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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 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 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!

Course description 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. In semester 1, there will be three sessions per week, and two in semester 2, where students meet their tutor for small-group language teaching emphasising oral proficiency. 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. Each week, you are expected to prepare for the tutorials by completing the 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.
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 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
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) 70% Coursework, 30% exam
Reflective task online (formative)
15% Film essay (600 words + approx. 100 words in English, reflective comment)
20% Oral assessment submitted electronically (Approx. 5 minutes per student)

15% Article about engaging topic chosen by student (650 words)
20% Oral assessment performed synchronously (in pairs or individually) (Approx. 10 minutes per student)
30% Sit-down written exam
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Norwegian Language 2 Exam2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  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 and spoken material.
  3. Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both an impromptu and prepared basis.
  5. Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team.
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KeywordsDELC Norwegian 2 Lang
Course organiserMiss Anja Troger
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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