Raees Calafato

Associate Professor
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Languages and Literature Studies
Campus Drammen (12034A)
I have a background in teaching English and French in multiple countries, as well as international research experience that draws from government think tank- and polling company-related work. My research interests include language learning motivation, learner and teacher self-regulation, multilingual language learner and teacher mindsets, teacher identity, teacher education, the implementation of multilingual pedagogies by foreign language teachers, the promotion of multimodal competence and literacy among learners, literature in language education, and family language policy and emotions in transnational multilingual families.


Teaching the following courses in the GLU (Grunnskolelærerutdanning) program:

  • English 1: Language and Language Learning
  • English 3: Language and Language Learning II
  • English 4: Text and Culture II
  • English 7: Multilingualism and Culture

Member of the research group Multilingualism on My Mind (MoMM) and Co-head of the research group Flerspråklighet, læring og utvikling

Editorial board member, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Nature Portfolio, Springer

Editorial board member, Discover Education, Springer

Projects that I am currently part of:

"Teacher Research Literacy (TREL): Comparative Trajectories in the Nordic-Baltic Region"; funded by Nordplus Horizontal 2023


  • multilingual pedagogies
  • teacher education
  • literature in language education
  • second language acquisition
  • English and foreign language didactics
  • multimodal competence and literacy


Doctor of Philosophy; Thesis: Multilingual pedagogy in Norway and Russia; University of Bergen, Norway (2021)

Master of Arts; Applied Linguistics; Thesis: The use of literary texts in teaching English as a foreign language; Institute of Education (IoE), University College London, UK (2017)

Bachelor of Arts; International Affairs (minor: French Language and Literature); The George Washington University, USA (2006)

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