures in a learner language.

In recent years, I have also focused on language learning via digital media, CMCL. In my current research, I investigate interaction patterns in text-based student chats. Among other things, I am interested in imitation as a strategy for learning lexical, morphological and syntactic units.

Another area in my research is students' writing development with the help of explicit writing instruction.


I am currently participating in an Erasmus + project: "Learning scenarios to support language and culture education for heterogeneous school classes (E-LearnScene).

I have had assignments from the National Agency for Education as a coordinator for the module "Written production and interaction" within the continuing education initiative "Språksprånget".

I have participated in an international Tempus project "Consortium for Modern Language Teacher Education (CoMoLTE).