MGLU2505 - English 1 (5-10) Module 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 49/100 3 hours HJELPEMIDD
Portfolio 51/100

Course content

English 1, module 2 covers teaching of English as a foreign language in lower secondary school (grades 8-10). It focuses on the characteristics of language development in this age group, as well as language learning, differentiated English teaching, assessment and multilingualism in the English classroom. The course provides an introduction to English teaching methods, topics in linguistics (phonetics and phonology) and a selection of written and visual texts from the English-speaking world for adolescents and adults. The course focuses strongly on the development of participants' linguistic, literary and digital competencies. In addition, the course engages with varied activities and methods for English language teaching in lower secondary school. The course provides insights into relevant research, official curriculum documents and teaching materials for the subject of English.

Learning outcome


The student has

  • knowledge of how children and adolescents learn foreign languages
  • knowledge of multilingualism as a resource in the classroom
  • knowledge of the curriculum, national tests and assessment tools for the subject of English in grades 8-10
  • knowledge of the acquisition of structures in English, in particular phonetics, phonology, and syntax
  • knowledge about literature and other cultural artifacts that can be used in the education of adolescents and in other contexts
  • familiarity with up-to-date research and publications relevant to English learning and teaching in grades 8-10
  • knowledge of ways of life in the English-speaking world
  • knowledge of genres and their key characteristics, as well as norms for academic writing, responsible source usage, and privacy concerns


The student can

  • use English orally and in writing, proficiently and independently
  • plan and deliver varied and differentiated learning activities that promote deep learning, the development of basic skills and digital literacy
  • recognize pupils' reading and writing behaviors and facilitate differentiated teaching
  • use formative assessment to guide students in English language education
  • discuss and reflect upon literary and other academics topics
  • collect and organize information on social and cultural issues in the English-speaking world for use in teaching

General competence

The student can

  • convey relevant subject matter and communicate in English in a manner that is appropriate for instruction in grades 8-10
  • reflect upon their own learning and teaching practices in the light of ethical values and the school's responsibility for children and young people's personal growth
  • work independently and with others to facilitate pupils' learning and development
  • maintain and develop their linguistic and pedagogical skills

Learning methods and activities

English is a linguistic, cultural and literary subject. The course requires that students understand each component individually and collectively. Active participation is expected throughout the entire study process. Students are expected to acquire skills through independent study outside of the organized teaching, through group work and the digital learning platform. Students will be assessed throughout the course, individually and in groups, and will receive oral and written feedback from instructors and fellow students. English is the language of instruction and communication. Students are expected to use the language actively class as well as in written and verbal communication. Furthermore, students are expected to use the university library actively and prepare for planned teaching. Through process- and product oriented work with assignments and self-assessment of these, in addition to presentations and active participation in the teaching, the student will contribute to, and receive supervision in, the progression of their studies.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation

Obligatory course work

  • 2 text assignments
  • 1 oral presentation
  • Up to 8 learning activities
  • 75% obligatory attendance for all scheduled teaching

All obligatory assignments will be evaluated as Approved / Not approved. All obligatory course work must be approved in order to sit for the exams.


  • Individual portfolio with final versions of the written text assignments. The text assignments contribute equally to the grade on the portfolio.
  • Individual written exam in phonetics / phonology. Allowed materials during exam: Students are allowed to bring one page (A4) of notes with them.

Students must receive a passing grade on both components of the final assessment to receive an overall passing grade in the course. The candidate can retake one of both components of the final assessment. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10) - some programmes

Course materials

The reading list(s) are posted on the virtual platform (Blackboard) prior to semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU52009 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 49/100 HJELPEMIDD 2023-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 6
Autumn ORD Portfolio 51/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 49/100 HJELPEMIDD 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 51/100
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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