DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000033

Norwegian A1.2

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sigita Rackevičienė (sigita.rackeviciene@mruni.eu)

a. o: Nora Strikauskaitė

Institute of Philosophy and Humanities


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

The second part of the first stage of foreign language learning (A1.1)

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to face

1 semester

Lithuanian, Norwegian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Completion of the course Norwegian A1.1

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

66

96


8.

Purpose of the course unit

The course Norwegian A1.2 is aimed at building upon students’ A1.1 level linguistic skills and attaining A1 level in accordance with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The aims of the course are as follows: 1) to provide further knowledge of the Norwegian phonetics, vocabulary and grammar necessary to achieve Norwegian language level A1; 2) to further develop practical reading, listening, speaking and writing skills of the Norwegian language.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Knowledge of the Norwegian language and its application: ability to recognize units of phonetics, grammar and vocabulary in texts on course topics.

Individual and group work on oral and written tasks: text analysis and discussions, phonetics, grammar and vocabulary tasks.

Oral assessment methods – group and individual oral testing. Written assessment methods – conventional and interactive tests.

Receptive Norwegian language skills: - ability to read and understand texts on course topics; - ability to understand texts/dialogues listening to the spoken language.

Individual and group work on oral and written tasks: reading and analysis of texts; work with video/audio materials and performing tasks based on recordings.

Oral assessment methods – group and individual oral testing, short presentations (individual and group). Written assessment methods – reading and listening comprehension tests.

Productive Norwegian language skills: - ability to take part in conversations on course topics; - ability to write texts on course topics.

Individual and group work on oral and written tasks: telling stories, dialogues (simulation of situations, role play), games developing language skills, mind maps, essays.

Oral assessment methods – group and individual oral testing, short presentations (individual and group). Written assessment methods – conventional and interactive tests, written assignments (essays).

Ability to study autonomously: - ability to work with various information sources and to use them in the learning process; - ability to collect and systematize vocabulary and grammar material necessary for A1 level studies.

Individual and group work with various information sources: use of various information sources in class and autonomous work; collecting and systematizing subject material.

Oral assessment methods – short presentations (individual and group). Written assessment methods – written assignments (essays). Learning achievement portfolio, feedback.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Regions of Norway
The nature and most popular attractions in different regions of Norway.

Repetition of the main grammar rules covered in A1.1 course.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

2. Holidays and travels.
Holidays at home and travel holidays. Travels around Norway. Writing a letter on a postcard.

Verbs: Past tense of verbs and its use, regular inflection patterns, inflection of irregular verbs.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

3. Transport.
Travelling by car, bus or train. Describing a trip: the distance to the destination and the time necessary to reach it. Booking and buying bus or train tickets.

Short answers to Yes/No questions, their formation and usage.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

4. Clothes.
What do we wear on different occasions? What do we wear in different seasons?


Adjective: adjective and noun agreement, inflection of adjectives, regular inflection patterns, inflection of irregular adjectives.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

5. In a supermarket.
Dialogues in a clothes’ shop and in a food shop.

Adjectival pronouns and their usage.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

6. Weather.
Describing the weather and the temperature. Dialogues about the weather in different countries.

Cause and effect clauses.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

7. Seasons.
The names of seasons and months. Describing the seasons: the weather typical for each season, seasonal activities.

Direct and indirect speech.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

8. Religious festivals.
Christmas and Easter in Norway. Traditional dishes and activities.

Possessive pronouns: possessive pronoun and noun agreement in gender and number, reflexive forms of 3rd person possessive pronouns.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

9. Family ceremonies.
Christening of children, confirmation, marriage, funeral in Norway.

Adverbs: their formation and usage.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

10. Norwegian fairy-tales.
Reading Norwegian fairy-tales, their analysis and retelling.

Ordinal numbers and dates.

6

6

9

1) Reading and analysis of texts 2) Vocabulary and grammar tasks 3) Pronunciation and listening comprehension tasks 4) Writing and speaking tasks

Consultation before mid-term assessment and examination.

4

4

Examination

2

2

6

Overall

4

60

2

66

 

96

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

30

During the whole semester

Criteria for assessing students throughout the semester: 1) completion of tutorial exercises and active participation in class activities; 2) completion of independent group and individual activities orally and in writing; 3) mastering course materials: accurate usage of vocabulary and grammar constructions acquired throughout the course, both orally and in writing.

Test

20

Scheduled date during the semester

The test checks students’ vocabulary and grammar knowledge and listening comprehension and writing skills. The test results are graded in the following way: 100-95 % correct points – 10; 94-85 % – 9; 84-75% – 8; 74-65% – 7; 64-55 % – 6; 54-45 % – 5; 44-35%– 4; 34-25 % – 3; 24-15 % – 2; 14-5 % – 1; 4-0 % – 0.

Examination

50

During the examination session

The examination tests all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The examination consists of written part (test) and oral part (a teacher-student interview on the course topics). The written examination tests students’ vocabulary and grammar knowledge and listening comprehension and writing skills. A ten grade scale is used for evaluation: 100-95 % correct answers – 10; 94-85 % – 9; 84-75% – 8; 74-65% – 7; 64-55 % – 6; 54-45 % – 5; 44-35%– 4; 34-25 % – 3; 24-15 % – 2; 14-5 % – 1; 4-0 % – 0. The oral examination tests students’ communicative skills in Norwegian. Assessment criteria: 1) ability to take part in conversations on the course topics; 2) ability to accurately pronounce sounds and use the right intonation; 3) ability to accurately use the acquired vocabulary and grammar structures.