Undergraduate Course: Norwegian Language 2 (ELCS08011)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Velkommen tilbake til et nytt semester og til et nytt akademisk år! 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 å undervise dere og bruke norsk sammen med dere!
Norwegian Language 2 is a full-year 20-credit course, 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 practise to speak at a level that encompasses everyday situations and a wide range of topics in current affairs and general culture. They will practise to 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. Students will also develop skills in comprehending 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. Students will develop the ability to follow a university course in the target language in subject areas that the student is specialising in.
Breakdown of Learning & Teaching Activities
The teaching activities on this course have two different formats. There will be two synchronous sessions per week, where students meet their tutor for small-group language teaching emphasising oral proficiency [Synchronous]. Other activities will be based on resources made available via the course Learn page, including formal grammar teaching, video material, computer-assisted exercises, and articles from Norwegian newspapers and magazines available on the Internet [Asynchronous]. Each week, you are expected to prepare for the synchronous sessions by completing the asynchronous preparation outlined in that week¿s instructions. Communication in the target language is key on this course. Students are also expected to keep their knowledge of Norwegian current affairs up-to-date by reading newspapers etc. regularly on the Internet.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Entry 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Reflective task online (formative)
15% Film essay (400 words)
20% Oral assessment submitted electronically (Approx. 5 minutes per student)
Reflective task online (formative)
20% Article about engaging topic chosen by student (500 words)
20% Oral assessment performed synchronously (in pairs or individually) (Approx. 5 minutes per student)
25% Written assessment during exam diet (600 words)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a nuanced command of Norwegian vocabulary, grammar and syntax at a level consistent with CEFR B2, along with a critical understanding of a range of more specific areas in Norwegian culture.
- 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 and spoken material.
- Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
- Demonstrate effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both an impromptu and prepared basis.
- Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team.
|Course organiser||Miss Anja Troger
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646