Germanic Languages | Beginning Norwegian II
K150 | 16618 | Gjellstad


K150 Beginning Norwegian II (4cr.)
Prerequisite: K100 with a minimum grade of C-.
*This course meets with graduate course K502

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.

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 everyday conversation and to read
intermediate texts without difficulty. The grade recorded at the end
of the semester breaks down as follows:

˚homework assignments (20%)
˚active class participation (10%)
˚tests (30%)
˚exams (30%)
˚oral exam (10%)

Required books
A. Textbook:
Manne, Gerd and Gölin Kaurin Nilsen. 2004. Ny i Norge. Oslo: Fag og
Kultur.
B. Workbook (with CD and disk):
Manne, Gerd and Gölin Kaurin Nilsen. 2004. Ny i Norge. Oslo: Fag og
Kultur.
C. Grammar:
Janus, Louis. 1996. Verbs and Essential Grammar. New York, etc:
MacGraw–Hill.
D. Dictionary
Haugen, Einar. 1965. Norwegian–English Dictionary. Madison,
Wisconsin: Univ. of Wisconsin Press.