Competence aims for level 1

Listening and speaking

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • express their own feelings and opinions
  • listen to, understand and talk about the content of oral narratives and other texts
  • speak coherently about their experiences related to their school day, their family and their community
  • understand and use numbers in practical situations

Reading and writing

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • recognize numbers and the letters or characters of their mother tongue
  • relate letters to sounds and bring the sounds together to form words, or use characters
  • read adapted texts fluently and coherently
  • understand and fill out simple forms with personal information
  • write their own texts, digitally and in functional handwriting
  • employ simple strategies for reading comprehension
  • find books or digital texts in their mother tongue

Language learning

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • experiment with speech sounds, words and expressions, rhymes and jingles
  • relate personal experiences by means of words, drawings, pictures, music and movement
  • talk about how words and pictures work together in a given text
  • understand and reflect on the relationship between speech and written language
  • describe and assess their own language learning work

Language and culture

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • talk about the content of fairy tales, songs or poems
  • talk about and summarize the gist of puzzles, jokes or other humorous texts
  • talk about persons and actions in texts about everyday life, stories or other relevant literature

Competence aims for level 2

Listening and speaking

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • give expression to their own thoughts, feelings and experiences
  • listen to others and respond to other people’s stories, descriptions and messages
  • converse with and pose questions to their fellow pupils about technical topics and everyday events
  • talk about the content of films, computer games, literary texts and plays
  • explain and use technical words and concepts

Reading and writing

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • read different types of text with an understanding of the content
  • read and understand simple tables and graphic presentations
  • repeat, in their own words, information from school texts
  • structure their own texts with headings, an introduction and a conclusion
  • write coherent texts, stories and letters
  • conduct information searches and create, store and retrieve texts with the aid of digital tools
  • use dictionaries and digital aids

Language learning

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • give examples of linguistic structures from their mother tongue and compare these with Norwegian
  • talk about how one expresses oneself in a variety of social contexts
  • master some strategies for understanding and learning new words and concepts
  • give examples of communication strategies
  • use their own experiences to talk about differences and similarities between their mother tongue and Norwegian
  • describe and assess their progress in learning their mother tongue

Language and culture

The aims of the studies are to enable students to

  • talk about lifestyles, traditions, social conventions and customs, and about the role that language plays in each of these
  • explain how the choice of words, the use of the voice and body language may all express different attitudes
  • talk about how various conventions for showing politeness are used