ELE426 Norwegian Language III: Norwegian Business and Society
ELE426 is a course in Norwegian for students who have taken the Norwegian courses NOR10 and NOR11 or possess a similar level of Norwegian language skills.
The main focus of the course is on how to communicate professionally in Norwegian, and the course discusses language using topics from the Norwegian economy and society.
Upon successful completion, you:
- have a broad insight into and an understanding of the Norwegian society
- have an understanding of Norwegian business
- have insights into Norwegian demography and politics
- understand Norwegian cultural codes
- have good practical knowledge of the Norwegian language with emphasis on the economic and administrative language.
- have command of the formal criteria of given economic and administrative genres
- are able to communicate in written and spoken Norwegian in most contexts and you can adapt the language to the contexts it is used in.
- are able to present a case and argue for it using good and suitable language.
- have acquired intercultural competence and understand different cultural codes.
The course is focused on student-active learning. The lectures are a combination of presentations, group work, exercises and presentations, individual oral and written practice, as well as conversation classes.
Oral participation is a very important part of the course and active participation is a prerequisite.
This course is reserved for students with limited knowledge of the Norwegian language (see prerequisite knowledge). Students with Norwegian as mother-tongue or Norwegian as a second language will not be accepted to the course.
NOR11 or equivalent knowledge (corresponding to level B1 in CEFR)
The topic of the term paper must be approved by the course responsible.
A draft version of the term paper must be submitted within a given deadline.
The student must choose a book or a compilation of texts that will be presented in the oral exam. This must be approved by the course responsible within a given deadline.
The final assessment consists of two parts: a portfolio and an oral exam.
Portfolio (60%): Scale A-F
The portfolio consists of two texts:
1. One term paper on a topic by own choice, but related to Norwegian society and business, about 1400 words.
2. One reflection note related to the language learning process and the development of the term paper.
The written assignments must be handed in at the dates specified at the start of the semester. The portfolio is given one grade.
Oral exam (40%): Scale A-F
The student has read a given book or collection of texts. The oral exam consists of approx.10 minutes presentation and conversation about this, and approx.10 minutes conversation about other topics related to the course.
Grades are given separately for the oral exam and the portfolio. Both parts have to be passed in the same semester. If the course is retaken, both parts have to be taken again.
Published in Leganto
Published in Laganto
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Autumn. Offered autumn 2023
Lecturer Kari Johanne Oma, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.