Germanic Languages | Beginning Norwegian II
K150 | 2777 | Sapp


P: K100 with a grade of C- or better.

K150 is a second semester language course that continues to develop
skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Norwegian. The
course offers a thematic, communicative approach to language
learning, placing language within the context of culture. Classroom
time focuses on communication, listening, and explanations of
grammatical concepts. Homework is designed to reinforce vocabulary,
reading and writing skills, aural comprehension (CD), and the
understanding of grammar. Thematic units covered in K150 include such
components as family, work, food, leisure, health, government, and
the monarchy. The semester concludes with group projects. The grade
recorded at the end of the semester breaks down as follows:
˚homework assignments (20%)
˚essays (and final project 15%)
˚active class participation (20%)
˚3 tests (25%)
˚final exams, written (comprehensive) and oral (20%).

By the end of the second semester, the students should master the
basic grammar and have command of a vocabulary sufficiently large to
enable them to participate in every–day conversation and to read
intermediate texts without difficulty.

Books
A. Textbook:
Ellingsen, Elisabeth and Kirsti MacDonald. 1999. På vei. Oslo:
Cappelen.
B. Workbook:
Ellingsen, Elisabeth and Kirsti MacDonald. 1999. På vei. Oslo:
Cappelen.
C. Grammar:
Janus, Louis.1996. Verbs and Essential Grammar. New York, etc:
MacGraw–Hill.

Recommended books
1. Haugen, Einar. 1965. Norwegian–English Dictionary. Madison,
Wisconsin: Univ. of Wisconsin Press.
2. English–Norwegian glossary for På vei, Ellingsen and MacDonald.