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Unit for Academic Language and Practice

About us

The Unit for Academic Language and Practice seeks to support academic literacies development among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions.

Our teaching and research draw from the areas of English for Academic Purposes, Norwegian as a Second Language, Norwegian in academic and professional contexts, rhetoric and writing studies, and teaching in higher education in intercultural and multilingual contexts.   

Academic staff

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  • Adjunct instructors

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    Recent publications

    Nygaard, L. P., & Solli, K. (2020). Strategies for Writing a Thesis by Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities. London, New York, New York: Routledge.

    Rounsaville, A., & Zemliansky, P. (2020). Sociomaterial Paradoxes in Global Academic Publishing: Academic Literacies at the Intersection of Practice and Policy. College English, 82(6), 612-636.

    Greek, M. og Jonsmoen, K.M. (2020) Transnational academic mobility in universities: the impact on a departmental and an interpersonal level ( Higher Education

    Jonsmoen, Kari Mari (2019). Språklige utfordringer i høyere utdanning ( Landslaget for norskundervisning. 

    Johansen, J. S. & Tkachenko, E. (2019). Exploring the dynamics of cultures of learning in internationalised higher education (, Teaching in Higher Education, 24:5, 633-648, DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2019.1619546

    Solli, K., & Ødemark, I. L. (2019). Multilingual Research Writing beyond English: The Case of Norwegian Academic Discourse in an Era of Multilingual Publication Practices. Publications (, 7(2), 25. MDPI AG. 

    Zemliansky, P. Rice, Rich, St. Amant, Kirk, Cleary, Yvonne, Borgman, Jessie. (2019). Perspectives on Teaching Writing Online in Global Contexts: Ideas, Insights, and Projections. Research in Online Literacy Education. 2.1. 

    • More publications

      Muir, Tom; Solli, Kristin (2019). The Unreal and the Real: English for Research Purposes in Norway. Corcoran, James N.; Englander, Karen; Muresan, Laura-Mihaela (Red.). Pedagogies and Policies for Publishing Research in English: Local Initiatives Supporting International Scholars. Chapter 6. Routledge.

      Muir, Tom (2018). Writing and Risk: Magic, Occult, Exorcisms. Journal of Academic Writing. Vol. 8.

      Jonsmoen, Kari Mari; Greek, Marit (2018). Å studere realfag. ISBN: 978-82-450-2152-3. 133 s. Fagbokforlaget.

      Jonsmoen, Kari Mari; Greek, Marit (2018). Studenter med norsk som andrespråk mangler nødvendige språkferdigheter ( Sykepleien. 

      Jonsmoen, Kari Mari; Greek, Marit (2018). The troublesome guidance towards academic literacy (PDF, Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education, NORIL . Vol. 10.

    News and events

    Conference: Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes, 2021: Stages ( (3-4 June 2021)

    Seminar: Writing in higher education and student writing: what do we know and where do we go? (seminar held in Norwegian)

    AKS staff in the media

    Norskkurs for ansatte bidrar på flere måter (, Jorunn Store Johansen og Diego Praino, Khrono, 25 November 2019

    Rekrutteringspraksis skaper bekymring blant faglige ansatte (, Kari Mari Jonsmoen og Marit Greek, Khrono, 17 October 2019 

    Academic writing courses in English for academic staff


    Course in Norwegian for international staff



    Published: 15/11/2019 | OsloMet