Norgesskolen curriculum

Curriculum for mother tongue teaching for language minorities level 1

 

Listening and speaking

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • express their own feelings and opinions

  • listen to, understand and talk about the content of oral narratives and other texts

  • speak coherently about their experiences related to their school day, their family and their community

  • understand and use numbers in practical situations

Reading and writing

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • recognize numbers and the letters or characters of their mother tongue

  • relate letters to sounds and bring the sounds together to form words, or use characters

  • read adapted texts fluently and coherently

  • understand and fill out simple forms with personal information

  • write their own texts, digitally and in functional handwriting

  • employ simple strategies for reading comprehension

  • find books or digital texts in their mother tongue

Language learning

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • experiment with speech sounds, words and expressions, rhymes and jingles

  • relate personal experiences by means of words, drawings, pictures, music and movement

  • talk about how words and pictures work together in a given text

  • understand and reflect on the relationship between speech and written language

  • describe and assess their own language learning work

Language and culture

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • talk about the content of fairy tales, songs or poems

  • talk about and summarize the gist of puzzles, jokes or other humorous texts

  • talk about persons and actions in texts about everyday life, stories or other relevant literature

 

Curriculum for mother tongue teaching for language minorities level 2

 

Listening and speaking

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • give expression to their own thoughts, feelings and experiences

  • listen to others and respond to other people’s stories, descriptions and messages

  • converse with and pose questions to their fellow pupils about technical topics and everyday events

  • talk about the content of films, computer games, literary texts and plays

  • explain and use technical words and concepts

Reading and writing

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • read different types of text with an understanding of the content

  • read and understand simple tables and graphic presentations

  • repeat, in their own words, information from school texts

  • structure their own texts with headings, an introduction and a conclusion

  • write coherent texts, stories and letters

  • conduct information searches and create, store and retrieve texts with the aid of digital tools

  • use dictionaries and digital aids

Language learning

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • give examples of linguistic structures from their mother tongue and compare these with Norwegian

  • talk about how one expresses oneself in a variety of social contexts

  • master some strategies for understanding and learning new words and concepts

  • give examples of communication strategies

  • use their own experiences to talk about differences and similarities between their mother tongue and Norwegian

  • describe and assess their progress in learning their mother tongue

Language and culture

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • talk about lifestyles, traditions, social conventions and customs, and about the role that language plays in each of these

  • explain how the choice of words, the use of the voice and body language may all express different attitudes

  • talk about how various conventions for showing politeness are used