15NOSPRM Norwegian for Linguistic Minorities – Web-based with Workshops


(The study programme used to be called: Norwegian as a Second Language)

  • In today’s schools pupils who belong to linguistic minorities constitute a significant part of the school population.
  • Consequently, teachers need to possess knowledge about how to plan the teaching of this group of pupils.

The study programme Norwegian for Linguistic Minorities will provide knowledge about:

  • Norwegian instruction best adapted to the different backgrounds of this group of pupils.
  • How teachers can approach the teaching of Norwegian in the context of bilingual education and first language instruction.

The study programme will start: 14 September 2009 (week 38)

Online application form

Places still available, rolling admission - apply as soon as possible.

Applicants who apply online must forward certified copies of the relevant diplomas.

NB! Applications made by post should be addressed to:
Telemark University College

c/o Tone Marit Tesdal
The Faculty of Art, Folk Culture and Teacher Education
Lærerskoleveien 40

3679 Notodden
The letter should be marked “Norwegian for Linguistic Minorities”.


  • Two 2-day workshop sessions in the morning/afternoon/weekday:
    • Week 38 - 2009 (Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th September)
    • Week 3 - 2010 (Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January)
  • The applicants may be consulted regarding the times of the workshop sessions according to preferences. (Day 1 and 2 9:30am -3:30pm. or Day 1 11:00am. –5 pm. And day 2 8:30am. -2:30pm.)
  • Refer to the curriculum for obligatory coursework requirements.
  • Final assessment: week 11 - 2010 (March)

Please contact us: Tel: 35 02 62 00, e-mail: evu@hit.no

For more information about the study programme, click on the link to the course in the table below.
The reading list for 2009-2010 will be published in June 2009.

The start up of the study programme is dependant on sufficient number of applicants; we reserve the right to make changes.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
15NOSPRM Norwegian for Linguistic Minorities 15.00 O   15        
Total: 0 15 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 09/09/2010