DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000034

Norwegian A1.1

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 first 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

2 semester

Lithuanian, Norwegian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

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 A1.1 is intended for those students who have not studied Norwegian language and who are 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 initial knowledge of the Norwegian phonetics, vocabulary and grammar necessary to achieve Norwegian language level A1; 2) to develop initial 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 simple units of phonetics, grammar and vocabulary in unsophisticated 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 short and unsophisticated texts on course topics; - ability to understand short and unsophisticated 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 unsophisticated conversations on course topics; - ability to write simple and short 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. Norway and Norwegian language. Introduction into the language learning curriculum.

Norway's main geographical information and historical facts, the current political system. Norwegian nature.

Norwegian language structure and its main features. Norwegian alphabet and its peculiarities. The main rules of pronunciation.

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. Introduction.

Formal and informal greeting. Introducing oneself, giving and requesting main personal information.

Personal pronouns. Present tense of 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. Countries and their languages.

Countries and their languages. Introduction of one's own country, nationality, mother-tongue and foreign languages that one can speak.

Declarative positive and negative sentences and their structure. Composing of questions.

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. Daily activites.

Various daily activities, Weekdays and activities that are done on different weekdays. Conversations between friends.

Nouns, their gender and articles.

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. Professions

Various professions, their representatives and their workplace. Introduction of one's profession / studies.

Word order in sentences with 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

6. Meeting a new friend

Introducing oneself and introducing other person by telling nationality, dwelling-place, profession, favorite activities and telling the age.

Cardinals.
Subjective and objective personal pronouns, their use.

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. Shopping in a stand

Names of items that are sold in stands. Telling the price. Situations in a stand while shopping, required words and phrases.

Plural of nouns, main patterns to compose it.

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. Family

Names of family members, telling family connections. Introducing one's own family

Definite and indefinite forms of nouns, their composition and use.

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. Food. Kitchen utensils.

Names of food articles, breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper. Names of vegetables/fruits. Meal habits in Norway. Dialogs about food at home and in the shop.

Inflect of irregular nouns.

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. Usual day

Telling the time. Daily schedule and its description by hours, including housework in the morning, work/school, evening at home. Dialogs in a cafe.

Infinitive of verbs and its use. Modal verbs. Reflexive forms of verbs.


Reading Norwegian fairy-tales, their analysis and retelling.

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 consists of written work (test) that checks 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.