Germanic Languages | Beginning Norwegian II
K502 | 16619 | Melissa Gjellstad


Prerequisite: K100 with a minimum grade of C-.

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.