Part 1) Grammar: By the end of the course students shall have acquired basic knowledge on German language structure and shall be able to analyse simple and (to a certain extent) complex German sentences. They shall be able to apply basic morphological and syntactical terminology. Furthermore, they shall be able to reflect on the language teacher's place in the teaching of German in school and to identify and classify forms and structures.
Part 2) Phonetics: By the end of the course the students shall be able to describe the main traits of the German sound system. They shall be able to identify and classify sounds and structures, apply technical terminology and the international phonetic alphabet IPA. Furthermore, the students shall have a good command of oral communication situations and be able to serve as language teachers.
Part 1: (10 credits): Basic terms in sentence analysis, articles, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, tense, etc.
Part 2: Phonetics (5 credits): The German sound system, contrasted with the Norwegian sound system. The phonetic alphabet IPA.
Lectures, exercises and assignments. The language of instruction is German.
Regular attendance to the teaching is recommended. The students are invited to hand in and receive comments on written assignments throughout the semester.
For students attending the master's programme for secondary education teachers, supervised professional training is included (altogether two weeks per semester). Estimated workload: Approximately 400 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
For part 1): A 4-hour written examination. No examination support material is allowed. Graded assessment.
For part 2): oral examination (approx. 30 minutes). Graded assessment.
Separate marks are given in part 1) and 2) respectively. The mark in part 1) counts 2/3 of the final grade, the mark in part 2) counts 1/3.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1.