SKOLE6009 - Norwegian 2 (1-7), course 2: Working with language - reading, writing and orality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes

Course content

Students will enhance their knowledge of the Norwegian language as a system, as well as its use(s), and they will obtain comprehensive knowledge in second-language teaching of Norwegian and spoken variation in Norwegian. The Sami languages and neighbouring languages are other topics covered in the course. A central area of interest involves the active use of knowledge of language and text in counseling pupils' development of their writing skills within a range of genres. Opportunities and challenges within written genres are explored while working with analysing and assessing primary school pupils' writing. The students' own academic writing skills are thematised and refined through drafts, different forms of feedback and assessment, revisions, etc. The aim is to influence students to work creatively and systematically with pupils, writing and writing proficiency, and equip them for offering varied teaching, ensuring that all pupils can develop their writing competence.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has extensive knowledge of the language as a system and the language in use
  • has extensive knowledge of linguistic variation and Norwegian as a first and second language
  • has knowledge of language history and processes of language change through history and the applicable standardisation of Nynorsk and Bokmål
  • has knowledge of the Sami language, literature and culture, national minority languages, and neighbouring languages
  • has extensive knowledge of teaching of writing proficiency


The candidate

  • is capable of using grammar and linguistic knowledge, texts and literary knowledge in analyses of texts, including pupils’ texts
  • is capable of providing adapted education to minority pupils with varying skills in oral and written Norwegian
  • is capable of using relevant methods and new technology in ways that promote cooperation and academic progress in early reading and in further reading and writing education
  • is capable of facilitating pupils in years 1-7 to read, write and discuss non-fiction and fiction texts in different genres and media
  • is capable of writing academic non-fiction texts in Nynorsk

General competence

The candidate

  • has insight into the history of the school subject as a language, cultural, literary, and general education subject
  • is capable of disseminating subject matter on language, literature, texts, and media in relevant forms of expression
  • is familiar with Norwegian didactic research and development work and is capable of discussing research ethical issues
  • is capable of planning, carrying out and assessing subject-based and interdisciplinary development work for years 1-7 in cooperation with others

Learning methods and activities

Students will encounter varied methods and both formative and summative assessment practices. The course is taught over three seminars. The course demands a great degree of self-study. Active work with the curriculum is required through self-study as well as group work, and with the digital learning platform. Students are expected to communicate actively in different written and oral discussions with their professors and their fellow students throughout the course. Students will develop their professional digital competence through practice and reflection.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in seminars
  • Compulsory assignments

Further on evaluation

Compulsary assignments:

  • Participation at seminars (80%)
  • Documentation of practice of acquired course related knowledge and knowledge sharing in own professional community
  • Communication on digital learning platform

Compulsory assignments must have been given a passing grade for the candidate to take the final exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KNO2-1-7)

Required previous knowledge

Norwegian 1 (1-7) (30 ECTS) and Norwegian 2 (1-7), course 1 (15 ECTS)

Course materials

Curriculum will be made available in Blackboard before the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Teacher Education
  • Pedagogics
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: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 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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