This eight-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to improve their Norwegian skills and develop confidence in lecturing and supervising students in Norwegian.
Date and time
Date and time: Tuesdays from January till March 2019, 2 pm – 4 pm
Session 1: January 29th
Session 2: February 5th
Session 3: February 12th
Session 4: February 26th
Session 5: March 5th, room: R 614 in P48
Session 6: March 12th, room: PA 659 in P46
Session 7: March 19th, room: PA 659 in P46
Session 8: March 26th, room: R 614 in P48
Academic staff and Ph.D. candidates
No more than 10 participants
Confidence in lecturing and supervising in Norwegian
Improve ability to communicate subject and research clearly and effectively in Norwegian
Improve ability to lecture and supervise students in a Norwegian context
The course is tailored to meet the needs of the group. General topics covered are:
Learning Culture in Norwegian Higher Education and the preparedness of the students
Interacting with the students
Vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation
Teaching methods and organisation
Workshop format, group discussions, practical exercises and short language lectures
The workshop is Norwegian speaking throughout, and takes place Tuesdays 02.00 - 04.00 pm from January 29th till Mars 26th at PA 659 in P46.
Session 1: January 29th
Learning Culture in Norwegian Higher Education, preparedness of the students and pedagogical approaches - discussion and experience sharing.
Focus on what makes an effective lecture/supervision and personal challenges.
Session 2 and 3: February 5th & February 12th
Participants deliver a short presentation of their pedagogical task, including the goals and plan for the lecture/supervision, followed by a plenary discussion and constructive feedback from the rest of the group and the workshop facilitator.
Focus on essential everyday vocabulary and disciplinary specific vocabulary.
Session 4 and 5: February 26th & Mars 5th
Participants deliver their presentations again, having implemented the feedback provided in the previous session, or deliver a short presentation of a new pedagogical task, including the goals and plan for the lecture/supervision.
Focus on vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation.
Session 6 and 7: Mars 12th & Mars 19th
Exercises in supervising students in Norwegian.
Focus in interacting with students – spontaneous speech.
Session 8: Mars 26th
Discussing in Norwegian – experiences from participating in “Teaching in Norwegian”.
Practicing vocabulary, intonation and spontaneous speech.
To get the most out of the workshop it is preferable if you are:
reasonably fluent in written and oral Norwegian (B2 – level)
familiar with the lecturing and supervising students in Higher Education
able to bring short presentations or a lecture and/or supervision you have already planned
able to attend all sessions
You are expected to deliver a ten-minute presentation, for example an excerpt from a lecture that has or will be given. Please bring a copy of your visual aids (PowerPoint, Prezi and the like) and any other additional material, for example a handout, to the first session. You will use, edit and improve this presentation throughout the course, or if you find it more advantageous, deliver another presentation at session 4/5.
Free for researchers and staff at Oslo Metropolitan University.
NOK 3850 for participants not affiliated with the university.