MGLU1501 - Norwegian (L1) 1 (5-10) Module 1: Language and Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

Norwegian 1 (for students studying for teaching the grades 5 – 10) course 1 is an introductory course in Norwegian language and literature. The course focuses on teaching in middle primary classes with emphasis on linguistic and literary subjects, text choice, and subject specific didactic knowledge. During the course, the students will also develop their own language and text skills, as well as their teaching abilities.

Learning outcome

The candidate
- has extensive knowledge of the language as a system and the language in practical use
- has knowledge of language identity, Norwegian as a second language, and multilingual practice
- has knowledge of what characterises oral, written, and multimodal texts in different genres and media
- has knowledge of a range of fictional texts in different genres and media for children, young people, and adults
- has basic knowledge about hermeneutics as theory and method

The candidate
- is capable of using knowledge of language in language-stimulating work and in accounting for academic choices that aim to promote oral and written language development for all pupils, with special attention to students in upper primary classes
- is capable of using knowledge of what characterizes different text types and genres in work with written texts in different media
- is capable of facilitating teaching in upper primary classes in a way that enables pupils to read, write, and discuss fiction and non-fiction texts for different purposes in different genres and media

General competence
The candidate
- is capable of facilitating upper primary pupils’ further development of basic language skills on their way toward becoming literate language users who can participate actively in the classroom and in other social arenas
- is capable of planning, carrying out, and reflecting on the teaching of key topics in the subject Norwegian and explaining subject-didactic choices to pupils
- is capable of assessing his/her own practice on the basis of applicable curricula, knowledge of the subject and subject-didactic insight

Learning methods and activities

Students will encounter varied forms of teaching including lectures, seminaries, and work in smaller groups. Students are expected to communicate actively in different written and oral fora with their professors and their fellow students throughout the course. Active work with the curriculum is required through self-study as well as working in groups and with the digital learning platform. In addition to compulsory requirements, the students are expected to participate actively throughout the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

The course will be assessed by an individual written exam in bokmål. The students may use the current curriculum.
In order to qualify for taking the exam the following compulsory assignments and activities have to be approved:
- preparation and after-work in connection to praxis period
- 3 – 5 written assignments on language, literary analysis, and analysis of children’s own text production
- participation in 3 writing seminars in connection to the written assignments
- participation in 1 seminar in connection to the final exam

The compulsory assignments are assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. All compulsory assignments must receive a passing grade for the candidate be eligible to take the final exam.
Candidates in danger of not qualifying for exams due to lacking compulsory assignments will be notified of this, as described in the NTNU study guidelines. In cases where there is a lack of correspondence between the Norwegian and English version of the course description, the information in the Norwegian version is to be considered authoritative.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 5-10 (MGLU5-10)
Teacher Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School (Years 5-10) (LTGLU5-10N)

Course materials

The curriculum will be made available on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU51013 15.0 01.09.2017
More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD INSPERA
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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