LVUT8086 - English 2 (5-10) module 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

English 2 for 5-10, module 2, gives further insight into the study of English language, culture, literature and language teaching in upper primary and lower secondary school. The course is divided into 3 main areas:

  • Literature and culture
  • Knowledge about language
  • English as a second language: theories and methods

The reading list contains a variety of texts to better students' understanding of society, culture and language. We will spend time on each text to develop the students' academic reading skills, as well as their understanding of vocabulary, language use, genre, textual expressions and narrative techniques. The course units for English language will focus on English as a global language, as well as on contemporary teaching methods and central theories connected to second language acquisition. The course will also entail work with the current national curriculum.

Learning outcome


The student has

  • knowledge of English as a world language, of advanced grammar and of different distinctions within the sound system of English
  • knowledge of learning strategies, methods, and theories that develop pupils’ language skills
  • knowledge about working across subjects
  • knowledge about text structure and literary devices and of critical and analytical approaches to literature and other types of texts
  • knowledge of a range of literary texts, both written, visual and oral, and their central characteristics
  • knowledge of norms for academic text production, responsible use of sources and ethical data collection
  • knowledge of society, history and cultural expressions in the English-speaking world
  • insight into the complexity of multilingualism and to some strategies that can contribute to the development of the multilingual classroom


The student can

  • use English accurately and functionally for different purposes, both orally and in writing
  • plan, lead, and critically evaluate teaching based on the national guidelines
  • differentiate teaching by making use of a variety of learning activities and methods
  • make pupils aware of processes connected to reading and writing, and how they can use these strategically in their own learning
  • work independently on issues within the subject
  • assess pupils learning with and without grades, and provide justifications for the grading
  • critically evaluate own practice based on the current curriculum for English in Primary and Lower Secondary School

General Competence

The student can

  • convey relevant subject content and communicate in English in a way suitable for the target audience
  • reflect upon own learning and practice, as well as maintain and develop his or her own linguistic, literary, cultural and subject didactic competence
  • work independently and collaboratively to survey and to differentiate pupils' learning and development in the English subject

Learning methods and activities

The course is session-based and lasts one semester. During the course there are obligatory course work, both written, oral and digital. The obligatory course work must be approved in order to sit the exam. It is expected that students acquire course content through self-study outside of the organized teaching sessions, and through group work and the digital learning platform. English will be used for both teaching and communication. Thus, it is expected that students use the language actively during teaching, and in written and oral communication with peers and course instructors. Furthermore, students must prepare in advance for each session. Through process- and product-oriented work with texts, self-assessment of coursework, as well as presentations and active participation during lectures and seminars, students are ensured of both involvement and supervision through their course of study.

There is an optional study trip to the Norwegian study center in York (UK) for up to 14 days. The trip must be funded by the students themselves. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory work

Further on evaluation

The course has the following obligatory course work:

  • 1 oral presentation
  • 3 assignments

Obligatory assignments are assessed as approved/not approved, and all obligatory activities must be approved in order to sit the exam.


The final grade for the course is based based on the following component:

  • Individual academic paper

Further details about content and scope for the individual paper will be published on Blackboard by the beginning of term. Assessment components can be redone individually.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KENG2-5-10)
English 5-10 - Continuing Education for Teachers (FJENG3VUÅ)

Required previous knowledge

Teacher Education or similar, and employment in primary, lower secondary, or upper secondary school. Approved English 1 (30 credits) or similar.

Course materials

The final reading list will be uploaded onto Blackboard before the start of semester.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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