Models for teaching language as an additional competence (MUST)

This project, which runs from March 2020 to October 2022, strives to lend insight into language as an additional competence in higher educational programs outside of the traditional foreign language and literature programs.

The project works towards the development of a set of generic models for offering instruction in language as an additional competence to students in such programs on the basis of a needs analysis among the ten institutions who are partners in the project.

The project is funded by the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages (NCFF) and the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP).

Content and phases

The development of models for teaching language as an additional competence rests on an initial phase with needs analysis amongst the project partners. This allows for the models to respond to the language needs and contexts of specific programs and forms the basis for developing, implementing and evaluating projects at the partner institutions in phases two and three. All phases of the project will involve working with descriptions of the construct of competence, both as a general concept and as an additional competence, to allow for a better understanding of how language competences relate to and interact with other competences.

Project phases

  1. Needs analysis among project partners (1 March 2020 – 31 July 2021)
  2. Development and implementation of projects at partner institutions (1 August 2021 – 31 July 2022)
  3. Evaluation and dissemination of project results (1 August – 31 October 2022)