MGLU3522 - English 2 (5-10)


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
FOU thesis 0/100 Passed / Not Passed
Home examination 51/100 7 days Letter grades
Oral exam 49/100 30 minutes Letter grades A

Course content

English 2 builds upon English 1 and gives further insight into English subject didactic questions related to the education of pupils in upper primary and lower secondary school. The students will further develop their knowledge of linguistic structures, English as a world language, a variety of oral, written and visual texts, as well as historical and cultural issues within the English-speaking world. The course consists of further developing students' language proficiency and literary competence. English 2 provides more experience with activities and methods that can inspire and promote learning, as well as further insight into choosing and using texts and other learning resources. Under supervision, the students will design and execute an independent research project, whose findings are documented through the written assignment (i.e., the FOU thesis). The topic for the project is decided by the students in collaboration with the supervisors; it will therefore vary from student to student.

Learning outcome


The student has

  • knowledge of English as a world language and what this means for the development of linguistic, communicative, and intercultural competence
  • knowledge of variations in English as a first, second, and foreign language
  • detailed knowledge about vocabulary acquisition and linguistic structures in English, from sound to text level
  • extensive knowledge of multilingualism as a resource in the classroom
  • knowledge about a rich selection of authentic literary texts, both written, visual and oral, as well as other cultural expressions that can be used when teaching
  • knowledge of society, history and a rich selection of cultural and literary artifacts from the English-speaking world
  • knowledge of genres and their central characteristics, as well as norms for academic text production and the responsible use of sources and data protection
  • detailed knowledge within a limited area of English subject didactics
  • knowledge about what is required to write an academic essay in English didactics, including referencing standards
  • knowledge about central documents (e.g., the Norwegian national curriculum) and resources for the English subject


The student can

  • use English accurately and functionally for different purposes, both orally and in writing
  • plan, lead, and critically evaluate varied and differentiated learning activities, including digital and interdisciplinary ones, which promote in-depth learning and the development of basic skills
  • select, analyze, discuss and adapt English-language texts in different genres for children and adolescents, and use precise and adapted terminology while working with texts
  • collect and adapt information about society, cultural topics, and cultural expressions from English-speaking countries for use in teaching, including interdisciplinary projects
  • locate, understand, refer to, and reflect on relevant English subject research literature and write academic essays
  • survey and evaluate basic language skills, employ measures for differentiated learning and discover pupils' reading and writing difficulties
  • use formative and summative assessment to guide pupils in their English education
  • facilitate pupils' learning about, and further investigation of, ways of living, history, and cultural expressions in English-speaking countries, focusing on comparison with own culture

General competence

The student can

  • work independently and collaboratively to survey and to differentiate pupils' learning and development
  • maintain and develop their language proficiency and subject didactic competence, and contribute to subject development and innovation
  • critically reflect on their own learning and praxis in light of ethical values and the school's responsibility for children and adolescents' personal development

Learning methods and activities

The English subject comprises linguistic, cultural and literary components, which are closely linked. The course requires that students understand each component individually and collectively. Active participation is expected throughout the entire study process. Students are required to engage with course content through self-study outside of the organized teaching sessions, and through group work and on the digital learning platform. The FOU thesis is an independent piece of work complemented by individual supervision. Students will be assessed continuously throughout the course, and they will receive oral and written feedback from course instructors and peers. 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. Further, students are expected to actively use the university library and to 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 students will contribute to, and receive supervision in, the progression of their studies.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory work according to the course description

Further on evaluation

Obligatory course work

  • 2 text assignments
  • 2 oral presentations
  • Up to 8 learning activities
  • 1 written plan for data collection and analysis methods in the FOU thesis
  • 1 written summary/progress report of the FOU thesis
  • 75% obligatory attendance for all scheduled teaching

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


  • Individual oral exam (with preparation)
  • Individual take-home exam
  • A written individual academic paper that discusses the student's own research project (FOU thesis). An improved assignment may be submitted for assessment only once.

All components of the assessment must receive a passing grade in order to receive a final grade in the course. New/postponed exams will be held in accordance with the current NTNU regulations. Obligatory course work and assessment components can be redone individually.

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LGU53003 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
MGLU3503 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
MGLU3504 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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 *
Spring ORD Home examination 51/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD FOU thesis 0/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 49/100 A
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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