MGLU1101 - Norwegian 1 (1-7) Module 1: Language and Text 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 6 hours

Course content

Norwegian 1 provides an initial basis for teaching Norwegian to children at the primary level. Key aspects of this course include linguistic and literary topics, reading and writing education for pupils at the upper primary level and subject-didactic issues. The course also places emphasis on students developing their own linguistic skills and textual competence and dissemination skills. The course is based on the fact that language and language knowledge plays a fundamental role in all learning. The students will encounter varied work methods, also practical-aesthetic approaches.

Learning outcome


The student

- has knowledge of literary history

- has knowledge of the language as a system and the language in use

- has extensive knowledge of children's language development at the upper primary level

- has knowledge of what characterises written texts, in Nynorsk and Bokmål, in different genres and media

- has knowledge of a range of fiction texts in different genres, and media for children, with an emphasis on literature for young people

- has broad knowledge of methods used in reading and writing education at the upper primary level

- has knowledge of national tests and teaching aids for years 1-7, both digital and other aids


The student

- is capable of using knowledge about language and language development in language-stimulation work, and explaining subject-didactic choices that aim to promote oral and written language development for all pupils at the upper primary level

- is capable of using knowledge about what characterises different texts and genres in the work on written and texts in different media

- is capable of using varied methods in further reading and writing education and adapting education for pupils from different backgrounds and with varying skills in written and spoken Norwegian

- is capable of mapping and assessing reading and writing skills and providing responses that promote learning for all pupils

- is capable of assessing different teaching aids for the subject Norwegian, digital and other aids - masters written Nynorsk and Bokmål and can teach pupils in both variants

- has experience with some relevant research methods in the Norwegian subject


The student

- is capable of facilitating at the upper primary level pupils' development and further development of basic language skills and of helping them become literate language users who can participate actively in the classroom and in other social arenas

- is capable of planning and carrying out the teaching of key topics in the subject Norwegian at the upper primary level, and explaining pupil-adapted, subject-didactic choices

- is capable of assessing his/her own practice at the upper primary level with applicable curricula, knowledge of the subject and subject-didactic insight as a basis

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods will include in-class lessons, working with tasks both individually and in groups, discussions, and optionally oral or written student presentations. The students will use the language actively through the entire program, both in oral and written communication with other students and teachers. It is expected that students acquire the subject material through self-study outside of the organized teaching period, and through work in colloquia groups. It is also expected that the students will meet prepared for teaching and that they will use the library actively. Lastly, it is expected that the students are active throughout the entire program.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments: - Two individual, written assignments - One group assignment with oral presentation - Mandatory presence during the reading project - Mandatory presence at the analysis workshop - Mandatory presence at the drama workshop. 

Compulsory work requirements are assessed with approved/not approved. All compulsory assignments must have been given a passing grade for the candidate to take final exams.

The course will be assessed by an individual written exam in "bokmål". Mark: From A to F Aids: Norwegian subject curriculum for the 10-year compulsory school in Norway

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) (LTGLU1-7)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 1-7) with Specialization in Science (LTGLU1-7R)

Required previous knowledge

Prerequisites related to the study program apply.

Course materials

The complete reading list will be published on Blackboard before the course begins.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU11007 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home exam 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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