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Kimberly Marie Skjelde

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailkimberly.skjelde@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 22 77
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 7
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My research interests are connected to English didactics and, more specifically, teacher education and classroom teaching practices. I am currently researching Norwegian-speaking students' knowledge, conception, and use of academic English vocabulary. Students in Norway are often proficient in conversational English. However, there are signs that many lack the knowledge of academic vocabulary needed for academic discourse. Therefore, I have investigated written receptive knowledge of academic vocabulary among upper secondary and tertiary students (see Skjelde & Coxhead, 2020). I have also examined tertiary students' conceptualization of academic vocabulary to provide insight into how we can best help support their acquisition of this lexis. Another central part of my research has been examining students' knowledge and use of Graeco-Latin cognates that are abundant in academic English (Skjelde, 2022). 

ENG623 - Course instructor

ENGDI101 - Diverse lectures  

DIDAENG1 - Diverse lectures

English for Academic Purposes (EAP): An Academic English course for refugees - Group leader and responsible for developing the course. 



Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Exploring L2 English Proficiency and Translation of Academic English Vocabulary. Nordic Journal of Language Teaching and Learning (NJLTL). 140-164.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Exploring L2 English students' knowledge and conceptions of academic vocabulary. Acta Didactica Norden (ADNO). 33 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Mind the gap: Academic vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of English grades. Acta Didactica Norden (ADNO). 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2024). Cognate Translation in Language Acquisition.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Vocabulary Knowledge: What? Why? How?
  • Show author(s) (2023). Graeco-Latin Cognates in Academic Discourse - The Case of Norwegian and English.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Elevaktivitet.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Academic language in L2 English classrooms.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Graeco-Latin cognates in general academic vocabulary.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Academic Vocabulary in English: An examination of cognate translations.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Implicit Acquisition of General Acedemic Vocabulary?
  • Show author(s) (2016). Understanding Vocabulary Demands in Factual Textbook Texts.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

The research conducted for my PhD dissertation explores upper secondary and tertiary students' knowledge, conception and use of academic vocabulary in English. 

Master theses:

Main supervisor for Aurora Bergane (2023), Lisbeth Væhle Balchen (2023), Runa Stenseide (2022), Per Olsen (2022), Anna Krumsvik (2020), Kåre Vignes (2020), Malin Sandsmark (2019), Simen Mæland Tøllefsen (2019)