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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud

Undergraduate Course: Norwegian Language 2 (ELCS08011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryVelkommen tilbake til et nytt semester og til et nytt akademisk r! With this one-year course in Scandinavian Studies you will continue to improve your speaking, comprehension, reading and writing of the Norwegian language, and you will be moving on to more complex grammar, fine-tuning your pronunciation and learning a good amount of vocabulary. Together with the assessments, you are required to do a set amount of homework as preparation for each class. You will also be doing frequent mini-presentations in class and writing texts to hand in. One of the aims of the course is to prepare you for university study in Norway. Vi gleder oss til undervise dere og bruke norsk sammen med dere!

Course description Norwegian Language 2 is a full-year 20-credit course taught for two hours a week, partly in the target language. The aim of the course is to build on and develop the skills acquired in first year so that, by the end of the session, the student will be linguistically competent to study at a Norwegian university, having reached CEFR level B2. Students will be able to:
1. speak at a level that encompasses everyday situations and a wide range of topics in current affairs and general culture;
2. write the language accurately using all the main grammatical structures and with an ability to vary register according to the main types of informal and formal usage;
3. comprehend ordinary speech at natural speed in everyday situations and to understand the spoken language as, for instance, used in radio/TV documentaries, lectures and discussions;
4. be capable of following a university course in the target language in subject areas that the student is specialising in.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Norwegian 1 (ELCS08028)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Danish Language 2 (ELCS08008) OR Swedish Language 2 (ELCS08013)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 127 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: 70%
- 1 x written language assessment (15%)
- 1 x listening/writing assessment (20%)
- 1 x combined written exercise/oral exercise assessment (20%)
- 1 x oral assessment (15%)

Examination: (30%)
- 1 x 2-hour written degree examination (30%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Continue to develop a more nuanced command of Norwegian vocabulary, grammar and syntax; along with a critical understanding of a range of more specific areas in Norwegian culture.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics, and an ability to rapidly grasp the content and significance of a range of written material.
  3. Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
  4. Further develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both an impromptu and prepared basis.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team.
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Additional Class Delivery Information The tutorial hour, Thursday 3-4pm, is a proposed time and is subject to confirmation or change in week 1 of teaching. Students can enrol in the course even if this hour clashes with a lecture hour for another course. The other hour, Tuesday 9-10am, is fixed and cannot change.
KeywordsDELC Norwegian 2 Lang
Course organiserMr Arne Kruse
Tel: (0131 6)50 4025
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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