6 August 2010
Elementary Norwegian - Level I
Students work with texts and exercises with contents centered around daily life. Topics such as family, home, work, shopping, food, services (mail, bank, telephone, etc.), health (doctor, dentist, etc.), entertainment, weather, and similar subjects are covered. Students practice basic communicative speech functions, such as greetings, asking for and providing information, and expressing opinions and feelings. Selected features of Norwegian culture are discussed, especially those that have to do with social customs. Work with the main features of Norwegian phonetics and grammar is also central to the course.
Students in all fields of studies. No prior knowledge of Norwegian is required.
Learning outcomes: After completing Level I, students should be able to:
understand clearly spoken Norwegian on subjects relating to everyday life;
talk about such subjects, even if their vocabulary is limited and their way of expressing themselves is simple and concrete;
pronounce Norwegian in a way that does not interfere with communication;
read textbooks and similar texts on subjects relating to everyday life;
wread textbooks and similar texts on subjects relating to everyday life;
know the basic rules of Norwegian grammar.
Form of evaluation: Final oral and written examinations. Grading based on ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.
USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included